Mortsel, Belgium - 20 November 2001 - Agfa Monotype Corporation, a major provider of fonts and font technologies worldwide, today announced the re-launch and improved design of www.fonts.com. U.S. visitors who purchase through the end of the year will receive a free font, Old Glory, a patriotic display font inspired by the American flag.
The new look of fonts.com features a more intuitive interface that allows creative professionals and beginners alike to rapidly navigate through a wider selection of fonts and font resources. Experienced creative professionals can research anything from custom font design to expert kerning techniques, while beginners can find a wealth of useful introductory information in the "Type 101" section.
"With the new design of fonts.com, creative professionals will be able to find expert content which has been added to our site, including things like 'Hidden Gems' and information on type designers, using an easier, more intuitive interface," said Robert M. Givens, president of Agfa Monotype. "The new fonts.com will combine richer content and easier navigation that will continue to make the site the primary online source for high-quality fonts."
Agfa Monotype has been constantly expanding the number of fonts available from fonts.com. With monthly additions to the Monotype Classics, ITC, and Creative Alliance Exclusives libraries, creative professionals can always find something new. Visitors can sign up for "Clicks," a monthly newsletter containing trends, techniques and font promotions. A weekly contest is also online to win free fonts.
Fonts.com is the Internet's premier typographical resource, featuring an ever-growing selection of more than 7,000 fonts for preview, purchase and download. The site also contains useful articles, tips, techniques and tutorials. In addition, fonts.com provides information on Agfa Monotype's custom font services, including customized fonts for brand identity projects.
About Agfa Monotype Corporation.
Agfa Monotype Corporation is a major provider of digital content for graphics professionals. The company is a recognized leader in fonts and font technologies and an innovator in color and screening technologies. Agfa Monotype is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation and is part of Agfa's Graphic Systems business unit. Agfa Corporation is part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, one of the world's leading imaging companies, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. Agfa develops, produces and markets analog and digital systems, primarily for the graphics, medical imaging, non-destructive testing and consumer imaging and photography markets. Worldwide, sales for 2000 were 5.26 billion euros. In the U.S., Agfa is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J. and employs approximately 4,000 people. Additional information about Agfa Monotype and its products can be found on the company's Web sites at www.agfamonotype.com and www.fonts.com.
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