What are single line fonts?
Single line fonts for laser cutting are a special type of font created specifically for CNC engraving and for use with other types of CNC machines. It uses the centerline of a font instead of a “Fill” to engrave or cut, instead of using a fill to engrave.
What is the difference between Single line fonts and raster fonts?
The problem with “Raster Engrave” is that the K40 treats the image much like your printer treats an image or a photo that you are printing – Moving left to right and only firing when part of the font or image needs to be lasered. Raster Engrave will then move down your design incrementally until the job has been processed.
Single line fonts will engrave or cut much like you would draw a letter on a piece of paper, only firing or engraving when needed to
Why you should use single line fonts?
I started out on my journey on the K40 Laser Cutter and soon found that the completion times of projects would be nearly 15 minutes per item, so If I was creating wedding gifts that comprised of 50+ items, then I would spend my weekends crammed up in the garage for days trying to complete the project.
I started doing research and realised that I could create fonts that cut down project time by 90%
Having a background in graphic design and vector illustrations, I spent a lot of time creating 3 elegant single line fonts that I could use with my K40 Laser Cutter.
These fonts are created by k40lasercutter.com and especially tested and crafted for use on the K40 Laser cutter machine.
These single line fonts for laser cutting will cut down the time spent on your work, especially if they contain a lot of text and you are cutting multiple items, such as bulk packs for commercial use.
These single line fonts will increase the productivity of your project by using vector lines instead of vector fills to create your text when using your chosen CNC machine.
This font can be used with all CNC machines and is compatible with the following software
Adobe Premier Pro
Cricut Design Space
Perfect for wedding invitations, birthday cards or elegant intricate designs for laser engraving machines.
Fonts can be used in applications such as wedding invitations, coaster designs, card designs and other designs that require multiple products to be laser engraved. After your text has been layed out within your chosen software, you will need to convert it to a vector outline.
Videos on how to do this can be found below