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Licensing & Pricing

 

Playtype offers a number of standard and extended license types. A Standard Desktop License for personal and studio use is available for purchase on this site. For the other license types, contact Playtype. This page offers an overview of the different license types, which should help you choose the right license type for your needs. The Playtype End User License Agreement (EULA) should always be read before purchasing a license or using Playtype fonts. The EULA provides the legal foundation for licensing Playtype fonts.

Playtype Foundry offers the following types of licenses:

  • Personal Desktop License
  • Studio Desktop License
  • Business License

In addition, Playtype Foundry offers the following extension licenses to the Business License:

  • Extended Desktop License
  • Web-font Self-hosting License
  • Application License

Personal Desktop License

A Personal Desktop License is granted for “Standard Desktop Use” meaning installation of the Font Software on desktops, laptops or workstations use the Font Software for making documents for printing and for other non-digital publications.

This license is issued for 1-2 users, meaning that the license is personal for the licensee and can be shared with one other; for example a printer or an editor.

Studio Desktop License

A  Studio Desktop License is granted for “Standard Desktop Use” meaning installation of the Font Software on desktops, laptops or workstations use the Font Software for making documents for printing and for other non-digital publications.

This license is issued for 3-10 users, meaning that the license suitable for studios, creative agencies, marketing agencies, printers and manufacturers, individuals and freelancers. Remember that if the font is used for a client and the client afterwards need the font files to work with the client  shall purchase their own Business License.

Web-font License (hosted)

With a Web-font License acquired through one of Playtype ApS’ web-font-hosting partners. The hosting partner will store and service the font ensuring browser optimization and protection of the fonts through server referrals, caching, pattern matching and obfuscation of the font files.

Business License

Business License is for customers that has an extended commercial need and beside Standard Desktop Use also need an extended use of the font for authorized commercial use  and/or need to use the font on their web page and/or in an application.

The Business License can be customized to cover additional usage as set out below.

Business License – Desktop

A Business Desktop License is granted for “Standard Desktop Use” meaning installation of the Font Software on desktops, laptops or workstations use the Font Software for making documents for printing and for other non-digital publications. A Business Desktop License is also granted for “Extended Desktop Use”, meaning use of the font for authorized commercial use such as printed publications for commercial distribution; newspaper, magazines etc. and for broad corporate use.

See the Playtype EULA for further clarification.

Business License – Web-font Self-hosting

A Business Web-font Self-hosting License is available for business use only. With a Web-font Self-hosting License the fonts must be hosted by the Licensee, and the Font Software should be stored and served securely from the same devices and location as the other software and assets associated with the domain names, which are covered by the license. The Licensee must take necessary precautions to prevent downloads of the font by unlicensed third parties. The use of third party font hosting services is strictly prohibited. 

Business License – Application 

A Business Application License is an addition that permits the licensee embedding the font in applications which includes using Font Software to style live text in applications, including but not limited to; software applications, mobile applications built to run natively on mobile operating systems and console games. The font must be in a secure format in digital applications, which only allow the user to view the font. Under no circumstances are the users allowed to perform any kind of download, editing, altering, extracting or other modification of the font.