Monotype Fonts FAQ for non-creatives.

Monotype Fonts has the most extensive and up-to-date font library in the world.

Get your common Monotype Fonts questions answered with our FAQs dedicated to the non-creative. From subscription features to definitions, find out everything you need to know before you sign up.

What fonts are available through a Monotype Fonts subscription?

All plans offer access to our library of over 150,000 high-quality, award-winning fonts. And we’re always adding new fonts to our inventory to provide you and your team with as many options as possible. Spanning iconic workhorses like Helvetica Now and Furtura Now to modern designs such as Macklin and Cotford, explore iconic typefaces from over 1400 foundries, including Latinotype, Fontsmith, Mark Simonson, Laura Worthington, and of course, The Monotype Studio.

What if my team needs a font that isn’t available in the Monotype Library?

Monotype Fonts has the most extensive and up-to-date font library in the world. We partner with type foundries which allows us expand our collection even further and grow with each new typeface release. But in the situation where we might not have the font you need, our similarity and alternatives engine will provide great options for you. And don’t forget, you can always important fonts you purchased elsewhere into your Monotype Fonts.

What are web fonts, and why would my team use them?

Web fonts are designed for online displays, such as websites and digital ads. Web fonts render cleanly, regardless of device resolution or pixel density, and ensure your project loads quickly and consistently everywhere your content is seen, i.e., browser, operating systems, and devices. And even if layouts (or ideas) change, our web fonts allow text to automatically re-flow to guarantee it appears as intended. All Monotype Fonts pro plans offer web fonts.

Production Fonts/Licensing.

How does Monotype Fonts make font licensing easier for us?

Monotype Fonts streamlines font licensing by completing the paperwork and covering your work under one license, which ultimately makes infringement a lot less likely. One Monotype Fonts license will replace purchasing, monitoring, and rewnweing multiple different font licenses throughout the year. This will save you and your team lots of time, keeping your projets on schedule and avoiding any delays from manual tracking (e.g. forgetting a license needs to be renewed). Plus, you can import any other fonts you’ve already purchased to keep everything in one place. 

What are production fonts, and how many do we get?

Production fonts are the fonts you choose to use commercially and share outside your organization. With every Monotype Fonts subscription, you have an allotted number of production fonts; additional production fonts can be bought in sets of five. Refer to your Monotype Fonts contract to check how many production fonts your team has available.

How do swappable fonts work, and what if my team needs more production fonts?

Monotype Fonts understands that your needs can change; that’s why we implemented swappable fonts as well as the option to upgrade your plan. Swappable fonts refer to the fonts you’ve chosen to replace your original production fonts. Swap your fonts by simply notifying us of the fonts you want to switch out and which fonts will take their place. Swapping your fonts is allowed once per quarter (every three months). Swappable fonts are included in the Monotype Fonts Standard, Pro, and Unlimited plans, so no extra paperwork is required. If you need more production fonts, we suggest signing up for a different Monotype Fonts subscription or developing a customized plan with us by emailing [email protected]

Plan Features.

What are web page views?

Web page views refer to how often our fonts were viewed on your web page. Please note that one reader can have multiple web page views as this count refers to views, not individual users.

When a plan mentions an app, what does that mean?

When a plan mentions an app, it refers to a mobile app created using typefaces from Monotype Fonts. For example, if a plan has only one app listed, your team can only use our fonts on a single app.

What if my team needs desktop rights?

To secure desktop rights, you need the appropriate desktop license. Desktop licenses allow you and your team to use fonts commercially and in most of your creative assets. Monotype Fonts offers desktop licenses to purchase as an addition to your plan.

Our designers would like to try out fonts before we put them into production. Is this something Monotype Fonts offers?

Yes, all of our Monotype Fonts subscriptions offer the ability to experiment with any font in the Monotype Library. Let your colleagues know they can freely experiment with all our typefaces and create mockups to share internally.

How will a Monotype Fonts plan keep my team more organized?

Monotype Fonts offers many ways to keep your team and their digital workspace tidy. Our font management system allows anyone on your team to create lists and folders, use tags, and add typefaces to their favorites lists. This makes sorting and categorizing much simpler. And for optimal collaboration, you and your team can share font lists and folders with just one click. Engineers, IT, creative services managers, asset managers or any other administrative role in Monotype Fonts can share easily with creative users, and vice versa.

How will a Monotype Fonts plan help my team with efficiency?

When your whole team is using Monotype Fonts, everyone has access to fonts and creative work so the pressure is no longer on IT or administrators to locate and deliver files. And because fonts are stored systematically, administrators can easily find and share assets. This ensures easy communication between team members and reduces bottlenecks.

How does Monotype Fonts help our business remain compliant?

One license means less risk because you and your team will no longer have to manually monitor and track font licenses and use. You’ll also have access to font usage metrics and the ability to enforce compliance by restricting access to certain fonts.


What if I don’t know what plan is right for my team?

Not a problem. We’ll happily walk you through your options or customize a plan to fit your font needs. Email us at [email protected]

Do you offer SSO integration?

Yes, we do. The Monotype Fonts SSO integration allows your team to have a single sign-on. And we provide SSO mapping so there’s no need to set up individual logins and configure their access permissions one by one.

Does Monotype Fonts offer a trial?

Yes, we do. Monotype Fonts offers a 30-day free trial which you can sign up for here:


How does a Monotype Fonts subscription help us stay within budget?

Because Monotype Fonts is a font subscription service, your organization will be billed annually at the price of your chosen plan. From the moment you sign up, your team has everything they need to create and share their designs; and as a result, random font purchases are much less likely to occur. A font subscription means a stable, predictable cost that allows you to maintain your font budget.

Can I be invoiced monthly?

No, we only offer annual billing at this time.

Are Monotype Fonts subscriptions on auto-renewal?

No, we do not automatically renew Monotype Fonts subscriptions.

Simple, simple, simple.

Here at Monotype, we believe using a font subscription should be a simple, uncomplicated experience, including at the very start. Whether you’re a freelancer, a tight-knit agency, or a large enterprise, lean on us for all your font needs. We’ll provide your team with handcrafted fonts to use in designs, secure storage for projects, and an easy-to-use platform for optimal organization.

We hope you found our FAQs for non-creatives useful. If you have any lingering questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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Monotype Fonts FAQ for non-creatives.