Fonts are a critical element of every publishing workflow—improperly licensed fonts can quickly derail any creative project. But many creative professionals are still unaware that fonts are licensed just like any piece of software and covered by various laws like intellectual property, trademarks, and copyrights. More than ever before, it’s imperative that creative teams have the current and correct information about best practices in font management.
Extensis surveyed a wide variety of industry leaders and discovered the most common issues with font compliance.
Here’s a scary finding- more than half the designers surveyed bring personal fonts into the office, one of many ways unlicensed fonts can enter your workflow. This not only poses legal and financial risks, but can lead to serious layout and design issues. Document reflow issues can chip away at the profits, and will squelch the creative spirit out of design teams who put their hearts into their work.
If you’re not sure if you are at risk, or simply want to prevent your organization from facing problems, we’ve created a new Best Practices Guide for Font Compliance in Publishing. The guide identifies the risks and consequences, and most importantly, what you can do to avoid them.
Want to safeguard your organization? Get the Font Compliance in Publishing Best Practices Guide here.