Monotype Unveils the Fonts.com Web Fonts "Master" Subscription Featuring Unlimited Downloads of Desk
Monotype Unveils the Fonts.com Web Fonts "Master" Subscription Featuring Unlimited Downloads of Desktop Fonts
Fonts.com Web Fonts Expands to Bring Unparalleled Value to Creative Professionals
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NAS: TYPE) , a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has enhanced its Fonts.com Web Fonts service to provide greater flexibility and choice to creative professionals. The new Master subscription plan brings together the company's Web font solution with unlimited access to more than 7,000 desktop fonts. Combined with Monotype's Typecast™ application for designing with Web fonts in the browser, the master subscription is an industry first that provides a comprehensive solution for working with type throughout the digital and print design processes, bringing unparalleled value to customers.
"Our focus is to bring creative freedom to designers who know that great designs begin with great typography," said Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype's e-commerce group. "Design success is best achieved when typographic decisions are made early in the process. The Fonts.com master subscription liberates designers to put type first, and to experiment with, and benefit from, the widest possible typographic palette. Customers are able to work fearlessly across digital and print."
The Fonts.com Master subscription plan, which Monotype intends to expand with new features on an ongoing basis, includes:
Unlimited desktop fonts: Customers receive an unlimited download allowance of more than 7,000 traditional "desktop fonts," while subscribed to the plan including selections from various typeface foundries and the company's Monotype® Libraries, comprising the Monotype, Linotype®, ITC®, Bitstream® and Ascender® collections. Included are some of the world's most widely used designs, such as the Helvetica®, Frutiger®, Trade Gothic® and Gill Sans® typefaces, in addition to a continually expanding selection of new designs.
Desktop fonts are delivered automatically and installed on up to five workstations using Monotype's patent-pending SkyFonts™ technology. SkyFonts runs in the background of Macintosh® or Windows® platforms to activate and deactivate OpenType® fonts downloaded from Fonts.com. Desktop fonts may be used for all purposes that Monotype's standard desktop end-user license agreement allows.
Web fonts: Subscribers receive access to more than 20,000 Web fonts, including hundreds of hand-tuned selections that offer exceptional clarity, particularly at small text sizes. Subscribers are entitled to up to 2.5 million Web font page views per month and can add an unlimited number of Web fonts to an unlimited number of websites. Customers may receive additional page view allowances by upgrading to a higher level within the plan.
Typecast: Subscribers receive access to Monotype's Typecast application, a browser-based tool for designing Web pages with Web fonts. Designers are able to combine, compare and style Web fonts quickly without performing screen captures in third-party applications or through hand coding. Users can visually style text directly within the browser, which offers more scope for creative experimentation, better typographic control and a simplified workflow. The Typecast application enables unlimited experimentation with fonts from the Typekit®, Fontdeck®, Webtype™ and Google Fonts services, in addition to Fonts.com Web Fonts.
Customers may sign up for the Fonts.com Master subscription plan at www.fonts.com/web-fonts/master-plan. A live webcast that demonstrates how SkyFonts can be used with the new Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions will take place May 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. Register for the webcast at http://bit.ly/ZjFbNn.
Today, Monotype also announced that it has teamed up with Google to offer versions of Google Web fonts designed for print. Users can now work with free, desktop versions of Google Web fonts, downloaded through SkyFonts technology to give users more freedom, flexibility and control in how they use their fonts. Further details are available at fonts.com/web-fonts/google.
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company's libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces — including the Helvetica, Frutiger and Univers® families — as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at www.monotype.com.
Monotype, Helvetica, Frutiger and Trade Gothic are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Typecast, SkyFonts and Ascender are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. ITC is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office any may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype and Univers are trademarks of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Gill Sans is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Bitstream is a trademark of MyFonts Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other countries. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Typekit is either a registered trademark or trademark of Adobe Systems Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fontdeck is a registered trademark of Clearleft Ltd. Webtype is a trademark of Webtype LLC and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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