How Do I Import Fonts Into Silhouette Cameo?

As a designer and artist, you know the importance of having the right font for the right project. Without the right font, your project can be ruined or appear incomplete and lacking. Fortunately with Silhouette Cameo, you have the ability to import fonts from your computer into the software so that you can use them for whatever project you’re working on.

The first step in importing fonts into Silhouette Cameo is to download any new fonts that you want to use onto your computer. Make sure that the font file is in a .ttf format as this is what Silhouette Cameo is able to read. Once all of your desired font files are downloaded, open up Silhouette Cameo on your computer and select “Open” from the File menu at the top of the window.

The “Open” window will appear and you will see an option on the left side of the window that says “Fonts”, click on this and it will take you to where all of your current fonts are located.

At this point you can start adding in any new fonts that you have downloaded. To do this simply click “Add Fonts” at the bottom of this window. This will open up a folder browser window where you can go and find all of your newly downloaded font files. Select all of these files at once by holding down control (or command) while clicking each one and then click “Open” at the bottom right of this folder browser window.

Your selected files will now be added into Silhouette Cameo and they should appear in both the main text box as well as in the list view on the left side of this same window. Now when you go to type something out, these new fonts should be available for use!


Adding fonts into Silhouette Cameo doesn’t require much effort or skill; simply download any desired fonts onto your computer in .ttf format, open up Silhouette Cameo, select “Fonts” from the left side “Open” window, click “Add Fonts” at bottom right-hand side, select all desired font files while holding down control/command key, then click “Open”. Your selected files should now be added into Silhouette Cameo and available for use!