Font Licensing FAQ
 

What's all this licensing stuff about? I thought I was just buying fonts.

When you buy fonts, you’re not actually buying the fonts at all but rather the license to use the fonts on your computer. With every font or font family you purchase and download, the terms of that license (or EULA) are also downloaded with the fonts so you can read about any restricted uses for those fonts. Read our entire license agreement to learn about all permitted and restricted uses for the fonts we offer.

 

How many computers can I install my new fonts on?

At Font Bros, every font purchased is actually licensed to individuals rather computers, devices or locations. Each time you purchase fonts from us, you’ll always be required to define the total number of people (AKA end users) who will be using the fonts.

By default, when you add fonts to your shopping cart, most are licensed for up to 5 end users. You can easily change the number of end users at any time before you complete your purchase. Anytime after your purchase, you can also easily add more end users by simply logging-in to your account and upgrade this number at any time (additional licensing fees will be calculated and can be purchased at that time via your account)

When you install the fonts, make sure you’re only installing the fonts on the computers specific to each end user you’ve purchased a license for. Each individual end user may have the fonts installed on up to two computers they use (desktop and laptop computer for example) provided they’re the only user of those computers.

 

Can I use these fonts in a logo?

Yes! Logo usage is allowed under our default license agreement.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font in an App I'm creating for mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows)?

By default, our license agreement does not allow you to embed the fonts, outlines from the font, or rasterized images created using the font in to any software including Apps without a license upgrade. We also understand most App developers are individuals and have priced our fonts for mobile Apps reasonably!

If you’re not sure if you need an additional license for this use or would like us to estimate an embedded App license for you, send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to help you get the licensing you need.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font in a Flash/Web/Facebook/Desktop application I'm creating?

By default, our license agreement does not allow you to embed the fonts, outlines from the font, or rasterized images created using the font in to any software or applications without a license upgrade. If you’re not sure if you need an additional license for this use or would like us to estimate an embedded software license for you, send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to help you get the licensing you need.

 

I'm creating an eBook, can I use my recently purchased fonts in it?

By default, our license agreement does not allow the use of a font in an eBook or PDF sold or given away for commercial uses without a license upgrade. If you would like us to estimate an eBook license for you, send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to help you get the licensing you need. We generally offer a license per title you’d like to offer.

If you’re a large publishing company and desire to offer an unlimited number of eBook titles, send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to prepare an estimate for you.

 

Can I convert a font I purchased from Font Bros to use on my website as a Web Font?

By default, our user license forbids users from converting or modifying any font purchased from Font Bros for any reason. For customers who wish to use web fonts (using @font-face via CSS) to embed fonts on their websites, we will be happy to assist you with purchasing the appropriate license. Send us an online support request and we’ll get your web fonts ASAP!

FYI, Font Bros is currently in development and final testing on our new web font solution for all customers who wish to use web fonts (using @font-face via CSS) to embed on their websites which we intend to launch in a few months.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font to create products for resale using letters from the font?

By default, our user license agreement restricts the creation and resale of any alphabet products for resale physically or digitally where the individual letters are offered as the product being sold (even with modifications) without an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

Alphabet products include (but are not limited to) the following: scrapbooking uses involving reproductions of individual letterforms, including but not limited to, digital alphabets (Alphas); adhesive sticker alphabet products; embroidery letters or fonts, use in the creation of signage or numbering products; monogram products; rubber stamps; die-cut products, stencil products; tattoo flash, or converted into software or by other means for the purposes of producing alphabet or letterforms by the use of sewing and/or embroidery machines; die-cut devices and plotters or any other product producing or containing any image of the letterforms or images derived from the design of the Font embodied in the Font Software of which any likeness of the alphabet can be reproduced where the letterform or alphabet product will be distributed or resold.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font to create personalized or custom products for resale?

While our license does allow users to create ‘stock’ word or phrase art on an item for resale such as ‘Happy Birthday’ or a static generic phrase that can be reproduced the same for each item for each customer, however if the customer wants to order the item to say ‘Happy Birthday Jim’ this personalized or customized use is not permitted without an additional license upgrade.

By default, our user license agreement restricts the creation and resale of any personalized or customized products for resale physically or digitally where the text on the item being sold using the font can be modified without an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

Personalized Products include, but are not limited to, using the font to create individually customized T-shirts, greeting cards, mugs, postage stamps, stickers, post cards, business cards, invitations on a customized, per order basis for retail sale such as by way of, but not limited to, Café Press, Zazzle, Etsy or other similar services.

We offer different licensing options depending on if you intend to allow the customer to order the personalized or customized item seeing a live preview of the finished item prior to purchasing or simply allowing them to order the item using custom text sight unseen.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font in a video/program/commercial/movie for broadcast?

By default, our user license agreement restricts the use of any font for broadcast use in a video, program, movie, commercial or in multi-media titling for broadcast online, on television, mobile devices or movie theaters without the purchase of an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

Note, this does not apply to personal projects non-commercial in nature.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font on-screen embedded in an electronic device?

By default, our license agreement does not allow you to embed the fonts, outlines from the font, or rasterized images created using the font embedded within any electronic device without the purchase of an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

 

Can I use dingbat font image for a logo, on a product, on product packaging or in a display?

By default, you may not use artwork, drawings or dingbats for professional uses such as, but not limited to, goods for sale, in logo design, retail packaging or point of sale displays without the purchase of an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

 

Can I use a recently purchased font for national advertising promotional materials, displays or signage?

By default, our user license agreement restricts the use of any font for large volume commercial uses without the purchase of an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

Large Volume Commercial Uses include, but are not limited to, proper and authorized use of the fonts in the creation of products, promotional campaigns and related materials; advertising campaigns and related materials; product packaging or printed materials that require or results in the creation of more than 250,000 reproductions; interior or exterior store signage for regional, national or international uses including billboards.

 

Can I print a recently purchased font on a product or on product packaging for over 250k items?

By default, our user license agreement restricts the use of any font for large volume commercial uses without the purchase of an additional license upgrade. Send us an online support request and we’ll be happy to assist you further with the correct license.

Large Volume Commercial Uses include, but are not limited to, proper and authorized use of the fonts in the creation of products, promotional campaigns and related materials; advertising campaigns and related materials; product packaging or printed materials that require or results in the creation of more than 250,000 reproductions; interior or exterior store signage for regional, national or international uses including billboards.