Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) said it has introduced the ability for Fonts.com visitors to experiment with desktop fonts for free.
Fonts are temporarily installed through Monotype´s SkyFonts client, enabling users to work with actual fonts within documents for up to five minutes, before the data is retracted automatically.
More than 30,000 products from 100 foundries are available for free trial, with more fonts expected to be added on an ongoing basis. Trials begin by clicking a “download a free trial” link from Fonts.com product pages or search results. Fonts are delivered automatically and synced across up to five workstations that operate the SkyFonts client.
Visitors require a free Fonts.com account to use desktop trials. Users will be prompted to create or log in to a Fonts.com account and to install the SkyFonts client, if it hasn´t been previously installed, upon clicking the “download a free trial” link. Built on Monotype´s patent-pending technology for temporary font installation, the SkyFonts client is a free, lightweight utility that runs in the background of a Macintosh or PC platform.
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. Further information is available at www.monotype.com.