FontLab New Educational Discounts + Free Posters Offer

At FontLab we have long believed in the value of education. So we have just added to and increased our educational discounts for students and staff, and are additionally adding a time-limited offer for free posters!

FontLab education pricing is now
half off regular retail
for full versions over $50.
80% off for one-year license!

Free posters with academic orders over $100 USD!

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School purchases of 8 or more: contact FontLab orders

If your educational order is $100 USD or more, take your pick of any one of our five type posters, a $19.95 value per poster! With an educational order of $300 USD or more, receive all five. (While quantities last or until the end of September 2015, whichever comes first.)

    • FontLab Studio 5, regular USD $649
      • student/staff
        • permanent license $324 with five free posters
        • one year $129 with free poster of your choice
      • school purchases (8 or more) USD $227 each, with five free posters


    • Fontographer 5, regular USD $399
      • student/staff
        • permanent license $199 with free poster of your choice
        • one year $79
      • school purchases (8 or more) USD $139.65 each, with five free posters


  • TypeTool 3, regular USD $47.99
    • student/staff  $24 (permanent license)
    • school purchases (8 or more) from USD $19 each, with free poster(s)

Yes, these are full program versions

The FontLab educational discounts are on fully-functional versions of our programs. They are identical to the regular retail versions of our apps. The one-year license is done through a modification of the licensing mechanism and does not affect any other program functionality.

Which license do I pick?

FontLab Studio and Fontographer are available with either a permanent (full) license, or with a one-year license.

An educational permanent license is treated just like any other permanent license, but is not transferable. When a future version of your software is available, you can upgrade to a non-educational license as if you had a regular full license. (We do not currently plan to offer an educational upgrade at a steeper discount.)

A one-year license expires and the software will stop working after a year. However, it can be extended for an additional year at any time. The base cost of an education one-year license is 80% off, while the cost of an education permanent license is 50% off. So the permanent license is 2.5x the one-year price. A one-year license makes sense if you are on a limited budget, or if you expect to use the software only temporarily.


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Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney was CEO of FontLab until 2019, when he retired from FontLab to pursue his font detective work and type design. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas is also a teacher, writer, and consultant on fonts and typography. He has been consulted by Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Oxford University Press, a “big three” US auto maker, the US Treasury Department, and PBS “History Detectives,” among others. He teaches type design with Crafting Type and has been a repeat guest lecturer for MA Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Since 2004 he has been a board member of ATypI, the international typography association. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original with over 3000 glyphs per font.

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