Preto Semi

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What is the Preto Semi font?

Preto Semi is an experiment. It is an attempt to create a readable type for text point sizes (other than sans-serif and serif). Preto Semi is not a Sans with added serifs or Serif with serifs removed. The use of the serifs is redefined and used for other purpose(s).
The serifs became the extension of the stroke, they help to solve the spacing problem of sans-serif types and they use the primary function of serifs – keeping the eye on the baseline and emphasize the horizontal rhythm of the lines of text.
Preto Semi is intended for magazines and editorial design, as other members of Preto family. More…
Preto is an extensive type family, which explores the function of serifs on readability and legibility. Preto consist of three subfamilies: Sans, Semi and Serif. Preto is designed for multilingual typesetting. All of the subfamilies have equal gray value but different texture which can be use to differentiate languages. Preto sub-families have two text weights and two bold styles (Regular -> Bold, Medium -> Black). Every weight has a companion Italic style as well.

Preto Semi Font families

The Preto Semi includes the following font families:

  • Preto Semi Regular
  • Preto Semi Italic
  • Preto Semi Medium
  • Preto Semi Medium Italic
  • Preto Semi Bold
  • Preto Semi Bold Italic
  • Preto Semi Black
  • Preto Semi Black Italic

Preto Semi Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is Preto Semi available to Download for free?

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

If you really want Preto Semi 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. :)