Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Don't miss out on getting the Samantha font bargain

People are going mad over the beautiful Samantha font by Laura Worthington. And rightly so! If you like flourishes you'll love this font!



I swore I'd never purchase a font. There's so many free ones out there right? Well, this one changed my mind.

A site called MightyDeals is selling this font at an amazing price at the moment.

MightyDeals have added the font again for another seven days!! Purchase details are below. Make sure you use the 10% off code cricut10

There are four different Samantha font styles - Samantha Upright Pro, Samantha Italic Pro, Samantha Bold Upright Pro, and Samantha Bold Italic Pro. 

(All images below are linked from the MightyDeals website.)

 


 

You can purchase Samantha Upright Pro or Samantha Italic Pro for $17 each. (Regularly $75).

Or you can purchase all four fonts for $37! (Regularly $300)


You'll also get these ready made words!



And take a look at these flourishes!



And all of the upper case letters have multiple versions all with different degrees of swashiness! This is just a tiny sample!



There are two versions of this font family. The Desktop version and the Web version.

For use in programs such as Cricut Design Space, Sure Cuts a Lot and Make the Cut you'll want the Desktop version.

If you want to use the font for live text in your blog or website (other than as a logo or headline for example) you will need to purchase the Web version.

The web version comes bundled complete with the Desktop version for $55.

Most people purchase the $37 deal. But some people just by the Upright version for $17 and use the Italic option in their software. However, be aware that the Italic version does have some different characters as well. Compare the S and the P in these two images:

 

For that reason, the $37 deal is the better one in my opinion.

There are two ways you can purchase this font. You can either use my affiliate link here: MightyDeals 

I will receive a commission from MightyDeals when someone purchases through that link. 

If you don't wish to use the affiliate link... that's totally fine! You can go directly to mightydeals.com and search for Samantha. 

Regardless of how you order it - make sure you use my discount code to get a further 10% off: cricut10

I'm including some really useful links from Laura Worthington to information on how to use these fonts - in particular the alternate characters/words/flourishes (or swashes as Laura calls them). Those characters require a few more steps to insert into Design Space.

Using the alternate characters in Windows using the Windows Character Map: http://lauraworthingtontype.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Windows_accessing-alternates.pdf

Video on the above process by Laura Worthington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2XH8osK6Fc

Using the alternate characters in Mac OS 10.6 - 10.8: http://lauraworthingtontype.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Mac-OS-10.6-10.8_accessing-alternates1.pdf
Videohttp://bit.ly/1310VX0

Mac 10.9 - 10.10http://bit.ly/1w0UBFu


Nexus font is a font viewer and manager that you can use instead of the Windows Character map. (It's much easier to see the characters in this program.)

Link to download Nexus Font: www.xiles.net

Instructions for using Nexus: http://lauraworthingtontype.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NexusFont.pdf

Video: http://bit.ly/1yyYRmo


What else do you need to know?

When you unzip the font you will see that there are two versions of each style. An OTT and a TTF. Generally you'll only need to install the TTF version. Laura has a great explanation of the differences here: http://lauraworthingtontype.com/2014/12/opentype-features/#more-3021

Here's the link to Laura's FAQ page. That's where I found all the above info!
http://lauraworthingtontype.com/faqs/




Happy crafting!  ♥





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2 comments:

Shelby Smith said...

Hi! I purchased this font but can't get it into SCAL4. any suggestions? I have a MAC so I'm not sure how to convert the files to a usable form. thanks!

Narelle said...

Hi Shelby,

Hopefully this video by Kay hall will help. Let me know if it doesn't. :) https://youtu.be/-YeEC_XVy3E

Narelle

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