Why pay for fonts?
Each font has been carefully designed and developed with a minimum of 180 characters, accents, manual kerning and Euro symbol. In some cases the production has gone over a period of 4 months to perfect the individual typeface. As with most things in the World you only get back what you actually put in.
How much are your fonts?
The prices are shown on the website under the buying options tab. Add the font to your cart and select the license you require. Desktop multi user licenses can be added directly from the shopping cart, select the Users (CPU) drop down menu then choose your desired number of users. For further details on costings including embedding licences, please got to the pricing section.
How do I pay for my items?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store. Although if you already have a PayPal account you may use it. This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
When do I get the items?
Fonts - The Northern Block fonts are available as INSTANT SECURE DOWNLOADS. After a successful payment has been made you will be redirected to the instant download link which is available for 168 hours or 5 download attempts.
T-Shirts - We aim to get t-shirts sent out within 3 working days after recieving the order. The packages are sent out by recorded delivery. This means that should anything should go astray we then have a document to trace the missing items and can claim compensation if things get lost. Postage within the U.K. & Worldwide is Free.
Can I return the items?
Fonts - We do not offer returns or exchanges of fonts. We strongly advise you to backup your TNB fonts upon purchase! Under extreme circumstances - your computer crashes or is stolen and your backup files are corrupted - you will be re-issued a replacement.
T-Shirts - We will refund or exchange your item within 30 days if you are not totally satisfied. Simple return item(s) you don’t want including a note telling us whether you’d like to exchange, refund or recieve credit towards a different item. As The Northern Block t-shirts are made in limited quantities we may not always be able to swap if the desired size is out of stock. If that’s the case we will let you know. Acceptable reasons for returns include wrong sizes or goods were damaged in transit or during manufacture. Unaccaptable returns include you shrank the t-shirt in the wash or you ran a hot iron directly over the top of the design.
Please note that we do not pay for returned postage and when you do send anything back to us retain proof of posting from your postal service, so that you may trace the package if we do not recieve it. We are not responsable for returned items that fail to reach us. Refunds can take up to 30 days to complete once we recieve your goods. If you have any further questions or enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why don't you allow embedding in your license?
You are allowed to embed the fonts to send a .pdf to a printer or to a client for approval. However, if you want to do an email distribution .pdf newsletter, you must pay an additional embedding fee.
What about Video Games?
For commercial video games we charge a flat rate for projects, visit pricing section for further details.
Can students get a discount?
YES 75% OFF the normal retail price. Please email a hi-res scan of your student ID card to: email@example.com along with a description of the fonts you would like to purchase.
Do you supply trial versions of your fonts?
Unfortunately The Northern Block DOES NOT Supply trial versions but you can use the type tester tab to create your own designs. Alternatively you can enquire about purchasing a non commercial license which is sold at only 25% of the retail value. i.e Brokman Family non commercial license = £26.95
Can I use the FREE FONTS in my commercial projects?
YES, The freeware fonts have the same standard license agreement as the retail versions, please see Licensing for further details.
Do you accept new typeface designs to your foundry?
YES, please go to Font Submissions for further details.
Do you hire new people to work for The Northern Block?
YES, please visit the Careers page for more details.