I know we all love how fast you scan score a design vs. engraving that design. And I’m sure we’re all putting text on things all the time…
So I’m wondering if there’s any good techniques to be able to turn text into something that can be scored rather than engraved or outlined?
It seems the usual approach would be:
write some text
pick a font
choose to either:
(3a) engrave that text, or
(3b) outline the text, and score the outline
But I’d love it if I had a few fonts to choose from that were single-stroke fonts…
Does this exist? Any ideas?
I used to work with a lot of typography / fonts nerds, so I’m going to ask them too
But figured I should check in with you all as well.
Ok - before people tell me to go search stuff…
I did find this post:
We all know that time is valuable and scoring text (using a one-line-font) instead of engraving it is one of the biggest time savers that I’ve found.
I decided to make myself a stroke settings template similar to
this one that kirruu.berry designed for the engrave settings.
Here ya go!
It took me about 15 minutes to map each Score setting and about 20 minutes in the Glowforge. I made sure to label each setting with both its speed and power so t…
And in particular
https://www.onelinefonts.com/ which might be the exact answer to my question
This one from
@bill.m.davis is my favorite
Here is a simple tool (well it started out simple) that I use to generate Vector Text for Scoring on the Glowforge.
text2vector_1.1.3.zip (13.9 KB)
Edit: This has been hosted at GitHub if you want to use it with the default Kerning Table.
Edit: This source has been uploaded to GitHub for anyone to fork or modify if they want to contribute to the tool.
I have used the Text2Vector several times and it works great. I did find another one call CNC Hershey Text Tool. I think the only advantage of the Hershey one is it has a few additional fonts tho I have not used this as much as the Text2Vector. Just wanted to let you know it was out there. Here is the link:
Hershey text is included in Inkscape. The latest version of inkscape has a few options and supports curved single stroke fonts.
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