Premium design tools deserve premium fonts

Building an HTML design tool? Our Web Font Platform API gives your users some of the world’s best typefaces to work with – all with easy integration.

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    Roll out a premium font library for a fraction of the engineering effort

    Our handy API lets you support nearly 100,000 commercial-grade fonts, gives users a mammoth boost in choice, and frees your developers to focus on other features.

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    Give your users another reason to stay signed in

    Typography is a core design task, so why make users leave your app to do it well? Let them browse, try, and publish web fonts from within your tool. After all, usage = retention.

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    Designed to blend in

    Our customizable UI means your users won’t be able to tell where your interface ends and ours begins.

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Buzz Wiggins Co-Founder & CEO, Adcade

With the death of Flash came the broken process of working with Web fonts, a common frustration for designers who responded by creating ineffective workarounds

The Monotype Web Font Platform puts the power back in designers’ hands by offering a super simple way to use Web fonts – providing the creative freedom and flexibility that designers and brands need to run a dynamic and personalized campaign anywhere, anytime.

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Make working with type a joy

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    Unlock our full catalog of premium fonts

    Let users browse and license our entire library of web fonts without ever leaving your tool, including classics like the Helvetica®, Avenir® and Frutiger® typefaces.

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    Accept their custom & off-the-shelf fonts

    Give users the power to add and work with web fonts they or their clients have previously licensed and downloaded from Monotype, MyFonts,™, FontShop, Linotype and Font Squirrel.

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    Give them 14 fully-licensed families FREE

    Licensed for use in commercial web pages, HTML emails and HTML ads, they’re beautiful, legible, and ready to publish. Check out the fonts.

    WFP.getFonts(function(fonts) {
        // Populate select field with font data
    }, this);
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Matthew Snyder Co-Founder & CEO, ResponsiveAds

We are focused specifically on the responsive Web design shift, and once our publishers, brand and agency clients got a taste of Web fonts in our self-serve NARRATOR™ Studio with the Monotype Web Font Platform, typography became one of the most important brand engagement quality drivers for them, alongside animation, contextual content and video.

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Performance matters

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    The fonts live on our EdgeCast CDN

    You don't have to store the font data, and we can optimize how the files are served to your tool and to your customers’ web pages, HTML ads, and HTML emails.

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    As fast as your app

    Our API has a small 5.5 kb payload, so fonts will appear straight away once selected and your tool should boot without delay.

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    Get up & running in a day

    The features you include will affect how quickly you finish, but we’ve had some teams do it in less than a day using one developer. And we’re working to make it ever faster.

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    Let our API do the heavy lifting

    Why build your own library integration when our simple Javascript API works with most browser engines and eliminates the development costs around server-side complexities like REST APIs, font loading and font management.

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George Pentson VP of Product & Design, Flite

It was almost impossible for brands to take advantage of dynamic and real-time advertising prior to having access to Monotype’s Web Font Platform. They would have to rasterize the fonts being used to avoid licensing issues and browser limitations. And yet the quality still wasn’t suitable for today’s high-definition, ‘retina-ready’ world. Now, designers can do things 10 times faster because they can make changes directly to the razor sharp, beautifully rendered text as the request comes in – which is a huge leap forward in how designers will work with type.

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Designers need quality web fonts

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    The web is 95% text

    So bad typography = bad design.

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    The type IS the brand

    The core of every brand identity boils down to typography.

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    Mobile browsing is skyrocketing

    Web fonts ensure content is visible, legible and on-brand across the gamut of screens, resolutions and OS.

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    Brands need dynamic text

    Customized content on the fly (like personalization or live pricing on sites and programmatic ads) is impossible without web fonts.

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    Blur is bad

    High-res screens are tough on text. While premium web fonts stay sharp at any resolution, text-as-image and low-quality web fonts blur.

Not all text is equal

Our Web Font Platform
Free Google Web Fonts
Premium classics like Helvetica®, Avenir® and Frutiger®
Large families for design flexibility
Curated lists to help designers choose
Instant subsetting built in font optimization
Crisp and legible on any screen resolution
Enable dynamic text that changes to suit reader’s context
Discoverable in SEO and text search
Superfast changes to text and font settings
Language support with broader character sets

Some of the world’s best-looking brands rely on Monotype fonts and type technologies

  • Aetna
  • AKQA
  • Alexander McQueen
  • All Saints
  • AMC
  • AT&T
  • Atari
  • Bacardi
  • Beats
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Getty Images
  • L'Oreal
  • Crate and Barrel
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • DDB
  • Digitas LLC
  • Estee Lauder
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Here Design
  • Hilton
  • Hyundai
  • IBM
  • Interbrand
  • Kellogg Company
  • Leo Burnett
  • Lippincott
  • Lowes
  • Mary Kay Inc
  • MasterCard
  • McCann-Erickson
  • McGarry Bowen
  • New Balance
  • New York Post
  • Nike
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Pepsi
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Prada
  • Publicis Groupe
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Razorfish
  • Revlon
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Sonos
  • Tag Europe Ltd
  • Target
  • Estee Lauder
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Under Armour
  • VSA Partners, Inc.
  • Williams Sonoma
  • WPP
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Young & Rubicam