Simple and transparent pricing
We tried to set up our licensing model in a simple way. If you need to install fonts on your computer to produce materials (digital or print), you’ll need to be covered by a Basic Licence (the old-school Desktop License).
You’ll need to purchase additional licensing to get permission to publish the material on your social media, in a TV commercial, and to embed the font on your website or in an app.
Full version trials for design studios!
We want all design and branding studios to have free access to our fonts, so they can easily make mock-ups, presentations, and recommend our fonts to potential clients, which is why we introduced the Studio Trial EULA.
Drop up an email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to apply to get free access to our entire library as well as unreleased, upcoming fonts.
Licensing on behalf of your client
The company’s size determines the price of the license. We have a few tiers that are determined by the number of employees (which includes contractors and workers) in their business group.
Our licenses are given per brand. As a designer or agency, your usage is covered as a ‘sublicensee’ when you purchase the fonts on behalf of your client.
Type of Licenses
This is an overview of all the EULAs. The General Terms apply as a base to all EULAs and are written at the bottom of this page, but you can also download them here. The Basic licence covers you for installing fonts on your computer and is based on the number of employees the licensing brand has. Further, you can purchase add-ons for other uses like web, app, and social media.
You love the look of a font, but not ready to purchase just yet? Do you need to see how they work for your brand before committing? Need to create mock-ups? You can get access to all of our fonts for free. You won't get all the glyphs, but you'll have more than enough to work with before you commit to a purchase with us.
Basic licence (Desktop Licence)
Our Basic Licence allows you to use our fonts (forever and across the world) to produce digital and print material, promote your business, create videos and images, generate documents and reports for your brand. Everybody installing and using the fonts on their computer/device, whether to create print, digital, social media, video, or web content for your brand will need to have a basic license in order to use the fonts (this includes and allows for contractors like designers, influencers, content creators, etc).
Our Basic License is what you normally see as “Desktop Licence” on other platforms. We made it simpler since the only metric is your company size (‘personnel’), which refers to the amount of people you have working for you, as well as any external contractors that will have access to the fonts (such as graphic and UX designers, influencers, and other contect creators). You’ll need to buy a license upgrade if your personnel grows beyond the number shown on your invoice. Aside from that, the license fees are one-time fees. There are no subscription fees.
The Webfont Licence allows you to embed our fonts on your website. It includes use on all subpages and subdomains of your website and there are no territorial restrictions, so you don't have to worry when your business goes global! The only metric is page views/month, which you'll have to keep track of.
Social Media Licence
This license gives you permission to post content that uses our fonts on your social media and share it across all your social media platforms and the social media platforms of your influencers or brand promoters. We understand “followers” is a fairly new metric to measure, so we kept the price minimal for startups with less than 10,000 followers. That way you don't have to consider this an extra cost. This license also covers social media ads.
If your influencers and brand ambassadors need to install the fonts on their computers in order to create content, they will have to be covered by a Basic Licence. The Social Media License is purely for the permission to publish online, not for creating content.
Mobile App Licence
If you’re planning to embed our fonts inside an app, you’ll need a Mobile App licence. Your UX designers who are generating sketches and visual materials before you launch the app will need to be covered by the Basic Licence if they install the fonts on their computers (or upload into Figma, Adobe XD, etc) and create mockups.
A Brand Licence is tailored for larger companies and gives you unlimited permission to use the fonts cross-media (desktop, web, app, broadcast, social media, etc). This license covers all your current and future needs, without you having to keep track of metrics. Get in touch if you think a Brand License is more suitable for you.
If your company is very large, if it has sub-brands, or want to use the fonts for multiple brands, you can purchase more licences or contact us to see whether a Brand Font Licence may be more suitable.
These terms and conditions apply to all Licenses you will be purchasing. Read the General terms first and then the individual terms of the license you are purchasing (Basic, Web, Social Media, App, etc).
Download a PDF of the General Terms here.
1. Who we are
We are Blast Foundry (we/us/our) a sole proprietorship registered in the Netherlands with Chamber of Commerce number 60376368. Our registered address is Waterlandplein 290C, 1024NB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2. These Terms
a. These General Terms apply to any and all of our licenses and other agreements in relation to your use of the Font Software (as defined in the relevant End User Licence Agreement governing your use of that Font Software (the “Scope of Licence”). Any reference to ‘agreement’ herein shall be deemed to include a reference to the Scope of Licence and these General Terms (which are incorporated into the Scope of Licence by reference).
b. It is important that you read and retain a copy of these terms for future reference, as they form part of the contract you have with us.
c. We may amend or make changes to these terms (and/or our licence and other agreements) from time to time to reflect changes to our products or business. Please check these terms each time you use our website or purchase a licence for use of our Font Software from us to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
d. Where reference is made in this agreement (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Scope of Licence) to a ‘reasonable period’ the same shall mean as soon as reasonably possible, and in any event, no more than 14 days from the date on which the period commences.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
a. We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights, wherever in the world arising, whether registered or unregistered (and including any application), including copyright, know-how, confidential information, trade secrets, business names and domain names, trade marks, service marks, trade names, patents, petty patents, utility models, design rights, semi-conductor topography rights, database rights and all rights in the nature of unfair competition rights or rights to sue for passing off in any and all typeface and font software on our website and as defined and further detailed in the Scope of Licence and you hereby acknowledge that the Font Software is protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and/or equivalent international and national laws and treaties.
b. Other than to the extent expressly set out in this agreement, nothing herein shall be deemed to grant any right, title or interest in or to the intellectual property rights subsisting in the Font Software.
c. All Font Software will be supplied in machine executable code.
4. Your warranties
a. Except as expressly set out in any licensing agreement (whether or not concluded on or via our websites) that we have granted to you specifically within a Scope of Licence, you will not copy, alter, modify, combine, convert, rent, sublicence, merge or otherwise transfer or distribute the Font Software. You must also not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or create derivatives based on the whole or part of the Font Software.
b. You warrant and represent to us that:
i. you will not use, and will not cause or authorise any other party to use, the Font Software (or any part thereof), or any materials produced using the Font Software (or any part thereof), if doing so would be outside the Scope of Licence.
ii. you will not modify, adapt or change the Font Software (or any part thereof) or the Font Software file type;
iii. you will use best endeavours to protect the Font Software (and any part thereof) from unauthorised access and use by third parties (including by ensuring that your systems and network uses up-to-date and modern security software and procedures to prevent unauthorised access to the Font Software);
iv. you will not use, and will not cause or permit any other party to use, the Font Software in any manner which, in our reasonable opinion, is likely to damage, weaken or otherwise be detrimental to the reputation or goodwill associated with us or the Font Software;
v. you will not sublicence use of the Font Software (or any part thereof) to any third party, including to any third party service provider(s) (Sublicensee(s)), unless we have otherwise expressly authorised you to do so in advance in writing as part of the Scope of Licence. Where we have permitted a Sublicensee to use the Font Software, you acknowledge and agree that the Sublicensee may only do so as is strictly necessary to enable you to use the Font Software (or any part thereof) in accordance with the Scope of Licence;
vi. you will ensure all Sublicensees use the Font Software only on your written instructions (which shall be in accordance with the Scope of Licence);
vii. you will not provide the Font Software to Sublicensees (or any other party) as an executable or installable file unless otherwise permitted in writing as part of the Scope of Licence;
viii. where the Font Software is accessible by third parties (including by your customers), that you will distribute the Font Software only in a format that obfuscates and/or encrypts the Font Software or which otherwise prevents such third party accessing (whether by reverse engineering or otherwise) the file formats of the Font Software (and any part thereof) unless we have otherwise expressly authorised you to do so as part of the Scope of Licence (for example, where we have permitted you to distribute a copy of the Font Software to permitted Sublicensees);
ix. you will immediately notify us upon becoming aware of any actual or likely infringement of the intellectual property rights in the Font Software (or any of them) and, where applicable, any breach of the Scope of Licence, and that you shall provide all assistance as reasonably required by us in order to investigate and resolve the matter ; and
x. you will be responsible for all taxes, charges and levies payable in respect of your licensing of the Font Software (or any of them).
Any breach of the warranties set out in this paragraph 4 shall be considered a material breach of this agreement.
a. Except as otherwise set out in the Scope of Licence, embedding and transmitting the Font Software is prohibited.
b. Where the Scope of Licence grants use in respect of .pdf creation and external distribution of the resulting .pdf documents to end users for the purpose of those end users to download/access the document, you and all Sublicensees (whether acting by themselves or by their employees, officers, suppliers, contractors and/or agents, as the case may be) may embed the Font Software (or any of part thereof) within a file intended for consumption by that end user, in accordance with the restrictions set out in the Scope of Licence. You will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Font Software is not distributed as, or within, an executable or installable file, nor that the Font Software is installed on or within any end user’s hardware operation system, by you, the Sublicensees or their employees, suppliers, contractors or agents.
c. Where the Scope of Licence grants use in respect of webpages, you and any Sublicensees (by themselves or by their employees, suppliers, contractors and/or agents) may only put online and/or link (excluding hotlinking) to the .WOFF, and .WOFF2, and/or Web-Only .TTF file formats of the Font Software (or any part thereof), provided the same is within the Scope of Licence. You will ensure that you, Sublicensees, and their employees, suppliers, contractors and agents will not put online and/or link to any other file format, including, but not limited to, TrueType or OpenType. Use of the Font Software with web font technologies other than @Font-Face, such as (by way of example, not limitation), slFR, Cufon or Typeface.js is not permitted save as expressly set out in the Scope of Licence.
6. Our Warranties
a. We warrant that, for a period of 14 days from entering into a licensing agreement with us, the Font Software licensed thereunder will, under normal use in accordance with the Scope of Licence, operate or perform for the uses granted to you by the Scope of Licence (and, if applicable, in substantial accordance with the specifications set forth in the documentation accompanying the Font Software).
b. The warranty contained in clause 6a. shall not apply to the extent:
i. that you fail to use reasonably modern and commonly utilised technology, software, hardware, operating personnel and/or operating environments (i.e. an outdated printer);
ii. the failure of the Font Software (or any part thereof) results from any modification, or actual or attempted file format alteration, to the Font Software (or any part thereof) other than by or on our behalf;
iii. that any person or that us has attempt to rectify the failure;
iv. the failure is attributable to causes external to the Font Software (or any part thereof) including but not limited to failure or fluctuation of electrical supplies, hardware failures (including failure of the hardware on which the Font Software is installed), use on or within antiquated hardware or software, accidents or natural disasters;
v. the Font Software has been used outside of the Scope of Licence,
and, in any case, is subject to you providing to us on request and without undue delay:
vi. full written reports regarding the failure of the Font Software and the circumstances of the failure; and
vii. any other information reasonably requested by us for the investigation of the failure.
c. In relation to a breach of clause 6a., the sole and exclusive remedy available to you will be, at our sole discretion, either:
i. the repair or replacement of the Font Software (or any part thereof) that is in breach of the warranty; or
ii. a refund of the fee (not including any interest) paid by you for the defective Font.
d. Except for warranties expressly set out in this clause 6, the Font Software is delivered “as is” and we make, and you receive, no additional express or implied warranties in regards to the same.
e. We hereby expressly disclaim any and all other warranties of any kind or nature concerning the Font Software, whether express or implied, including without limitation, any warranty or title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, performance levels, non-infringement, non-interference with enjoyment, operation without interruption, errors within the Font Software, course of dealing, or usage in trade.
7. Limitation of Liability
a. This section sets out our total liability to you in respect of:
i. this agreement;
ii. the Scope of Licence (to which these terms are incorporated); and
iii. any statement, representation, tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under this agreement,
b. whether the event giving rise to such liability arises from our own acts and/or omissions, or those of our employees, officers, agents, subcontractors or consultants. In no circumstances shall we be liable for any loss of profits, goodwill, reputation, business, anticipated savings, contracts, goods, data (or corruption of that data) or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
c. Our liability for all other claims arising from or in connection with this agreement shall be limited to the amount paid-up by you to us for the licence of the Font Software.
d. Nothing in this section, or elsewhere in this agreement, excludes or limits our liability for:
i. death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or
ii. any damage or liability you incur as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
8. Data Protection
9. Compliance Information and Audit
a. You will provide to us in writing, and without undue delay, all such information and evidence as we reasonably require to determine and verify your compliance with the Scope of Licence and these terms (“Compliance Information”). Provision of the Compliance Information will be provided by you to us within a reasonable timescale agreed between us, and in the absence of such agreement, no later than 10 days of our written request.
b. If in our opinion (acting reasonably) you fail to provide such Compliance Information in accordance with clause 9a. or we otherwise have reason to believe that such Compliance Information is inaccurate or fraudulent, then, provided we give at least 5 days’ prior written notice and comply with such written confidentiality undertakings as reasonably required by you, we (or our professional advisers) may during GMT 9am to 5pm on any business day (Monday – Friday), audit and take copies of relevant records, and other documents as we (acting reasonably) deem necessary to verify your compliance with the terms of the Scope of Licence and these terms. If such inspection reveals a discrepancy between actual use of the Font Software (or any part thereof) and the permissions granted in the Scope of Licence, then you shall promptly pay on demand the shortfall for such unlicensed use and reimburse us in respect of any reasonable professional charges incurred for such audit, inspection and rectification and for the reasonable cost associated with and incurred in the course of any reaudit conducted within the 24 month period following such audit that revealed a shortfall.
10. Fees and Payment
a. Any rights or licence granted to you (whether in accordance with the terms of this licence agreement or otherwise) is in consideration of, and subject to, you paying the fees (and applicable taxes) for the Font Software in full to us calculated in accordance with our then current price list and the information provided during the order process of which acceptance of this licence agreement is a necessity.
b. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, you will pay our invoices within 14 days of the invoice date or immediately as part of the order process of which acceptance of this licence agreement is a necessity, whichever is applicable and earlier. We shall make the Font Software available to you in the applicable format as set out in the relevant licence terms as soon as reasonably possible following receipt of full payment.
c. If this licence agreement terminates for any reason, all amounts due to us shall become immediately payable. This is without prejudice to any other right of ours to claim interest under the law or under this licence agreement.
11. Additional Licences
a. You may, from time to time, purchase additional licensed rights.
b. If you wish to purchase additional licences or additional scope under such licences, you shall request this from us in writing. We shall evaluate such request and respond with approval or rejection of the request and confirm how much such additional licences or scope (versus your current scope) the additional licence(s) will cost.
c. If we approve your request to purchase and you agree with the fee proposed, you shall pay to us the relevant fees for such additional licensed rights as applicable as set out by us.
You are at all times fully responsible for compliance with the terms of this agreement and are fully responsible and remain liable to us for the acts and omissions of your employees, officers and Sublicensees (as well as your Sublicensees’ employees, officers, suppliers, contractors and agents). You hereby indemnify us, and shall keep us indemnified at all times, against any and all losses, costs (including legal, recovery, and accounting costs), damages, liabilities, expenses, management time, and all other losses of whatever nature (including whether indirect or direct, foreseeable or otherwise), suffered or incurred by us now and in the future whether arising from or in connection with:
a. Any breach of this agreement; or
b. The acts and omissions of your Sublicensees (whether carried out by your Sublicensees’ employees, officers, suppliers, contractors, agents or otherwise).
a. Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which the parties may have, and any other rights of termination set out in the Scope of Licence, either party may terminate this agreement without liability to the other immediately on giving written notice to the other if:
i. that other commits any material breach of its obligations under this agreement (which, if remediable, is not remedied within 20 days (or where the breach is in relation to a failure to pay any amount due, 7 days) after the service of written notice specifying the breach and requiring it to be remedied); or
ii. that other commits any non-remediable material breach; or
iii. that other ceases to trade (either in whole, or as to any part or division involved in the performance of this agreement) or becomes insolvent or is otherwise deemed (acting reasonably) unable to pay its debts within the meaning of the insolvency legislation applicable to that party.
b. On termination of this agreement for any reason:
i. you shall immediately pay to us all of our outstanding unpaid invoices and interest;
ii. you (and any third party to whom the Font Software have been made available) shall immediately and irretrievably delete the Font Software from your systems;
iii. any right, remedy, obligation or other liability of either party that exists at termination will not be affected. This includes the right to claim damages for any breach of the agreement which existed on or before the date of termination; and
iv. any section which expressly, or by implication, has effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.
You may not assign, charge, sub-contract, sublicense (unless expressly permitted to do so in this agreement) or otherwise dispose of any of its rights or obligations under this agreement without our prior written consent.
The rights of either party arising out of any provision of this agreement or any breach of it shall not be waived except in writing. Any waiver by either party of any of its rights under this agreement or of any breach of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any other rights or of any other or further breach.
16. Entire Agreement
This agreement (and any document referred to in it) constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter. Each party warrants to the other that, in entering into this agreement it does not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty of any person (whether a party to this agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in this agreement. Nothing in this section limits or excludes any liability for fraud.
All agreements and covenants contained in this agreement are severable and in the event of any of them being held to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent by any competent court this agreement shall be interpreted as if such invalid unlawful or unenforceable agreements or covenants were not contained within this agreement.
a. Any notice given pursuant to this agreement shall be in writing signed by, or on behalf of, the party issuing the notice. A notice shall be served by personal delivery or prepaid recorded delivery first class post (or registered airmail in the case of an address for service outside the United Kingdom) to the address given for the relevant party at the beginning of this agreement or, in relation to any party, such other address for service in the United Kingdom as that party may from time to time notify to the other.
b. For the purpose of this Clause 18, a ‘Business Day’ is a day when the banks in Amsterdam, The Netherlands are open for business. In the absence of evidence of earlier receipt and subject to clause 18 c., notices served in accordance with clause 18 a. shall be deemed to have been received:
i. if delivered personally, at the time of actual delivery to the address referred to in clause 18 a;
ii. if served by prepaid recorded delivery first class post, two Business Days from the date of posting; and
iii. if served by registered airmail, five Business Days from the date of posting.
c. If deemed receipt under clause 18 b. occurs on a day which is not a Business Day or after 5.00 p.m. on a Business Day, the relevant notice shall be deemed to have been received at 9.00 a.m. on the next Business Day.
d. For the avoidance of doubt, notice given under this agreement shall not be validly served if sent by fax or e-mail.
19. Licence and Marketing
You hereby grant to us the right and permission to (a) reference the relationship between us and you, (b) your use of the Font Software (including reference to your business name, trade mark, and/or service mark), and (c) display screenshots, photographs and captures of your use of the Font Software (and you hereby agree to promptly, within a reasonable period, supply copies of materials as reasonably requested by us to display the same).
a. This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
b. The parties agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).