Here are some frequently asked questions about what constitutes Personal vs. Commercial use.
What’s the difference between personal and commercial use?
If you are going to make
- Scrapbook pages for you or your friends/family
- Cards given to family and friends
- Personal Invitations
- Products you make only for your classroom (and do not sell on sites like TpT)
- Church bulletins
- Christmas letters
- Kids’ school reports
- Teacher newsletters from the classroom (NOT for your business)
- Promotions for non-profits
Commercial use is generally any use by a business or individual that is intended to generate profit. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Scrapbook pages (quick pages) used to sell to others
- Promotional products made for your business (logos, freebies, product labels, advertisements, etc.)
- Greeting cards & invitations/baby shower invites sold in craft fairs, Etsy, etc.
- T-shirts sold for profit or for fundraisers
- Informational brochures for businesses
- Income-generating blog
- Blog Designers
- Logos (which you may copyright, but the typeface, itself, is no copyrighted to you).
- Advertisements, etc.
- Teacher to teacher products
- Scrapbook design*
- If the product you are using the font for is intended to generate income for you in any way, it is for commercial use.
Where can I purchase a License for a Single Use or All the Fonts Use License?
DJB Fonts are now free for both personal and commercial-use licensing except in the cases of:
- Embroidery machines
- Recreating Fonts in alphabet format to sell rubber stamps, stickers, molds, metal stamps, etc.
- Cutting Machines
- Multi-user interfaces where customers can create their own products using fonts
Please contact Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing in these cases.