FontLab for Education

If you’re serious about typeface design or font making, we encourage you to consider FontLab 8, our modern font editor for Mac and Windows. If you’re looking for a more affordable, simple app for making fonts, we also have educational pricing for TypeTool for Windows.

We offer several types of special offers for education: discounted licenses for individual students, discounted lifetime licenses for academic teachers, even more discounted licenses for academic institutions, group licenses for a short workshop, and group licenses for a semester-long course.

All prices listed below are in U.S. dollars (US$/USD).

Where to buy?

Directly from FontLab

You can buy educational licenses directly from our online store. Use the links below, or contact orders@fontlab.com if you have questions. Fontlab Ltd is a Panama corporation and does not have a US tax ID or European VAT number.

U.S. edu distributors

If your institution is in the U.S. and requires a US tax ID, or if you wish to pay by cheque, please contact our U.S. educational distributors: Creation Engine or Academic Superstore. Edu prices at our distributors may vary.

Worldwide distributors

We have distributors in other regions of the world. If your institution requires a local VAT number, or order processing in a local language, or you wish to pay with a method that we don’t support, please contact one of our worldwide distributors. Edu prices at our distributors may vary.

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FontLab 8

FontLab 8 is an integrated font editor for Mac and Windows. FontLab has been the go-to app for professional typeface designers. Version 8 is a modern app that lets you create, open, extend, test and export font families, variable OpenType fonts, color fonts and web fonts for any Unicode writing system.

Individual edu offers

For students

If you’re a student at an accredited college or university, you can buy a 1-year student license for FontLab 8 at US$109 or the equivalent in your local currency (= 78% discount off the full price).

The license is valid for one year, during which you can use FontLab for learning and for commercial work. When the license expires and you’re still a student, you can buy another 1-year student license, but you are not entitled to discounted upgrades to the full version

BUY US$109

After the purchase, we will ask you to verify your student credentials, and will send you your serial number typically within 48 hours.

For academic teachers

If you’re a teacher at an accredited college or university, or represent such an institution, you can buy an edu teacher/school lifetime license for FontLab 8 at US$335 or the equivalent (= 32% discount). The license is valid indefinitely, and in the future, you’ll be able to upgrade at a discount. You can use FontLab for learning and for commercial work. You can use the license as a teacher, or you can install the license in the school lab.

BUY US$335

After the purchase, we will ask you to verify your academic credentials, and will send you your serial number typically within 48 hours.

If you buy 8 or more licenses of FontLab 8 edu teacher/school lifetime licenses, the price is US$240 per license (= 51% discount).

Group and school offers

For school labs

If you’re a teacher at an accredited college or university, or represent such an institution, you can buy 8 or more edu teacher/school lifetime license for FontLab 8 at US$240 per license (= 51% discount). The license is valid indefinitely, and in the future, you’ll be able to upgrade at a discount. The license can be used by teachers or can be installed in the school lab.

BUY ≥8×US$240

If you wish to buy even more licenses, contact us at orders@fontlab.com

For semester-long courses

If you’re a teacher at an accredited college or university, or represent such an institution, you can also buy a course license for FontLab 8, at customized pricing. The course license is valid for 4 months and a maximum of 20 computers. You’ll receive a serial number which you can distribute among up to 20 students.

After the license expires, you can buy another course license. If your group is larger, you can buy several course licenses, each valid for 4 months and a maximum of 20 computers. The course license does not entitle you to future upgrade discounts.

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For short workshops

If you’re organizing a FontLab workshop, you can buy a workshop license for FontLab 8 at US$99. The workshop license is valid for 14 days and a maximum of 20 computers. You’ll receive a serial number which you can distribute among up to 20 participants.

After the license expires, you can buy another workshop license. If your group is larger, you can buy several workshop licenses, each valid for 2 weeks and a maximum of 20 computers. The workshop license does not entitle you to future upgrade discounts.

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TypeTool

for Windows

TypeTool 3 is our simple and affordable font editor. It works on Windows XP and newer Microsoft Windows systems. It also works in a very limited way on macOS. It is a good option for simple font making tasks. However, we encourage you to consider FontLab 8, which is cross-platform and much more modern.

If you’re a student or teacher at an accredited college or university, or represent such institution, you can buy an edu lifetime license for TypeTool 3 at US$24 (= 51% discount). The license is valid indefinitely.

BUY US$24

After the purchase, we will ask you to verify your student or academic credentials, and will send you your serial number typically within 48 hours.

Questions

If you have more questions, contact orders@fontlab.com