Extensis Launches Cloud-based Web Font Service WebINK

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New web font service enables perfect typography online.

Last Updated: August 4, 2010 5:28 pm GMT
(Portland, Oregon--August 4, 2010) Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced that the web font rental service, WebINK (http://www.webink.com) is now fully available to the public.

Web design has been stuck for over a decade with just a few "standard" fonts. WebINK allows web designers to break out of these constrictive and outdated design standards. WebINK helps set a new standard for high quality web typography by giving designers access to high-quality web fonts, enabling them to use real typefaces on their site without worrying about supported font formats or font licensing issues.

"Typography has always been a part of high-quality print design. WebINK allows designers to be as discriminating about their typography on the web, as they have been in print," said Celartem CEO, Osamu Ikeda.

WebINK Features Quality Web Fonts
With an eye for quality, Extensis has partnered with leading type foundries to provide around 2000 high quality web fonts through WebINK; new partners and typefaces are being added regularly. Users can browse, select and implement fonts from any of nine partner foundries.

"With the recent emergence of webfonts as the newest frontier, P22's main goal has been to partner with a distributor who can offer a secure, reliable service with an emphasis on quality fonts. WebINK is just that partner, especially in light of the excellent reputation that Extensis has gained over the years for its quality font management products and services," said James Chambers, Vice President & General Manager, Sales and Customer Support, P22 type foundry, Inc.

Partner foundries include:
  • Dalton Maag
  • Darden Studio
  • exljbris
  • Mark Simonson Studio
  • P22
  • Porchez Typofonderie
  • ShinnType
  • TypeTogether
  • URW++

WebINK Key Features
WebINK works the way that designers want to work. WebINK can be accessed online, or through the unique WebINK features integrated into Suitcase Fusion 3, Extensis' leading single-user font management solution.
  • Quality font selection: Extensis has partnered with expert type designers and type foundries to create a large, excellent selection of high quality typography for use on the web.
  • Ease of use: WebINK is as simple as the web standard @font-face call in CSS. Select fonts, generate the CSS, and then integrate into a website like any other font. No hacks, no JavaScript, no worries. WebINK provides the right font to the right browser behind the scenes, so web designers never need to worry about pesky font formats or compatibility issues.
  • Compliance: Most desktop fonts aren't licensed for use on the web. Extensis takes the hassle out of the equation and handles the font licensing issues by providing web fonts at a reasonable price, keeping designers safe and legal.
  • Portability: Web designers don't want to be in the hosting business. With WebINK when a project is complete, it's a snap to transfer the web font rental responsibility over to the client for ongoing maintenance.
  • Speed and reliability: By partnering with Amazon S3, WebINK is robust, reliable and fast. The global network delivers web fonts as they're needed, quickly and consistently to web browsers 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world.

Free 30-day trial
To get started using WebINK, all new users automatically receive the first 30 days free of charge. Users can select and implement as many web fonts on as many websites during the 30-day trial without charge. By providing quality web font selections without charge, WebINK encourages creativity and design experimentation previously unavailable in web design.

One FREE Year of WebINK with Suitcase Fusion 3
To help Suitcase Fusion 3 users get a taste of web fonts, each purchase or upgrade to Suitcase Fusion 3 includes one full year of free introductory WebINK service. Whether users are coming from a print design background, or are interested in bringing real fonts to their web designs, Suitcase Fusion and WebINK make it easy to get started with real web fonts. For details about the free WebINK promotion see http://www.extensis.com/FreeWebINK2010.

About Extensis
Extensis is a leading developer of software enabling creative workgroups and professionals to streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning client/server, desktop, and web service products include: Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion for single-user font management, the Portfolio suite for digital asset management, and the WebINK web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com, http://www.webink.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.

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