Serif Fonts

About Serif Fonts

Serif fonts refer to fonts that that have small decorative flourishes at the end of strokes. In some situations, serif fonts are also referred to as “Roman”. The most common serif font is Times New Roman.

It is said that serifs make the individual letters more distinctive and our brain can spend less time on recognizing letters so Serif fonts are considered to be easier to read on printed material such as books and newspapers, where they are used most. However, things may be different for the web. Since computer screen has a much lower resolution than printed works like books and newspapers, serif fonts can make the letters pixilated and hard to read. Hence, for online publishing, sans serif fonts are usually preferred. Tabac designed by Suitcase Type Foundry is a typical serif font family. It is a static typeface with modern shapes and distinct, wedge shaped serifs and it is mainly designed for the setting of newspapers, magazines and books.

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Tabac By Suitcase Type Foundry

To download free serif fonts, you can take a look at our free fonts collection, which offers more than 20,000 fonts in different categories. If you are looking for serif fonts that are of high quality (well kerned, broad character support, etc.), have a look at serif fonts at If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts, but just need simple designs in serif fonts. Check the tool below.

Create text-based logos and images with serif fonts

Below is a collection of serif fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text images based on your selection of colors, sizes using serif fonts in seconds. To download the image, just right-click on the image and save. To embed images on web pages or forums, you can click on the "EMBED" button to get codes.


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