Agfa Monotype Licenses PostScript Level 3-Compatible Fonts to HP

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Wilmington, Massachusetts, January 29, 2001 - Agfa Monotype Corporation today announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company to license Agfa Monotype's PostScript(r) Level 3-compatible font solution. The agreement is expected to allow HP to provide its customers fully compatible PostScript 3 fonts to use with HP LaserJet and Deskjet printers. Agfa Monotype's solution includes 136 fonts, complete with original trademarked names, representing the full set of the PostScript 3 solution. Supplied as TrueType(r) data, the fonts are expected to be available for use on a variety of HP's printers through various technologies, including downloadable soft fonts, ROM fonts, and other mass storage solutions, such as DIMM. The fonts are fully PostScript 3-compatible in design and metrics, allowing for effortless portability when used to compose, distribute and print documents created using the PostScript 3-compatible standard font set. Agfa Monotype signed the first in a series of long-term agreements with HP 12 years ago. Since then, Agfa Monotype has been working with HP teams to create customized bitmap and scalable font solutions for global product applications. "We're extremely proud of our past and present accomplishments working with HP," said Robert M. Givens, president of Agfa Monotype. "This agreement to license our solution is further evidence of HP's commitment to delivering 100% PostScript 3 compatibility to its customers."