FontMarketplace.com Website Launched by Ascender Corp. for Home & Office Users

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FontMarketplace.com is a new font website for home and office consumers featuring affordable, high quality TrueType fonts presented in usage categories to make browsing, selecting, downloading and installation an enjoyable experience.

Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, today announced a new font e-commerce website for consumers - everyone from students and educators to home and office users. FontMarketplace.com features affordably-priced professional-quality fonts packaged individually and in sets. The website offers a wide variety of popular type styles from text and display to script fonts, and an assortment of multilingual fonts, all displayed in creative ways to showcase the fonts in use.

The FontMarketplace.com website was designed to make it easy for first time font buyers and creative enthusiasts to browse, download and install fonts. The FontSelectorâ„¢ feature on the home page makes it easy to find fonts by occasion, personality, project, language and type classification. For Windows® users an automatic installer is included with all font downloads.

Most other commercial font websites have a five user license as part of the base price, but FontMarketplace introduces a single user license to make fonts more affordable for consumers. Font prices start at $4.99 with a single user license. A license quantity calculator feature allows users to purchase the appropriate number of licenses based on their usage requirements.

All of the fonts available on the site are Certified TrueType fonts. Ascender Corp. is recognized as a leading expert in TrueType font development and they examine all fonts before being made available on the site. Certified TrueType fonts are tested against the TrueType and OpenType font specifications, feature complete character sets and are either original type designs or licensed from commercial type designers and foundries.

"We are proud to offer the first font website specifically targeted at home and office computer users" said Steve Kuhlman, Vice President of Ascender Corp. "There was a void in the market for creative enthusiasts looking to enhance the selection of fonts on their computer with affordable fonts. We built FontMarketplace.com from the ground up to be fun and easy to use, with a compelling selection of content and tools to satisfy the broad range of consumer needs."

FontMarketplace.com offers an array of value-priced font collections for users looking for idea starters or a mixture of fonts for a particular project. The site features the Creativity Font Pack, Business Card Kit, Resume Kit and Back To School Font Pack. Many of these packages include Microsoft Word templates. New font packs in development will provide solutions for scrapbooks, holiday cards, parties and weddings.

"We are excited that we could launch FontMarketplace.com in tandem with a promotion in the Microsoft Office Online newsletter" said Bill Davis, Vice President of Business Development at Ascender Corp. "The tremendous response we received confirms that the Microsoft Office community want and need a site like FontMarketplace."

Ascender also offers OEM versions of the FontMarketplace.com site for licensing by other web sites. The OEM version of FontMarketplace.com enables other web commerce providers to also offer a high quality font library to enhance their current product mix.

More information about FontMarketplace.com can be found on the website: FontMarketplace.com.

About Ascender
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in type design, font development & licensing and custom software development. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing some of the most important and influential fonts used in computers and mobile devices. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises and hardware & software developers. Ascender also provides fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites, and mobile phone software with ringtones, wallpapers & themes.

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Bill Davis
Ascender Corporation
25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA
Phone: (847) 357 0730
Fax: (847) 357 0731
http://www.ascendercorp.com
http://www.fontmarketplace.com

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