Test Licence (try)

For our favourite design partners, we offer fully functional test fonts for our complete Font Collection. You may use these fully functional fonts for non-commercial layouts, presentations, or pitches to convince you and your client to purchase the fonts.

End User Licence Agreement


The following is an agreement between the user (licensee) and us, the TypeMates (licencer / TypeMates, J.Runge, N.Thomsen-Habermann, L.Fischbach GbR).

To be allowed to download and use the fonts, you need to accept this font software licence. 

With your purchase you own a licence to use our fonts (font software) with respect to the following terms and conditions. You are not purchasing the ownership of the typeface itself.

We ensure that TypeMates is the sole owner of the distribution rights of the fonts and their intellectual property. We do not breach copyrights with other third parties.

Depending on the licencing, our static and variable fonts are delivered in the following formats: OpenType (OTF), TrueType (TTF), as well as web font formats (WOFF, and WOFF2). Additional formats are available on request, but may require an additional licencing.

Test Licencing

You may install the fonts on your computer to generate graphics, or PDFs, to convince yourself and your client. You should licence the original font—without "DEMO", or "TRY" in its name—for the final and commercial artwork.

You can embed the fonts in static documents (e.g. PDF, JPG), to present them to your client. And you can layout website dummies for pitch purposes.

Graphics created with the fonts may not be used outside of prototypes and in published designs. "DEMO" and "TRY" fonts are no legit font products, only a free trial version.

You may not embed the fonts, in a way that third parties can access them. With any font usage you must embed the fonts securely, so that no one without a licence may export, extract or use the fonts.

You may not resell the fonts, or provide them to third parties.

You are not allowed to use the fonts in any other medium than your desktop or to preview a potential web usage. So no apps, servers, eBooks, digital ads e.g.

General Terms

Security Backup

You may have a backup copy of the fonts on another device.

Hardware embedding

You may not embed the fonts into hardware (for example: the displays of washing machines, toasters, or devices like a GPS navigator, eReader). To do that, you will need a custom licence and should contact us.

Modifying Font Formats

You may not convert the fonts to other font formats, nor may you modify, decompile or instruct a third party to convert, modify or decompile them.

Transferring the Licence

This licence is not transferable. In the event that you do not want to use the font, you may not give your rights of use or licence to a third party, and you cannot sell, nor sublicence the font licence or fonts.

You may not give the fonts to a person who does not own a licence for the fonts or shares a licence with you. The fonts may be given to a printer, as long as it is only used for production purposes and no new layouts are created. They have to accept the licence and delete/uninstall the fonts after finishing the job.

Warranty and limitation of liability

TypeMates fonts can be returned or replaced only if they are defective. Defective font formats will be replaced if you have a valid proof of purchase and inform us about the error within 2 years of purchase. This warranty does not apply to font data that has been converted, manipulated or altered by you.

If not caused by gross negligence or malicious intent by us, TypeMates shall not be liable for any consequences, property or legal responsibility—including, but not limited to, lost profits and/or lost data—as a consequence of using our fonts.


Any significant violation of this agreement by you, the licensee, will terminate this licence. In case of termination, you are obligated to immediately remove all our fonts and all copies from your system and certify this to us, the licensor.


This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. This Agreement shall not be subject to the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

The exclusive court of jurisdiction is in Passau, Germany.


Should a regulation of this contract be invalid in whole or part, the validity of other regulations shall remain unaffected.


In case of doubt or other questions, please contact us at any time: Please send inquiries by eMail to hej@typemates.com. On our website, www.typemates.com, you can also find our telephone and postal contacts.

Version from April 3, 2023