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Sending your fonts
Copy font files on Mac or Windows :-


Although we have tens of thousands of fonts we strongly recommend that you send us the actual fonts you used to create your artwork. Substituting your fonts with ours is not good practice and can lead to kerning problems and text reflow.

See our font handling page for good advice on how to ensure reliable results.


Windows Users
Open your control panel (available from the "Start Menu") and select "Fonts".
You will now see a list of all the fonts installed on your system. Note that the "Font Name" is not the same as the "File Name" on your hard drive.
Now open the destination folder where you want to copy your fonts and position it next to the fonts window.
Select the fonts you wish to copy and crtl-drag and drop them into the destination folder. (crtl-drag means hold the control key down while you drag. If you don't do this you will move the fonts rather than copy them and then they will no longer be installed on your system)
PRINTER FONTS - Verify that the exact number of files you dragged have been copied. This is because any fonts installed in your printer will appear in your windows fonts folder BUT THEY CANNOT BE COPIED because they are physically in your printer.
You can, if you wish, zip the whole folder and send it to us though windows fonts can safely be sent over the internet without zipping.

Macintosh Users
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Most types of Mac font will be corrupted if sent as-is over the internet. You MUST protect your fonts by saving them into a stuffit archive or encoding them as hqx or macbinary.
IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Many types of Mac font, notably postscript fonts, consist of two files. If you are using these fonts you MUST send us both files. One file alone is entirely useless.
There are many different font management systems available for Macintosh and we cannot hope to cover all of them. We will therefore assume you are using the standard Fontbook program that comes with OSX.
The Fontbook program can be found in your Applications folder.
Mac fonts can be stored in several locations. To determine the physical location of the fonts you used either :-
Hover your mouse over the font in Fontbook to reveal it's location.
Or
Select the font in Fontbook and from the "File Menu" click "Show Font File". This will then open a finder window with the font file selected.
You can then create a fonts folder and collect all the fonts used in your artwork together before stuffing or encoding them.