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What is the Balzano® font?

America’s most famous carver of inscriptions, including those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, John Benson conceived Balzano (Italian for “bouncing”) as an upright script whose character would come from active individual strokes and letter shapes. He was particularly inspired by a page of pen-written letters by calligrapher Raphael Boguslav. As a result, Balzano features thin hairlines and pronounced vertical strokes with active terminals. Open counterforms and varying letter heights contribute to the vitality of this 1995 Adobe Originals release.
Although suitable for brief copy in larger text sizes, Balzano excels in display settings.

Balzano® Font families

The Balzano® includes the following font families:

  • Balzano Std

Balzano® Preview

Here is a preview of how Balzano® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

You're probably thinking - Is Balzano® available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Balzano® is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Balzano®, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Balzano® and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Balzano® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Balzano® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Balzano®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Balzano® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Balzano® Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Balzano® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Balzano® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)