Frequently Asked Questions
What is a font license? Do I need one?
Caught in the font act, huh? If you’re diving into a commercial endeavor with our font software, fear not. Let’s clear the air. Simply ask: “Will this font use bring me profit?” This isn’t limited to monetary gains but includes exchanges of goods, services, shout-outs, and more. If you’re harnessing the font for promotional tools like flyers, business cards, etc., that’s right—you need a license.
What types of font licenses do you offer?
We offer four distinct licenses:
Personal Use License: This license is perfect for non-commercial projects and personal endeavors where no profit is being made.
Commercial License: Best suited for individual projects and is limited to the user’s own endeavors.
Extended License: Designed for broader commercial activities and projects. It offers expansive rights for small to mid-sized teams and businesses.
Corporate License: An ideal fit for businesses needing comprehensive font usage, including software embedding and server installations. This license is specific to the font purchased.
Professional Font Pack License: Tailored for advertising agencies, design firms, and corporations. It offers unrestricted access to our expansive catalog, unlimited workstation access, and hassle-free licensing, making it a top choice for large-scale professional endeavors.
What does “using a font for business-related purposes” mean?
If your font use is tied to branding, sales, or any financial transaction, a commercial license is mandatory. Examples include business cards, web banners, film titles, and even client mock-ups. And yes, distributing free promotional items still counts as marketing—license required.
I work for an advertising agency/graphic design firm. What are my terms for font usage?
For agencies with a diverse font requirement, our Professional Font Bundle is the top pick. It unlocks unlimited access to our entire font catalog. However, if you’re keen on specific fonts, the Corporate License is apt for broader business usage but is exclusive to the particular font you purchase.
Can I share my font since I bought it?
A gentle reminder—you’re procuring a license to use the font, not the font per se. Think of it like a driver’s license. Sharing it? Not the best idea. Font jail isn’t as fun as it sounds!
I sourced a logo from Fiverr (or similar platforms), and they employed your font. Is a license necessary?
Indeed! Both you, the end user, and the designer ought to have the appropriate licenses.
I’m developing a free app. Do I still need a font license?
Absolutely! The price tag of your app doesn’t negate the need for a font license.
Can I return a font after purchasing?
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Do you offer educational discounts?
Absolutely! Teachers and students from kindergarten to 12th grade can use my fonts for free, even commercially, as long as it’s for educational purposes. However, for uses outside this scope or for higher education institutions, a commercial license is required. For an educational font license, please email [email protected].
If I’m designing a logo or graphic for free, do I need a license?
Yes. If the end design promotes a business or has commercial intent, the recipient of the artwork will need a license.
Do I need to pay royalties?
No, my fonts are royalty-free, but a license is required for commercial use.
Can I sell merchandise using your fonts if I have a license?
Certainly! With a valid license, you’re free to use the font for merchandise, videos, promotional materials, advertising, and more. However, directly reselling the font software files (*.tff, *.otf) is strictly prohibited.
How do I obtain an invoice?
For a detailed invoice beyond your purchase receipt, please email [email protected] with your order details and business information. We’ll provide a PDF invoice for your records.
I’m just starting my new business; do I need a license?
Yes, irrespective of your business size or future uncertainties, a license is required for commercial use. We both aim for success; let’s ensure we do so compliantly.
I intend to use your font for a movie, TV show, or commercial. Do I need a specialized license different from what’s available in your store?
Absolutely not. The license you secure from our store encompasses all media usages, whether it’s in television, movies, or commercials. Just ensure that the number of installed users aligns with the license terms you’ve purchased. The budget or success of your production, whether blockbuster or indie, doesn’t affect the license price. However, a nod to ‘Font Monger’ in your credits would be appreciated.
As an online streamer or YouTuber, I’ve utilized your font for my content. Do I require a font license?
If your channel or content involves donations, sponsorships, or any form of monetization, a commercial license is imperative for font usage.
I’ve been contacted by a Font Licensing Manager requesting an order ID#. What’s this about?
We’ve recently onboarded a legal team to address potential copyright breaches involving unlicensed font usage. If you’ve been contacted and have a legitimate license, simply respond with the order ID# from your purchase confirmation. If you haven’t acquired a license yet, we advise addressing this promptly with the manager.
Is there a possibility of a sponsorship from Font Monger?
While we appreciate the enthusiasm, our typical stance is not to sponsor, given the niche audience of the font market. However, there’s no harm in inquiring.
What’s the duration of validity for my font license?
Perpetual. Your font license is everlasting, with no renewals necessary.
I’m in a musical band/artist. Which license would best suit my needs for album covers, merchandise, and promotional materials?
For musical bands and artists, we recommend the Commercial License. This license offers comprehensive access tailored for individual professionals, making it ideal for album covers, merchandise, and various promotional materials. It allows the use of our fonts in designs or logos for merchandise that you sell, ensuring your brand stands out. However, if you’re part of a larger label, agency, or foresee a broader scope of font utilization across multiple team members or digital integrations, you might consider the Extended License or Corporate License. Feel free to contact our support team if you need more specific guidance tailored to your unique needs.
I sourced your font from a website claiming it’s free. Is this legitimate?
Our official uploads are restricted to platforms like dafont, 1001freefonts, fontspace, and occasionally 1001fonts, under the ‘Free for Personal Use’ license type. Acquisitions from other sources might be unauthorized uploads, potentially violating our terms.