Which licensing models do you offer? Can I embed the fonts?
We think these 13 different licensing models pretty much cover it all: underware.nl/support/licensing/
If you accidentally run into exotic conditions not mentioned in that overview, we are very curious to hear about your situation.
Can I use your fonts in email campaigns?
Well… embedding is such a broad term, this cannot be answered in general. The ignorant answer however would be: No. Our desktop- and webfonts licenses don’t allow embedding of the fonts into documents, PDF’s or applications. We offer separate embedding licenses, fitting each occasion: eBook embedding license, Game embedding license, Product embedding license and Document embedding license. So in short: a separate license is needed before you can embed our fonts.
Do I need an embedding license to send a PDF to the printer?
Yes, you can use our fonts in email campaigns, so you'll have a univocal typographic voice across all of your communications. Our Webfont license also allows for usage within email campaigns. Every opened email counts as a single pageview. So in case you have licensed 5 million pageviews/month, this license should cover both the website traffic combined with the opened emails. You can upgrade your Webfont license to accomodate additional pageviews for email campaigns in your personal account, or contact us so we work it out together. Remember we make things easy: our Webfont license is always a one-time fee, a single payment without repeating subscription costs.
Do you offer educational discounts?
No. You’re not allowed to embed the fonts into PDF’s with the default Desktop license agreement. However, there is one exception: you may take a PDF with the embedded Font Software to a commercial printer for approval and production activities, provided that the secured PDF is in a read-only mode and that the extraction of the Font Software is prohibited. That document is only distributed to the printer or service bureau for use by the printer or service bureau.
Are your licenses based on an annual fee?
Officially recognized institutions of design education can obtain our complete library for a moral and social price. This Educational License doesn’t cover the use of our fonts for the corporate identity of your academy, it doesn't allow offset printing or web embedding, it’s just for educational use.
Do you offer fonts for mobile apps?
Almost all our licensing models are paid with a one-time fee, making it easy for everybody. You're not bound to a subscription or have any financial obligations in the future. The only exceptions are the Web Production license and the App production license (for producing documents and products online), these cost € 1000,– per style per year.
Do you offer fonts for eBooks?
Of course. Although they are not implemented by default in our webshop – we wanted to keep our shop as simple as possible – fonts for mobile apps can be as easily and quickly licensed as desktop or web fonts. It’s a one-time fee, no annual costs, and it's not relevant for the price of the fonts if your app is really expensive or for free. Mobile fonts start already at € 40,– per style for one app. Just contact us in case you need font for apps.
Can I use your fonts in a logo or a product which I sell?
Sure. Although they are not implemented by default in our webshop – we wanted to keep our shop as simple as possible – fonts for eBooks can be as easily and quickly licensed as desktop or web fonts. It’s a one-time fee, no annual costs, and and it's not relevant for the license fee of the fonts if your eBook is really expensive or for free. Prices of eBook fonts start already at € 10,– per style for one title. One title means one book title, for example Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. If you want to publish multiple titles, you can license one font style for € 80,–. This allows you to publish up to 25 different titles.
Can I share my license?
Sure, go ahead, and send us some images once you’re done. We would love to see what you have made. But please be aware that there is one limitation in our License Agreement. If the annual gross revenue exceeds € 3.000.000, additional fees apply for using our fonts in a logo or product.
- Annual gross revenue less than € 3 million: no additional charges
- Annual gross revenue of € 3 million to €7,5 million: € 4.000/style
- Annual gross revenue of € 7,5 million to € 30 million: € 7.500/style
- Annual gross revenue of € 30 million to € 50 million: € 10.000/style
- Annual gross revenue above € 50 million: get in contact with us for a quote
Can I buy a font for my client?
A license is always limited to 1 entity (company or organisation or individual). This means other companies cannot use that same license, also not when they work for the same client.
If a design agency creates a corporate identity for their client, let’s say a dentist, then that dentist would need its own license to use the fonts in his invoices.
Another example: if an agency asks an external freelancer or other agency to work on a certain project, that other agency or freelancer needs to have their own license for the fonts they are working with. If a certain advertisement campaign is created with (one of) our fonts, and multiple companies create work (print ads, tv commercials, web games, etc) for this campaign, then every company needs to buy their own license for the font(s).
You cannot share a license with other parties. You may also not send the fonts you licensed to other companies or people. Every entity needs to have their own license, and needs to buy the fonts if they use the fonts.
I’ve got euhm, a, euhm, complicated licensing question
Fonts in our shop can only be bought by the end-user (licensee) directly. The license is on the same name as the one who pays. So, if you use a PayPal account for example, the license holder will be the same as the PayPal account holder. This means you cannot buy a font for somebody else. Only the end-user can buy fonts in our webshop.
For example: if a design agency for example creates a corporate identity for their client, and their client wants to install our fonts on their computers for correspondence, the design agency needs to buy their own license, and the client needs to buy their own license themselves through our webshop. The design agency cannot buy a bigger license, and then ‘share’ their license with their client. Licenses are always bound to a company, and cannot be shared with other companies.
Another example: you cannot buy our fonts in our webshop for further resale. If you buy our fonts, you agree to the licensing terms
. You cannot buy fonts on behalf of somebody else. Only end-users can buy fonts in our webshop.
In case you want to buy a license for your client, and want to save your client from the “hassle” of buying fonts, just email us with all info and we work it out together. If any assistance is needed with buying our fonts, we are ready to help you. Just contact us.
Licensing can vary from situation to the other. Not every situation can be mentioned here. Don’t hesitate to ask us all your stupid questions.