What is a font license? Do I need one?

There is a big chance you're reading this FAQ because you used our font software for a commercial purpose and now need to know where to go from here, you naughty naughty boy\gal! It's ok, let me try and explain this question I am often asked.

The simplest way to know if you will need a license is to ask yourself "Will I make any money off the usage of the font?" 

If you answered yes, then you will need a font license. Even if you're giving away free promotional material like flyers, business cards, etc  -- thats considered marketing, and in return that will make you money. So you will need a font license for any marketing as well.

 

I'm just starting my new small business and I'm not sure if it will succeed so do I need a license?

I'm a small business too.  I wouldn't be in business long if I gave license away for free. So, yes you will need a license.

 

What does using a font for business related mean?

If the font is being used for anything that promotes a brand, sale, service, or a financial transaction a commercial license is required. Here is a few example of a business relate font usage which would require a commercial font license:

  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Flyers 
  • Book covers
  • Album Art
  • Mix Tapes
  • Ad graphical banners
  • Web Banners
  • Cover Albums
  • Band Logos
  • Logos
  • Movie, show, & video Titles
  • Mock ups/demos you're sending to a client

That just a few examples. Keep in mind, even if you're giving away free shirts, business cards, or what not - and it's being used for promotional use for your business, that will require a commercial license.

 

Do you offer discounts for Charity & Not for Profit?

Font Monger & Chris Vile Fonts does offer discounts at 50% off for charities and non profit use.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on how to obtain this discount. We might even give it away for free if we support the cause. 

 

I am designing the logo\graphic free of charge, do I need a font license?

The client receiving the artwork will need a license if the artwork will be used for a business, brand, marketing, or anything that promotes any monetary/financial value.

 

I work for a advertising agency/graphic design firm, what are my terms for font usage?

I strongly recommend book publishers, advertising agencies, design firms,  game and movie studios to purchase a font bundle package to cover all your usage requirements. Our font bundle includes unlimited workstation users, commercial use access to all our fonts, no hassle licencing for your clients.

 

I am getting an error while installing the font on a Mac

We have since changed font software which has fixed the issues with our fonts. If you have a font file that still has this issue, please email us and we will send you an updated version.

 

Do all commercial fonts include numbers and punctuation?

Please check the font details on the product page when making a purchase. Each font is different and some fonts do not include punctuation or numbers even with a commercial license. The product page for the font in question will detail the available characters.

 

The Read Me file in the font zip archive and the font properties says fontmonger.com for commercial use licenses

Font Monger is Chris Vile Fonts. Just under a different name, I'm the same dude. I think some people are a little weirded out by the name Chris Vile and will be cautious with purchasing a license, so I created the name Font Monger which is user friendly. 

Here is all the domains that have a font store with Font Monger & Chris Vile Fonts:

 

When purchasing a font: how do you protect my financial information?

All information you provide is encrypted with 128 bit SSL encryption and all credit card transactions are protected by The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). I also use the address verification system (AVS) to avoid fraud transactions.

We use Stripe.com and PayPal.com to handle all your credit card information. Your credit card information is never stored on our server neither at the moment of checkout nor after it’s done. We send the information directly to our payment gateway(s) using the encrypted connection.  

I report and block any IP using our payment gateway for fraudulent purposes.  

 

Can I return a font after I have purchased it?

I do not accept returns.

 

Can I view the license agreement before I purchase a font license?

Download our license agreement: https://www.fontmonger.com/eula/fontmonger_eula.pdf

 

Can I share my font since I bought it?

No. You're not actually buying the font itself, you're buying your license to use the font commercially. Think of a font license like a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle, if you're stopped by a police officer while driving a car, you cannot give them some one else's license now can you? It works the same with font licenses! Trust me, you don't want to drop the soap in font jail.

 

I bought a logo off Fiverr (or any other likewise site) and they used your font - do I need a license?

Yes you still need to purchase a commercial font license. The designer also should have purchased a font license as well.

 

I am an app developer and my mobile will be free - do I need a font license?

Yes you will need a font license.

 

I'm using your font for a movie, tv show, or commercial - do I need a different license then provided from your font store?

No. the license you purchase from my font store will cover all you usage in media, tv, film, etc. I do not up-charge my font prices, even if your movie is a blockbuster hit from a major studio. I do require that you mention 'Font Monger' in the credit list.

 

I'm a online streamer/youtuber and I used your font in my stream/video and or for my thumbnail, title, etc - do I need a font license?

Any streamer and or youtuber that accepts donations, sponsorship's, displays ads (paid or monetized) on video and or the site displaying the video will need to purchase a commercial license. 

 

Will you sponsor me?

Most likely not, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask. It really doesn't have any financial benefit for me to sponsor since the font market audience is very limited.