A desktop license allows you to download a font and install it on your computer. You may use it in any desktop application that contains a font menu:

  • Microsoft Office/365 applications
  • Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Browser-based tools like Canva* or Figma.

(*A sole exception is Adobe Originals typefaces, which may not be used in Canva due to licensing restrictions). If you share documents with collaborators via a file server or a collaboration tool, each user that needs the font must have their own license. You cannot share your license with other users. You can create any kind of output, and distribute that output (but not the font itself) in any way and for any purpose. This includes:

  • images in GIF, JPG, and any other rasterized format
  • video in any format
  • PDF documents
  • printed material

Any purpose for the output created by a licensed user is permitted:

  • advertising
  • logos
  • video whether broadcast online, satellite, or terrestrial

are all covered whether for personal or commercial use, as long as the font file itself is not include. Desktop licensing does not cover the other license types listed below: web, app, and server use. The price of a desktop license depends upon two important factors–the number of styles licensed, and the number of users the fonts will be distributed to. When you purchase a desktop font license, the font will be provided to you in OpenType (OTF) format.


A web license allows you to use the font on your website to style HTML and CSS text:

  • Hosted: No WOFF files are provided. You reference a CSS resource link in your HTML, we serve the fonts to your site from our content-delivery network. This option is easiest for non-technical users and less expensive.
  • Self-hosted: You receive WOFF files from us, and host them however you like. This option is typically chosen by larger sites with security or performance concerns, and is more expensive. 

Web licenses are constrained to the limitation on pageviews selected at the time of purchase. Pageviews are counted for each page view that loads the web font file(s) whether internal or external. Some clients are concerned about GDPR compliance for web fonts. While we cannot advise you on the applicability of GDPR to your application, self-hosted web fonts are usually selected by clients with such concerns.


An ePub license is for using fonts in publications such as books, magazines, and other periodicals that are viewed on Kindles, iPads, and other eReaders. An ePub license is for static content, rather than dynamic content that the user interacts with; for dynamic content, an App license is required.


An app license is commonly used by developers of software for Android, iOS, and developers of apps and games for desktop PCs, consoles, or any other computer or device to style the text displayed in the app. An app license allows you to embed the fonts in your app, or bundle the fonts to be installed with the app. Fonts licensed for an app may not be made available for use in other applications, nor may they be installed on a server and used to style text for more than one user. Each app with a unique title requires a separate app license, except the same app created for multiple operating systems requires only a single license.

Compliance Licensing

Type Network offers compliance licensing to resolve claims of infringement arising from past misuse of licensed fonts. We recognize that most font misuse occurs inadvertently, and we believe that every client deserves to be treated with courtesy and respect. Type Network welcomes clients regardless of their current and past licensing. Talk to us about any licensing problem, and we’ll help you find the best solution.

Server Use

Installing a licensed font on a server requires a server license, if the purpose is for use by a program to style text on behalf of more than one user. Contact us to learn more.


Special licensing options for teams and enterprises are available. We also have options for licensing a library of fonts to use in a “font menu”, used by browser based content creation tools. Please contact us to learn more.


Online ordering

Online ordering is the fastest and easiest way to receive your fonts. When ordering online, you will receive your fonts via a download link. Hosted web fonts do not need to be downloaded; just follow the instructions to assign them to your web projects.

You can license individual styles and you can put together your own “package” by mixing and matching styles to qualify for volume discounts.

To find out pricing information, simply add fonts to your cart.

Requesting an Invoice

You can now request an invoice straight from our website. Look for the “Request an invoice” button when selecting your payment method for any order over $1000. A member of our team will process your order and send you an invoice within one business day. Then, as soon as you pay the invoice, you will be able to access your font files straight from your account, just like any other purchase.


If you do not see a font that you desire, please contact us. We are building our font library and the font you want may be coming soon. We can also provide font recommendations.

Many fonts are also available with extended language support. Contact us to check availability.

Web font options

We offer a free 30-day trial for all of our web fonts. We created this trial because it allows you to confirm that the font style, quality, and technical implementation on your website meet your needs before you purchase a license. Our 30-day free trial gives you access to our hosted service. There are no files to download. Once you sign-up for the free trial, we’ll walk you through the set-up process. It only takes a few minutes.

Type Network offers both hosted and self-hosted web licenses. With our self-hosted licenses, we provide you with font files (WOFF and EOT) that you host on your own server. With our hosted licenses, the files stay on our server and you reference them using simple lines of code which we provide.

For smaller sites, our hosted service is generally the easiest and most economical option. If you’re using our hosted service, you’ll need to set-up a web project in your Type Network account. Within this project you need to list which domains will have access to the fonts. When you purchase a license, we walk you through this process.

The price of a web font license depends on a number of things, but generally the biggest factor is the number of page views your site receives each month. When you purchase a license, you’ll need to specify the number of page views you expect to receive. If you go over this number by more than 25%, we’ll contact you and ask you to upgrade your license. You can upgrade your license at any time and check on the number of page views you’ve received by logging into your Type Network account.

Commonly, web licenses get renewed annually, but if you would prefer a longer license that option is available.


On the website, we accept all major credit cards. Corporations may wish to complete a purchase via Purchase Order or Invoice, and complete payment via ACH, Wire, or paper check. There is no minimum order amount, but an additional processing fee may apply. You can contact us at or call 1 (203) 296-3430 (Eastern Time Zone business hours) and we will help to process your order.


Installing desktop fonts

On modern operating systems, font installation is quite easy. First, you’ll need to locate the downloaded files and unzip them. Then, in most cases you can just double-click on each font file and a dialog will appear that invites you to install the font(s). Alternatively, you can drag the file(s) into a font management utility or into your operating system’s font folder. On Windows, this folder is part of the system control panel. On Mac you can copy the fonts into the Library>Fonts folder or drag the fonts files into the Font Book application.

App and ePub formats

When you purchase an App or ePub license, the fonts will be delivered to you as TTF font files with their name table obfuscated. The obfuscation provides an extra level of security so that the fonts cannot be extracted from your project and used by un-licensed users.

ePubs can be created using a variety of methods. If you are coding by hand, we ask that you use the obfuscated fonts that we provide. If you’ll be using an application, such as Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word, to create your ePub, you will also need a Desktop license to install and use the fonts on your computer. Most applications will obfuscate the fonts installed on your computer when the ePub is generated. Because of this, you may not need the obfuscated fonts that we provide. Even though you do not need the obfuscated fonts, you will still need to purchase an ePub license to cover the use of the fonts in your ePub. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Implementing webfonts

With our hosted service, we provide you with access to fonts hosted on our servers. You access them using simple lines of code that we provide. If you choose to self-host, we provide you with a set of webfonts for you to host on your own servers.

There are two steps to implementing your webfonts using our hosted service:
1. Create a new project.
2. Update your website.

Creating a New Project
1. Enter the project name.
2. Add the domain of any website using the fonts. If you are developing locally, you may enter your local development domain.
3. Select the fonts you’d like to use and add them to the project.

Updating Your Website
Once you save your project, we give you everything you need to implement the fonts on your website.
Resource Code: Add this line of code to your web pages before the </head> tag.
CSS Sample: We provide you with the fonts organized by class name. You can choose to rename the class name if desired, or you can simply use the font-family, font-style and font-weight properties.

Subsetting Webfonts
Subsetting allows you to reduce the size of your webfonts. Many of our typefaces have large character sets that support a wide range of languages. We understand that not everyone needs the same support. By subsetting your webfonts, you include only what you need. Subsetting is also useful if you’re using a particular font style for a small amount of text on your web page. Within the subsetting UI, the custom field allows you to enter the specific characters you need.

If you self-host your webfonts, you will be offered the option to subset when you download your font files. If you have a hosted license, you can go into your web project and click on the Edit icon next to your font styles to see the subsetting options.

Subsetting options include:
Western European (ISO 8859-15)
Central European (ISO 8859-2)
Northern European (ISO 8859-10)
Cyrillic (WINDOWS 1251)
Turkish (ISO 8859-9)
Greek (WINDOWS 1253
Hebrew (WINDOWS 1255)

If you don’t see the option you’re looking for, then it isn’t available in the font you’ve licensed. Please contact us and we may be able to help you get the support you need.

Webfont formats

For self-hosted licenses, we supply WOFF, WOFF2 and EOT webfont formats to ensure cross-browser compatibility. These are the major formats supported by all modern and legacy browsers. If you need any additional formats, please contact us. With our hosted license, our CSS detects the browser and version the end user is viewing your website in and dynamically serves only the appropriate webfont format in order to optimize page download times.

Browser support

We support Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 5.0+, Safari and Mobile Safari 5.1+ and Opera 11.5+. This covers all of the popular browsers on OSX and Windows. We also support mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android. We constantly monitor other mobile devices and expect more devices to add webfont support to their mobile browsers in the future.

Note: Fonts display differently across platforms and browsers due to differences in the font rendering software at the OS and application level. Each of our fonts was tested with this in mind.

Exceeding monthly allocations

If you exceed your monthly allocation by 25%, you will need to upgrade to a larger plan. If your site consistently exceeds the allocation by 20% each month, we will contact you to upgrade to the next service level.


Type Network webfonts are deployed on the Edgecast cloud computing services platform, a high-performance environment that provides fast, reliable delivery of fonts throughout the world. This system can instantly scale to handle high traffic demands with a 99.95% service level guarantee and has data centers located around the world, guaranteeing quick delivery of fonts to website visitors on every continent.

Multiple Domains

You can use your webfonts across as many domains as you want so long as the aggregate page views across the domains remain under the licensed amount. Just add the URLs you need when you set up your project.

Using webfonts in email

Our webfont service can be used with HTML email. Customers frequently take advantage of this for their email campaigns. Email client support for webfonts continues to improve.

Licenses purchased through Webtype

Webtype licenses have been migrated to Type Network. For those who already had a Type Network account with the same email address as their Webtype account, the login information will remain the same. If there was no Type Network account, one was created, and an email was sent with an invitation to set the new login information. If the invitation has expired, you can request a new password at any time. If you did not receive an invitation, it may be that your Webtype license had expired. If your license expired prior to February 2021, your license was not moved to Type Network. If you’re having trouble logging in, please confirm the expiration date on your license.

For Webtype’s hosted font service, the web project has been moved and the CSS has been redirected to Type Network. No immediate code changes are required, but the next time the website is updated, we recommend changing the CSS links to point directly to Type Network. For self-hosted web licenses, no changes are required.

Future renewal reminders will be sent from Type Network. Upgrades and renewals can be managed on the Type Network website.


Contact information

Type Network
1329 N 47th St. Unit 31515
Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. PST, Monday–Friday


Type Network offers licenses for typefaces from a variety of foundries and each foundry has their own End User License Agreement (EULA). If you license typefaces from multiple foundries, you will need to accept multiple EULAs during the checkout process.

EULAs from each foundry are available here for review. In these examples, Addendum A includes all available license types.
ATF Collection
Blaze Type
Bold Monday
Brody Fonts
Carter & Cone
CJ Type
CSTM Fonts
Famira Fonts
Font Bureau
Frere-Jones Type
The Freight Collection
Greg Thompson
The Ivy Foundry
Kerns & Cairns
Lipton Letter Design
Ludwig Type
Mark Simonson
MVB Fonts
Original Type
Occupant Fonts
Revolver Type Foundry
Victoria Rushton
XYZ Type

Privacy statement

Type Network will not sell, give away, or otherwise distribute the information you provide.

All information given to Type Network will be used for the sole purpose of providing our customers with products and support.

If you use our hosted webfont service, the only information we collect is the number of times a licensed font is loaded on the assigned domains. We do not collect any end-user data from visitors to sites using our hosted webfont service.

Many of our European customers have been asking questions about our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR gives individuals in the EU more control over how their data is used, and places certain obligations on businesses that process the information of those individuals. We believe we are in full compliance.

We use cookies to track customer information and for website analytics. A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a user’s computer and is tied to information about that user. Using cookies allows us to give you a better browsing experience. If you have any questions about our cookie usages, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Store transactions are handled using Stripe. All credit card information is communicated between the browser and Stripe directly, and not through our servers. We use Stripe tokens to keep track of transactions and access stored credit card information.

Like many sites, we use Google Analytics to track how our site is used. We use the IP anonymization feature provided by Google Analytics to help protect your privacy.

When you log into our site, your IP address is stored in a log file. We use this information to prevent malicious login attempts. In compliance with GDPR, these logs are automatically purged within three days.

We may occasionally send informative or promotional Type Network material that we think will be of interest to our customers, but we will always provide a method to opt out of any future such mailings.

Return policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from Type Network, please let us know. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and customer service. While Type Network does not offer refunds once fonts have been purchased and downloaded, please contact us via email if you have any problems and we will do our best to resolve the situation.

Country restrictions

Due to US trade laws, we cannot distribute font software in the following countries. Please contact Type Network if you require further information.

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ivory Coast
North Korea