Press Release MainType 4.5

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MainType reveals all you need to know about your fonts

De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands -- May 31, 2012 -- High-Logic B.V., the world's leading provider of font editing and font managing software, today releases MainType 4.5. This innovative Windows font manager takes the frustration out of managing your fonts.

Using drag and drop, MainType makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications, MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing and searching capabilities, and fast searches for the fonts that they need.

The new database structure allows MainType 4.5 to start processing fonts immediately, and results in substantially improved processing speed, even on systems with tens of thousands of fonts. The database design makes it simple to back up and restore your font library. Network support allows access to fonts that are stored on a network drive.

According to Erwin Denissen, CEO of High-Logic, "Designers no longer need to spend time looking for missing fonts, as our plug-ins automatically install fonts that are not already installed, but are available on the PC. Currently the plug-ins are available for Adobe InDesign CS5, CS5.5, and CS6. Our development team is designing plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. These will become available soon, at no cost to our MainType 4 customers."

Novice computer users will appreciate how easy it is to view, install, and organize their font collections. Power users, including typographers and professional designers, will appreciate the features that aren't available in other font software: MainType provides immediate system-wide font synchronization, with no need to refresh font lists or reboot the computer after installing fonts.

MainType supports all common font formats, and allows you to browse through all characters and glyphs that are included in a font. If you preview a font and discover that it is missing one or more characters, the software will highlight the problem with red text. This way you can easily identify which fonts to ignore when looking for a nice font for your new project headline.

For easy access to your fonts, MainType allows you to rate, group, sort, and search for fonts within your collection. You can group fonts by family, foundry, font weight, font type and more.

You can preview and browse fonts within your font collection, before installing them. The font export wizard generates a web based overview of any of your fonts. You can use MainType to locate a particular character in any font, and paste it into another Windows application as formatted text or as a bitmap image. Unlike most other font managers, MainType runs without administrator credentials. This eliminates the frustrating elevation prompt when managing your fonts.

Whether you're a business person who needs to find the best fonts for your flyers and brochures, a home user who wants to take control of the hundreds of fonts on your system, or a graphic designer or typographer who needs the power of an advanced font management system, MainType has the tools that you need.

Availability and Pricing

MainType 4.5 runs under Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000, costs $99(US) for a single-user license, and may be ordered securely online from

For more information, contact High-Logic B.V., Tuinstraat 60, 3732 VM De Bilt, The Netherlands.

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About High-Logic B.V.

High-Logic is a privately held firm with headquarters in De Bilt, The Netherlands. Since 1997, High-Logic has been providing font editing and font management software to business and home users. In addition to MainType, the company created Scanahand, a font generator that creates fonts fast, simply by using your own handwriting; and FontCreator, a full-featured font editor for Windows that lets you easily create and modify TrueType and OpenType fonts. For more information, visit