Monotype Introduces the Monotype Baseline Platform for OEMs, ISVs and Developers

  Monotype Introduces the Monotype Baseline Platform for OEMs, ISVs and

    First-of-its-Kind Developer Platform Debuts with Access to Monotype’s
                Collection of Thousands of Fonts in the Cloud

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- September 8, 2013

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of
typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer
devices, has announced the Monotype Baseline™ platform, a cloud-based
developer platform that offers access to tens of thousands of fonts. The
solution is designed to help OEMs, independent software vendors and developers
build software products and connected devices that deliver the best user

“Monotype Baseline has the potential to significantly broaden the way devices
and applications work with fonts,” said Doug Shaw, president and chief
executive officer of Monotype. “We see a wide range of possibilities for
helping OEMs, ISVs and developers to integrate features that preserve text
fidelity, particularly in on-demand applications, using approaches that
haven’t been possible before.”

Enfocus, a leading provider of tools that control the quality of PDF files for
print during the document workflow process, is the first partner to implement
Monotype Baseline capabilities. The company today announced the Enfocus
PitStop 12 series of PDF preflight tools, which introduce the ability to
replace missing or corrupted fonts in PDF files – a scenario that has plagued
printers and publishers since the advent of digital publishing – by sourcing
the correct fonts from the cloud. Using Monotype’s technology, PitStop 12
enables the automatic detection of missing or corrupted fonts, as well as the
ability to automatically search to find the right ones to update the PDF with
the correct fonts before it’s printed.

“We’re now at the point where we can work with partners and solution providers
to program devices and applications to use fonts on an as-needed basis, in
near-real time,” said Tim McManus, vice president of product marketing at
Monotype. “This offers a whole new level of flexibility in how fonts can be
used. Monotype Baseline is designed to enhance the ability to maintain
document and brand integrity, preserving the look of text, as the author
intended. PitStop 12 is a great example of that.”

The Monotype Baseline platform debuts with secure, programmatic access to a
searchable catalog of approximately 30,000 fonts via documented and licensed
APIs. The fonts support more than 40 Latin-based and non-Latin languages, with
more fonts expected to be available over time. The platform also includes
functionality for user administration, authentication, billing and usage
reporting of fonts used within partners' products or services.

More information about Monotype Baseline is available at

About Monotype

Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise
that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in
Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions
for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s
libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used
typefaces – including the Helvetica^®, Frutiger^® and Univers^® families – as
well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available

Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc.
registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in
certain jurisdictions. Monotype Baseline is a trademark of Monotype Imaging
Inc. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdiction. Enfocus
PitStop is a product name of Enfocus BVBA. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All
rights reserved.


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