Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has released over 8,600 Web fonts on Linotype.com, now available for download and self hosting. Customers are also able to save 50 percent off the desktop version of a font when purchasing both the desktop and Web font versions. Some of the world’s most popular typefaces are from the Linotype® collection, such as the Helvetica®, Optima® and Trade Gothic® families. Today they’re available for both the Web and print from Linotype.com, along with selections from the Monotype® Libraries, which comprise collections from the company’s Monotype, Linotype, ITC®, Bitstream® and Ascender® foundry brands. Additional fonts, including selections from newly represented typeface foundries, are expected to be added on an ongoing basis. “Our approach on Linotype.com is to combine value and straightforward simplicity, so that customers can more easily create beautiful typography that’s consistent across digital and print,” said Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype’s e-commerce group. Linotype.com customers can now quickly access one of the most comprehensive selections of Web fonts and pay for only what’s needed. Pricing is based on page views, with no further payment required until the page view allowance is used up. Customers sign up for a minimum of 250,000 page views for all their registered Web domains. Web font pricing for the first 250,000 page views is based on the price of a desktop version of a font, with most priced at $29/€29 (including VAT) or less. Alternatively, customers can purchase a package of page views greater than 250,000, which decreases the price-per-page-view cost on a progressive scale. When page view allowances near completion, customers are notified. They can also check an online report, which lists page view activity per domain. When purchasing Web fonts, customers specify the character set of the fonts, which ensures that they provide the specific language support required or OpenType® features needed, such as discretionary ligatures, small caps and fractions. Customers then receive a kit that contains the fonts, which support all major Web browsers, files used for tracking page views, a CSS file for defining the fonts for use on Web pages, and instructions for adding the fonts to the customer’s server. Customers can return at any time to rebuild their kit should data be updated or if their character set requirements change. The range of Web fonts available on Linotype.com supports more than 40 languages or writing systems, including Latin-based/European languages, Cyrillic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew.
About Linotype.comLinotype.com represents one of the world’s most prestigious, long-standing brands in typefaces – Linotype. The first Linotype typefaces debuted more than 100 years ago. Today, Linotype.com offers thousands of typefaces for use in both digital and print environments and is home to the renowned, continuously expanding Linotype® collection. Linotype.com also features advanced, intuitive search facilities and serves as a resource for typographic information and inspiration. 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. Linotype, Optima, Trade Gothic and Univers are trademarks of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. 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. OpenType is either a trademark or registered trademark 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.