Dear Fellow Artist,

Beginning in January 2007, we implemented a new, easier to use shopping cart system. We also decided to go full-force with Postscript Open Type and offer them exclusively (bye-bye True Type). Now we understand this change will rile some feathers, so please hold your horses (and your feathers) and let me explain some of the changes and why we felt they were necessary.

Letterhead Fonts are now available only in Postscript-flavored Open Type. This means that your software must support Open Type fonts. Open Type fonts work great in:

• Most Microsoft applications
• SignLab 7.1
or newer
• FlexiSign 7
or newer
• CorelDraw 9
or newer
• Illustrator 9
or newer
• Photoshop 5.5
or newer
• InDesign 1.0
or newer
• Quark 4
or newer
• Freehand 10
or newer
• Gerber Omega 2.51
or newer

If you are in doubt as to whether or not your programs can use Open Type, we suggest downloading the free trial version of our LHF Quadrex font before ordering.

The decision to offer Open Type exclusively was multi-faceted, but one of the main reasons was that we were disappointed with the inferior quality of True Type and the way it mangled our drawings. Postscript Open Type is true to how we originally drew the letters. While True Type actually moves points around, thereby changing the shape of the letters.

This means that some people will need to upgrade their software in order to use Letterhead Fonts. But if the Open Type format is superior, why would you not do so (assuming you have the means to)? We want to use the best tools to produce the best possible product for the customer.

Letterhead Fonts will only work on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OSX or higher. The Letterhead Fonts Installer will not function on operating systems older than these versions. Although some of the older systems can in fact use Open Type fonts in some capacity with the help of Adobe Type Manager, we felt it was best to eliminate confusion and exclude those systems that cannot use Open Type natively.
Letterhead Fonts are not embedable as text into PDF files. Simply convert the text to vector curves (or outlines) before generating your PDF file. The end result is essentially the same.

I've worked hard with our programmers over the last 2 years to make it as simple as possible to order and start using your new fonts.The improvements to the shopping cart system are many. For example, it now takes only a minute to download, login and get any font installed (once you've created an account). Additionally, you'll now be able to download your fonts again at any time and view your account history. I'm sure you'll agree that this new cart system is far superior to the old one.

Amongst all these changes, one thing remains the same: Our commitment to providing you with top-notch customer service and high-quality fonts for professional work. While we understand that these new limitations may make it difficult or even impossible for some of our long-time customers to use the new fonts, we do hope you'll understand our position and consider upgrading your software when possible.

If you are a customer who has purchased fonts from us before, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to set you up with a free trial font for you to test out on your system.


Chuck Davis, Founder
Letterhead Fonts

You may find the following pages helpful:
Frequently Asked Questions -- Explains many of the new changes in greater detail
How To Order -- A step by step guide to using the new shopping cart