you shouldn't have anything to worry about cause i'm sure they just came off of some font disc some where, and even if they were copyrighted fonts, legally all you would have to do is alter the font a little
The freeware/shareware site should have either a disclaimer saying the fonts aren't checked for copyright or a notice saying what they want for recognition. Most fonts on Share/Free say you can use em all you like for personal projects but once you start selling it they would like a donation. Up to them to catch you I guess.
As for altering fonts...if you do it, send it to be printed as outlined cuz 25% of the time they don't rip (some freeware fonts unaltered don't rip either- get what you pay for).
yeah theres a site with nice fonts.. i emailed the guy but doesnt have em on disk for macs.. but u can dl em for free. i was willing 2 pay but he doesnt have it told him 2 email me when he gets em on disk. im willing too pay.. he only had pc for sale
If he says dl them go for it.
I was only commenting on the habit of people buying a CD then uploading the fonts to a website as Freeware for anyone to use. If they don't come on a cd, download em.
If you are doing something where you can send your final piece with text outlined, you can try Fontographer on the PC fonts to make em Mac. They don't always rip in font form but outlines work and it's saved my deadline a few times.
I imagine there's all sorts of fan art out there in this style for inspiration. You already have the banner templates, so just find an interesting way of using them. It doesn't have to be overly complicated...
Unfortunately I don't have access to any other programs, gah. Question about crop marks...are they necessary? This may sound like a silly question, but for the invitations, the design itself is very simple...