Please help me identify this "handwritten" font

vivicity's picture

Hello all - I posted this one a few weeks ago but no one seemed to know what it is. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.

vivicity's picture

It's on the President Cheese website if that helps at all...

riccard0's picture

http://www.fonts101.com/xt_fontdetails_az_FID!50250~Kirbyshand_Regular~font.html

vivicity's picture

Thanks Riccardo - that's it!
I had been told that it was called "Kirby's Hand" but didn't find it in the usual (paying) places.

vivicity's picture

Ah, but there had to be a catch - it's a TrueType font. A little risky I think for a print piece...

bowfinpw's picture

I wonder if anyone cares about this, but Kirby's Hand is a ripoff from a ClickArt Handwritten Fonts CD. The actual name of this font is "Page", and these fonts were copied and renamed and then widely sold by WSi Systems (even through secondary vendors), until they were told to cease and desist. Broderbund still packages the ClickArts fonts with some of their font collections.

- Mike Yanega

riccard0's picture

@vivicity: it's quite some time since I had any problem printing TrueType fonts. But it's also quite some time I only exchange PDFs with printers.

@Mike Yanega: I vaguely remembered something like that. My bad in not following thorough.

Anyway, here's the link to the "ClickArt® Fonts Version 4", certainly a bargain at $14.99.
http://www.broderbund.com/store/broder/en_US/AddItemToRequisition/produc...
Unfortunately, there's no apparent way to know if Page is included among the
* 3,500 decorative true type fonts
* 120 scrapbook fonts
* 330 handwriting fonts
* 13,000 headlines and images
* 2,100 alphabets

bowfinpw's picture

It's in the Handwriting fonts. I'm hyper-aware of this collection, because my printing is one of the fonts in the set (called 'Bowfin', of course).

- Mike Yanega

CreativeNRG's picture

@ vivicity

I ran a prepress department at a commercial printer for years and I can tell you first hand that TrueType fonts haven't really been an issue for printers who have upgraded their RIPs (Raster Image Processors) within the last 10 years or so. If the printer isn't providing a proof (highly unlikely) and you are concerned about the output just convert all of your type to outline prior to sending files to the printer.

vivicity's picture

@CreativeNRG
Thanks - I checked with my printer - it works if it just goes to PDF (as we usually do).
It doesn't work if you try to open the PDF in Illustrator, so outlining may be an issue as well...

@Mike Yanega
Thanks for the additional info. Of course the client's agency worked with Kirby - the free derivative version of the font. Go figure.

CreativeNRG's picture

If you don't have the fonts loaded on the workstation you can't open a PDF in Illustrator without it yelling.

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