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Adobe fonts for commercial use? Need license?

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Apr 26, 2011 Apr 26, 2011

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Hi,

I am using Illustrator CS5 and need to design a logo for print.  However, I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on whether or not I am allowed to use one of the Adobe fonts that came with my application for commercial use such as a logo?  Also, what is the difference between the Adobe fonts you can purchase here on this web site versus the fonts that come installed with AI CS5?  Would I necessarily have to purchase a license on Adobe.com to use a specific font for a logo?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Apr 27, 2011 Apr 27, 2011

You certainly may use any of the fonts bundled with Adobe applications for a logo or similar static content. You may also embed the font in the resultant PDF file or EPS file that you create for the logo for placement in other content. What you cannot do is give out the font file itself to others. By having the font embedded in the PDF or EPS (PDF is the preferred format, by the way), you avoid any such problems or limitations. Note that this is true for Adobe fonts, but not necessarily fonts fr

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You do not need any additional or special license for this purpose.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Thank you for replying to me. this is good to know. I use illustrator all the time for my design.

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Hello I seen that you helped someone out about adobe illustrator fonts. I have a simular question im designing on product from zazzle can I use the fonts on the products to sell.?

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