I’ve happily been working away on building a catalogue of custom invitations (for a second Etsy shop that I plan to open) but I’ve run into a roadblock. Fonts. I purchased some wonderful fonts from fonts.com to use in my designs. I read the terms first and understood that it would be okay to use any fonts I purchased for my invitations; however, the more I thought about it, the more I wondered if that was indeed the case. I reread the terms and had my doubts so I contacted the company.
I’ve received an initial reply that indicates I may require a webserver license. The person writing asked where I am located, if this is for a company, and said he will put me in touch with the corresponding sales rep. I responded with the required information and am now waiting to hear back from the sales rep. I’m dying to know if I’m going to need a webserver license and if I do, how expensive it is going to be. If it’s prohibitive, I’m not going to bother and if that’s the case, I’ve wasted money on the fonts I’ve already purchased. I don’t like to think negatively though so I’m going to think that it’ll all work out.
This also leaves me wondering where small, home-based business owners who create invitations and greeting cards find fonts to use in their designs. Do they spend hundreds of dollars buying fonts and corresponding licenses?