Fonts available from Typekit are licensed for sync use, web use, or both. Synced fonts work in desktop applications like Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word, while web fonts allow you to use fonts on a website to style HTML text. You can read about both sync and web licensing in full in the Typekit Services Agreement.

All Typekit subscriptions include the same font licensing, whether you are on our Free plan, upgrade to a paid Typekit subscription, or subscribe to Creative Cloud. Typekit Marketplace font purchases also give you the same rights you get with our subscription font library.

Font licensing can be complicated, so we've also answered some frequently asked questions here. If you have any other licensing questions, feel free to email us at support@typekit.com.

Fonts synced from Typekit

Can I use synced fonts for commercial projects or client work, such as creating business cards and logos?

Yes. You can create digital designs or print work for your own use or for client projects. This includes generating a PDF, EPS file, or bitmapped file such as a JPEG or PNG.

Does my client need their own font license to use the designs?

No, not if you are creating documents that embed the font data, such as a PDF, JPEG, or PNG. However, if your client needs to have the font installed to edit your design, they will need their own license, either through Typekit or as a perpetual desktop license purchase.

Can I use the fonts to create products I will sell commercially, such as t-shirts, posters, or other printed merchandise?

Yes. You can use synced fonts for any kind of merchandise, whether you’re designing a t-shirt for a friend or product packaging for a client.

Can I use synced fonts to create a logo or other images?

Yes. You can use the fonts in any desktop program (such as Adobe Photoshop) to create images, which you can then use for any purpose. This includes generating a PDF, EPS file, or bitmapped file such as a JPEG or PNG.

Yes. A logo created with synced fonts may be copyrighted or registered as a trademark.

Can I embed synced fonts in a PDF or ebook?

Yes. Fonts synced from Typekit are licensed for embedding in any ebook format which adequately protects the font data such as EPUB, iBooks, Kindle (mobi), Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), and PDF.

Any ebook authoring workflow which requires the user to move the font files themselves is not allowed under the Typekit Services Agreement, however.

As with any electronic document, the fonts must only be used for viewing, printing or editing existing content, not for creating new document variations, templates, or dynamic content.

Can I embed the fonts in a mobile or desktop application I’m building?

No. Neither the sync font license or web font license allows you to embed the fonts within mobile or desktop applications. This requires an appropriate license to be purchased directly from the foundry or one of their authorized resellers.

Can I embed synced fonts in Flash files?

Yes. Fonts synced from Typekit can be embedded in SWF files and AIR applications, when subsetted using authoring applications like Adobe Animate or Flash Professional. As with any electronic document, the fonts must only be used for viewing or printing existing content, not for creating new or dynamic content.

Can I use synced fonts in the production of video content?

Yes. You can use fonts synced from Typekit to produce video content for in-house or broadcast use, using tools like Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects. The fonts may also be used in video content which will be distributed online through services such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Are the fonts compatible with the InDesign packaging workflow that I use to send documents out for printing?

No. The Typekit Services Agreement does not permit fonts synced from Typekit to be transferred to another user or computer that isn’t already licensed for that font. The printer needs to have their own license for the fonts, either through Typekit or as a perpetual desktop license purchase.

There is more information on this in the "Packaging files that use synced fonts" help page.

Can I keep using files I created with synced fonts if I cancel Typekit or Creative Cloud?

Yes and no. Any file which embeds the font data, such as PDF or image formats, and any text that has been rasterized or outlined, will continue to display correctly. These types of files may be reproduced and distributed independent of your subscription status.

Documents that link to the fonts on your computer, such as an InDesign or Word document, will show a missing fonts warning and use a default font from the program in place of the one from Typekit. You would need to purchase a new font license and install the fonts on your computer to continue to display and edit these files.

Are these fonts available with a traditional perpetual license?

Yes, but not from Typekit. If you want to purchase a perpetual license for any of fonts available on Typekit, you can obtain one from the foundry directly or from an authorized reseller. Adobe-owned typefaces are available through our partner, Fontspring.

Web fonts from Typekit

Can I use web fonts on my personal or company website?

Yes. If your website is viewed in the browser–either on the desktop or on a mobile device–it's covered by the web font license.

The web font license also requires that the fonts be added to your website by the JavaScript embed code that we provide. The tutorial on adding fonts to your website shows how it works.

Can I use web fonts from Typekit for my client websites?

Yes. If you would like to host the fonts for your clients from your own Typekit subscription, you need a Business plan. Business plans support an unlimited number of websites with any number of fonts per site, and allow the subscriber to host sites for a third-party client. The only limitation on these plans is for pageviews, which begin at 2M pageviews a month.

An alternative is to have each of your clients set up their own Typekit subscription, and use that plan to add the fonts to their site. This allows the client to manage their own subscription renewal and billing, instead of attaching it to your account.

If you’re building a website publishing integration that allows your customers to choose their own Typekit fonts, you'll need a special licensing agreement. Contact us at support+partners@typekit.com for details.

Can I use web fonts in a banner advertisement?

Yes, but we don't recommend it. Due to the technical and licensing issues involved, Typekit isn't a good fit for HTML advertising campaigns.

Among other limitations: Typekit requires that all of the domains that the fonts are loaded in are identified in advance, it requires that our Javascript be loaded on each page, and our caching architecture isn't optimized for this use case. Even if we could overcome these and other technical limitations, our pricing model is based on the value that website publishers get from using the font throughout their content, which we think isn't compatible with the advertising business models.

Can I embed web fonts in a mobile or desktop application I’m building?

No. Neither the sync font license or web font license allows you to embed the fonts within mobile or desktop applications. This requires an appropriate license to be purchased directly from the foundry or one of their authorized resellers.

Can I host the web font files on my own server?

No. Typekit doesn't offer the ability to locally host fonts. Typekit web font hosting delivers fonts from a globally-distributed content delivery network (CDN), which performs much better and is more scalable than using local hosting for static assets.

Can I use web fonts for anything other than a website?

No. The Typekit web font license requires that the fonts be added to a website by the JavaScript embed code that we provide. If your website or web application is viewed in the browser–either on the desktop or on a mobile device–it's covered by the web font license.

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