About

Coppers and Brasses is a digital type foundry developing retail and custom typefaces for local and international clients. Based in Montreal, the award-winning foundry was founded in 2011.

Our typefaces are meticulously created for print as well as screen use. We take the greatest care to bring you the smoothest bezier curves, the most regular rhythm and the nicest text color you will see in a while and we are very proud of it.

We also designs bespoke typographic solutions for a variety of clients, either through advertising agencies, creative studios, or directly. Whether it is for a complete typeface family or a lettering piece, every project that involves the drawing of letterforms is interesting to us. We work with clients of all sizes, local or abroad, so long as they have a typographic problem to solve.

Contact

hello@coppersandbrasses.com

Fonderie Typographique
Coppers and Brasses Inc.

5795 de Gaspé, suite 210
Montréal QC H2S 2X3
Canada

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Selected Awards

  • 2020 — Idea Silver Prize, McGill
  • 2020 — Idea Bronze Prize, Hydro-Quebec
  • 2018 — Grafika Grand Prize, Radio-Canada
  • 2018 — Grafika Prize, Ilisarniq
  • 2018 — Communication Arts Awards, Radio-Canada
  • 2018 — Applied Arts Design Awards, Radio-Canada
  • 2018 — Typographica Favorite Typefaces, Salvaje Display
  • 2017 — Grafika Prize, Triade
  • 2016 — Type Directors Club, Caserne Stencil
  • 2016 — Grafika Grand Prize, Caserne Stencil
  • 2016 — Applied Arts Design Awards, Caserne Stencil
  • 2016 — Typographica Favorite Typefaces, Triade
  • 2015 — Typographica Favorite Typefaces, Double
  • 2014 — Morisawa Type Design Competition Honorable Mention, Nurraq

FAQ

General

Why the name Coppers and Brasses?
The name refers to small pieces of copper and brass that were used for the finest spacing adjustments in the era of letterpress printing. They were simply called coppers and brasses. No "thin space" or "hair space" foolery here, no sir! Not in my shop.


Licensing

Who should buy the license, the client or the designer?
Anyone using the fonts needs a license. If only the designer has access to them, then they are the only ones who are required to purchase a license. (ie. when the designer delivers outlined text for a logotype. BTW, always outline your logotypes!) If the client also needs to use the font files on their side, then both must own a license.

How can we share fonts with outside contractors?
Freelancers, design studios, advertising agencies and other suppliers are all independent entities and therefore all require a license to use the font files. Read the EULA carefully for more details.

Can we customize your fonts?
If you convert it to outlines, you can edit the contours as much as you like. However, you cannot customize the font file itself or use the contours you’ve customized to generate a new version of the font file. When in doubt, read the EULA. (This will quickly become a theme, you'll see.) Just make sure not to simply round some random corners and call it a day. Nobody wants to see that.

Do you offer Web, App or Epub licenses?
If available, you can select which type of license you want to purchase in the buying form using the drop-down menu. You can also buy a Desktop+Web license as a package and save some money. (for a drink to congratulate yourself on this great deal later) You can always contact us here if you don't find what you are looking for or if you have specific needs that require a custom quote.

Can I upgrade my license to add more users?
First of all, thanks for keeping track of this! You are the 1%. Pat yourself on the back. Answer: Yes you can. Contact us here.

Can you provide us with a trial license?
You can always use the typesetter on the website to try out our typefaces. Give it a whirl, it's fun! Not best time of your life fun, but still better than a broken bone for sure. If this isn't enough fun for you, you can also try our typefaces using Fontstand. Still not satisfied? Get in touch here, we'll figure something out.


Financial

What are my payment options?
We accept all major credit cards. Payments are processed through Stripe. We do not keep any payment information in our databases.

What is your return policy?
Fonts licenses are just like software licenses. It is impossible for us to know what happens to a file once it’s downloaded, therefore, all license sales are final. Nobody wants to purchase a used font file anyway, even after dry-cleaning it.

Do you charge taxes?
Clients from Canada have to pay taxes on top of the retail price. (Lucky you!) The percentage varies depending on your province of residence. You will get an overview of the amount before the payment as well as a receipt with all the details once the transaction is completed. No taxes are charged for customers outside of our beautiful, poutine loving, winter wonderland.

Do you offer student discounts?
Yes! However, we process them manually so get in touch with us here. Talking to motivated students always gets our nostalgia juices flowing and we always like to see what you are working on. Don't be shy!


Technical

What characters are included in your fonts?
The character set varies with every project. Make sure the characters you need are in the font files by looking at the PDF specimen. You might as well look at them even if you don't need this information. They take forever to make! (Or are we just out of practice graphic designers?)

What is the font file format you deliver?
Our fonts for print (desktop licence) are all OpenType fonts (OTF). Our webfonts are delivered in WOFF, WOFF2, EOT and TrueType (TTF) format. Our App licenses are delivered as OpenType fonts as well (OTF). If you have a special requirement for another format, write us an e-mail.


Custom Typefaces

Do you offer a custom typeface service?
Yes we do. If you want us to work with us on a custom type solution your company, your client or yourself (Who knows?) contact us with an overview of your problem along with an idea of your timetable and your budget.

How long does it take to create a typeface?
Typeface design is a long and tedious process. However, the time it takes varies greatly from project to project. Some projects can take as little as a few weeks while other more complex ones might take many years to complete. All we can say is don't wait too long. It is also much more interesting to be able to design the typeface at the same time as the creative direction is taking shape.

Can you modify or add characters to your existing retail fonts?
If you have a specific need for a different character set or want us to add another script to one of our existing typefaces (First of all, congrats on needing a ᕘ!), get in touch with us here.


Distribution

Do you distribute your typefaces anywhere other than your own website?
At the moment, we only sell licenses through our website. You can rent or try some of our fonts using the amazing Fontstand service.

Do you distribute typeface from other designers/can I distribute my project with you?
Yes, we do! Our collection is carefully curated but we are always open to see new work by designers willing to distribute with us. Send us an e-mail to show us your work.


EULA

End User License Agreement


Desktop License

The following is a legal Agreement between a Licensee (You) and Fonderie Typographique Coppers & Brasses Inc. (Coppers and Brasses, the Licensor).

By downloading, installing and or using the Font Software, You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this End User License Agreement (EULA or License). If you do not accept the terms of this License, you may not download, install and/or use the Font Software.

What You are purchasing from Coppers and Brasses is a License to use Font Software. Once the full payment for the appropriate License is processed, Coppers and Brasses will issue You a non-exclusive, non-transferable License for the use of the Font Software. Your use must comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA.

You are not purchasing the rights of the Font Software. Coppers and Brasses retains all rights to the Font Software, the trademarks, the copyrights and the designs embodied in the Font Software.

The Font Software is provided in OpenType (OTF) format. Additional formats are available upon request, and may require the purchase of a different License.

All Desktop Licensing is one-time, perpetual, and upgradable. If your current use of the Font Software exceeds the use allowed by your License, You must contact Coppers and Brasses for an upgrade.

You may install and use the Font Software on the number of computers stated on your License receipt. The use of the Font Software is limited to a single geographical location and all the users must belong to the same organization or household.

You may not install and use the Font Software on a LAN (Local Area Network) or a server except for the limited purpose of making the Font Software available to computers accounted for by this License. Any computer that has access to the Font Software through the LAN or server must be accounted for in the amount of computers allowed by the License Agreement, even if they are not actively using the Font Software at the time.

Use of the Font Software on a portable computer is authorized as long as the computer is owned by You, your organization or your household and the use of the Font Software on it does not exceed the maximum number of computers allowed by the License Agreement.

You may back up the Font Software, but remember that the latest version is available for download in your account on our website.

You may not distribute, sell, lend, sublicense, make available, lease and/or rent the Font Software to any third party (unless specifically permitted in this agreement).

A copy of the Font Software may be sent to a prepress bureau, if absolutely necessary. The prepress bureau must however agree to delete the Font Software when they are done with the work commissioned by You.

You are not permitted to modify, change, alter, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or convert the Font Software in any way.

You may not commission a third party to modify the font software without Coppers and Brasses’ written permission.

You may embed the font software in a Portable Document Format (PDF), but You will take all reasonable care to embed the font software in a secure way.

You may not embed the font files in e-books, mobile applications, electronic games, devices or other software without the appropriate App License. Please contact us if you need a License upgrade.

You may not serve or embed the Font Software files on the web or into any website without a proper Web License. Please contact us if you need a License upgrade.

You may use the Font Software to make rasterized, pixel based images for use on the internet, as long as the image making process is not automated and is done by a Licensed User.

You may not use the Font Software for Broadcast applications. Please get in touch with us if you need more information about a Broadcast License.

You will not use the font software to produce alphabet products such as, but not limited to: house numbers, stamp sets, rub-on letters, adhesive letters, alphabet punch, die sets or other methods for use in making such products. Any such use requires the purchase of a special License. Contact us for more information about this type of licensing.

If You are a design agency, advertising agency, consultancy agency, or are purchasing this License for use by or on behalf of such an entity, the ultimate End User must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software. The License granted herein does not extend to uses by temporary employees, freelancers, or independent contractors using the Font Software in professional environments or for other professional uses. They must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software.

If you do experience any difficulties with our Font Software within 30 days after the purchase, we will work with you, within the limits of our ability, to resolve any technical issues related to it. If, after we have worked to resolve any technical issues, you are still not satisfied with our Font Software, we will be pleased to refund your money, which shall be the limit of our liability in this transaction. In no event shall any liability of Coppers and Brasses exceed the purchase price of the License for the Font Software or replacement of the Font Software itself.

This License Agreement is effective upon full payment of the amount charged for the License. This License may be terminated without notice if You breach and/or fail to comply with any term or terms contained herein.

Coppers and Brasses reserves the right to amend or modify this License Agreement at any time and without prior notification.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between Coppers and Brasses and the Licensee (You) and supersedes all previous agreements, promises, representations and negotiations between the parties.

For any licensing situations not covered in this agreement or if you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.

Thank you.

Version 4.0 issued in June 2020


Web License

The following is a legal Agreement between a Licensee (You) and Fonderie Typographique Coppers & Brasses Inc. (Coppers and Brasses, the Licensor).

By downloading, installing and or using the Font Software, You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this End User License Agreement (EULA or License). If you do not accept the terms of this License, you may not download, install and/or use the Font Software.

What you are purchasing from Coppers and Brasses is a license to embed in a website or serve Font Software using the CSS @font-face rule. Once the full payment for the appropriate License is processed, Coppers and Brasses will issue You a non-exclusive, non-transferable License for the use of the Font Software. Your use must comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA.

You are not purchasing the rights of the Font Software. Coppers and Brasses retains all rights to the Font Software, the trademarks, the copyrights and the designs embodied in the Font Software.

All the domains and subdomains that serve the Font Software or in which the Font Software is embedded must belong to You, your organization or your household.

The webfonts are provided in WOFF2, WOFF, EOT and TTF formats. Additional formats are available upon request, and may require the purchase of a different license.

All Web Licensing is one-time, perpetual, and upgradable. If your current use of the Font Software exceeds the use allowed by your License, You must contact Coppers and Brasses for an upgrade.

You may serve the Font Software up to the maximum number of monthly page views specified on your receipt, without exceeding this amount of monthly page views, across all the Licensee's domains.

You may exceed your maximum number of page views for three consecutive months, but if the number of page views to your site increases for four or more consecutive months, you are required to contact Coppers and Brasses and upgrade your Web License.

You may not distribute, sell, lend, sublicense, make available, lease and/or rent the Font Software to any third party (unless specifically permitted in this agreement).

Downloading, installing and using the Font Software for use on a computer (desktop, laptop, etc.) in a context other than in a web browser is not permitted without the purchase of the appropriate Desktop License.

You may not use the Font Software to make rasterized, pixel based images without the purchase of the appropriate Desktop License.

You may not use the Font Software to automatically generate rasterized images, pixel based images, vector based images or pdf files without the appropriate License. Please contact us if you need a License upgrade.

You may not embed the font files in e-books, mobile applications, electronic games, devices or other software without the appropriate App License. Please contact us if you need a License upgrade.

You are not permitted to modify, change, alter, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or convert the Font Software in any way.

You may not commission a third party to modify the font software without Coppers and Brasses’ written permission.

You may not use the Font Software for Broadcast applications. Please get in touch with us if you need more information about a Broadcast License.

If You are a design agency, advertising agency, consultancy agency, or are purchasing this License for use by or on behalf of such an entity, the ultimate End User must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software. The License granted herein does not extend to uses by temporary employees, freelancers, or independent contractors using the Font Software in professional environments or for other professional uses. They must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software.

If you do experience any difficulties with our Font Software within 30 days after the purchase, we will work with you, within the limits of our ability, to resolve any technical issues related to it. If, after we have worked to resolve any technical issues, you are still not satisfied with our Font Software, we will be pleased to refund your money, which shall be the limit of our liability in this transaction. In no event shall any liability of Coppers and Brasses exceed the purchase price of the License for the Font Software or replacement of the Font Software itself.

This License Agreement is effective upon full payment of the amount charged for the License. This License may be terminated without notice if You breach and/or fail to comply with any term or terms contained herein.

Coppers and Brasses reserves the right to amend or modify this License Agreement at any time and without prior notification.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between Coppers and Brasses and the Licensee (You) and supersedes all previous agreements, promises, representations and negotiations between the parties.

For any licensing situations not covered in this agreement or if you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.

Thank you.

Version 4.0 issued in June 2020


App License

The following is a legal Agreement between a Licensee (You) and Fonderie Typographique Coppers & Brasses Inc. (Coppers and Brasses, the Licensor).

By downloading, installing and or using the Font Software, You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this End User License Agreement (EULA or License). If you do not accept the terms of this License, you may not download, install and/or use the Font Software.

What you are purchasing from Coppers and Brasses is a license to embed font software inside an application operating on a mobile terminal running iOS, Android or Windows Mobile only. Once the full payment for the appropriate License is processed, Coppers and Brasses will issue You a non-exclusive, non-transferable License for the use of the Font Software. Your use must comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA.

You are not purchasing the rights of the Font Software. Coppers and Brasses retains all rights to the Font Software, the trademarks, the copyrights and the designs embodied in the Font Software.

All the applications that have the fonts embedded inside them must belong to You, your organization or your household.

The fonts are provided in OpenType (OTF) format. Additional formats are available upon request, and may require the purchase of a different license.

All App Licensing is one-time, perpetual, and upgradable. If your current use of the Font Software exceeds the use allowed by your License, You must contact Coppers and Brasses for an upgrade.

You may embed the fonts in the maximum number of applications specified on your receipt.

You must make reasonable efforts to embed the Font Software in a secure manner so that they can't be distributed or copied by a third party. If such use is required, contact us for a custom License.

You may not distribute, sell, lend, sublicense, make available, lease and/or rent the Font Software to any third party (unless specifically permitted in this agreement).

Downloading, installing and using the Font Software for use on a computer (desktop, laptop, etc.) in a context other than inside the Licensee's Apps is not permitted without the purchase of the appropriate Desktop License.

You are not permitted to modify, change, alter, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or convert the Font Software in any way.

You may not commission a third party to modify the font software without Coppers and Brasses’ written permission.

You may not serve or embed the Font Software files on the web or into any website without a proper Web License. Please contact us if you need a License upgrade.

You may not use the Font Software for Broadcast applications. Please get in touch with us if you need more information about a Broadcast License.

If You are a design agency, advertising agency, consultancy agency, or are purchasing this License for use by or on behalf of such an entity, the ultimate End User must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software. The License granted herein does not extend to uses by temporary employees, freelancers, or independent contractors using the Font Software in professional environments or for other professional uses. They must also purchase the appropriate License for the use of the Font Software.

If you do experience any difficulties with our Font Software within 30 days after the purchase, we will work with you, within the limits of our ability, to resolve any technical issues related to it. If, after we have worked to resolve any technical issues, you are still not satisfied with our Font Software, we will be pleased to refund your money, which shall be the limit of our liability in this transaction. In no event shall any liability of Coppers and Brasses exceed the purchase price of the License for the Font Software or replacement of the Font Software itself.

This License Agreement is effective upon full payment of the amount charged for the License. This License may be terminated without notice if You breach and/or fail to comply with any term or terms contained herein.

Coppers and Brasses reserves the right to amend or modify this License Agreement at any time and without prior notification.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between Coppers and Brasses and the Licensee (You) and supersedes all previous agreements, promises, representations and negotiations between the parties.

For any licensing situations not covered in this agreement or if you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.

Thank you.

Version 4.0 issued in June 2020


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