The prices are based on the size of your company and the size of the font character set. The size of your company means the number of employees and not the number of computers on which the fonts will be installed. It is crucial to specify the number of all employees, not just the number of users who work with the fonts. Web fonts are licensed per single domain.
Price per font:
|Number of employees
All prices are for single fonts and are exclusive of VAT. Companies bigger then 1000 employees, publishing houses and Multi-User-Licences, please contact us.
OpenType Basic fonts cover the Western and Central European character set and contain one set of numerals (usually tabular figures).
OpenType Expert fonts cover the Western and Central European character set and contain different numerals and other OpenType features.
OpenType Web fonts are specially made for web and can be embedded via CSS. Webfonts cover the Western and Central European character set and contain no OpenType features. Prices are based on the number of employees of the owner of the webpage, and per domain.
General Business Terms
How do I buy fonts?
Choose a typeface you would like to purchase and click on the Buy Fonts button on its page. You will be offered the option to select OpenType Basic or OpenType Expert, and in some cases OpenType Web. Select individual typefaces or complete packages, complete the order details and pay by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. Once the payment is completed the fonts and the invoice (PDF) are sent automatically to the email address you provided.
The easiest and fastest way to pay is using PayPal or your credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Once the payment is completed the fonts are sent automatically to your email address. If you don’t have a PayPal account or a credit card, you can also pay by direct bank transfer (bank wire). Just click on the Bank Transfer button. Please remember that your fonts will be sent automatically to your email address once the transfer is complete, which can take a number of days.
Downloaded fonts are not returnable. If a font is defective we will provide a replacement. If you purchase the wrong version of a font and tell us within 7 days, we will switch your order to the correct version at no charge.
Why do I have to specify the number of all employees, even though the fonts will be installed only on a few computers?
In contrast to most other foundries we do not license computer-based, but according to company size, as we believe this more fair and workable. At a time, documents and fonts are continually exchanged between devices and servers, we think to limit the license to individual computers does not make much sense. Depending on the foundry, the price calculation by number of CPU increases significantly already from the second, third or sixth computer. Our increase is far more moderate, for instance for 50-100 employees it only doubles the price. In most cases, our pricing structure is therefore cheaper.
Differences between OpenType Basic and OpenType Expert?
Both font formats contain the latin character set for most Western and Central European langugaes. Moreover OpenType Expert fonts contain additional characters like various numerals or other OpenType features, which provide advanced typographic performance. You can find all additional characters and features on the particular typeface page.
Almost all languages using latin characters are supported, i.e. Afrikaans, Albanian, Asturian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Cornish, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Guaraní, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Moldavian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romani, Romanian, Sami, Scots Gaelic, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Walloon and others.
Using the fonts on a website
Only our webfonts are allowed for use on websites. Uploading the desktop font data (OTF) to web servers is strictly prohibited, as well as the conversion of it to webfonts (EOT, WOFF, TTF). You are allowed to convert the desktop fonts to images (GIF, JPG, PNG). We are working hard to provide all our fonts as webfonts.
Which fonts are available for use on the web?
Currently only Daphne Script, Planet, Polo, Videon, Votum and Zitat are available as webfonts. We are working hard to make all our fonts available in the near future.
Embedding of fonts in PDF documents is only permitted in a secured read/print-only mode and as long as the document itself is not a commercial product. If you need to embed fonts that will not be in secured read/print-only environment and/or as the document itself is a commercial product, you must notify us to purchase an additional license.
Embedding in eBooks and Apps
Embedding of fonts in applications, ebooks, computer hardware (OEM), or other commercial products is not permitted. Please get in touch with us if you wish to use our fonts that way.
What is OpenType?
OpenType is a font format jointly developed by Adobe and Microsoft in the late 1990ʼs. OpenType fonts support Unicode, which means that a single OpenType font can contain a large number of glyphs. A single font could be used for setting texts in multiple languages. OpenType fonts are cross-platform; the same file can be used on Mac and PC, and OpenType fonts should behave consistently on both platforms.
Our fonts are not style-linked. Using the Bold and Italic buttons in Word or QuarkXpress will result in wrong »artificial« bolding and slanting.