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What is the Caxton™ font?

Designed by Leslie Usherwood in 1981 for Letraset, Caxton, named after England’s first printer, is an old style design with a large x-height, short serifs, and high-waisted capitals. It is a text face intended for use in journals, books, and magazines, but its exuberant personality may make it more useful for display.

Caxton™ Font families

The Caxton™ includes the following font families:

  • Caxton Std Light
  • Caxton Std Light Italic
  • Caxton Std Book
  • Caxton Std Book Italic
  • Caxton Std Bold
  • Caxton Std Bold Italic

Caxton™ Preview

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Is Caxton™ A free font? Is Caxton™ Free to Download?

No,Caxton™ is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Caxton™ so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Caxton™ for free. There's 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 Caxton™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Caxton™ 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. :)