The Extensis Community Blog
April 22nd, 2015 by Jim Kidwell
Most designers have hundreds of fonts, if not thousands. Having a font manager is not only critical for productivity, but making the most of the collection. Learn some new tips on how Suitcase Fusion 6 can help you make sense of your font collection, gain “Fontspiration”, boost to your collection, and more in our new video.
Check out all of our Suitcase Fusion 6 videos here.
April 21st, 2015 by Jim Kidwell
Earlier this month, we announced FontLink, an all-new module for Universal Type Server. FontLink examines and gathers fonts for Adobe® InDesign® documents before they are handed off to InDesign Server, removing manual document processing tasks for output.
This Thursday I will host a live Webcast, giving a tour of the new module.
- Thursday, April 23
- 11:00 a.m. Pacific; 2:00 p.m. Eastern
- Register here.
Join me and you will learn how:
- To alleviate missing & incorrect font-related pains in automated workflows
- FontLink automates font preflighting
- To ensure precise font usage, even in complex workflows
- Universal Type Server serves fonts to designers & publishing systems
At the end of the presentation, my colleague Chris Meyer (Product Manager for Font Management Solutions) and I will be available to answer your questions.
If you cannot attend but are interested, please register and the recording will be sent to you after the event.
I hope you can join us!
Our Best Practices Guide for Server-Based Font Management
What’s the best way to organize fonts for your team’s workflow? How can you keep your team running smoothly and avoid costly font-related lawsuits? Learn how to assess your needs, create an effective font licensing and reporting strategy and more with our handy, free guide.
Follow Us On Instagram & Tag A Friend To Enter
The creativity we see on Instagram every day is an inspiration. And we’re humbled to see how fast our following has grown. To say thanks and keep the momentum going, we’re running a follow and tag contest through the month of April.
Follow us on Instagram @extensis to see what gets our creative juices flowing (and perhaps yours too!) For your chance to win a fun, designerly prize, just tag a fellow Instagrammer in a comment on the prize image. Please share with your creative comrades!
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April 14th, 2015 by Gallit Itzhaki
Did you know you may be at legal risk from your font use and not even know it? There is a way to reduce your font liability or bump up your reporting capabilities. If you haven’t thought about this before, now is a perfect time. Extensis’s survey report revealed that a whopping 50% of designers have come into direct contact with font piracy and 57% of designers are not clear on their organization’s font licensing policies. Don’t let your designers slip into these percentages. Stepping up to Universal Type Server Enterprise could help you with your font compliance and more.
- Font Licensing Enforcement and Reporting
- Advanced font usage reporting
- Security – Failover services compatibility
These tools tighten your workflow to restrict unauthorized fonts from disrupting your team’s workflow. All are added when you upgrade from Professional to Enterprise.
Font Licensing Enforcement and Reporting allows you to segment the right fonts to the right people. You can improve your organization’s productivity while reducing the risk of getting sued. Score!
Advanced Font Usage Reporting can help you quickly gain a better understanding of your font environment by generating key reports that your organization needs. With this feature, you can quit wasting time trying to figure out who is using your fonts and how. Now, you just know.
Security – Failover Services Compatibility can reduce the risk of losing your data. If one server stops working for any reason, another server takes over. It’s that easy. Increase your peace of mind and perhaps sleep a little better at night.
Don’t take our word for it, you can test the features of Universal Type Server Enterprise for yourself with a free trail.
April 9th, 2015 by Richard Turgeon
We’re very excited to announce the release of our all-new FontLink module for Universal Type Server (UTS). FontLink examines and gathers fonts for InDesign documents before they are handed off to InDesign Server, removing manual document processing tasks for output.
To learn more about FontLink, we’d love for you to join us for our free, live webcast, Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:00 a.m. PST, with our own Jim Kidwell. You can learn more, sign up, and register here.
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