Which Licence Do I Need?

Buy a K-Type font and you’re actually buying a perpetual licence to use the font commercially. Your font can be downloaded immediately upon payment, and your personal licence can be supplied via email or by post.

Our standard Commercial Licence costs just £15 (GBP) and covers normal usage – using the font in print, on the web and on film – and you can install the font on up to five machines. It also includes basic @font-face use without any pageview limitations.

For more than that – perhaps you need to install the font on many machines, or to incorporate the font within other products, or to extend @font-face use allowing remote users to edit text or create designs on your website – you’ll need an Enterprise Licence which costs £180 (GBP).

Many K-Type fonts are provided as Free Fonts without charge for personal use. They can be downloaded for no payment, but Free Fonts that are used for publicity or commercial purposes, or as webfonts, need to be licensed at the same rate as the Pay Fonts, so you’ll need to buy a Commercial Licence or an Enterprise Licence depending on how you use it. Simply add the font licence to your Shopping Cart, then make your payment through PayPal.

K-Type Licence Agreement

Free Fonts

K-Type Free Fonts are provided free for personal use, you don’t require a licence to use them among your friends and family. However, free fonts used for business or promotional purposes, or as webfonts, need to be licensed by purchasing the appropriate Commercial Licence or Enterprise Licence.

Commercial Licence (Normal Licence)

A Commercial Licence grants you non-exclusive rights to use the font for normal graphic design purposes in print and on screen. The font may be stored on up to five workstations and output devices belonging to you; multiple licences can be purchased where more seats are required. You cannot legally give the font to others or install it on their machines (with the exception of co-workers, your designer and your service bureau). You can embed the font securely in non-editable documents.

A Commercial Licence permits @font-face use without any pageview limitations. Basic form field inputs are permitted, for example a search box or contact form, but providing remote users with the ability to edit, personalise and dynamically generate design using webfonts is not allowed. To incorporate a K-Type font file within your software product or your website to create user-generated graphics ‘on the fly’, or for use on an unlimited number of workstations, a more comprehensive Enterprise Licence should be purchased from k-type.com

Enterprise Licence (Extended Licence)

An Enterprise Licence is required where a font will be incorporated within software products such as apps, games, ebooks or computer programs intended for resale, redistribution or promotional purposes. An Enterprise Licence covers one or more of your applications.

An Enterprise Licence permits @font-face use without any pageview limitations, and also allows you to give remote users the ability to edit text and dynamically generate design using webfonts.

An Enterprise Licence permits the font to be stored on an unlimited number of workstations and output devices belonging to you, and grants non-exclusive rights to use the font for normal graphic design purposes in print and on screen. An Enterprise Licence is not transferable to others.

Custom Fonts

Commissioning a K-Type Custom Font grants you ownership upon payment – sole rights to use the font autonomously, exclusively and indefinitely.


Fonts are supplied “as is”. Every effort is made to ensure that the files will behave properly, and whilst mistakes and omissions are corrected cheerfully and quickly, K-Type will not be liable for losses incurred by ‘software failure’.