Category Archives: Buyer’s Guide

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!

Buyer’s Guide: Red Rooster EULA

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With a collection that started in 1990, Steve Jackamen and his team of highly-skilled type designers, typographers and software experts have produced over 700 original and exclusive typefaces. Check out Kingsley, Relish, and Glasgow on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs.
  • You can create a non-editable secured PDF for view and print only for non-commercial purposes.

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 embed the font software into an ePub document.

See Red Rooster 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 Comicraft.

Buyer’s Guide: Top Five Help Topics

Here are the top five help topics that may help you when you are looking to license a font on FontShop.

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What do all these abbreviations mean?
An in-depth article on all the abbreviations that you my encounter on FontShop.

I can’t find the font in Microsoft Word on Mac OS X
Experiencing frustation over not finding your licensed font in MS Office on your Mac, well you are not alone. This guide is a solution to a common problem.

Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer?
You cannot install EOT or WOFF and use it on desktop programs.

When and how will I get my fonts after I buy them?
A quick explanation on the download process.

FontFont OpenType Formats Explained
If you need help choosing the format for FF DIN, or other FontFonts, then this article is for you.

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

Buyer’s Guide: Find FontShop at TYPO San Francisco

Join the FontShop team at TYPO San Francisco this week, April 10-11, and take part in the Anagram Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given via Twitter and Instagram to find the FontShopper with the missing character. Everyone participating in the game gets a prize! First person to find the missing character gets something extra, and we’ll share the glyph with all the attendees via Social Media.

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Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Attendees will get a postcard in their goodie bag, with additional clues. Once you solve the anagram, you can use it to take 30% off your next FontShop purchase the following week.

If you still haven’t bought a ticket for TYPO San Francisco, you still have time. There are only a few seats left. Buy a ticket now!

FontShop Friday Five: Next FontShop and Madness!

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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.

 

Mo’ Beta
If you haven’t noticed, we recently released our beta version of the next FontShop! It’s raw and unfinished, but we launched it anyway and want to know what you think! Check out the new site here.

“New Features”: #hash and Giftype
April Fools! We got a little sneaky with our April 1st newsletter this month with new features that would change the face of type. Did you fall for it?

New Fonts
Lots of new fonts this week. Check out all that is new from Comicraft, Latinotype, FONTYOU, TypeTogether, Mostardesign Studio and a bunch of continuing promotions.

March Madness
We got a winner! Congratulations to the top typeface Nitti Grotesk who is the champ of March Madness 2014! It was a tough fight, but Nitti Grotesk fought it’s way to the top!

Buyer’s Guide
This week, Theresa covers DynaComware in the weekly installment of Buyer’s Guide.

 

Friday Five Fonts: Fiance by Sudtipos and Rukou by DizajnDesign

Buyer’s Guide: DynaComware EULA

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Founded in 1987 (as DynaLab), DynaComware provides high definition Asian fonts. Check out DF Hei and DF Gothic Japanese on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to your designated licensed users at 1 location.
  • You are allowed to make one backup copy of the font software.

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 DynaComware 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 Red Rooster.

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