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Differences Between Premium Ultra Font Versions

Which Version Should I Buy?

A Summary of Premium Ultra Font Versions

For a full detailed version history, please go to the Scriptalizer™ Version History (Opens in a new window).

Version 1: Released March 2006. 76 total variations.
Version 2: Released September 2006. 89 total variations.
Version 3: Released January 2009. 99 total variations.
Version 4: Released May 2010. 101 total variations.
Version 5: Released January 2014. 110 total variations.
Version 6: Released October 2021. 318 total variations.

There are now two versions of pre-made and custom Premium 'Ultra' handwriting fonts available to purchase: Version 5 and Version 6.

So which should you buy?
The answer depends on whether cost, or amount of variation, is most important to you.
Version 5 fonts have 110 character variations, whereas version 6 fonts have 318* character variations. More variations means more cost, but more realism.
*(More variations are possible with single line multi-fonts. AxiDraw pen plotter users only).

Cost is more important than realism

Realism is more important than cost

You Should
Purchase
Version 5

You Should
Purchase
Version 6

Version 5 fonts are an excellent balance between cost and realism and are being used in hundreds of personal and commercial applications. Version 6 fonts are ideal if quality is paramount over cost. They are a significant investment, but one that ensures you have the best product available on the market. In addition, AxiDraw pen plotter users have the option to purchase multiple fonts to multiply the number of variations further. More Information.

More information about the differences between versions

Here is a summary of the main differences between Version 5 and Version 6 fonts. For a full detailed specification, please go to the Specification Page (Opens in a new window).

Feature Version 5 Version 6
Total number of variations 110 318 (See Note 1)
Typical variations per letter* (See Note 2)/td> 3 6
Starting and ending letter strokes Yes Yes
Letter pairs 14 20
Numeral variations 2 3
Capital letter variations No Yes
Word spacing variations No 2
Punctuation and other symbol variations No Yes
Price
(Custom made fonts)
Prices start at £114.45 ($ *) for TrueType version
£224.40 ($ *) for single line version.
Prices start at £229.95 ($ *) for TrueType version
£449.90 ($ *) for single line version.
Price
(Pre-made fonts)
Prices start at £11.45 ($ *) for TrueType version
£99.95 ($ *) for single line version.
Prices start at £24.95 ($ *) for TrueType version
£199.95 ($ *) for single line version.

Note 1: AxiDraw pen plotter users have the option to purchase multiple fonts to multiply the number of variations further. More Information
Note 2: The number of variations is dependent on the frequency each letter appears in English writing. Some letters have many more variations. Some have fewer.
For example, in Version 5 the letter 'e' has three general variations and three word ending variations, whereas Version 6 has six general variations and 6 word ending variations.
In Version 5 there are no variations of the letter 'q', whereas in Version 6 there is one variation.