Spencer & Sons Co.
Digital Asset For Prints, Products & Screens

FAQs

 

What are the types of licenses? A font license is an agreement that gives you the right to use the font in a specific manner. There are three types of user licenses: A one-user, multi-user, and an extended license. A one-user license covers ONE person with up to FIVE workstations (such as a laptop, desktop computer) connected to ONE printer or output device. A multi-user license is for more than one person and/or more than five workstations. Click here for details. If you need to purchase more than five users, contact me for special pricing. An extended license is needed if you will be using the typeface for live text such as on a website, app, or video. Extended licenses are offered and priced on a case by case basis. Contact me for details. For more detailed information on what your license covers, please consult the EULA.

Please note that some of my distributors require I use their EULA instead of my own, published here. If you have purchased a font through one of the following distributors, their EULA is the governing contract:

FontYou • Creative Market • GraphicRiver • FontBundles • The Hungry JPEG • FontBrothers

May I use this font for commercial purposes? Yes! All of my licenses cover both personal and commercial uses.

May I use your fonts in my projects on behalf of my clients? Yes! However, if your client wants the font file, they will need to purchase their own license.

May I sell your fonts? If you wish to sell my font on your website, please contact me for special licensing and contracts.

May I modify your fonts (or have someone else do it)? You may modify the vector outlines of a fonts you’ve licensed using an editing program such as Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® for your personal use only. You may not to modify an S&S font to resell, alter, or add letterforms.

May I put a copy of your font or SVG cutting files on my website or forum for others to download? No. These fonts are sold by licensed retailers only, and with the exception of Freebies, none of them are free. You may not post or share SVG cutting files or in any vector format. Please do not post the font files or SVG cutting files on the web or give them away.

May I use these fonts in a logo? Yes! And I would love to see the finished design

I design printed pieces and digital download files (such as invitations, greeting cards, templates) for resale. May I use your fonts in my designs? Yes! However, fonts used in digital download artwork must be provided to the end user as a static image (e.g., jpg, gif, tiff) or as a vector file such as EPS with the fonts outlined. You may not provide the font file as part of the design or download.

I want to make individual letterform products for resale (such as rubber stamps, stickers, wall decals, embroidery appliqués, digital files.) May I use your fonts for this purpose? Yes, if the letter/numeral/illustration/symbol has been modified and/or used as part of a new design. If you want to sell the unmodified letterforms, contact me for pricing on an extended license.

I make word and/or phrase products for resale (such as rubber stamps, stickers, wall decals, embroidery appliqués, digital files.) May I use your fonts for this purpose? Yes, you may! If you’d like to sell individual, unmodified letters or ornaments from my fonts, you will need an extended license.

I would like to turn your typefaces into an embroidery format to resell, may I buy a license for this? I do not offer licenses for this purpose, however, if you are willing to enter into a distributorship contract, contact me for more information. Please note that only certain fonts are available for this purpose.

I would like to turn your typefaces into an embroidery format to use on my own computer for my own purposes, is that okay? Absolutely! However, you can’t resell the digital embroidery files.

May I design and resell SVG files? Yes! You may resell word art, phrases and modified letters as SVG, EPS or any other digital format. If you’d like to sell individual, unmodified letters or ornaments from my fonts, you will need an extended license.

May I use your fonts in an App? With the purchase of an extended license, yes. Contact me for details or you may purchase a license from MyFontsFontSpringYouWorkForThemFonts.comFontShop.com, or FontHaus.com.

May I use your fonts in a Film or Broadcast? With the purchase of an extended license, yes. Contact me for details.

What are my payment options? You may pay with a credit card or with PayPal. Although all payments are processed through PayPal, you are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase an item using your credit card.

When and how will I receive the font? You will receive an email confirming your order, a receipt for your records, and a link to download the file. Clicking the link will launch a browser window and either ask you to save the file (PC), or it will automatically download it to your downloads folder (Mac).

What is included in my download? You will receive the font file in both .otf and .ttf formats, and the User’s Guide if available.

How do I install the fonts and which files would I install?

Installing fonts

You will receive your files as a zipped folder.

To unzip the folder on a Windows® computer, right-click on the folder and select Extract All. A window will pop up showing the location where the unzipped folder will be placed. By default, this location is the same as the zipped folder, but can be changed if necessary. Click Extract.

To unzip the folder on a Mac® computer, double-click on the folder and it will be unzipped to the same location as the zipped folder.

Windows:
Right click on the font file and select Install from the pop-up menu. –OR– Double-click on the font file, and click on “Install” in the pop-up window. –OR– Drag and drop the font files into C:WindowsFonts.

Visit How to Install Fonts in Windows 7 by howtechpc.
Visit How to Install Fonts in Windows 8 by HowTech.
Visit How to install fonts in windows 10 (2 simple methods) by Iviewgle.

Mac OS:
Double-click the font file and Font Book will launch with a window displaying the font. In the lower right corner of the window, clickInstall Font.

Visit How to Install Fonts on a Mac (SIMPLEST WAY) by How to Cinemas.
Visit How to install new fonts on Mac OSX by Techiseverything.

Note: Purchasing a font management program is recommended.

Is the font that I purchased the most recent one?

If you have purchased your font within the last two years, then you font is up to date. If you can’t find the swashes, check out the Using my fonts section of the FAQ. If you are using Samantha with Cricut®, please Contact me and I will send you a special version of Samantha designed specifically for Cricut.

Choosing which file format (.ttf or .otf) to install

Your font is available in two formats: TrueType Font file (.ttf) and OpenType Font file (.otf). If you have a Mac® or newer Windows®computer, install the .otf file(s). If you have an older Windows computer, install the .ttf files.

I’ve written a visual guide/article explaining in more details what the differences are between .otf and .ttf, some of the included features are, how I’ve used them to enhance my typefaces, and why, when, and how to use them.

Save a copy of the .otf and .ttf files to a convenient folder such as the documents folder to act as a backup just in case you need to re-install the font after buying a new computer, or upgrading your operating system.

How do I find and use the swashes, alternates, and ornaments? All operating systems have a utility program that can access the swashes, alternates, and ornaments in my fonts. In addition, some programs have an OpenType®, Glyph, or Symbol panel or menu that can be used to find and insert swashes, alternates, and symbols directly into your document.

Operating system’s utility programs include Character Map (Windows), Character Viewer (Mac OS versions prior to 10.9), or Font Book (Mac OS 10.9 and later).

You can also use NexusFont, a free download (Windows only), or purchase a software program such as PopChar® by Ergonis© or Ultra Character Map. PopChar is a standalone glyphs palette that makes it easy to select and copy the glyph you want and paste it into almost any document/program (Photoshop, Word, Publisher, etc.). If you have, or are planning to purchase one of my fonts, Contact me with a copy of your receipt for a 30% discount code on PopChar.

Below are links to instructional PDFs, along with a how-to video for Mac Users (10.6-10.8):

Character Map (Windows) • Video | NexusFont (Windows) • Video

Mac OS 10.6-10.8 • Video | Mac OS 10.9 • Video

Some programs such as Adobe Illustrator® and InDesign® (CS versions), Quark Xpress 7.0® (and above), CorelDRAW X6® (and above) have OpenType and Glyphs palettes.

With Microsoft Word® and Powerpoint®, you can access the swashes using the Insert menu. First, select the font from the font menu. Then, go to the Main menu, click on the Insert tab, and then click Symbols. (In Word, you will also click on More Symbols at the bottom of the drop-down menu.) The menu arrangement may be little different depending on what version you are using, but generally it will be found as Insert>>Symbol (More Symbols) somewhere in the menu items. In the pop-up Symbol window, double-click on a letter or click on Insert to insert the swash. With Microsoft Word 2010® or later versions, you may access some OpenType features in the application as well. Magpie Paperworks has an excellent tutorial here.

For die-cutting program such as Silhouette®, Sure Cuts A Lot®, Make the Cut, or Cricut®, access the swashes and alternates by using one of the methods mentioned above and copy/pasting into your document. For additional resources and how-to videos and information, take a look at Kay Hall’s blog.

OpenType Features

What are some of the OpenType® features you’ve mentioned in your descriptions, such as contextual alternates, titling, stylistic alternates, etc.?

Take a look at this visual guide/article that I’ve written explaining what some of these features are, how I’ve used them to enhance my typefaces, and why, when and how to use them. Adobe TypeKit has an excellent guide as well.

Also, watch this video by Kay Hall of CleverSomeday.