|Letterhead Fonts License and Usage Overview
• Use the fonts for non-profit or commercial purposes
• Use the fonts to create a design or product that you earn royalties on (see exceptions below)
• Use the fonts to make book covers, t-shirts, and/or personal artwork that you sell
• Use the fonts in film or video production
• Install the fonts on up to 2 computers owned by you or your company
• Alter the letters when used in a design
You may not...
• Purchase the fonts for a third party. Only you are licensed to install and use the fonts.
• Use the fonts in clipart or stencils intended for redistribution or sale
• Install the fonts on more than 2 computers or any computers not owned by you or your company
• Use the fonts in a software application in which the intended purpose is to allow others to use the fonts (ie: a Flash-based design program in which the user can create his own logo or design using the fonts)
• Send your fonts to a printing company or other third-party
• Install the fonts on a web server or otherwise install the fonts on the viewer's computer in order to display the letters on a website (ie: Cufón, sIFR)
• Modify the letters in order to create your own font
• Rename the fonts or convert the fonts into a different format than what was licensed to you
• Trade or sell the fonts. Your license to use Letterhead Fonts is non-transferable. Only you have the legal right to use the fonts.
What about sending the fonts to a printer?
Sending the fonts licensed to you is strictly against the license agreement you agreed to when licensing the fonts. Never under any circumstances send your fonts to a printer or any other third-party. You have no control over what happens to these fonts once they leave your hands. And because your name and account ID is embedded into the fonts, you will be held responsible for damages incurred should the fonts become distributed.
A much safer and simpler method is to convert the fonts to vector outlines (or curves) or to embed the fonts into the document. Both of these methods ensure that the other party can view your file as intended without the need to physically install the font files. This also eliminates potential mistakes associated with using the wrong fonts or wrong versions.
I have a client who wants the font I used. Can I give it to them?
Remember: Only the person or company that purchased the license, may use the font. Never under any circumstances send your fonts to any third-party. You have no control over what happens to these fonts once they leave your hands. And because your name and account ID is embedded into the fonts, you will be held responsible for damages incurred should the fonts become distributed.
If a client desires to use the same font that you used for their work, they must purchase a license for themselves. If you are a client and wish to have a designer create a logo or other project for you using our fonts-- do not purchase a license. Since the fonts will be licensed to you, only you may use the fonts and your graphic designer will not be able to use the fonts. Instead, have your graphic designer purchase a license and then bill you for the cost.
Can I embed the fonts into a PDF file?
Yes, you may do this. We would appreciate if you try to convert the fonts to vector outlines (or curves) first though. If this cannot be done for any reason, then feel free to embed the fonts into the document.
How do I convert the fonts to vector outlines?
Converting your fonts to vector outlines means you never have to send the fonts with your document or embed them. This eliminates potential problems or mistakes because what you see on your screen is exactly how the document will appear when printed. The method to do so varies depending on the program. Here are some common programs:
• Adobe InDesign -- Highlight the text or select the text box and choose: Type > Create Outlines
• QuarkXPress -- Highlight the text or select the text box and choose: Item > Convert Text To Boxes
• Adobe Illustrator -- Highlight the text or select the text and choose: Type > Create Outlines
• CorelDraw -- Highlight the text or select the text and choose: Arrange > Convert To Curves
You cannot create vector outlines in Adobe Photoshop, but you can eliminate the need to send the fonts by rasterizing any text. Simply select the text layer in the layer palette and choose: Layer > Rasterize > Type. Or you may flatten all layers instead.
What if I need to use the fonts on more than 2 computers?
Each single license allows you to install the fonts on up to 2 computers owned by you or your company. Please contact us for special discounted rates on more than 1 license.
What do I do if I sell or give away my computer?
Because your account ID is embedded into each of the fonts you license from us, you will want to take extra precaution to remove any Letterhead Fonts before selling or giving away your computer. These fonts can easily be identified by the "LHF" preface in the names.
Can I allow customers to create their own designs with the fonts?
Typically, this is done using an internet Flash-based application that allows people to create their own designs or logos using the fonts. This type of usage or any other usage that enables others to use the fonts is not allowed. Only the original purchaser has a license and right to use the fonts. The reason being, it is unfair to the original creator of the font if others use his/her font without paying him/her for that privilege.
Can I use Cufón, Font Squirrel or sIFR to display the fonts on a web page?
This would violate two items in your license that are prohibited: (1) You may not create a new font file or otherwise reverse engineer the font from it's original OTF state. (2) You may not install the font on a web server in order to provide access to it by the general public.
Cufón, Font Squirrel and sIFR are not secure and the fonts created are temporarily downloaded to the viewer's computer. Because your name and account ID is embedded into each of the fonts you license from LHF, you will want to take precautions not to allow the fonts to be used in this manner. Encouraging people to upload their commercial fonts to a server (as Cufón does) is highly irresponsible and disrespectful of the original artist's work.
What is FontGuard and how does it affect the use of the fonts?
FontGuard is a proprietary system developed by Letterhead Fonts. The system embeds the customer's name, email address and account ID into each of the font files licensed. It does not affect how the fonts may be used. The fonts may be installed the same as other font files and manipulated using any number of third-party font management applications. FontGuard is not a DRM (Digital Rights Management) system. You can learn more about FontGuard here.
Can I get a refund if the fonts don't work in my programs?
Letterhead Fonts will replace any font that is deemed to be inferior or contains flaws. We regularly issue updates for fonts. These updates feature improvements and bug fixes. These updates are always free and readily available to download from your account. However, because of the nature of digital files, we cannot issue refunds for any fonts you purchase. This is why it is very important to ensure that the programs you intend to use the fonts in can use Postscript OpenType fonts before purchasing.
Do I own the fonts when I purchase from Letterhead Fonts?
When you purchase from Letterhead Fonts, you are purchasing a license to use the font files. You are not purchasing the actual fonts themselves. This license to use the fonts contains certain conditions as explained above and outlined in the EULA.
Where can I read the full EULA?
The entire Letterhead Fonts End User License Agreement that you agree to when purchasing can be read here.
If you have any questions that were not answered here or require clarification, please feel free to contact us.