How to use Fontbundles, the best fonts for your graphics

by | Jan 2, 2019 | Blogging, Design Tips, Fonts

What is Fontbundles?

Fontbundles is one of the all-time favorite font databases used by bloggers, crafters, web and graphic designers. Their font bundles and special promotions always have the best fonts ready for all your projects. From script to serif to monospace sans, there is a little bit of everything.

Today I will explain how to use Fontbundles to your best advantage.

You will learn how to download the fonts to create awesome graphics for social media, your handmade crafts, and projects, to include on your website, to design your branding strategy or to offer as part of your graphic design services for clients.

The current Font Bundle on the Fontbundles site is the Marvelous Font Bundle Vol.III

Free Font Love

My favorite part of being a designer is my ever growing font collection. Font addiction is a real thing! Actually, most designers have it. Some non-designers have it too 😉

Many years ago, fonts weren’t just a thing you could just buy and download, typography was a complicated and detailed art that not only took a long time to design, it also took a long time to get ready for printing. With the arrival of computers, Adobe design programs, and online font makers which help you make a font out of your handwriting; the availability of fonts and typography has changed dramatically.

The easiest and fastest way to replenish a font collection is to use a site like Fontbundles.com, a myriad of free and paid offers where the fonts are plenty and the creativity abounds. Like most font and design websites, Fontbundles offers plenty of free downloads for you to create beautiful Instagram quotes, and maybe a branding scheme for your clients.

How to find fonts on Fontbundles

The Fontbundles site organizes their fonts quite simply.

Free Fonts

There is a section of free fonts which includes regular such as Canvas Script and Beauty along with many others. There is also a Free Font of the Week every week.

Font Bundles

The best-sellers on the Fontbundles site are definitely the Font Bundles. New ones are coming out all the time. There is one main one per month and then there are other special ones for crafts or handmade products. The fonts in each bundle are curated so that each font in the group covers one style. All big bundles will have some script fonts, some serif fonts, some sans fonts and a couple of novelty fonts. Fonts don’t usually repeat from one bundle to another.

New Fonts and Deals

Two other sections you can browse are the sections for new fonts that are sold on their own. The prices vary from 10$ to 100$. In the Deals section, you can find exclusive fonts and font sets for discounted prices. The famous and fun Pinsetter font is in the deals section always.

Fontbundles Plus

Fontbundles also has a membership program. By subscribing to the program you get major discounts and special prices. You also get first access to the 1$ deal after parties. Not sure what that is!

Browse By Style

Also, you can browse by font style; Regular, Script, Logo, Foreign, Symbols, and Other Fonts. If you choose a font in any of these categories that is included in a current bundle, the site will tell you.

DesignBundles

Fontbundles has a sister site called DesignBundles where you can get tons of vector files for any kind of design. It’s easy to navigate from Fontbundles to Designbundles and back.

How to use Fontbundles Fonts

Below are the things to know when getting a new font. Installing a font is super easy.

  • When you download a font file, be it free or paid, it will arrive in your computer as a .zip file. Most computers will unzip when you double click on a .zip file. If your computer is a little dinosaur you might have to open a decompressing software first, I hope that isn’t the case!
  • Once you have unzipped the file you will have a folder with the font in .ttf or .otf format or both. Some will also have a webfot option. For print and digital designs, your best option is always .otf. If using the fonts on a website, the choose the webfont.
  • Install all the font file by double click on on the files. They will open together and you will have a button that says “install font”, click that, you’re done.

Where can you use your new fonts?

Now that you have found, chosen, downloaded and installed your new fonts, how will you use them? Some of our favorite Adobe editing programs will let you use our own fonts, while others won’t.

Below are the online graphics editors that let you upload fonts

If you use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Inkscape, and Pixelmator you will have no problem with your fonts. All those programs access your font library to use as you please. If you have any program open; online, cloud or desktop, and you download and install a new font, you will most probably have to relaunch said program for it to read the new addition.

Personal License Vs. Commercial License

Many of the free fonts on Fontbundles come with both a personal and commercial license, but some design assets might not. Always check the license in the font you have dowloaded before creating something you will sell or using the font for a paying client.

  • Personal license means that you can use it on your blog or your site and social media but not for something you will sell.
  • Commercial license means that you can use it in a project for a client or for products to sell.

Typography : Font or Typeface

Just a little background on the history of type.

Typography is the art of letters. The difference between a font and a typeface has changed over the years. Before the age of computers “typeface” was the name used for a kind of type, say Helvetica in all its weights and sizes, that included all the little metal letters used in physical printing. A font was for example; Helvetica in 12-point Bold.

Now the difference has changed somewhat. In font and design websites like Fontbundles you mostly find fonts, created by designers for easy use and a lot of the time for free or low cost. Some designers, on the other hand, create typefaces; entire families of letters in all sorts of weights and styles, with glyphs to accent in different languages and extra ligatures and connections.

Complete typefaces, even on Fontbundles can cost up to 100 us dollars.

Any questions?

Do you still have questions about fonts and how to use them or anything related to design on your site? Just leave a comment, I’m here to help you master your visual strategies.

Orana Velarde

Orana Velarde

Orana is the creative mind behind Orana Creative. She is a mom, an artist, a designer, a writer blogger and a digital nomad. She loves having short pink hair.

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