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View/expand the scope of things which can be done with a font license (commercial use)

Basic approach for commercial-use licenses

For a deliverable produced using a font file already on the PC, if it is not for profit, a commercial-use fee is not incurred.

This enables you to obtain compensation (cash, etc.) in exchange for your deliverables.

This refers to either a font file previously installed on the PC as a result of the purchase of some type of software (Microsoft® Office, nengajo (New Years' card) software, etc.) or a font file that you previously purchased.

What is a font file already on the PC?

A font file "as a separate entity" must not be extracted from software.

A font file as a separate entity must not be extracted from software.

Cases where a font file is installed on a server are handled using a server-use license.

This refers to paper documents, images, logos, or other things produced using the font file.
Cases such as where a class is held using the font file itself are also handled as "deliverables."

What are deliverables?

Hardware or software in which the font file itself is embedded are not included. Such cases are handled using an embedding license.

Games in which font images or the font file itself are embedded are handled using a game-use license.

This term covers cases where you do not obtain compensation (cash, etc.) for the deliverables themselves.

For example, for a leaflet:
The "case where a store produces a leaflet using the font, and displays it in the store as a sales promotion tool" is handled as being "not for profit."
However, the "case where a leaflet production and sales company produces a leaflet and delivers (sells) it to a store is not handled as "not for profit." In cases like this, we charge a commercial-use license fee.

What does the term not for profit mean?

Cases where you use deliverables to obtain compensation even though you do not directly sell those deliverables (for example, the obtaining of advertising income on YouTube) are not handled as "not for profit."

What does the term not for profit mean?

For such things as logos, user manuals, and packing containers, even if compensation is not obtained for the thing itself, cases where the thing is part of a product and compensation is obtained for that product are not handled as "not for profit."

What does the term not for profit mean?

How to purchase the commercial-use license

Please inquire via the free consultation function at the bottom of this page.

License purchase steps

License purchase steps

Please purchase font file using the link below.

Standard download price 18,000 yen (tax not included)

Font Garage Japanese web site
If you need any support, please use the free consultation options below.
design pocket Japanese web site
If you need any support, please use the free consultation options below.
  • Note: This includes a commercial-use fee of [17,000 yen (tax not included) per font per terminal].

About font modification

As long as the font file itself is not modified, in your production of deliverables you can modify parts of a character, but depending on the purpose for which it is used, it may be necessary to obtain separate commercial-use license.

Regardless of whether the use is commercial or not, our company bears absolutely no responsibility with respect to the modified character image or deliverables.

About font modification