Welcome to the licensing page for Typodermic Fonts! Let’s dive right into the world of commercial font licenses. In general, you’ll find four main categories: desktop, web, e-book, and application. Not all our fonts come with the same license agreement—it varies depending on where you got the font from.

Did your font come with a license agreement? Great, refer to that for guidance. If it’s one of our free fonts, and it didn’t come with a license agreement, no problem at all! You can easily get a fresh version right here.

And hey, if you’re using fonts included with your Adobe CC subscription, you can check out your license agreement on Adobe’s site. Encountering issues or need clarification about a specific license agreement? Your first point of contact should be the font seller.

Now, we know this can be a bit confusing, and that’s okay. If you don’t want to sift through all this information, we’re here to help. Feel free to drop us a message and let us know what you’re planning to do with the font. Just remember to include the name and style of the font (like regular, bold, etc.). We’re more than happy to guide you on this font journey!

Desktop License

A desktop license is the most common type of commercial font license. It allows you to install fonts on your device and use them to create various content. Although there may be slight differences among desktop licenses, they generally operate in a similar manner. With an installed font, you have the freedom to design without restrictions. Font licenses usually outline limitations, rather than specifying allowed usage. Below are some examples of projects you can create using a font with a desktop license:

examples of what a desktop license permits

  • album cover
  • book cover
  • business card
  • clothing
  • decals
  • e-book cover
  • e-book graphics
  • embroidery
  • flyers
  • game graphics
  • lesson sheet
  • logo
  • magazine
  • movie
  • pamphlet
  • poster
  • product label
  • sign
  • stamp
  • stencil
  • tattoo
  • television
  • video
  • website graphics

(Did we overlook something? Please contact us and we will add it to the list.)

A desktop license forbids you from generating something that can be used as a font by the end user. Alphabet stickers, alphabet stencils, cross stitch letters, typewriters, and online t-shirt generators are examples of this. Some desktop licenses contain restrictions on document embedding, so carefully read the agreement or ask the vendor what is permitted.

Web License

If you are uploading graphics to a website, you do not need a web license. The desktop license is suitable if you are creating a logo and publishing it to a website. A web license is required if the typeface is to be uploaded to a website. When you buy a web license, the font seller will give you a web-formatted font. If you wish, you can also perform your own web-font conversions. Each manufacturer has a unique pricing system for online licensing; therefore, it’s important to compare.

E-book License

An e-book license is only required if a font is integrated in an electronic book, such as a Kindle. Fonts are never included in e-book covers, images, or graphical headings, thus a desktop license is sufficient. Font providers have varying restrictions and prices for e-book licenses, so it’s important to compare.

Application License

Understanding our Application License is crucial when you plan to incorporate Typodermic Fonts into software applications, including video games, mobile apps, and other digital platforms. Here’s a detailed look at what our Application License entails:

What is an Application License?

An Application License allows you to embed Typodermic Fonts into a software application. This is necessary when you want the font to be an integral part of your app’s design, ensuring that users see the intended typography regardless of the fonts installed on their device.

When Do You Need This License?

If you’re developing an app, video game, or any form of interactive software that incorporates our fonts directly into its code, an Application License is required. This license is essential whether your software is commercial or free.

Examples of Application License Usage:

  • Using a Typodermic font for user interface text in a mobile app.
  • Embedding a font in a video game for on-screen instructions.
  • Incorporating a font within an interactive kiosk application.

Custom Use Cases

For software that enables content creation by users, such as graphic design tools, custom t-shirt design apps, or CAD programs, a specialized license may be needed. These cases often require a tailored approach to address unique usage scenarios.

How to Acquire an Application License

You can acquire an Application License directly from Typodermic Fonts or through one of our authorized vendors. We recommend comparing the offerings of different vendors to find the best fit for your project’s needs. If you’re unsure or need guidance, feel free to contact us for personalized assistance.

Additional Information

Each Application License might have its specific terms and conditions, so it’s important to read through the details carefully. If your project’s requirements seem to fall outside the typical Application License scope, contact us for clarification or to explore custom licensing options.

We’re here to help make your software project a success with the right typographic touch. Don’t hesitate to reach out for any questions regarding Application Licensing of Typodermic Fonts.

Other Licenses

If your requirements aren’t met by the desktop, web, e-book, or application license conditions, see what’s available through each font vendor’s shopping cart system. If you are unable to locate a suitable license, contact Typodermic, and we’ll explain the options to you.

Free Fonts

At Typodermic Fonts, we offer three distinct categories of fonts to suit various needs and projects. Understanding the differences between these categories is crucial for proper usage. Here’s a breakdown to help clarify:

1. Paid Fonts

Description: These are premium fonts that require payment for their use.
Usage: Ideal for those seeking exclusive and high-quality typographic designs.
License: Purchase is necessary, and the specific license details depend on the font in question.

2. Fonts with Free Desktop License but Paid Embedding

Description: This set includes fonts that are free for desktop use but require payment for embedding in applications, e-books, or websites.
Access: Available in our free commercial use fonts package.
License: The desktop license permits use in print, graphics, logos, videos, etc. For embedding in apps, e-books, or websites, an additional license must be purchased.

3. Public Domain Fonts

Description: These fonts are completely free to use without any restrictions. They fall under the public domain (CC0).
Access: Available in our public domain fonts package.
License: No rules or limitations. These fonts can be used however you like, with no need for any licensing or payment.

Understanding the Right Category for Your Project

  1. For High-Quality, Exclusive Designs: Opt for our Paid Fonts.
  2. For General Commercial Use Without Embedding: The Free Desktop License fonts are a great choice.
  3. For Complete Freedom Without Licensing Worries: Public Domain Fonts are perfect.

If you have specific requirements or are unsure which category fits your project best, please reach out to us for guidance. At Typodermic Fonts, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect typographic solution for your creative endeavors.

What is Font Embedding?

Font embedding is a process that integrates a font directly into digital media, such as a website, an application, or an e-book. This ensures the font displays as intended, regardless of the fonts installed on the viewer’s device. Let’s break down what this means in different contexts, using examples inspired by questions from our customers:

Web Embedding

Imagine you’re designing a website and want to use a specific font to maintain a consistent style across all browsers and devices. To achieve this, you embed the font using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) with the “@font-face” rule. This way, when someone visits your website, the font appears exactly as you designed it, even if they don’t have the font installed on their device.
Example: A bakery wants their website to use the “Meloriac” font in their headings. By embedding “Meloriac” into the website’s code, every visitor sees these headings in the intended font.

Application Embedding

In the context of software or mobile apps, embedding a font means incorporating the font file into the app’s code. For instance, if you’re developing a mobile game and want all in-game text to appear in “Meloriac,” you embed the font within the game. This ensures that all players see the text in “Meloriac”, regardless of the fonts on their device.
Example: An indie game developer uses “Meloriac” font for dialogues in their game. Embedding “Meloriac” into the game ensures that all players see the dialogues in this font, maintaining the game’s visual consistency.

E-book Embedding

Embedding fonts in e-books is slightly different. It involves integrating the font into the e-book file itself. This is necessary when you want specific font styles to be displayed in the text of the e-book, not just in images or titles.
Example: An author wants their fantasy novel’s chapter titles to display in “Meloriac” font on all e-readers. Embedding “Meloriac” in the e-book file ensures these titles appear correctly on any e-reader device.

If you have specific embedding needs or are unsure about which license applies to your project, feel free to contact us for guidance.

Modification

Understanding font modification is crucial for using Typodermic fonts in your projects. Here, we clarify what we mean by ‘modification’ and outline the permissible adjustments under our license terms.

What does ‘modification’ refer to?

Font File Modification: This involves using font editing software to change the font file itself. It could mean altering the design of characters, adding new glyphs, or adjusting the spacing and kerning. Such modifications to the actual font file are not permitted without explicit permission from Typodermic Fonts. If you need to modify the font file for any reason, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Design Project Modification: This is where you use Typodermic fonts in your design work, such as creating logos, graphics, or headlines. In these cases, you are free to manipulate the shapes of the characters as part of your design. For example, you can stretch, warp, or add decorative elements to the letters in your design software. This type of modification is allowed and does not require additional permission. It’s important to note that these changes are part of your design and do not alter the underlying font file itself.

Why distinguish between these two types of modifications?

The distinction is vital for protecting the integrity of the font design and ensuring users have a consistent experience with our fonts. Modifying the font file could lead to unintended issues in display and usage, which is why we need to oversee any such changes. However, we fully encourage creativity in using our fonts within your designs, allowing for flexibility and innovation in your projects.

Need to modify a font file?

If your project requires changes to the actual font file, please reach out to us at Typodermic Fonts. We can discuss your needs and explore options, including potential custom font services.

Remember, when it comes to using Typodermic Fonts, the goal is to enable creativity while respecting the artistry and technical aspects of font design. If you’re ever in doubt about what constitutes permissible modification, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance.

Custom Fonts

Typodermic Fonts does not specialize in exclusive fonts or custom work. However, we can rectify errors and make minor changes. Please contact us so that we can discuss.

Font Use Scenarios

Welcome to the lively world of font use scenarios! Here, we’ll explore some common (and not-so-common) questions we receive about using Typodermic Fonts. Let’s dive into these imaginative scenarios featuring some of our beloved typefaces.

Launching a Space-Themed Restaurant with “Nasalization Regular”

Question: Can I use “Nasalization Regular” for my space-themed restaurant menu and signage?

Answer: Absolutely! “Nasalization Regular” is perfect for giving your cosmic cuisine that out-of-this-world feel. Just remember, for menus and signs, a desktop license has you covered.

Rock Band Merchandise Featuring “Green Fuz”

Question: We’re a rock band named Thunder Lizard. Can we use “Green Fuz” on our T-shirts and posters?

Answer: Thunder Lizard rocking “Green Fuz” on merch? Sounds epic! Your desktop license lets you print those shirts and posters without any hiccups.

Animated Short Film Credits with “Gnuolane Stencil Bold”

Question: I’m creating an animated short film. Can I use “Gnuolane Stencil Bold” in the credits?

Answer: Your credits will look stunning in “Gnuolane Stencil Bold”! Roll them out; your desktop license includes film and video usage.

Eco-Friendly Blog Using “Pastrami on Rye”

Question: Can I use “Pastrami on Rye” for my eco-blog’s logo and posts?

Answer:Pastrami on Rye” and eco-friendly content are a natural pair. For the logo, your desktop license is perfect. For blog posts, if you’re embedding the font, check out our web license options.

A Futuristic eBook with “Neuropol Nova”

Question: I’m writing a sci-fi eBook. Can I use “Neuropol Nova” for chapter titles?

Answer:Neuropol Nova” will give your eBook that futuristic flair! If you’re using it for graphical titles, the desktop license works. Embedding it in the eBook text? You’ll need an eBook license.

“Good Timing Bold” in a Time-Management App

Question: I’m developing a time-management app and want to use “Good Timing Bold”. What license do I need?

Answer: For embedding “Good Timing Bold” in your app, you’ll require an application license. It’ll keep your app’s typography timely and tidy.

Creating a “Steelfish Rounded Bold” YouTube Channel Logo

Question: Can I use “Steelfish Rounded Bold” for my YouTube channel logo and video overlays?

Answer: Dive right in! “Steelfish Rounded Bold” will make your channel and videos stand out. The desktop license is all you need for logos and video graphics.

Educational “Sweater School” Worksheets

Question: I’m a teacher creating educational worksheets using “Sweater School”. Is that okay?

Answer: Your students are in for a treat! “Sweater School” will make learning fun, and yes, your desktop license makes it classroom-ready.

These scenarios are just the tip of the typographic iceberg. If your creative plans don’t fit neatly into one of these examples, don’t worry. Just reach out, and we’ll help you find the right license for your project. Keep those creative ideas flowing, and remember, at Typodermic Fonts, we’re always here to help your words look wonderful!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use free Typodermic fonts for commercial projects?

A: Yes, our complimentary desktop license allows you to use Typodermic fonts for both commercial and personal projects, including print, graphics, logos, and videos. However, commercial projects might require specific types of licenses (like application or web licenses) depending on how you intend to use the font.

Q: Do I need a special license to embed Typodermic fonts in my website?

A: Yes, for embedding fonts in your website, you’ll need a web license. Our complimentary desktop license does not cover web embedding. You can purchase a web license from one of our vendor partners listed on the specific font’s page.

Q: What's the difference between a desktop license and an application license?

A: A desktop license allows you to use fonts in standard desktop applications for creating documents, designs, and static images. An application license is required if you wish to embed the font into software, apps, or games, allowing the font to be used dynamically within the application.

Q: Can I modify Typodermic fonts for my project?

A: Yes, you can modify the shapes of the characters for your design projects, like logos or headlines. However, modifying the font file itself (like creating a new font based on ours) requires permission. Please contact us for more details.

Q: Are there any restrictions on trademarking or copyrighting my designs using Typodermic fonts?

A: No, there are no restrictions regarding trademarking or copyrighting your own creations that use Typodermic fonts under the valid license terms.

Q: Can I use Typodermic fonts in my ebook?

A: Yes, but you need an ebook license if you’re embedding the font in the ebook file. If you’re using the font for static elements like images or covers, the desktop license suffices.

Q: How do I acquire a license for app or web embedding?

A: Visit the specific font’s page on Typodermic Fonts’ website. There, you’ll find links to font vendors offering various types of licenses, including application and web licenses.

Q: What if I need a font license that doesn’t seem to be covered by the standard options?

A: Contact us directly. We can discuss your project and advise you on the best licensing option, even if it’s outside the standard offerings.

Q: Can I use Typodermic fonts in videos or multimedia projects?

A: Yes, our desktop license covers the use of fonts in videos and multimedia projects. No special license is required for this purpose.

Q: Where can I find the licensing terms for a font I downloaded from a third-party website?

  1. A: Your first point of contact should be the font seller or the platform from which you downloaded the font. Each vendor may have their own licensing terms. If you have any specific questions or need clarification about our font licenses, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!