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Monotype Imaging Adds Pair of New Typeface Families to the ITC Legacy Suite of Fonts.

ITC Legacy Square Serif and ITC Legacy Serif Condensed Fonts Are Latest Members of ITC Collection

WOBURN, Mass. -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has added the seven-font ITC([R]) Legacy([R]) Square Serif and seven-font ITC Legacy Serif Condensed families to the company's ITC font collection, extending the existing ITC Legacy suite to a total of 35 fonts. Created by award-winning type designer, Ronald Arnholm, the fonts can be viewed, licensed and downloaded from the company's e-commerce sites: Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com, Linotype.com and Faces.co.uk.

"The new typefaces add up to what I call a typographic tour de force," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. "The designs are not only extremely handsome but also highly versatile for a broad spectrum of creative projects. The spirit of Ron's original ITC Legacy fonts is clearly evident in these new additions."

Arnholm said, "It suddenly came to me out of the blue that a square serif design was needed to round out the ITC Legacy family. As for the condensed serif typefaces, they turned out to be natural complements to the normal weights and the sans serif condensed faces I drew earlier."

The full ITC Legacy collection of fonts, which includes faces that first became available in the early 1990s, is based on the Eusebius typeface by Nicolas Jenson, the French engraver, printer and pioneer typographer who created the design centuries ago in 1470. Jenson's original design featured distinctive slab serif shapes and asymmetrical foot serifs, which Arnholm carried over into his work. The new ITC Legacy Square Serif face was produced with square corners, which appear to soften at small sizes. "This makes it an ideal text face that melds with the other Legacy fonts in perfect harmony," said Haley. "At large sizes, the personality of the face particularly shines through."

Arnholm has designed more than 100 fonts that are available from Monotype Imaging's e-commerce sites. He is an art professor at the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Availability

Individual fonts, selection packs and typeface families can be viewed, purchased and downloaded from www.fonts.com, www.itcfonts.com, www.linotype.com and www.faces.co.uk. Customers may also contact Monotype Imaging in the U.S. toll-free at 800-424-8973, or in Europe at (+44 0)1737 765959, or 001781 970-6020, option 2. Linotype in Germany can be reached at +49 (0) 6172 484-418. Customers from other parts of the world may dial 001 781 970-6020 (U.S.).

The ITC Legacy Square Serif and ITC Legacy Serif Condensed are available as OpenType([R]) Pro fonts. The OpenType Pro format enables the ability to include advanced typographic features and effects, such as automatically inserting old style figures, ligatures and small capital letters. The Legacy Pro fonts offer an extended character set to support the English and Romance languages, as well as most Central European and Eastern European languages. OpenType fonts operate in both Windows([R]) and Macintosh([R]) platforms.

About Monotype Imaging

Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, navigation devices, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype([R]), Linotype([R]) and ITC typeface libraries - home to some of the world's most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman([R]), Helvetica([R]) and ITC Franklin Gothic[TM] typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world's major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Japan, China and Korea. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at www.monotypeimaging.com.

Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. ITC and Legacy are trademarks of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent Office and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. [c] 2009 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.

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