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 three distinct licenses:
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.
Corporate License: An ideal fit for businesses needing comprehensive font usage, including software embedding and server installations. However, this is specific to the font purchased.
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?
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?
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 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.