Guide & Tips: Cursive Font (with Calligraphy Swash Tails) Generator

1. Use this free online Cursive Font Maker to create your own personalized, printable designs and images. After entering your characters, the cursive generator allows you to select a tail (swash), a tail length, a frame (border), color of the font, color of the frame, etc. Use your custom design for weddings, for cutting machines (Cricut and Silhouette), for stencils, for painting and coloring, for sewing and quilting, for wood working projects and patterns, and other DIY arts and crafts. Your personalized design can be printed or downloaded in PNG, JPG, PDF, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format.
 
Free Cursive Font Generator with calligraphy swash typography allows you to create personalized decorative lettering. Great for customized baseball jerseys, wall art, DIY projects, cutting machines (Cricut and Silhouette), 
sewing and quilting, and other DIY arts and crafts.
 
2. IMPORTANT - End your text with a LOWERCASE letter to ensure the tail (swash) is connected to your text.
 
3. Most frames will accomodate at least one capital letter and approximately 12 or more lower case letters. For longer text, try using the "Long-Blank" frame (background).
 
4. The following characters are allowed:
  • Letters: a-Z (uppper and lowercase)
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Ampersands: (e.g., Mr. & Mrs.)
  • Apostrophes: (e.g., O'Neil)
  • Commas: (e.g., Tulsa, OK)
  • Dashes: (Jones-Smith)
  • Periods: (e.g., Mr. & Mrs.)
  • Pound Sign: (e.g., Item #1)
  • Slashes: (e.g., A / B)
  • Spaces: (e.g., FirstName LastName)
 
5. Select the format PNG, if you want a transparent image.
 
6. If "Preserve Aspect Ratio" is set to "Yes", then the "width" of your image is automatically calculated. Changing the "height" will automatically change the "width". Your image will be scaled porportionally. The size of your image may change, but the overall shape will not change.
cursive font
Height: 100 pixels.
cursive font
Height: 50 pixels.
 
If "Preserve Aspect Ratio" is set to "No", your new image will match the values entered in the textboxes for "Width" and "Height."
cursive font
Height: 100 pixels.
Width: 200 pixels.
cursive font
Height: 100 pixels.
Width: 100 pixels.
cursive font
Height: 100 pixels.
Width: 300 pixels.
 
7. Images can currently be sized to a maximum width or height of 3000 pixels (or a minimum width and height of 10 pixels).
 
8. For images that will be used for print (e.g. coloring sheets), either save the images in PDF format, or specify a large pixel value. Keep in mind, most printers use a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or ppi (points per inch). If you want your final image to look sharp at 5 inches, then you would want to specify a pixel size of at least 1500 pixels (5 inches * 300 ppi). The PDF files are automatically saved at 300 pixel per inch (ppi). SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) can be scaled to any size without losing quality.
 
9. For best quality, save images in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. Once saved, you can open SVG files using a web browser (Chrome, Safari, FireFox) and print them. SVG files can also be opened and printed using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDraw, and the free programs Inkscape and Gimp.
 
10. See resizing and printing images, if you need help with printing images, resizing images consistently, or printing images (on multiple pages).