Top-quality fonts for top-quality results – June 3, 2002

Linotype Essentials 1+2 – now with even more fonts

Bad Homburg, June 3rd 2002 – Linotype Essentials™ 1 + 2 from Linotype Library is an extensive range of high-quality fonts for a wide variety of professional applications. The Linotype Essentials™ 1 edition is an expanded version of the successful Linotype Classics Collection. It contains 125 fonts, now updated in line with current technical standards, and all include the euro symbol. The Linotype Essentials™ 2 CD is an ideal companion to the Essentials™ 1 edition, as it provides professional users with an additional 164 individually selected, best-selling fonts, whose esthetic qualities place them among the top favorites in the Linotype Library collection.

Better choice, greater convenience, and even higher quality: as the cornerstone in every professional font library, Linotype Essentials™ 1 + 2 provides high-quality solutions for all kinds of communication purposes. And it guarantees impressive design results. With its well-developed text families, distinctive display fonts, and versatile special characters and decorative elements, this font collection is a rich source of inspiration for graphic designers and publishers. It is a valuable tool when it comes to generating interesting, innovative, and even adventurous typographic results on a day-to-day basis. As such, the collection is particularly prized by smaller agencies and design studios that need access to an extensive range of high-quality original fonts at an affordable price.

Linotype Essentials™ 1 contains 125 original fonts from the Linotype Library with special characters, and ten styles with small caps and non-lining figures. Among its highlights are the successful and popular classics Neue Helvetica™, Times™, Linotype Centennial™, and Bauer Bodoni™. Also on the CD are the latest Futura®, Linotype Univers™, and Frutiger™ fonts, as well as Optima™, Gill, three styles from the Künstler-Schreibschrift™ plus Wilhelm Klingspor Gothic™. An impressive number of special characters rounds off this bestseller list.

The Linotype Essentials™ 2 CD expands this basic package with an additional 164 original fonts from the Linotype Library, including, for example, 19 styles with small caps and non-lining figures and 20 special-character fonts. This quality collection also contains the font families of Avenir,™ Eurostile™, Linotype Finnegan™, ITC Franklin Gothic®, ITC Stone®, Sabon™, and Tekton™, as well as all the styles in Linotype Zapfino™, a font much prized for its esthetic design. Decorative ornaments, figures, reference marks, and greetings symbols make this collection truly versatile.
The Essentials™ 1 + 2 font collections are each on a hybrid CD – for Macintosh in PostScript format, for Windows PCs in PostScript and some also in TrueType. All fonts on the CDs contain the euro symbol. The price for both editions, if purchased together, is 795,00 euros. This includes a license for five CPUs. The CDs are also available separately.

If you place your order for Linotype Essentials 1 + 2 straight away, you could be the lucky recipient of an attractive thank-you present: a coffee cup and breakfast bowl in a special Linotype design. We have only a limited number of these breakfast sets to give away, so don’t delay!

Further information, plus examples of applications for fonts, can be found on the internet at

If you would like a demo CD for trying out some of the fonts, just let us know.

Linotype GmbH – a member of the Heidelberg Group. It offers state-of-the-art font technology and one of the world’s largest libraries of original fonts. Over 5,500 PostScript and TrueType fonts are currently available for Mac and PC. Linotype FontExplorer, a specially developed browser and navigation system, supports rapid font selection. All fonts are on CD, and are also available online for instant ordering and downloading.

The new Linotype Font Identifier is a patented system for rapid identification of individual fonts. Guiding the user through a simple sequence of questions, the Linotype Font Identifier pinpoints that unknown font fast. This useful tool is available free of charge on the internet at
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