Frequently asked questions
What are production fonts, and how many of them can I use?
Production fonts are the fonts you use commercially. These are not the fonts used in mock-ups or pitch decks. Every Monotype Fonts subscription allots you a certain number of production fonts, which are linked to the distribution rights that you purchase with your plan. You may deploy as many production fonts as your plan allows; for instance, the Create + Deploy plan comes with 10 production fonts. Additional production fonts are available for purchase.
Can I test and mock-up with Monotype Fonts without using production fonts?
Yes, you can test fonts in any environment and create as many mock-ups as you’d like, as long as they are not deployed commercially or publicly. You only need to use production fonts once you are deploying fonts for commercial purposes.
Can I use fonts from Monotype Fonts on my website?
Yes, you can use fonts on your live website if you have purchased monthly web page views as part of your plan. We offer monthly web page views as an add-on before or after purchasing your subscription plan. You cannot use more fonts on your website than what is covered by your production font allowance. The Create + Deploy plan comes with 10 production fonts as the standard; distribution limits apply. You must use the web hosting tools on Monotype Fonts, and may not self-host or use third-party hosting providers.
How can I purchase more add-ons for my subscription plan?
You can request additional add-ons before purchasing a plan by navigating to the add-ons section on the page of your desired subscription plan page. If you require add-ons after purchasing a plan, you can request them by navigating to our live chat under your account dropdown menu.
What do my desktop rights cover in the Create + Deploy plan?
You will only have desktop rights for the fonts that you select as production fonts. Desktop rights included in the Create + Deploy plan cover use for the following:
- Installing the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
- Using the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc. (Any application that checks for installed fonts.)
- Creating and printing documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)
- Included in rights: company merchandise, flyers, poster, banners, signage, direct mail, brochures, catalogs, trade show displays, business cards, product packaging, fonts embedded into video content (view count limit is distribution amount)
- Not included in rights: VR/AR (2D and 3D environments), desktop apps, IOS apps, hardware (not in or embedded font software in printers, appliances, kiosks, set-top boxes, tablets, smart phones, in-store displays etc.), commercial electronic documents, video games
Monotype Fonts subscription plans have distribution limits for these rights. The standard plan includes 5,000 units, with options to purchase more as add-ons. All the items under “included” can be deployed up to 5,000 units each (e.g., printing 5,000 brochures, 5,000 flyers, 5,000 units of product packaging). If you’re unsure about your licensing rights, feel free to ask us any questions through our live chat.
Can I download font files?
No, neither the Create + Pitch plan nor the Create + Deploy plan allow you to download font files. However, the Monotype Desktop App allows you to sync fonts directly to your design tools, including InDesign, Photoshop, Figma, PowerPoint, and Word. Fonts synced with the Monotype Desktop App will be visible in any application that reads your local system font files.
What fonts are available on Monotype Fonts?
We are continuously adding new fonts and foundries to the Monotype Fonts Library. Click here to search our library for available fonts.
Do self-hosting rights come with the Create + Deploy plan?
No, self-hosting rights do not come with the Create + Deploy plan. The Create + Deploy plan gives you the rights to use fonts commercially, but they need to be hosted by Monotype.
What support tier do I get when I purchase the Create + Deploy plan?
The Create + Deploy plan offers basic support.
What if I need to deploy more fonts for commercial use?
Additional production fonts are available for purchase. If you consistently need to deploy many commercial production fonts, we recommend the Monotype Fonts Standard, Pro, or Unlimited plans.
How does Monotype Fonts work with desktop applications?
Monotype Fonts offers the Monotype Desktop App, which allows you to sync fonts directly from the Monotype Fonts Library to your desktop environment and design tools without having to install fonts.