Frequently asked questions
How many people can use a typeface, and on how many computers?
Desktop licenses are based on a number of computers where you will install your fonts. As a single user you are allowed to install our fonts in two computers (a workstation and a laptop, for instance). If you are a company, you will need a multiple user license, so you can install the fonts in different computers with different users.How many people can use a typeface, and on how many computers?
Who should license the fonts, the designer or the client?
Fonts are software, therefore anyone who uses them needs to own a license.
If the designer is making a design work for a client, it is the designer (as the end-user) who should purchase a font license. In case the client wishes to use the font, then the client needs to purchase his own license. In brief, whoever installs the font should have a license.
I am designing a book, could I send a copy of the fonts to my printer?
Sure. Our Desktop license allows you to send a copy of the fonts to your printer (or any service bureau) to be used in the production of your designed documents. Nevertheless you are responsible for ensuring the printer does not keep the fonts once the project is completed or uses the fonts illegally for other purposes.
What will I receive when I purchase a license?
Upon a successful payment, you will get an immediate download with the required font files in a .zip folder. You will also access to your invoice that will grant the license and an End User License Agreement (EULA) document. Please, keep your invoice and EULA document for future requirements and font upgrades.
Can I modify a font for a private purpose?
Yes, you can modify characters for your commercial work, converting to outlines and reshaping them (when designing a logo, for instance), but you cannot modify font file metadata or convert the font format.
I am working as a freelance for an agency, could I send a copy of the fonts to them?
No. Even though you may be working on the same project, you will need more than a single license. You'd better send vectored images and text to them, instead.
Should I buy a font on behalf of my client?
Fonts that are purchased through our website are licensed to the buyer, who is supposed to be the end user. It is better if the end user (your client) buys it directly. But, if you purchase the license, take into account that the name of the licensor should be the real user of the font
Can I share the font with my client?
No, you are not allowed to pass on the font files to any third party, including clients. If your client wishes to use the font, they should purchase their own license.
Will these fonts work on all computers, Mac and Windows?
Yes. Our fonts are provided in OpenType format as OTF which are compatable for both mac and windows computers.
Volunteering & Submissions
Will you share work done by me using Typecraft fonts?
Sure! We'd love to take a look! Send samples via our contact form
How can I volunteer my time to The Typecraft Initiative?
Thank you for your consideration and interest. Typecraft runs on the minimal funding we receive from our partners and through the sales of fonts and other merchandise.
How can I collaborate on an entire Typecraft project from start to finish?
Our projects are funding dependent — the date and location of the project are determined by when the funding comes in, by when the funder would like to see the project completed, when craftspeople are available for a workshop and where/which group the funder would like us to work.
Purchase and Payments
What payment methods are accepted?
Right now we accept PayPal payments or direct bank transfers. We are working to allow for credit card payments soon.
CSR & Funding
How can my company or organization fund a Typecraft project?
Thank you for your interest.