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Buying fonts...

Discussion in 'Design Discussion' started by Doctor Jones, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones Member

    I plan to be buying 5-6 new fonts for our newspaper, and I'm going into this pretty blindly.

    I've went to a couple sites, like myfonts.com, etc.

    But I want to know if I need to buy the font for each individual computer that's going to be using them, or would they go on a "server" where everyone can access them?
  2. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones Member

    Also, I've got most of my headline, cutline fonts, i want...

    What's a good copy font for stories...?? I'd prefer using something other than Palatino or Times, but may just go with them...
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  4. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones Member

    i guess i don't understand... I've never done this before, and don't know what to be looking for, I know i will be buying these for macs, and that's about it :|
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    1. Be sure you get both the screen fonts and the print fonts. If you want your website to look like your newspaper, be sure to get the web-compatible font, too.

    2. Be sure to get the whole family. Don't just get, say, Helvetica Regular. Get the Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Black, Condensed, Compressed, etc. Don't rely on your system software to do the bolding for you, it will look like crap.

    3. You will need to purchase as many licenses as you have computers you want to install them on. Don't forget pre-press computers. This is if you want to stay in the good graces of the copyright gods and/or have a network that only allows one computer at a time to use software. If this is not an issue for you, you can duplicate the font as many times as you need. Because this is for business use, I strongly recommend purchasing the licenses.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Regarding the first item, that's not as true as it used to be in these days of OpenType/TrueType.
  7. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    are you going to use indesign or quark?
  8. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones Member

  9. VJ

    VJ Member

  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Wow, this font stuff is expensive. Yippee.
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