The day Ottmar Mergenthaler demonstrated the first linecasting machine to the New York Tribune in 1886, Whitelaw Reid, the editor, was delighted: “Ottmar,” he said, “you’ve cast a line of type!” The editor’s words formed the basis for the company label, and marked the beginning of Linotype’s success story. Four years later, the ingenious inventor founded the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. For more than 100 years, the Linotype name was synonymous with high quality typefaces. In 2006, Linotype GmbH was acquired by Monotype Imaging Holdings inc., and in 2013 was renamed to Monotype GmbH. The Linotype library remains part of the Monotype libraries and continues as an active type label. Linotype.com also remains as the same thriving e-commerce portal through which you will be able to obtain as before the latest Linotype typefaces and the font products of our other libraries and font foundries.
As Monotype GmbH, we will continue to provide superior quality typographic products and services to brand managers, designers, publishers, IT administrators and product developers. Home to legendary typefaces including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families, We provide trusted, global design expertise and are committed to serving the design community.
Customers trust our design expertise and recognize our acclaimed collection of typefaces.
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