Monotype Releases FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 Font Management Solution for Macintosh Systems

Monotype Releases FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 Font Management Solution for Macintosh Systems

FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 Also Available through Fonts.com Master and Professional Subscription Plans

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 introduced version 4.0 of its award-winning FontExplorer® X Pro font management solution for Macintosh® platforms. The new release, which breaks new ground with features such as support for Web fonts, OpenType® features and Monotype's SkyFonts™ technology, is available separately or as part of Monotype's top-level Fonts.com Web Fonts subscription plans. Customers are able to take advantage of advanced capabilities for selecting, accessing and managing large numbers of fonts quickly and easily.


"Fonts should be easy to work with, and it should also be a pleasant experience," said Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype's e-commerce group. "FontExplorer X Pro has earned a great reputation for providing powerful capabilities to professionals yet is simple enough for 'everyone else.' Excellent typography requires easy access to great type, and FontExplorer X Pro helps to make that happen effectively."

FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 introduces several features, including:

  • Web font support - FontExplorer X Pro can now import, preview and organize Web fonts, including WOFF (Web Open Font Format) and EOT (Embedded OpenType) files.
  • Website font preview - Selected elements on any website can be viewed within FontExplorer X Pro where users can customize the fonts, colors and spacing of text.
  • Slide show feature - Selected fonts can be displayed as a slide show and can overlay documents to help designers gauge how font selections will appear in projects.
  • Mini view - FontExplorer X Pro can now work in a small window, allowing for more screen space for design apps, while providing easy access to the user's font library.
  • Enhanced smart sets - One of the most popular features of FontExplorer X Pro, smart sets operate as filters for designers to access fonts that meet predetermined criteria. Smart sets now support multiple languages, as well as OpenType features available within certain fonts.
  • Improved main font list - Enhancements include the ability to view OpenType feature information and preview font selections using either a multi-line or waterfall view.
  • SkyFonts Support - FontExplorer X Pro now supports SkyFonts technology, Monotype's platform for easily trialing, installing and synchronizing desktop fonts from Fonts.com or Google Fonts across workstations.
  • Connectivity through Fonts.com Master and Professional subscription plans - Subscribers of either plan can take advantage of all the benefits of FontExplorer X Pro through built-in SkyFonts technology.

Monotype's Fonts.com Master and Professional subscription plans feature access to more than 20,000 Web fonts, and more than 7,000 traditional desktop fonts, including selections from the Monotype® Libraries which comprise the Monotype, Linotype®, ITC®, Bitstream® and Ascender® collections. Subscribers also receive SkyFonts technology; Monotype's Typecast™ application, a browser-based tool for designing Web pages with Web fonts; and now FontExplorer X Pro.

"FontExplorer X Pro demonstrates our commitment to add value to our subscription plans on an ongoing basis, and provide subscribers with tools that will help them work with type throughout their complete digital or print workflow," Roberts said. Further information about Fonts.com subscription plans is available at http://www.fonts.com/web-fonts.

Fonts.com Web Fonts Master and Professional subscribers are provided access to version 4.0 for Mac® platforms and version 2.4 for Windows® systems, which includes the capability to connect with SkyFonts technology. FontExplorer X Pro for the Mac may be purchased separately for $89/€89 (including VAT) through the all-new fontexplorerx.com store. Customers using FontExplorer X Pro Mac 2.0 or later can upgrade to version 4.0 for $39/€39 (including VAT). Customers using FontExplorer X Pro 2 for Windows can download version 2.4 for free. FontExplorer X Pro licenses purchased on or after March 1, 2013 may be eligible for a free upgrade. Further information is available at fontexplorerx.com.

About FontExplorer X products

Consistently rated as a top choice, FontExplorer X Pro provides for the ability to easily manage, activate and organize fonts quickly and reliably. The software offers an intuitive interface while providing a rich set of customizable controls, along with easy handling for sharing and exporting font configurations. FontExplorer X Server adds network administration capabilities, including the ability for connected Pro clients to collaborate and streamline workflow efficiency. While FontExplorer X works with all fonts, workgroups can also easily access one of the most renowned assortments of OpenType fonts from the Monotype Libraries.

About Monotype

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 Ascender are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. FontExplorer, Linotype and Univers are trademarks of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. SkyFonts is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. ITC is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain 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 and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other countries. OpenType and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.



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