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Luzi Type is a Swiss type design studio with an innovative catalogue of sophisticated fonts. Our approach combines the historical 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 specialised in consulting typographic enquiries for an international clientele.



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  • What is a Licence:

  • What is a Licence?

    A Licence gives you 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 uses them needs to buy a Licence for it.
  • What is a Licence-Holder?

    A Licence-Holder is the owner of a Licences. It can be a company, an organisation or a person. The ownership cannot be transferred to others. So the Licence-Holder always stays the same and cannot be changed.
  • Which Licences do I require?

    This depends on how you like to use the font.
    We have three types of Licence in our shop.

    Desktop-Licence:
    install a typeface on a predetermined amount of computers and produce print products, logos, images or videos.

    Web-Licence:
    use a font at your website up to the monthly page views.

    App-Licence:
    embed a typeface into one application you build, such as IOS or Android apps
  • What is a Licence Agreement (EULA)?

    When you buy a Font, you are purchasing a particular right to use a typeface. The End User Licence Agreement (EULA) defines how. The EULA is a legally binding contract between you and Luzi Type.
  • Where can I download the Licence Agreement (EULA)?

    Please find them right here:

  • Can I share my licence with my client?

    No, you cannot share your Licence with clients or others. Your client needs his own license if they want to produce output themselves (f.e in Word or InDesign).
  • 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 Licence-Holder-field at the checkout page.

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

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


  • Desktop Font:

    What can I do with 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 which 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 change its shape
    convert typefaces in other any
    other font-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 give 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, how many Desktop-Licences do I purchase?

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

    A Licence is 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 which have access to the font, that’s it.
  • Can I use Desktop-Fonts in Videos or Films?

    It depends on the case. You can use Desktop-Fonts in videos or films in small-scale distribution up to 100 thousand daily views. This should cover most social media uses.

    Broadcast Desktop-Fonts in large-scale via theatrical release film, television, or online with more than 100 thousand daily views, requires a broadcast-licence regarding the audience size. Do feel free to contact us.
  • Can I use Desktop-Fonts for Logos?

    Yes, with a Desktop Licence you can design Logos. The Logotype can be used and distributed as Outline-Paths (vectors) or as Pixel Images. There is no additional licence required.
  • Can I use Desktop-Fonts for Packaging?

    Yes, with a Desktop Licence you can design Product Packaging or any other three-dimensional Objects.


  • Web Font:

    What can I do with 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 typefaces in other
    font-formats
    switch domains, as long the domain
    is from organisation
    use fonts on more than
    one domain
    host fonts on your server and embed
    font with the
    @font-face method
    share, lend or sell fonts with your
    clients or others
    embed the font files into a mobile
    application
  • Can I use a Web-Licence for more than one Domain?

    No, you can use one Web-Licence only for one domain (incl. Sub-Domains). You can switch domains as long they belong to your Organisation. Transfer of this licence to a third party is not permitted.
  • Can I give 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 are 20 thousand monthly requests for seeing a website. The ‘k’ stands for (kilo) Thousand, the ‘m’ stands for Million.
  • What if my number of page views are higher than stated on my invoice?

    Please do contact us for upgrading your Web-Licence. We only charge the additional cost to get you up to the next page view level.
  • How do I embed a Web-Font in my Website?

    When purchasing a Web-Font, you will receive an instruction HTML-file called Fontname_ReadMe.html. Please do open the file in an HTML-Editor (such as Sublime or Dreamweaver) and see the head section. There you can find our recommended syntax for @font-face linking.


  • App Font:

    What can I do with an App-Licence?

    You Can: You Can Not:
    embed fonts in one application such
    as Android or IOS app
    convert or modify typefaces in other
    font-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 give App-Fonts to self-employed Developers?

    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 single Application. Meaning an Application that is functionally equal across multiple mobile operating systems.


  • Before Purchasing:

    Do you give Discounts?

    We do only give discounts to student projects and public universities (Classroom-Licences). To be fair towards everyone, we cannot 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 277 CHF. You get a volume discount of 63 per cent.

    We also have discounts when purchasing larger 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 per cent.

    For a project, with a small budget, you might consider buying single font weights that fits your needs.
  • Witch weights do I get when I buy the Family?

    Fonts consider of different font weights (for example Light, Regular and Bold). When you buy the Font Family, you purchase all font weights of that family. Every font has a particular subpage, on this page you can find all info of the font. Or in the shop are all available Font weights listed.
  • Where can I buy your Fonts?

    Luzi Type fonts are available only 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 fewer Licences than displayed in the Shop?

    The minimum quantity for a Desktop-Licence is 3 computers. That means you can use the Licence up to three computers. Less than 3 is captured within this price bracket. The price brackets for the number of computers are fixed and cannot 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 two payment methods.

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

    Bank Transfer:
    On request, we do offer to pay with bank transfer. Do fill out the Order PDF-Form, you can download the PDF with this Link. Please send us the completed Order PDF-Form direct via mail.

    Fonts can be delivered only after receiving the payment. Usually, this takes until three business days after sending the payment.
  • Can I pay with Bank Transfer?

    Yes, we do offer to pay with bank transfer. Do fill out the Order PDF-Form, you can download the PDF with this Link. Please send us the completed Order PDF-Form direct via mail.

    Fonts can be delivered only after receiving the payment. Usually, this takes until three business days after sending the payment.
  • Do 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 webshop. The complete website is SSL TLS 1.2 encrypted and, all payments are processed only and directly on the secure servers of 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.


  • 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 your order is not received in one hour.

    Or log in at your account in the shop: luzi-type.ch/shop/account.
  • Why does the download links not work?

    Please do try the links in another browser. Sometimes depending on the browser-setting, links can get blocked by browsers. Or consider 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 log in at your account in the shop: luzi-type.ch/shop/account. Feel free to contact us in case you need further information 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 extra 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 extra 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 our fonts now and then. If you like to receive an update feel free to send us a mail. We are glad to send you an updated version for free.

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

    All font purchases are final. Unfortunately can Fonts not be returned, so we cannot refund.
  • What is your VAT Number (MWST)?

    Our Swiss VAT registry number (for value-added tax in Switzerland) is CHE-196.638.500 MWST. Please note, only sales inside of Switzerland does include 7.9% MWST (VAT).
  • Language:

    How many Languages do the Fonts support?

    All our typefaces* have the standard Latin +100, the following languages are supported:

    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
    Danish
    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

    Please have a look at the last page in our specimens for further details.
    *(Except the symbol archive Assembly and Livorno)
  • What is Latin +100?

    Our fonts can be used for more than 100 languages; we call this standard (Latin +100). Please do see the previous tab for a complete list.
  • Can you extend the Character Set?

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


  • Testing:

    Do you have Trial Versions?

    Yes, you can download them 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 your office or university. You cannot 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 information in our EULA Trial-Font.
  • Can you give Full Versions for testing?

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

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


  • 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.
  • How to install fonts on my computer?

    Mac OSX:
    To install a font on OSX, you can use the app Font Book. This Application is installed on Apple computers by default. Launch Font Book from your Applications folder. Double click your downloaded zip file (for unzipping the folder). Drag your downloaded font-files (.OTF) on the icon of Font Book. A new window will appear, click the button install, volá.

    Windows:
    To activate a font on Windows, go to the following folder on your computer: Local Disk (C:) / Windows / Fonts. Right-click the downloaded .zip file and select (Extract All), so you unzip the folder. Now drag the font files (.OTF) into the Fonts folder, that’s it.

    Please restart your computer, if fonts do not show up in menus of applications.
  • 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 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 recommended).


  • Custom Services:

    Can I modify a Font?

    You can convert fonts into paths or pixels and create outline artworks, f.e in Adobe Illustrator. Modify and or converting the font-file itself (f.e. the OTF) in any way is not allowed.

  • Can you modify a Font for us?

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

  • Do you design Custom Fonts?

    Yes, we design custom typefaces. Feel free to send us a request, to discuss.
  • How much time do you need to design a Custom Font?

    This depends on the case and the scope of the project. Let put it this way designing fonts is a detail-rich task.
  • Do you do Design Consulting?

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


  • 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. Further, can you change your contact information.
  • 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 address as username. If you lost your password, there is a simple reset function.
  • How can I reset my Password?

    When you lost your password, you can reset it. Please use this Link.

    Do put your email address or username in the reset request field. Do use your email address which you used for purchasing. Afterwards, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.


  • 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 cannot 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 your questions. Sometimes it is difficult since we are busy designing fonts. Please do keep the questions specific and brief. Probably it is 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 cannot 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 etc.). The font cannot be used for commercial purpose.

    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 extra cost). Feel free to send us a mail.
  • Do you give free Full Versions to Students?

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

    If you are a student, you can purchase an Education-Licence. Or also an option is using our trial fonts in your course. Please do note that Trial-Fonts cannot 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, besides English can answer enquiries in German and Spanish.
  • 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. Besides this detail its the same, and available in our shop.
  • Do you have a Newsletter?

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

    We take data privacy seriously. Because of this, we do only collect information nectary for running our service. You have the right to access the 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 information see our Privacy Terms.
  • How can I contact you?

    Best you send us a mail at info@luzi-type.ch, we respond to emails from Monday to Friday within 24 hours.


Address and Contact

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



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