Frequently Asked Questions
Does the web licence you offer lead to a one-time payment or is it an annual fee?All licenses sold through our website are perpetual – meaning you pay only once and are able to use it forever. App and web licenses have a monthly page view/download limit. If you exceed your license, you can easily upgrade the license by purchasing a new license. The old one will be deducted in checkout.
What kind of license do I need to make posters and such?The cheapest standard license (1–5 workstations) will suffice. You can use the font files on up to 5 computers for mostly everything you want. More details in our Licensing terms
How does bundle discounts work?We have a very flexible bundle discount system: Any purchase of three or more single fonts (weights), either within or across families, are eligible for a bundle discount. The discount is automatically deducted in your shopping cart. The larger the sum total, the larger the discount percentage.
May I get a student discount?Maybe. Tell us about or project and why you need a discount. We’re listening.
Which typefaces are used on this website?
Do you allow modifications to your fonts?Yes, we allow modifications for personal use. Please contact us if you need to modify fonts on behalf of a client.
May I use your fonts in apps or e-books?Yes. We offer app licenses from our webshop.
May I use your fonts on a website?Our fonts are available for web use through Webtype.com and directly from our webshop. A web license cover both designer and client, and includes installable files for mockup purposes in addition to the webfont kit.
What does “optical sizes” mean?Back when font used to mean a case of tiny pieces of lead, letters were of a certain physical size. If you wanted to a set a bigger headline, the punchcutter had to cut a new set of bigger types. With a computer font file, scaling the outlines is a piece of cake. Unfortunately the linear scaling does not take into consideration the different restrictions and possibilities that arise at various sizes. The finer details of a display face are long gone at text sizes, and likewise a text face looks cluncky and uncomfortable large. Spacing, optical adjustments, vertical dimensions, ink traps, weight — all things matter, hence we’ve drawn different fonts for different optical sizes with some of our families.
Why don’t your fonts come in more weights? Why so few decorative ligatures and swashes?This is our asceticism. We prefer to use few, but good, ingredients.
How do I install the font files I purchased from your website?Font files can either be installed directly in your operating system or by using a specific font management software (Suitcase, FontExplorer, ATM etc.). If you have a large collection of fonts, management software is by far preferable.
Installing fonts in Windows
1. In versions prior to Windows XP, Choose Start → Settings → Control Panel. In Windows XP and later, choose Start → Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Fonts folder. If you don’t see a Fonts folder, please switch the control panel to Classic Mode
3. Choose File → Install New Font.
4. Locate the fonts you want to install. In the Drives list, select the drive and the folder containing the fonts you want to install. In the Folders list, select a folder that contains the fonts you want to install. (Make sure you have unzipped them first.) The fonts in the folder appear under List of Fonts.
5. Select the fonts to install. To select more than one font, hold down the CTRL key and select each font. To select a list of fonts to install, select the first font in the list, press the SHIFT key, then select the last font in the list. All of the fonts in between will be selected.
6. To copy the fonts to the Fonts folder, make sure the Copy fonts to the Fonts folder checkbox is selected. If you are installing fonts from an external drive or device, you should make sure this checkbox is selected. Otherwise, you will have to keep this external drive or device available to use the fonts in your applications.
7. Click OK to install the fonts.
Installing fonts in Mac OS X
Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.
1. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.
2. Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install.
3. Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder.
For more information or instructions regarding other operating systems, please search the Internet or contact us for support.
Can I be an intern at Monokrom?Probably not. Monokrom has no central offices, and most of the work we typically need help doing, is highly skilled labour, requiring years of experience. (For instance font mastering, advanced kerning and spacing, expansion of typeface families, OpenType subtleties.) We are, however, very interested in seeing talented people’s work, so don’t hesitate to send us your typeface. We might publish it.