FAQ'S ABOUT OUR FONTS


What is a font license?
What license comes with your fonts?
What is personal use?
What is commercial use?
Do you offer commercial licenses of The Small Objects font?
Are there any exceptions to commercial use?
Can I use your fonts in logos and branding?
What if I’m not sure if a certain use is allowed?
How do I install the font?

 

What is a font license?
When you buy one of our fonts, what you actually purchase is a font license. You are not buying the copyright or ownership of that font or typeface. You are purchasing a license or the rights to use a font within a set of paramenters extended to you by the designer--in this case, that's me.

 

What license comes with your fonts?
There are two fonts available for purchase right now and they come with two different licenses.

  • The Pencil Writes is a handwritten latin based typeface which comes with a desktop license to use the font in both personal and commercial settings for up to one user. The exceptions to this (detailed in the license agreement) are eBooks, web usage wherein the font is embedded in the site (vs. static images) and products wherein the item you are selling *is* the font itself such as an alphabet stamp set.
  • Small Objects 1 & 2 is a picture based fonts made up of drawings I have made and comes with a license to use the fonts for personal use only for up to one user.


What is personal use?
Personal use is anything that is created for non-commercial use. This includes:

  • Greeting cards, shirts, gift tags and notes to give to your family and friends
  • Use on personal websites or videos that you may post to Instagram or Facebook
  • Using the font in an internal office memo about keeping the staff room free of kittens since the purpose is non-commercial in intent and audience

 

What is commercial use?

  • Anything that is used to generate income either directly or indirectly
  • Making a free download using the font on your shop blog used to promote your business / This is commercial use since the purpose would be to generate visitors to visit your website in the hopes that they would ultimately buy whatever product, item or service you are selling.
  • Using the font to create a pattern you print on fabric/paper to make something you will sell later / This is commercial use since you are using the font as a basis for something you will sell for profit.
  • Using the font on business cards you hand out to others to promote your business / This is commercial use since you are using the font to promote your commercial business.
  • Using the font on thank you cards you send your clients / Same reason as above. Even though you aren't selling the thank you cards, you are still indirectly "selling" your business and hoping you generate future or repeat clients.

 

Do you offer commercial licenses of the Small Objects font?
No. I do not sell commercial licenses for the Small Objects font and any commercial use is not allowed. As an extra deterrant, know that I have never licensed these icons to anyone so if something pops up, it's going to be very clear you are using them illegally.

 

Are there any exceptions to the commercial use you allow?
Commercial use is allowed with The Pencil Writes typeface. There are three main exceptions which are detailed in your Desktop Font License. You cannot use the font embedded on a website (fixed images are okay), an eBook or if the product you want to sell *is* the font itself such as an alphabet stamp set.

 

Can I use your fonts in logos?
Yes, if the font comes with a desktop license allowing commercial and personal use, this includes The Pencil Writes, you can use it in logos, branding and marketing.

 

What if I’m not sure if a certain use is allowed?
Just email me! I’m happy to help clarify anything that isn’t clear.

 

How do I install the font?

  • Mac OS…
    Double-click the file and select “Install” on the bottom right of the preview screen.
    This will automatically install the font in your FontBook.
    For older versions, drag the files into the Library > Fonts folder to allow access by all users.
  • Windows…
    Select the font, right-click > “Install”
  • For older versions of Windows, you can simply drag the font files into your Fonts folder.
    (Start menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Font)