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Agfa Debuts Five Type Foundries and 100+ FontsThe collections are available on Fonts.com. (June 23, 2004)
Agfa Monotype has added over 100 typefaces to Fonts.com from the Fine Fonts, PixieType, RJH Productions, Typebox and Ultimate Symbol foundries. The collections can be viewed at www.fonts.com/foundries.
?This is an exceptional crop of Fonts.com releases, said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Agfa Monotype. ?From pixel-based screen fonts to progressive display designs, these new collections will satisfy many needs while providing inspiration for future projects.
Fine Fonts was formed in 2000 by industry veterans Michael Harvey and Andy Benedek. Their work has led to seven new products on Fonts.com, including the Aesop package, based on a graceful pen-drawn script, and the blackletter Fine Gothic family, inspired by fonts created by the 20th century German designer, Rudolf Koch. Most of the new Fine Fonts products are available in the PostScript format for Macintosh platforms and the TrueType format for Microsoft Windows systems. Individual fonts are $32 and the Fine Gothic volume is priced at $88.
PixieType fonts were created primarily for on-screen usage in Macromedia Flash or Adobe Photoshop applications and other pixel-based products. The PT-Bossa and the futuristic PT-Ellus packages were designed for on-screen legibility when used at their intended point size of eight. The 18 PixieType fonts are available in TrueType for Macintosh and Windows platforms starting at $22.
RJH Productions was formed by designer Robert Howell. The Madness family, a scribble-styled handwriting design, and the Roughedge typeface, created using a matchstick dipped in ink, have appeared in print and broadcast campaigns worldwide. The two RJH designs are offered in various formats for Macintosh and Windows platforms and are priced at $38 and $50 respectively.
Typebox brings 38 typefaces to Fonts.com, including the TX Lithium family, based on a heavy, rounded, technology-inspired design, and the TX Manifesto face, a headliner with squared, condensed letterforms. Typebox fonts are available in PostScript and TrueType for Macintosh systems. Individual fonts start at $32 with packages of two or more designs beginning at $82.
With 73 products, Ultimate Symbol offers a comprehensive collection of picture fonts on Fonts.com. The USF Astronomy family features perspectives on both the zodiac and the moon. The USF Highway USA collection includes four sets of highway signs and symbols. Ultimate Symbol fonts are available in PostScript for Macintosh systems and in TrueType for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Prices for individual fonts start at $44 with families beginning at $74.
As the Internets most comprehensive and convenient place to preview, purchase and download fonts, Fonts.com offers single fonts, packages, family volumes and type libraries, including both the Monotype and ITC libraries. Visitors are greeted with clear navigation and multiple search options in addition to articles, tips and techniques. Live customer care representatives are available to assist in identifying and selecting typefaces and to resolve technical issues. Fonts.com also provides information about Agfa Monotypes custom font services.
About Agfa Monotype Corp.
Agfa Monotype Corp. is a global supplier of fonts, font technologies, print drivers and imaging technologies. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, based in Mortsel, Belgium, one of the worlds leading imaging companies with sales of 4.215 billion euros in 2003. Information about Agfa Monotype and its products is available at www.agfamonotype.com, www.fonts.com and www.agfamonotype.co.uk. Information about Agfa is available at www.agfa.com.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the worlds leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems, intended mainly for the graphics industry, healthcare, micrographics, motion picture and photography markets.
Agfas headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is active in 40 countries and has 120 agents throughout the world. Together they achieved a turnover of 4,215 million euros in 2003. Product and company information can be found on Agfas home page on the World Wide Web at: www.agfa.com.
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