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Help and FAQ

Below is a collection of the questions we get asked most frequently—e.g., How do I install these things, anyway? Please take a moment to peruse these FAQ for answers to any puzzles you might have. (If don't find the information you're looking for, please feel free to get in touch directly.)

1. Which format should I order?
2. How quickly will I receive my font(s)?
3. How do I install my font(s)?
4. May I install my font(s) on more than one computer?
5. How about installation by multiple users or at more than one location?
6. May I send copies of my font(s) to a printer/service bureau?
7. What about emedding? May I embed in PDFs, on the Web, elsewhere?
8. Must my web browser allow cookies to use your website?
9. I'm having trouble downloading/installing a demo—what should I do?
10. I have an account but have forgotten my password. Help!
11. What if I'm unhappy with my purchase—can I get my money back?
12. Will my credit card account information be kept safe if I order from you?
13. Do you promise never to send me spam?
14. Just who came up with these great designs, anyway?
15. What would it cost to turn my great-aunt's handwriting into a font?
16. I'd like to include a font credit—how shall I word it?

1. Which format should I order?
If you have a recent operating system, OpenType is the format one we'd recommend; if you're a casual Mac or PC user and haven't the foggiest understanding of font formats (i.e., you just want your fonts to work), TrueType should certainly work well for you. In any case, since your license allows use of a font in any format, please just get in touch if you ever require a different one. For more detailed info about formats, go here.

2. How quickly will I receive my font(s)?
Since our secure checkout system uses real-time credit card authorizations, you should be able to download your font(s) immediately upon successfull completion of your order. The final page in our checkout sequence will have a download link for each font you've ordered. You'll also receive an email message from orders@3ipfonts.com that includes a link to a page that will give you access to your font(s) for the next 48 hours. Beyond this time, you may contact us directly in the event you ever lose copies of the font(s) whose license(s) you've purchased here. Please feel free to call us at (207) 596-6768 or send email to orders@3ipfonts.com.

3. How do I install my font(s)?
Windows OS (XP, Vista, Seven):
Once downloaded, your font(s) will be contained within .zip archive, which you'll first need to "unzip." Double-click the file and extract its contents* to a place you will remember. From there, your installation options will depend on your version of Windows. Standard installation:
1. Choose START → Control Panel, and access your "Fonts" folder, where you'll see all your installed fonts.
2. From the "File" menu, choose "Install New Font"; within the navigation dialog go to the place where you extracted your font(s), and they'll appear in the list. (Be sure "Copy fonts to Fonts folder" is checked.)
3. Highlight the font(s) and click "OK."
For a full list of TrueType installation options, visit Microsoft Typography.
Macintosh OS X:
Once downloaded, your font(s) will be contained within a .zip file archive, whose contents you'll first need to extract. Double-click the file and extract its contents* to a place you will remember. If your version of Mac OS X has the Font Book utility, you might wish to use this application for installation; if you use a font-management utility like Extensis Suitcase or Font Agent Pro, follow the instructions in the manual. Otherwise, you may simply open your hard disk and drag the contents of the archive(s) to your Library → Fonts folder.
*Note about file archives:
If your OS will not open the .zip file, you'll likely have to install free decompression software like WinZip or StuffIt Expander.
Note: Do not install more than one format of the same font on your computer.

4. May I install my font(s) on more than one computer?
Yes, once you pay the basic license fee, our standard End User License Agreement (EULA) lets you install your font(s) on up to five (5) CPUs—computers, printers, etc.—at one location. You may also make a backup copy. Please see our EULA for full license limitations.

5. How about installation by multiple users or at more than one location?
We offer a sliding-scale fee schedule for multiple-user licenses at one location. When ordering, simply enter the total number of CPUs you intend for installation, and our checkout system will automatically calculate the license fee. (The maximum number you may enter is 295 CPUs, whose fee is the same as an unlimited site license.) To install your font(s) at fixed computers in more than one location, you must buy a separate license for each location. (For regional or worldwide licenses, please contact us directly via email, to info@oldfonts.com, or phone, at (207) 596-6768.) Please see our EULA for full license limitations.

6. May I send copies of my font(s) to a printer/service bureau?
Our End User License Agreement (EULA) permits you to send copies of your font(s) to a printer/service bureau—but only for use on individual jobs of yours. After the printer/service bureau's staffers output your work, they must then delete the font(s) from their system(s). (Of course they may always buy a license of their own and use the font themselves for any job.) Please see our EULA for full license limitations.

7. What about emedding? May I embed in PDFs, on the Web, elsewhere?
Our End User License Agreement (EULA) does not permit embedding of our copyrighted font data such that it's possible for unlicensed parties to capture that data and recreate our typefaces. This does not typically concern routine PDF distribution. (Subsetting is OK.) In any event, we'll be glad to review embedding requests on a case-by-case basis—simply send your inquiry to info@3ipfonts.com or give us a call at (207) 596-6768. Please see our EULA for full license limitations.

8. Must my web browser allow cookies to use your website?
Yes, your browser must allow cookies for you to successfully navigate our website and purchase font licenses. However, we use only "session cookies," and only to store your registration number and shopping cart ID, as well as your preferences for displaying the list of fonts in our sidestack. (A "session cookie" is a snippet of text stored on your computer only for as long as you keep your browser open. Our cookies are temporarily and will not persist beyond a browser session.)

9. I'm having trouble downloading/installing a demo—what should I do?
If you're having trouble installing a demo you've successfully downloaded, please consult our installation FAQ. If you can't download the demo in the first place, please send email to info@3ipfonts.com or give us a call at (207) 596-6768.

10. I have an account but have forgotten my password. Help!
Simply click here and send us your email address; we'll send a reply containing your password.

11. What if I'm unhappy with my purchase—can I get my money back?
Yes, of course! We want only happy customers. If our fonts don't meet your expectations—or you're unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason—simply get in touch with us, and we'll credit your account in the amount of the purchase price. (We'll also ask that you delete any of our font data from your computer and/or other equipment.) Just give us a call at (207) 596-6768 or send email to orders@3ipfonts.com.

12. Will my credit card account information be kept safe if I order from you?
First, any credit card account information you share with us is transmitted in enrypted format via industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) server technology; furthermore, we do not save any such information—in any format—for longer than it takes to successfully process your purchase. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

13. Do you promise never to send me spam?
Absolutely! In fact, we'll only keep your email address on file in case we need to get in touch with you about updates to the type you've licensed—unless you specifically give us permission by subscribing to our email list (which requires email confirmation) or, during checkout, leaving a check in the box adjacent "Yes, please keep me on your email list!" And in those cases, we only send out intermittent notices (perhaps every other month) about new fonts, new features, or occasional discount specials. Moreover, as we promise in our Privacy Policy, we shall never sell, share, trade, or give away your name, email address, phone number, or any other information we might collect here.

14. Just who came up with these great designs, anyway?
Meet the type designers.

15. What would it cost to turn my great-aunt's handwriting into a font?
Kind of a lot. Each character in a handwriting font takes at least an hour or two to design and refine; all characters must be tweaked and adjusted to look good together; often, you've got to endure the indescribable tedium of creating hundreds (or thousands) of kerning pairs. And when you consider that—counting alphabets, punctuation, accents and diacriticals, ligatures and other glyphs—a professional typeface has more than 200 characters (often many more)... Let's just say the time adds up. That's why it probably wouldn't make sense to turn your great-aunt's handwriting into a font. That is, unless we like it enough to want to sell the font as a member of our type library, in which case it's free, and you'll get complementary copies of all our typefaces. (We'd have to retain ownership of the font, however.)

16. I'd like to include a font credit—how shall I word it?
Thanks for asking! We'd appreciate your using a trademark symbol, the year of design, the designer's name, and the foundry name. For example: "Lamar Pen™ was designed in 2003 by Brian Willson of Three Islands Press (3IP)." (If you don't know the year, feel free to send us email.) Please also let us know how/where you've used the font—and many thanks for the credit!

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