ITC Zapf Chancery®

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What is the ITC Zapf Chancery® font?

Designed in 1979 by Hermann Zapf, ITC Zapf Chancery is a contemporary script based on Italian chancery handwriting. The chancery hand was developed during the Italian Renaissance and originally used for formal and informal work by the scribes in the papal offices.
ITC Zapf Chancery is highly legible, making it useful for short texts as well as for adding flair to invitations, awards, diplomas, and greeting cards.

ITC Zapf Chancery® Font families

The ITC Zapf Chancery® includes the following font families:

  • Zapf Chancery Light
  • Zapf Chancery Light Italic
  • Zapf Chancery Roman
  • Zapf Chancery Italic
  • Zapf Chancery Demi
  • Zapf Chancery Bold

ITC Zapf Chancery® Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is ITC Zapf Chancery® available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. ITC Zapf Chancery® 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 ITC Zapf Chancery®, 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 ITC Zapf Chancery® 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 ITC Zapf Chancery® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of ITC Zapf Chancery® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of ITC Zapf Chancery®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find ITC Zapf Chancery® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free ITC Zapf Chancery® 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 ITC Zapf Chancery® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want ITC Zapf Chancery® 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. :)