Licencing Explainer

A Licence gives you a specific right to use a typeface. The Licence defines how and on which medium a font can be used. These rules are defined in the Licence Agreement (EULA).

We try to keep this as simple and fair as possible. That’s why all our licences are valid for an unlimited time (no recurring fees) worldwide.

When you purchase a licence, you purchase the right to use a font not the font itself. A licence is always held by a single person, an organisation or a company. This entity becomes a Licence Holder. The Licence Holder remains the same and cannot be changed.

Luzi Type has three licence models; Desktop-, Web-, and App‑Licence. You can download the complete Licence Agreements → .


Desktop‑Licence

A Desktop‑Licence is the all-rounder licence and should cover all production-, office- and social-media-usage. Thanks to a Desktop‑Licence you can use a typeface on your computer within programs like; Microsoft Word or Adobe Illustrator. You are allowed to create pixel images, vector images as well as videos and distribute these creations with no limitations everywhere. You can produce this output for yourself as well as for somebody else wit no restriction.

Here a list of what you can do with a Desktop-Font:
design unlimited output for yourself and others
unlimited production and distribution of Logotypes
unlimited production and distribution of Images
unlimited production and distribution of PDF’s and ePub
unlimited production and distribution of Videos
unlimited production and distribution of all kind of Print Products
unlimited production and distribution of any 3D Objects
unlimited production and distribution of any Outdoor Advertising
unlimited production and distribution of TV Shows and TV Adds
unlimited production and distribution of Movies
convert to Outlines and change forms (e.g. in Illustrator)


A desktop font can only be used by you. You can produce designs with the desktop font for others; for example, design business cards for a client. However, you can not share the font-file with a customer or others. You can help your customer to purchase a licence. → Here is how.

If you need to produce a print product, you can pass Desktop‑Fonts to a printer or service bureau. After the production, the printer has to delete all copies of the Desktop‑Fonts.

Download the complete Desktop Licence Agreement → .


Web‑Licence

The Web‑Licence let you use the typeface on your website.

The cost of a Web‑Licence is calculated with the amount of monthly page views. A single page view is one request for displaying a page of your website. The amount of monthly page views are all requests made at your websites within one month. Please find more information about page views at our blog entry → here.

You can use your Web‑Licence for an unlimited amount of domains belonging to your organisation (like www.name.com); as long your licence covers the total number of page views across all your usage.

In case after purchasing, your websites are visited more than the amount of page views stated on your invoice; you have to upgrade your Web‑Licence. We only charge the additional cost to get you up to the next page view level.

If your website produces documents (like PDF’s), you have to buy an additional Desktop Licence (your website counts as one computer).

In addition to the use on your website you can use the Web-Fonts also in Dynamic Web-based Advertising (Html5 Ad) and Email Marketing as long your licence covers the total number of monthly page views across all your usage.

A developer can help construct your website. This developer can upload the web-font to a non-public server like a private GitHub repro and build the website in this environment.

Download the complete Web Licence Agreement → .


App‑Licence

With an App‑Licence you can embed app-fonts in application such as Android- or IOS-app. One Licence covers a single App functionally equivalent across multiple operating systems (e.g. for IOS, Android, MS Microsoft).

The App‑Licence has no download or time limits. Or in other words, you want to build an app, just purchase an App‑Licence.

An app-developer can help construct your app. This developer can upload the app-font to a non-public server like a private GitHub repro and build the app in this environment.

Download the complete App Licence Agreement → .


Addendum

That’s it, I hope this makes things more clear. In case you have any questions, please have a look at our support page.





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