Category Archives: Buyer’s Guide

Buyer’s Guide: FontShop Help Desk

At FontShop we do our best to make sure all of your font purchases go smoothly. However, if something does go wrong, we’re here to help!

Clicking on the help button at the top right corner of our website will take you to the FontShop Help Desk.

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Here you can browse our collection of FAQ articles and help topics, or submit a new support request.

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.35.31 PMMissing a font download? Need a copy of your invoice? Our support team can quickly resolve these issues. You only need to provide us with the email address you placed your order with.

If you’re on the go and can’t access our help desk, you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Suomi Type Foundry

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Suomi Type Foundry is a company dedicated to creating high quality typefaces. The company was founded by Tomi Haaparanta, who has been designing typefaces since 1990. Tomi Haaparantas fonts are already distributed by Linotype, Monotype, ITC, T-26 and Psy/Ops, and in January 2004 he decided to set up his own font foundry.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create images on any surfaces where the image is a fixed size.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot modify the font software.

See Suomi Type Foundry EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Indian Type Foundry.

Buyer’s Guide: CastleType

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CastleType, an independent digital type foundry, has been supplying designers with quality fonts since 1990. CastleType has a very diverse collection, including many art deco revivals, classic type styles inspired by ancient sources, non-alphabetic decorative fonts, as well as many CastleType Originals. Check out Standard, Carisma, and Goudy Trajan at FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create images on any surfaces where the image is a fixed size.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create EPS files or other scalable drawings provided that such files are only used by the household or company licensing the font.
  • You may take the font software to a printer, output bureaus, design agencies, and the like, as long as the font is reserved only for the licensee’s own use.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot modify the font software.

See CastleType EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Suomi Type Foundry.

 

Buyer’s Guide: Three Island Press

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Three Island Press, a.k.a. 3IP, is best know for it’s antique penmanship fonts fashioned after the actual 18th and 19th century handwriting of actual people. Check out Douglas Pen, American Scribe, and Treefrog on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You can take the font software to a printer, output bureaus, design agencies, and the like, as long as the font is reserved only for the licensee’s own use.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Three Island Press EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Castle Type.

Buyer’s Guide: Promotional Discounts with No Promo Code

If you subscribe to the FontShop newsletter, you already know that each edition highlights promotional discounts offered by our foundries to bring you the best deal on a new font or help you complete your collection.

Here’s part of the promotions section from our latest newsletter:

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Did you know that you do not need a promo code to receive your discount? The price listed on the website is in fact the promo price. To make things even easier for our customers when it comes time to make a purchase, discounted products at FontShop now display the regular price as well as the discounted price.

Check out HWT Artz as it appears on its family page:

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Now, not only will you know for certain that the font you select is the advertised discounted font, but you’ll also be sure you’re getting a great deal!

 

Want to stay up-to-date on all the promotional specials happening at FontShop? Make sure to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter where we regale our subscribers with new and free fonts, typographic tips and trends, and important FontShop developments.

If you have any questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Process Type Foundry EULA

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Process Type Foundry specializes in the design of contemporary, original typefaces. Based in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Eric Olsen and Nicole Dotin’s create custom fonts for clients ranging from Chevrolet to Walker Art Center. In addition to their custom work, they have a released a several publicly available fonts. Check out Klavika, Elena, and Capucine on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 1 CPU.
  • You can embed the font into a non-editable digital document as long as the font software is subsetted and the document text is set to view and print only.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Process Type Foundry

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Three Island Press.

Buyer’s Guide: Education Page

Need to brush up on your typography?

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Visit FontShop’s Education page and download our PDFs created for students and designers. Even if you just need to brush up on terms or need tips, the Education page is a great resource to bookmark. It’s perfect to share within a classroom or studio.

Looking for more typographic knowledge? Check out Using Type where our Type Director, David Sudweeks, goes over best practices.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfont License Overview

Confused about webfont licenses? Here are our top five Buyer’s Guides to common questions about webfonts on FontShop.

1. Self-Hosted vs. Hosted
Learn the difference between the two types of webfont hosting.

2. How webfonts are licensed. 
Discover who should be licensed and how.

3. What formats are webfonts available in? 
With @font-face you can use various formats, but your license may only cover specific ones.

4. Can all webfonts sold on FontShop be linked to Typekit? 
Tips on how to recognize webfonts that can be brought into a Typekit account.

5. Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer? 
Find out if you need a desktop license too!

As a bonus, check out out our education page where you can find tips on how to use type in print and on the web.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Gestalten EULA

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Known for groundbreaking publications in design, Gestalten specializes in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. With fonts that are designed partially for their own publications, the collection offers a variety of typeface for text, display, and experimental fonts. Check out T-Star, Blender, and Sensaway on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 devices.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Gestalten

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Process Type Foundry.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfont formats on FontShop

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Webfonts on FontShop are available in EOT and WOFF format for self-hosting. Not all foundries have webfonts, but products that do will have a webfont icon. SVG and TTF formats are not supplied.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Self-Hosted vs. Hosted Webfont Licensing

You have two basic options, Hosted or Self-Hosted. Below are things to know when you are choosing between these options.

Self-Hosted webfonts from FontShop

  • You are charged based on the number of pageviews per month your site has as a one-time fee.
  • You are given the EOT/WOFF files to self-host on your site.
  • You keep track of the pageviews per month your site receives.
  • You can extend your license to support more pageviews by contacting FontShop.

Hosted webfonts from service providers

  • You are charged based on the number of pageviews per month your site has as a subscription based model which can be annual/monthly depending on the provider.
  • You are given a line of code to include within your site that serves the fonts to your site.
  • The service provider keeps track of the pageviews per month your site receives.
  • If you go over your pageview limit, default fonts may be served until you increase your subscription terms.

Self-Hosted and Hosted

*FF Chartwell Web is currently not supported.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: New Category Page

The Category page at FontShop has been rebooted! It is now easier than ever to explore our catalog and find new fonts to love.

Choose from one of eight common categories: Sans, Serif, Slab, Script, Display, Blackletter, Symbols, or Non-Western.

Narrow your results down further by clicking on a subcategory. Or, sort your results by Newest fonts or Bestsellers.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: New Filters on the Free Fonts Page

We’ve updated our Free Fonts page to include format filters. Now you can filter for OpenType, TrueType, or Web. Yes, we have free webfonts!

The filter buttons are located just above the sample text bar.

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Excited to explore the free fonts FontShop has to offer? Stay tuned to the blog to hear about our new Category page in next week’s Buyer’s Guide.

Buyer’s Guide: Comicraft EULA

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Founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992, Comicraft is credited with pioneering digital lettering in the comic book industry. With studio clients that include Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon, Graphitti Designs, View Askew, Scholastic, Todd Mcfarlane Productions and NBC, and lettering and design work over the last 20 years they have won many awards including the coveted Eisner. So if you are looking for that authentic comic book look, then you’ve found your perfect foundry. Check out Flame On, Onomatopedia, and Destroyer on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs and 1 output device.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Comicraft EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Gestalten.

FontShop Friday Five: Defaults and Great Pairs

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We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

New Fonts

We have a great assortment of new fonts this week from FONTYOU, Wiescher and Astype. Also, a bunch of continuing promotions!

Buyers Guide

Theresa takes us through the rights and restrictions of the Red Rooster EULA.

Welcome back, Great Pairs!

We’ve all been eagerly waiting for it! David is back with a new installment of Great Pairs. This week he covers  William Addison Dwiggins’s New Caledonia (digitized by Alex Kaczun), and Nick Shinn’s Brown Gothic.

FontFeed

Yves discussed the arrival of typography at TEDtalks on the FontFeed earlier this week.  See Matthew Carter  speak on “My Life in Typefaces”.

Defaults in Design

A new issue of Using Type is here! David reflects on Sibylle Hagmann‘s talk at TYPO San Francisco and introduces defaults which will be covered in several future installments. Check back for the continuation next week!

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