Reminder: tonight we are hosting a web font meetup in association with the Webvisions Day One After Party.
You DO NOT need to be attending Webvisions to come to the meetup.
- Wednesday, May 25th, 5:15 p.m.
- Spirit of ’77
- 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon
- Cost: FREE!
Hope to see you soon.
Today we are happy to announce an upgrade to our industry-leading font server, Universal Type Server® 3. This new release helps companies police font usage while protecting their font collection from misuse and license infringement.
Many companies don’t realize that font license agreements are just as strict as software licenses and there are substantial legal implications for misuse. High visibility companies, from entertainment to publishing, have been sued over font violation issues. For any company that leverages a large library of fonts, it is an easy position to get into without the right system in place.
“Our customers are hearing more and more about font compliance vulnerabilities and looking for a reliable way to protect themselves,” says Chris Meyer, Sr. Product Manager for Font Management, Extensis. “They need to track, and in some cases lock-down, font usage across the organization. Universal Type Server 3 ensures companies are safeguarded, while still fostering the creative process.”
Universal Type Server 3 is a highly scalable server that addresses both the compliance needs of the Administrator and the workflow needs of the creative user. This new release will allow companies to police usage- in real time- and report on over-usage. The result: companies give font access to anyone who needs it, yet automatically protect themselves from license violation risks.
Highlights of Universal Type Server 3:
- Font Usage Reporting
- Font License Enforcement
- Seamless Server Failover
- Robust Client Creativity Tools
- New Adobe® InCopy® and Photoshop® Support
Universal Type Server 3 will be available for upgrade and purchase in June, 2011.
May 3rd, 2011 by Jim Kidwell
It’s great to share font management success stories, and children’s entertainment company Spin Master Ltd. has a great one. Spin Master makes a huge array of very popular toys, including Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck™, Moon Sand™, Liv™, Zoobles™ and 2010 Boys Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™.
From a single server at Spin Master’s global headquarters in Toronto, the company is able to distribute fonts to a worldwide team. This allows them to ensure consistency across all steps of the packaging creation process. With creative teams spanning three continents in London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and China, Universal Type Server enables everyone on the team to access licensed fonts, providing greater creative freedom to its design teams.
“With a wide range of toy brands, managing the look and feel of the packaging can be as imperative as the toy itself,” said Srjdan Bozic, Digital Workflow Manager in the packaging design group at Spin Master. “Universal Type Server has enabled us to ensure that all fonts in our workflow are appropriately licensed and available to the right members of our creative teams. Everything is managed from a single server at our headquarters, reducing the headache that is often involved in managing multiple servers in different locations.”
Spin Master is part of a growing list of leading global brands that entrust font compliance for their workflow to Universal Type Server. Managing fonts from a single location across multiple offices, divisions and brands, companies can reduce font compliance issues, increase efficiencies in IT and creative departments, and manage a consistent look and feel, an imperative for effective brand development.
Universal Type Server is the only font server that helps entire organizations avoid legal trouble with fonts, while helping creative professionals become more productive. To learn more about Universal Type Server, visit http://typeserver.com