There isn't one license agreement that covers all my fonts; the agreement varies from distributor to distributor. Always refer to the agreement that came with the fonts. If the fonts didn't come with an agreement, you should track down a new version.

Desktop license

Sometimes you'll hear the term "desktop license". It means you download the font, install it in Windows, OSX or whatever and use it in applications to make stuff. While there are some differences between desktop license agreements, there are some things they always allow. A desktop license will always allow you to use the fonts to make logos, web graphics, business cards, t-shirts, posters and signs. You can use them in paper books and magazines. You can use them in movies and television. You can embed them in PDF documents in non-editable mode.

Free vs. not-free

There's no difference between a license agreements for free fonts or "pay" fonts. The same commercial use is allowed.

Web, apps & eBooks

License agreements have restrictions about embedding. If you're not embedding, the desktop license will cover it. If you're embedding, it probably requires a different type of license. More on embedding here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are free fonts okay for commercial use?

    Yes. My free fonts include a commercial use license. You can use my fonts for posters, logos, books, t-shirts, web graphics and more.
  • How do I get these fonts?

    In the catalog, each font has a link to Fontspring where you can purchase the type of license you need. For free fonts, it's the same thing: just add them to your shopping cart. When you're finished, you can check out and download your fonts. You can also use the shop link to see a list of available fonts at Fontspring and other sites.
  • Can I use these fonts on a web site?

    Yes. If you're using my fonts to make graphics, a logo or a banner for a web site, it's allowed. If you need to embed a font on a web site, you need to purchase a web license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.
  • Can I use these fonts in a video?

    Yes. The regular (desktop) license allows you use fonts in a video; unlimited views and no distribution restrictions.
  • Can I use these fonts in apps/games?

    Yes. If you're using the fonts to create a graphic image such as a title screen, the regular (desktop) license allows this. If you need to include the font data in the app/game, you need an app license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.
  • Can I use these fonts in an eBook?

    Yes. The regular (desktop) license allows you to embed the fonts in a PDF. If you're using the fonts to create a graphic image for the cover or for illustrations, the regular (desktop) license allows this. If you need to include the font with your eBook in other formats such as epub, mobi, iBook, azw3, you need an eBook license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.