Stencilfy: Creating Laser-Cutter-Friendly Type

Tiffany Tseng
4 min readJul 19, 2018

I don’t like stencil fonts all that much.

But over the years, I’ve found myself resorting to stencil fonts whenever I’ve needed to laser-cut text.

That’s because normal fonts have features called “counters,” or internal paths, that, when laser-cut, decrease the legibility of your type:

Characters with counters (counters highlighted in blue)