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Licensing from Colophon

At Colophon, we have several approaches to licensing, all based on the usage and application of the font software. From single usage licenses, to global enterprise solutions, a wide variety of scale of licenses are available to suit your current and future needs.

Core Tiered Licensing

Our core licenses are based on a tiered system on the usage of the font software on a variety of different mediums. All these licenses are perpetual, and a one-off payment, enabling coverage up to the selected caps of each license variety.

Our four core licenses are as follows:

Desktop License

A desktop license, enables a font to be installed upon a computer. This then can be utilised in DTP software. This license is measured on the number of users who have the font installed. Our desktop license includes and allows logo-usage in rasterised environments
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Web License

A web license (or self-hosting web license) enables the font to be utilised in live text on a website, by uploading the typeface to a web server and referencing it via @font-face. This license is measured on the number of page views per month a website receives.
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App License

An app license enables the font to be loaded into an app (either desktop application, iOS, Android or similar platform). This license is measured on the number of downloads that the application is expected to receive.
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Broadcast License

A broadcasting license enables the font to be utilised in media on TV and Cinema (please note that online broadcasting platforms, such as YouTube and Vimeo are included in the Desktop License), and on screens in public screen-based environments. The license is measured on the continents that the media will be broadcast to.
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All Colophon font software is available with this licensing structure, through this e-commerce platform.
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Specialised Licensing

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Further specialised licenses include; Distribution License, for third-party suppliers, such as agencies or manufactuers, that require font software to produce brand assets and a Production Server License; for font software that is utilised in automated document production.

Enterprise Licensing

For larger organisations with global reach or high usage, we offer flexible Enterprise Licenses that encapsulate both perpetual and subscription-based models. All enterprise solutions are purchases that are governed by a singular license contract, giving brands peace of mind as font families become an integral branding tool and applied on all touch points.
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