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Luzi Type is a Swiss type design studio with an innovative catalogue of sophisticated fonts. Our approach combines the historic context of type with modernist affinity to clearness and reduction.

Luzi Type

About the Studio

Luzi Type is an independent type design studio, founded in 2013 by type and graphic designer Luzi Gantenbein. The studio is based in Fläsch, Switzerland.

Luzi grew up in the Swiss Alps and graduated in Visual Communication at the Bern University of Arts. He worked as a designer in different companies in London, Santiago de Chile and Zurich.

Over the years, the studio developed a unique catalogue of fine typefaces. Luzi Type is specialized in consulting typographic enquiries for an international clientele.



Frequently Asked
Questions



  • What is a Licence:

    What is a Licence?

    A Licence permits a specific right to use a typeface. It defines how and on which medium a font can be used.
  • Who needs a Licence?

    Fonts are software, everybody who use them needs to purchase a Licence for it.
  • What is a Licence‑Holder?

    A Licence‑Holder is the owner of a Licences. It can be a company, an institution or a person. The ownership cannot be transferred to others. So the Licence‑Holder stays always the same and cannot be changed.
  • What is an End User Licence Agreement?

    When you purchase a Font, you are purchasing the right to use that typeface under a particular set of conditions. This End User Licence Agreement (EULA) defines this conditions. The EULA is a legally binding contract between you and Luzi Type.

    You can download our EULA’s right here:
    EULA‑Desktop‑Font
    EULA‑Web‑Font
    EULA‑App‑Font
    EULA‑Trial‑Font
  • Which Licences do I require?

    We have three types of Licence in our shop:

    Desktop‑Licence: install a typeface on predetermined amount of computers and produce print products, logos, images or videos.
    Web‑Licence: use a font at your webiste up to the monthly page views.
    App‑Licence: embed a typeface into one application you build, such as IOS or Andriod apps
  • Can I share my licence with my client?

    No, a Licence can not be shared with clients or others. If your client wants to use a font‑file in their organisation to produce output themselves (f.e in Word or InDesign) needs to purchase their own Licence. Fonts are software, everybody who is using them needs to buy a Licence for it.
  • Can I purchase a Licence on behalf of my Client?

    Yes, this is possible. Make sure you put the name of your client in the field Licence‑Holder at the checkout page.

    Please note this Licences can only be used directly by your client. You can not install or use the font on your computers or in your office. We do not provide any cross-organisation Licence.
  • Can I resale you fonts?

    No, we do not permit resale fonts to anybody including clients. Meaning you can charge your client for your design or consultant work, but not for the font.


  • Desktop Font:

    What permits a Desktop‑Licence?

    You Can: You Can Not:
    install fonts on computers (regarding the amount of your purchase) share, lend or sell fonts with your clients or others
    use fonts on computers of your organisation use fonts on computers who are not from your organisation
    use fonts for logos and corporate identities modify font‑files (OTF) in a font‑editor such as FontLab
    convert fonts to outlines (f.e. in Illustrator) and modify its shape convert fonts in other formats
    use fonts on products such as shirts or pencils embed fonts in applications such as IOS applications
    produce paper publications such as books, magazines and posters use fonts online on websites f.e with the @font‑face method
    create images of the fonts and use them online use the font for in large‑scale broadcasting
    export PDF’s and pass them to others switch the owner of the Licence (pass your Licence to others)
    pass the fonts to a printer, they have to delete the font afterwards use fonts on more computers than your invoices indicates
  • Can I provide the Desktop‑Fonts to a Print Supplier?

    Yes, you can pass fonts to a printer or service bureau. Afterwards, the printer or service bureau must delete the copies of the typefaces.
  • I use a Font‑Server at our Office. How many Desktop‑Licences do I purchase?

    Please do count the number of computers that will have direct or indirect access the fonts.
  • I have different Business-Locations. How many Desktop‑Licences do I need?

    All our Licences are tied to an on single organisation or person (the Licence‑Holder). It does not matter where the computers are located. As long the fonts are used on computers owned by the organisation. So please do count the numbers of computers who has access to the font, that’s it.


  • Web Font:

    What permits a Web‑Licence?

    You Can: You Can Not:
    embed fonts in a website for one domain (incl. sub‑domains) install and use fonts on personal computers
    use fonts up to the purchased web‑traffic of your site convert or modify fonts in other formats
    switch domains, as long the domain is from organisation use fonts on more than one domain
    host fonts on your server and embedding font with the @font-face method share, lend or sell fonts with your clients or others
    embed the font files in to a mobil application
  • Can I use a Web‑Licence for more than one Domain?

    No, one Web‑Licence can only be used for one domain (incl. Sub‑Domains). You are allowed to switch domains as long their belong to your Organisation. Transfer of this licence to a third party is not permitted.
  • Can I provide Web‑Fonts to a self-employed Developer?

    It depends on how. Yes, if the developer works in your business location on a computer that belongs to your organisation. This is also possible if the developer works from afar on your server. No, if the developer works on another location and with his own computer.
  • What does 20k or 3m mean, in the Web‑Licences?

    Web‑Licences are purchase regarding how much monthly page views your website has. 20k monthly page views is 20 thousand monthly request for seeing a website. The ‘k’ stands for (kilo) Thousand, the ‘m’ stands for Million.


  • App Font:

    What permits an App‑Licence?

    You Can: You Can Not:
    embed fonts in one application such as Android or IOS app convert or modify fonts in other formats
    publish your application for different devices or operating systems install the fonts on personal computers and generating output f.e. in InDesign
    use fonts online on websites f.e with the @font‑face method
    switch the owner of the Licence (pass your Licence to others)
    share, lend or sell fonts with your clients or others
  • Can I provide App‑Fonts to a self-employed Developer?

    It depends on how. Yes, if the developer works in your business location on a computer that belongs to your organisation. No, if the developer works on another location and with his own computer.
  • How many Applications can I build with an App‑Licence?

    One App‑Licence covers one singel Aplication. Meaning an Application that is functionally equal across multiple mobile operating systems.


  • Language:

    How many Languages do the Fonts support?

    All of our fonts* do support following languages:

    Afaan Oromo
    Afar
    Afrikaans
    Albanian
    Atayal
    Amis
    Asturian
    Aymara
    Bashkir lat.
    Basque
    Belarusian lat.
    Bemba
    Bikol
    Bosnian
    Cape Verdean Creole
    Catalan
    Cebuano
    Chavacano
    Chichewa
    Corsican
    Croatian
    Czech
    Dholuo
    Dutch
    English
    Estonian
    Esperanto
    Faroese
    Fijian
    Filipino
    Finnish
    French
    Frisian
    Friulian
    Galician
    German
    Gikuyu
    Greenlandic
    Haitian Creole
    Hiligaynon
    Hungarian
    Indonesian
    Irish
    Italian
    Ilocano
    Jamaican
    Javanese lat.
    Kalaallisut
    Kashubian
    Kikongo
    Kinyarwanda
    Kiribati
    Kirundi
    Kurdish lat.
    Ladin
    Latvian
    Lithuanian
    Lombard
    Makhuwa
    Malay
    Moldovan
    Montenegrin
    Ndebele
    Norwegian
    Occitan
    Oshiwambo
    Ossetian lat.
    Piedmontese
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Quechua
    Q’eqchi’
    Romanian
    Romansh
    Sango
    Scottish Gaelic
    Serbian lat.
    Slovak
    Slovenian
    Somali
    Sotho
    Spanish
    Sundanese lat.
    Swazi
    Swahili
    Swedish
    Tagalog
    Tetum
    Tok Pisin
    Tshiluba
    Tsonga
    Tongan
    Tswana
    Turkish
    Turkmen lat.
    Uzbek lat.
    Walloon
    Welsh
    Wolof
    Xhosa
    Zulu
    Zapotec

    Have a look at the last page in our specimens for further details.
    *(Except the symbol archive Assembly and Livorno)
  • Can you extend the Character Set?

    Let’s have a talk about it, please do send us a mail.


  • Technical:

    In which Format are the Fonts?

    Desktop‑Fonts are delivered in OTF, (postscript flavoured).
    Web‑Fonts are supplied in WOFF, WOFF2 and EOT.
    App‑Fonts are provided in OTF, (postscript flavoured).
  • Can you provide other Font‑Formats?

    It depends, feel free to send us a request via mail.
  • Do your Fonts have OpenType Features?

    Yes, have a look at the last page in our specimens. You can find them in the subpages of each font.
  • Do your Fonts support Microsoft Office?

    Yes, our fonts support Microsoft Office, including the use of italic- and bold‑button (style linking).

    Please note that Word or Powerpoint on Windows, will not display italic in the drop‑down font menu. This is a normal behaviour since styles are linked, you can access italics via italic‑button. Kerning has to be switched on manually by default in Microsoft Office (which is highly recommended).


  • Custom Services:

    Can I modify a Font?

    You can convert fonts into paths or pixels and create outline artworks. Modify and or converting the font‑file (f.e. the OTF) in any way is prohibited.

  • Can you modify a Font for us?

    We can provide modification and personalization of fonts, depending on the case. Let’s discuss, feel free to send us a request.

  • Do you design Custom Fonts?

    Yes, we are glad to. Feel free to send us a request.
  • Do you do Design Consulting?

    Yes, we provide further in-depth typographic consulting for editorial and branding needs.


  • Testing:

    Do you have Trial Versions?

    Yes, they can be downloaded at the trials page.
    Trial versions have a limited character set, included is:
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    , . - 1234567890

    Furthermore contains this version the full spacing and kerning.
  • How can I use Trial Versions?

    Trial versions are made for testing inside of your office or university. You can not use Trial-Fonts in any final files for any commercial or public project. This includes, also displaying work publicly for example on portfolio websites. If you want to use the font in any other way, except testing in your organisation, you have to buy a full version.

    Please find more infos in our EULA Trial-Font.
  • Can you provide Full Versions for testing?

    No, we can not provide full version for testing. To be fair towards everyone, we can not make any exceptions to this rule. We try to display our fonts as clear as possible.

    This includes: trial version (with limited Caracter-Set), a font tester (with complete Caracter-Set and the option to download your Test Sample), specimens (with overview of Caracter-Set and Open-Type-Features), detailed font samples plus real uses of our typefaces.


  • Purchasing:

    Do you provide Discounts?

    We do only give discounts to student projects and public universities (Classroom‑Licences). To be fair towards everyone, we can not make any exceptions to this rule.

    Please note that we have already by default a volume discount in our shop. Prices are adjusted to include a discount when the quantity increases.

    For example, if you buy Lynstone Bold as an individual weight, you’ll pay 76 CHF. When you purchase Lynstone Family (considers of 10 weights) you pay 276 CHF. You get a volume discount of 63 percent.

    We also have discounts when purchasing bigger quantities.
    Let’s make an example for a Web‑Licence:
    Lynstone Bold 20-thousand‑monthly‑views costs 76 CHF.
    Lynstone Bold 2‑million‑monthly‑views costs 608 CHF.
    2‑million is 100 times 20‑thousand (100 × 76 CHF = 7600 CHF).
    You get a volume discount of 92 percent.

    If you have a small budget for your project you might consider buying single font weights that fits your needs.
  • Where can I buy your Fonts?

    Luzi Type fonts are available exclusively at Luzi‑Type.ch.
  • What if I need more Licences than displayed in the Shop?

    Please do send us a mail, we are glad to provide offers on request.
  • What if I need less Licences than displayed in the Shop?

    For example: the minimum quantity for a Desktop-Licence is 3 computers. That means up to 3 computers, less than 3 is captured within this price bracket. The price brackets for the number of computers are fixed and can not be changed.
  • Do you have further Licencing Options?

    Luzi Type offers on request Licence for: Broadcasting, Classroom‑Licences and Corporate‑Licences (full Buy‑Out). Please send us a mail.
  • Do your Licences have recurring Fees?

    No, there are no recurring fees or subscription. All Licences are valid without temporal limitation.


  • Paying:

    What are my Payment Options?

    You can choose between to payment methods in our shop.

    Credit Card:
    Use your MasterCard, Visa or American Express in our shop. Every transation is done encrypted and directly on the secure servers of Stripe. We do not store any credit card information at any moment.

    PayPal:
    Your can use your PayPal account in our shop. Or use your MasterCard, American Express, Discover, various Debit Cards depending on the country.
  • Does the prices in the shop include Taxes?

    No, prices are exclusive taxes. If you're in Switzerland, 7.7% VAT* will be added at the checkout page. Outside of Switzerland will be no tax added.

    *(Mehrwertsteuer, Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée, Imposta sul valore aggiunto).
  • Do I have to pay Taxes?

    It depends where you located. No, if you are outside of Switzerland. Yes, when you're in Switzerland, 7.7% VAT* will be added at the checkout page.

    *(Mehrwertsteuer, Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée, Imposta sul valore aggiunto).
  • Is purchasing in your Shop secure?

    Yes, we do use the most up to date technology for our web shop. The complete website is SSL TLS 1.2 encrypted and all payments are processed only and directly on the secure servers of Paypal or Stripe. We do not store any credit card information at any moment.
  • In which Currency are your Prices?

    All prices on our site are in Swiss Francs.
  • My Payment gets declined, can you help?

    We are glad to assist, please send us a mail. In case of problems we recommend trying both payment options in our shop: Credit-Card and PayPal. (Please note: you also can use your card with the option PayPal, without having a PayPal-Account.)
  • Can I pay with Bank Transfer?

    On request we do offer paying with bank transfer. Please note that goods can be delivered only after receiving the payment. This can take until five days after sending a payment.


  • After Purchasing:

    When do I receive my Order?

    Directly after the payment is processed you will receive purchase‑receipt via email. On the receipt are the download links plus invoices. In case of delay, have a look at your spam folders. Please do contact us if you order is not received in one hour.

    Or just log in at your account in the shop: luzi-type.ch/shop/account.
  • Can you send me an Invoice?

    After purchasing, you receive a Purchase Receipt via email. On the receipt is a link to download invoices.

    Or just log in at your account in the shop: luzi-type.ch/shop/account. Feel free to contact us in case you need further infos on your invoice.
  • I bought a Desktop‑Licence, now I need more Users?

    This is common: your project expands and you need more users than purchased. You can upgrade your Desktop‑Licences for more computers at any moment.

    We do charge only the additional cost (the new Licences - your purchased Licences = the upgrade price). Please contact us for more information.
  • I bought a Web‑Licence, now I need more monthly Page Views?

    You can upgrade your Web‑Licences for more monthly page views any moment.

    We do charge only the additional cost (the new Licence - your purchased Licence = the upgrade price). Please contact us for more information.
  • Do you update your Fonts?

    Yes, we do update all our fonts every now and then. If you like to receive an update feel free to send us a mail. We are glad to send you an update version for free.

    In case you bought a complete family, and we added more font weights you can upgrade for the additional cost.
  • Do you refund?

    All font purchases are final. Unfortunately can Fonts not be returned, so we can not refund. The only exception for refunds are warranty cases.
  • What is your VAT Number (MWST)?

    Our Swiss VAT registry number (for value-added tax in Switzerland) is CHE-196.638.500 MWST. Only sales inside of Switzerland does include 7.9% MWST (VAT).


  • Lost Files:

    I have lost my font-files, what should I do?

    When purchasing you automatically create an account. So please do log in to your account: luzi-type.ch/shop/account.

    In your account you can download your purchased font-files directly.
  • What can I do with my account?

    Your account gives you direct access to your purchases and invoices. Futher can you change your adress and contact information. Please note that changes in your account only will affect future purchase.
  • I have lost my Purchase Receipt, what should I do?

    When purchasing you automatically create an account. So please log in with this Link.

    You can use your email-adress as user name. If you lost your password there is a simple reset function.


  • Support:

    Can you give Support? I have a Problem with a Font.

    We are glad to help. Please send us a mail with as much information as possible about the problem including: operating system, type‑management‑tool, software and printers. A good initial is always clearing the font‑cash and a restart of your computer.
  • Do your Fonts get Warranty?

    Yes, the warranty period is 60 days after the receiving of the goods. During that period we try everything possible to solve problems. We will refund the purchase price if this is insufficient for you. This only applies if it is a technical problem. For more details have a look at the EULA.
  • I bought the wrong Font, do you exchange?

    It depends, if you already downloaded the font, it can not be exchanged. A purchase is final when a font is downloaded with the link from the purchase receipt.


  • Student Questions:

    I am a Student, can you answer Questions?

    We try to answer all of your questions. Sometimes it is difficult since we are busy designing fonts. Please do keep the questions specific and short. It is much more purposeful for you and more fun for us.
  • Can I use Trial Fonts for Student Projects?

    Yes, feel free to use all our trial fonts for student projects. Please do note that Trial-Fonts can not be used for any commercial or public project. This includes, also displaying work publicly for example on your portfolio websites. If you like to use the font in public you can buy our Student-Licence (see next tab).
  • Do you have Student Licences?

    Yes, we do support students projects with a 50% discount. This Education-Licence can be used in public projects (such as exhibitions, annual book’s ect). The font can not be used in commercial project.

    If you want to use the fonts outside of the education context or in commercial projects, you can upgrade to a Standard Licence at any time, (for the additional cost). Feel free to send us a mail.
  • Do you provide free Full Versions for Students?

    No, we do not provide free full versions for student projects. To be fair towards everyone, we can not make any exceptions to this rule.

    If you are a sutdent you can purchase an Education-Licence. Or also an option is using our trial fonts in your course. Please do note that Trial-Fonts can not be used for any commercial or public project. This includes, also displaying work publicly for example on your portfolio websites.


  • Other Questions:

    Can you speak another Language?

    Yes, we speak German, Spanish and English.
  • Which Font does your Website use?

    We use Messina Sans SemiBold on our website. The (g‑like) lowercase‑y is a custom adaptation which is not in the retail‑version of Messina Sans. Beside of this detail its the same, and available in our shop.
  • Do you have a Newsletter?

    We have a newsletter please see the subscription‑field in the end of this page.
  • Data privacy is important for me, how about Luzi Type?

    We takes data privacy seriously. Because of this we do only collect information nectary for running our service. You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be changed or deleted.

    We are NOT using services on our website such as: Google Analytics, Facebook, Bing or Digital Advertising Alliance’s. For more infos see our Privacy Terms.

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Luzi Type; Luzi Gantenbein, Ausserdorf 38,
7306 Fläsch, Switzerland
VAT: CHE-196.638.500 MWST

E-Mail: info@luzi-type.ch
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