I know how frustrating it can be to download a “free font” and then realise afterwards that you can’t actually use it in a project to sell, so I thought this could be a helpful post if you want to know where to find free fonts for commercial use. These fonts could be very useful if you’re starting your own creative business, so I suggest you download all your favourites and keep them in separate folder on your computer.
I wanted to include fonts that were more on the fancy side than plain in this collection, so I searched for brush script, handwritten and calligraphy fonts, including all the very best ones I could find. I also added a couple of my favourite basic fonts.
One thing to keep in mind with these fonts is that you definitely can’t re-sell them. They are still the property of their owners (who deserve a lot of thanks and praise for being so generous!). You can use the fonts in the design of items you’re using or selling (t-shirt print, eBook cover, store logo, business card), however you can’t re-sell the individual font files to anyone.
COMMERCIAL USE FREE FONTS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PC
1. Click on the name of the font you’d like to download from the list above (under the heading ‘Fonts To Download’)
2. It will take you to the website that allows you to download it. Click on “download”.
3. Once the file has downloaded, drag it onto your desktop or into your documents folder.
4. Open up Control Panel > Appearance + Personalisation > Fonts
5. Drag the font file from wherever you placed it, to the Fonts folder and it will automatically install.
If you are getting the “invalid font” issue, make sure you are logged in as Administrator on your computer. Also make sure you have dragged the font file from the zip folder to another folder on your computer, and then from that folder to the Fonts folder to install. You can’t drag it directly from the zip folder to the Fonts folder – it won’t work. If you are still having trouble, google “invalid font” and you will see others discussing the issue and their solutions.
Disclaimer: *At the time of posting, all fonts linked in this post are listed as free for commercial use on their download page. I’ve done my best to ensure each one included can definitely be used in your projects, however it is always your responsibility to double check the terms and conditions of each font you download, for your own peace of mind.
I have another free fonts post so make sure you check that out!