Im having trouble printing

Hi there, this is my first time posting.

I recently made my first font with fontself and im trying to print out my work, however when i print its all garbled and horrendous, it doesn’t even look like text. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and if so how did you fix it.



Hey Jason,

Never seen that before, and I know its not what you wanted, but that looks like such a cool print to get framed :smiley:

Anyway, I’m not sure how much help I can be but if you can post a little more info maybe we can collectively figure it out.

Can you tell us what software you used to set up the print file, what the final file format (pdf, ai etc) and what type of font you used/created, (was it a vector font, or a bitmap font?) If you could also maybe post a screen shot showing a sample of what it should look like it might be useful too :slight_smile:

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Hi twin brush, thanks for looking at my post.

Im still lost with this with no solution yet, so I will answer your questions one by one and we’ll see if that helps.

OS - Mac OS 10.15.3
setup file - I’ve used both AI and MS Word (both are latest versions)
output files - I’ve tried printing from AI, Word and Acrobat, Preview and Safari, as .ai, .doc, and .pdf
it is a vector font

the font was made to simulate a the small thermal printers inside an aircraft cockpit, I have attached a screenshot so you can see what its supposed to look like. I can’t supply the font as I’m a new user and forums are blocking me from uploading it.


Thanks Jay, could you please send the font file and the AI / PDF document that you print to so we can have a closer look?

Hi Jay,

No worries. That’s really strange that you’d be getting issues trying from so many formats. I’m afraid that’s way beyond my realm of knowledge. I’d do as Franz mentioned above there, those guys are font wizards! Hopefully you get to the bottom of it, I’d be interested to hear what’s causing that issue!

Excellent font by the way!