Why pay so much for fonts...

New Here ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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When you can download them for free? I mean, $1,000 for Adobe's Minion Pro? Jeez. At that rate, I could afford one-half of one font. Come on, doesn't Adobe make enough money on desktop applications? I honestly hope there's no one out there who has that much extra cash to throw away. Graphic designers do not make 6 figures a year. I think they need a reality check as to who their actual customer base and demographic is. It's bewildering to say the least.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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Typically the customer pays for custom fonts. Not the designer.

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Guru ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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Maybe if Adobe sells one copy they break even.

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Mentor ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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I got Minion Pro for free when I bought the Creative Suite Which didn't cost me anywhere near a $1000. Maybe you should have bought the creative suite.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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If you get the font with the Adobe Creative Suite you are getting one license for the fonts which can be used on your main computer and a secondary computer like a home laptop. When you pay full price you are getting a license for 5 seats. If you do not need 5 seats, then yes indeed it is better to buy the suite and get a single copy of the font for free.

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Mentor ,
Jun 24, 2009 Jun 24, 2009

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MikeKazlow wrote:

If you get the font with the Adobe Creative Suite you are getting one license for the fonts which can be used on your main computer and a secondary computer like a home laptop. When you pay full price you are getting a license for 5 seats. If you do not need 5 seats, then yes indeed it is better to buy the suite and get a single copy of the font for free.

Is that for the entire collection? I purchased Minion Pro recently because it had come as part of the old ATM program. But I had lost it due to hard drive crash. But I bought one specific font style of Minion Pro (Condensed)  I think I paid $99.00 and it was open type, the whole package series was as you said a thousand Dollars or more. Also if I'm not mistake when you go to the adobe store it ask number seats you wish purchase for, while you in the store (however, I won't swear to that as I purchased it in Jan-Feb and this is June. when I have repeatedly do something I tend to rember it, on occasion not so much.)

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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you can pay half price, but you can only use A-L...

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Engaged ,
Jun 24, 2009 Jun 24, 2009

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dave milbut wrote:

you can pay half price, but you can only use A-L...

You forgot the option: alternate letters... A, C, E...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 23, 2009

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Not many people know how much work goes into creating a good quality Open Type font with a full set of glyphs and multiple language support.


If you don't know what that implies, you will be happy with True Type freebies.

(Until they crash Photoshop!)

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