First-of-its-Kind Developer Platform Debuts with Access to Monotype’s Collection of Thousands of Fonts in the Cloud
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SkyFonts Technology Enables Free Five-Minute Trials of Thousands ofFonts within Documents
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider oftypefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications andconsumer devices, has introduced the ability for Fonts.comvisitors to experiment with desktop fonts for free. Fonts aretemporarily installed through Monotype's SkyFonts™client, enabling users to work with actual fonts within documents for upto five minutes, before the data is retracted automatically.
"Experimenting with type has always been an integral part of the designprocess, and now we've taken it to a new level by allowing fortypographic experimentation within real projects," said Chris Roberts,vice president and general manager of Monotype's e-commerce group. "Webelieve this is a major win not only for customers but also for ourfoundry partners, who can now more easily expose their designs tocustomers who can try them risk-free."
"The SkyFonts trial feature is a real timesaver over traditional compingmethods. There's nothing like it for comparing a variety of fonts,particularly in immersive-reading text settings such as books andmagazines, without the need or expense of licensing many fonts upfront," said Patrick Griffin of Canada Type, a typeface foundry thatoffers fonts on Fonts.com that can be used for font trials. "What couldbe better than an uncensored test drive right on your own machine, usingyour own applications right inside your own workflow?"
More than 30,000 products from 100 foundries are available for freetrial, with more fonts expected to be added on an ongoing basis. Trialsbegin by clicking a "download a free trial" link from Fonts.com productpages or search results. Fonts are delivered automatically and syncedacross up to five workstations that operate the SkyFonts client.
Visitors require a free Fonts.com account to use desktop trials. Userswill be prompted to create or log in to a Fonts.com account and toinstall the SkyFonts client, if it hasn't been previously installed,upon clicking the "download a free trial" link. Built on Monotype'spatent-pending technology for temporary font installation, the SkyFontsclient is a free, lightweight utility that runs in the background of aMacintosh® or PC platform.
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology andexpertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brandintegrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwidewith typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications andconsumer devices. The company's libraries and e-commerce sites are hometo many of the most widely used typefaces — including the Helvetica®,Frutiger®and Univers®families — as well as the next generation of type designs. Furtherinformation is available at www.monotype.com.
Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc.registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registeredin certain jurisdictions. SkyFonts is a trademark of Monotype ImagingInc. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S.Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certainjurisdictions. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in theU.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other countries. All othertrademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 MonotypeImaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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