Tag Archives: EULA

Buyer’s Guide: Bold Monday EULA

BMCreated in 2008 by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday is the typographical equivalent of a so called “indie” record company. Families like Mancula, Pinup, and Panno are examples of the diverse collection where the fonts reflects the personal fascinations of the designers.

Here are some highlights from their EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computer at a single geographic location.
  • You can create a secured non-editable PDF for non-commercial use.

Restrictions

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

See Bold Monday 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 Three Islands Press.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfont Licenses

Still 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.

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

Buyer’s Guide: Fontsmith EULA

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Based in London, Fontsmith is a type design studio founded by Jason Smith. Built with a team dedicated to designing and developing quality contemporary typefaces they independently release great families like FS Me and FS Sinclair. Here are some highlights from their EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 1 computer at a single geographic location.
  • You can create a secured non-editable PDF only if you subset the font.

Restrictions

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

See Fontsmith 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 Bold Monday.

Buyer’s Guide: LucasFonts EULA

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Started by Luc(as) de Groot in 2000, LucasFonts creates original and custom quality typefaces. TheSans, TheMix, and TheSerif are just a few of the select families now available in OpenType at FontShop. Here are some highlights from their EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computers and 1 printer at a single geographic location.
  • You can take a document with the embedded font to commercial printer or service bureau for printing.

Restrictions

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

See LucasFonts 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 Fontsmith.

Buyer’s Guide: TypeTogether EULA

TTGVeronika Burian and José Scaglione started TypeTogether in 2006 after meeting at the University of Reading in the UK. The foundry focuses on creating innovative and stylish solutions to old problems for the professional market of text typefaces with a focus on editorial use. With a diverse collection of fonts, like Bree and Maiola, the foundry has become a household name among editorial designers. Here are a few highlights from TypeTogether’s EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 users in 1 geographic location.
  • You can take a temporary copy of the font to a commercial printer or service bureau for printing or viewing your document.
  • You can use the font to create a logo.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot create alphabet or letterform-related products for resale using the font.

See TypeTogether 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 LucasFonts.

Buyer’s Guide: exljbris EULA

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In 2008 exljbris released it’s first commercial typeface, Museo, with several weights offered for free. This strategy worked well, turning Museo into a bestseller. The foundry has continued to add additional typefaces, such as Anivers and Fertigo, with free weights. Below are some highlights from their EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to the maximum number of simultaneous users specified in the applicable license, starting with 1 users.
  • You may provide the font to a designer, printer, or other service bureau that is exclusively working on your behalf only if they agree to the terms of the original license and retain no copies of the font software on completion of the work.
  • Non-editable embedding is allowed.

Restrictions

  • You cannot distribute the font or make it accessible to third parties beyond the scope of the original license.
  • You cannot embed the font into software or hardware products.

See exljbris 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 TypeTogether.

Buyer’s Guide: Emigre EULA

EFounded by Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans, Emigre is a digital type foundry and publisher of the design journal Emigre magazine. Based in Northern California, Emigre was there, in the eye of the storm, when the Macintosh computer was first introduced in 1984. As part of a small group of believers, Emigre used the restrictions of low resolution output to create inventive new typeface designs and layouts. Here are some EULA Highlights you’ll want to keep in mind if when you’re licensing Mrs Eaves, Solex and/or any of their other wonderful fonts.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 devices at 1 location.
  • You may extend your license to support more devices and additional locations.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same fonts.
  • You cannot embed the font on websites, flash, or within applications without additional licensing.
  • You cannot distribute the font files outside of the licensed location without additional licensing.

See Emigre 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 exljbris.

Buyer’s Guide: Font Bureau EULA

FBFor over twenty years, Font Bureau has been providing some of the best typeface designs in the industry. Their font collection continues to grow and with popular faces like Whitman, Benton Sans, and Heron the foundry has been one of our customer’s favorites! Here are some EULA highlights that you may want to keep in mind when licensing a font from Font Bureau.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 1 CPU.
  • You may create a non-editable PDF for output printing to a service bureau for printer.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the fonts with users that do not have a license for the same fonts.
  • You cannot embed the font into documents that are distributed to third parties without additional licensing.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot embed the font into Flash animations.

See Font Bureau 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 Emigre.

Buyer’s Guide: Font Diner and Filmotype EULA

When you license fonts from FontShop, you may notice that some EULAs look exactly the same. Foundries that have the same EULA are sometimes related. Font Diner and Filmotype belong to this group and we’ll go over some basic rights that apply to both. FontFilmo

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 2 CPUs.
  • You may take the font to a service bureau for printing, but the service provider must delete the font after the job is complete.
  • You may embed the font outlines for personal, non-professional, non-commercial use only.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the fonts with users that do not have a license for the same fonts.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot embed the font into Flash animations.
  • You cannot create alphabet or letterform related products for resale.

See Font Diner EULA

See Filmotype 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 Font Bureau.

Buyer’s Guide: Laura Worthington EULA

Wedding month is almost over, but desktop licenses are perpetual. So when choosing a font with flair keep that in mind because you’ll be able to use the font throughout the years.

LWLaura Worthington is a foundry that creates many script fonts with great characters and we’re focusing on her EULA this week. As with many script fonts, you want to pick a font that will work in the programs your are using. Read up on tips on how to pick a script font using non-design programs and how to design in those programs. Laura Worthington fonts are great because they look fantastic using any programs, especially when you license the TrueType-flavored OpenType versions.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 CPUs and 1 printer at 1 location.
  • Creation of static images on any surface is allowed.
  • Only “Personal or Internal Business Use” is allowed.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the fonts with users or printers that do not have a license for the same fonts.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot use the font in Broadcast or Film.
  • You cannot use the font in a “Commercial Product”.

See the EULA

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

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Stay tuned for Filmotype.

Buyer’s Guide: Sudtipos EULA

It’s wedding month at FontShop and we’re highlighting Sudtipos today. The foundry creates lovely fonts that have multiple alternates per character and once you’ve mastered working with scripts you can use Suditpos fonts to their best advantage.

SUD Please note that picking the right script font for design programs is an important part of using Sudtipos fonts. Since all fonts from Sudtipos are PostScript-flavored OpenType, we recommend you use programs that support OpenType features. If you are using programs that are not specifically for design, you will not be able to access the alternate glyphs.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 7 CPUs and 2 printers or output devices at 1 location
  • Non-editable Embedding in digital documents, such as PDFs, is allowed

Restrictions

  • You cannot share fonts with users that do not have a license for the same font
  • You cannot embed the font into a website
  • You cannot embed the font into an Application

See the EULA

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

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Stay tuned for Laura Worthington.

Buyer’s Guide: Dalton Maag EULA

Welcome to our second installment in our EULA series where we highlight a few points that may interest you. Last week we went over OurType’s EULA, this week we’ll focus on Dalton Maag.

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Dalton Maag allows font embedding within their standard EULA, but the font file has to be converted to a web-specific format first. Licensed users can convert files into EOT, WOFF, SVG, and Cufón, as long as the file is produced specifically for the web and cannot be used as a desktop font. As a rule, 1,000 unique visitors a day to your website is equivalent to 1 desktop user license.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 users.
  • Web embedding is allowed, but the font file must be converted to web-specific format.
  • 1,000 unique visitors a day to your website is equivalent to 1 desktop user.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the raw font file into a website.
  • You cannot embed the font into electronic books or magazines.
  • You cannot embed the font into an Application.

See the EULA

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

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Stay tuned for Sudtipos.

Buyer’s Guide: OurType EULA

We’re introducing a new series for buyers. Every month we will pick two foundries from FontShop and highlight key points that you should pay attention to in their EULA.

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The first foundry we’ll highlight is OurType because of their exceptional basic EULA that allows web and mobile embedding. Yes, I said their basic EULA allows you to embed the font you licensed into one (1) website and one (1) mobile app. The standard license also allows embedding the fonts into PDFs and e-Publications! Since OurType delivers OpenType, TrueType, and EOT/WOFF files with their product you’ll have everything that you’ll need to create documents, a web site, and a mobile app.

Now for the fun part. The basic license allows OurType fonts to be used in a single (1) location for up to 5 users, but you can extend the license to support additional locations and users. You can not share the fonts with third parties that do not have a license for the same fonts. And you can not send the font files to a service bureau or a printer, but you can deliver your files as press-ready PDFs with the fonts embedded. If your website or mobile app allows users to create content using the font, then an additional license (Online Editing-Publishing) will need to be issued.

Phew! Hope you got all of that. If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Stay tuned for Dalton Maag.

Buyer’s Guide: Need A Quote?

For many of the desktop fonts available, you can license up to 1,000 users for the fonts online. If you need to license more than 1,000 users for the fonts you’re interested, contact us and we can let you know the costs for larger Multi-User Licenses.

Quotes are easily obtained once you’ve added the items you need to purchase to the cart. Desktop fonts are licensed in blocks of users; you will have to enter the number of computers that you will need to support, and the cart will automatically recalculate your subtotal if necessary. The default number of users is the cost of a basic license.

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Web licensing is based on the number of pageviews per month the website you’ll be using the fonts on generates. Pricing for webfonts are based in tiers of up to 500000 pageviews per month (pvm), 5 million pvm, or 50 million pvm. If your website is super popular and the traffic it generates is over 50 million pvm, let us know and we can provide quotes based on your needs.

Be sure to double check the End User License Agreement before licensing font. End User License Agreements, EULAs for short, are rules to follow when you want to use a font. You’ll want to keep in mind that you are not purchasing the typeface itself, but a license to use the font software. Because we have 100+ foundries that have their own EULA and you might not want to read every single one, we added a shortcut to a product’s EULA at the bottom of their page.

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If your company is growing, you can always extend your license to support additional computers by contacting us. We’ll also answer any additional questions you may have before your purchase.

 

Buyer’s Guide: Finding the End User License Agreement

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Here at FontShop, we have thousands of fonts. In turn, we sell fonts from many different foundries. Each foundry has their own End User License Agreement (EULA), which is important to read before purchasing a font.

There are a couple different ways to find the EULA for a font. If you know the foundry of the font you’re interested in, you can go to our Licenses page, which lists out every EULA by foundry.

You can also find a link to a font’s EULA at the bottom of its product’s page:

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End User License Agreements are rules to follow when you want to use a font. You’ll want to keep in mind that you are not purchasing the typeface itself, but a license to use the font software. Don’t forget to read the EULA!

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