Guide to licensing and subscription.
Purchasing a Monotype Fonts subscription is the easiest way to bring thousands of new fonts into your library without having to go through a procurement/licensing process for every single one.
All you have to do is sign one licensing agreement for a subscription plan that suits your team’s needs, and you’re good to go. Your Monotype Fonts plan gives you access to thousands of typefaces ready for use on an unlimited number of prototypes (plus any production use cases that your company needs). A plan also gives your team access to a host of management features, all packed into an easy-to-use interface available via web and app.
Probably the only tricky part is figuring out which subscription plan suits our needs. This guide will walk you through the different plans available so you can pick the right one for your team.
What plans are available, and who are these plans for?
There’s a Monotype Fonts plan for everyone — from individual freelancers to small and mid-sized teams, up to global enterprise organizations.
Create + Pitch:
Made for creative agencies, the Create + Pitch plan gives you instant access to our full library fonts to use in your pitch decks. This plan allows you to design and share creative pitches with your clients without buying a new font license every time you start something new. Starting at $99, Create + Pitch is a cost-effective solution for a single Monotype Fonts user to create as many pitches as they’d like with any fonts from the Monotype Fonts Library. Verified agencies also receive a 5,000 monthly web page views allowance for their chosen web fonts.
Create + Deploy:
Designed for individuals and small teams, the Create + Deploy plan gives you the freedom to use fonts everywhere your brand is seen. Choose from thousands of fonts and deploy up to 10 production fonts across multiple channels. Import team fonts into your shared Monotype Fonts Library, organize fonts into easily shareable folders, projects, and lists, and stay on top of font access to keep everyone on brand. Easily tailored, Create + Deploy also has flexible add-ons to meet your growing needs.
Made for Larger Brands:
Companies with larger or more complex teams and wider digital presence across web, app, and ads will benefit from these plans.
Web Kit Lite: The Web Kit Lite plan comes with five Monotype Fonts users, three production fonts, and 1,500,000 monthly web page views. Starting at $2,500 per year, the Web Kit Lite plan allows your team to create game-changing designs for extensive use on high-traffic web pages.
Web Kit: The Web Kit plan comes with five Monotype Fonts users and five production fonts. It allows for 10,000,000 monthly web page views and 200,000 monthly digital ad impressions. Starting at $7,500, the Web Kit plan is designed for teams that use fonts on high-traffic websites and far-reaching campaigns.
Standard: The Standard plan caters to growing and established brands that need a robust font solution. This plan comes with five Monotype Fonts users, five production fonts, 20,000,000 monthly web page views, 100,000,000 monthly digital ad impressions, and font use licenses for five apps. Starting at $20,500 per year, the Standard plan allows your brand to reach your audience on multiple channels, including websites, apps, and advertisements.
Plan inclusions in depth.
You’ll see the following terms when looking into Monotype Fonts plans. Here’s a detailed explanation of what every component means.
While Monotype Fonts licensing terms allow you to use all the fonts in an unlimited number of mock-ups, production fonts are the fonts you are licensed to use in production use cases such as branding and advertising. Need to deploy fonts for web pages, ads, apps, and more? Look for plans that come with enough production fonts for your needs. Production fonts are sold in packs of five; you can purchase additional fonts if needed.
Swappable production fonts.
Do you rebrand frequently, or do you just want a bit of wiggle room when it comes to which font goes to production? Keep an eye out for plans that include swappable production fonts. This will allow you to swap (i.e., change) the production fonts that come with your plan once every quarter (i.e., every three months).
Monotype Fonts users.
How many users in your company need access to Monotype Fonts? That’s the number of Monotype Fonts users you should purchase. Every Monotype Fonts user gets login credentials and can use all the fonts and features your company administrator gives them access to.
Monthly web page views.
Are you planning to use your production fonts on web pages? If so, you should consider monthly web page views. The monthly web page views allotment is the total number of times a web page/mobile app containing a production font(s) is viewed per month. This is trackable through Monotype Fonts’ web font hosting service, so you can easily monitor your monthly usage and switch to a different plan if needed.
Planning to use fonts for mobile applications? This is the plan feature to look for. Choose a plan that allows you to use production fonts on as many applications as you need.
Monthly digital ad impressions.
Need to use fonts for digital ads? Make sure you choose a plan with enough monthly digital ad impressions. Digital ad impression refers to the total number of times a digital ad containing a production font(s) is displayed per month on any channel.
Build the plan for you:
Tailor your plan with the following add-ons.
All Monotype Fonts plans come with a Basic, Premier, or Elite support level. Depending on the size of your team and which resources are already available to your team internally, you can choose a plan that covers your team’s support needs.
User set-up can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially for larger organizations. Some Monotype Fonts plans offer single sign-on (SSO) integration with the most common SSO providers to automate deployment.
An add-on that allows other company members to use production fonts internally (e.g., in PowerPoints, internal documents, emails, etc.). Non-users will not have access to the Monotype Fonts platform, but they can have the production fonts pre-installed on their machine for internal use.
How do I choose the right plan for my team?
The right plan for your team lies in the intersection of past usage data and planned expansion. Instead of picking a plan based on the hypothesis — “I’ll try this and see if this suits the team” — consider any potential expansions, acquisitions, team expansions, and marketing campaigns.
A Monotype Fonts subscription eliminates the usual bottlenecks encountered by creative teams, such as looking for missing fonts and sharing font files. Aside from giving you access to award-winning fonts from foundries around the world through the Monotype Fonts Library, it also allows you to import and organize your company’s existing font library.
Font acquisition and licensing are a breeze for your procurement and legal teams when you only have to sign a single agreement. Monotype Fonts’ SSO compatibility and access management features save your IT team a lot of time, too.
The only thing left to do is to pick the right plan by considering your team’s font needs.
Already subscribed? If you feel another plan might suit your needs better, don’t hesitate to reach out.