SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PrintUI, a leading web-to-print SaaS-based service, and Morisawa, Inc., the premiere digital Japanese typography company, today announced the availability of the Morisawa professional fonts library. The exclusive partnership makes available 1,088 fonts from Morisawa’s library of 37 kanji typefaces, six kana typefaces and 11 specialty and roman typefaces. This is the first time Morisawa’s Japanese fonts have been made available via a web-hosted service outside of Japan.
“Morisawa is the dominant player in Japanese publishing and we are extremely proud to announce this partnership,” said Mark Hilton, founder and CEO of PrintUI. “Morisawa has lead the digital Japanese typography industry since 1989 with the launch of Kanji Postscript in partnership with Adobe Systems. Morisawa continues to play a leading role in Japan and the design market today.”
Graphic and branding professionals worldwide who have licensed Morisawa fonts, including the popular Morisawa Passport subscription service, can now simply upload InDesign templates incorporating Morisawa fonts. Customers then designate Morisawa fonts as base fonts for end-users to select from within the PrintUI web-to-print client interface. This interface provides marketing and creative teams a fully integrated solution for self-service marketing fulfillment including presentations, catalogs, brochures, business cards, datasheets, ads and more.
"I am truly grateful that our products are being made available as part of the PrintUI service,” said Mr. Akihiko Morisawa, President & CEO, Morisawa Inc. “As a font company Morisawa has achieved, through design and quality, the highest regard amongst professionals in Japan. I am eager to see our advanced technology experienced through PrintUI. Morisawa’s motto is 'contributing to society through typography,' which we are now pursuing by offering superior quality fonts not only in Japan but throughout the world.”
About Morisawa Inc.
Since its establishment in 1924 – the year it invented the phototypographic printing machine – Morisawa Inc. has never wavered from its commitment to undertaking leading-edge research and development in the field of typography. Today the company is involved in development and marketing of typesetting software; development and supply of digital typefaces; sales of Morisawa Document Solution, automatic typesetting, embedded font and cloud font services; and sales and support of input and output editing appliances and on-demand printers.
Founded in 2012 by former Adobe and print industry executives and based in Santa Cruz, Calif., PrintUI is a an award-winning web-to-print and web-to-web cloud-based service. PrintUI offers graphic and branding professionals access to centralized marketing materials. PrintUI provides a branded front-end for online customization of online InDesign templates for things such as: retail signs, banner and print advertisements, personalized stationery, invitations, business cards, restaurant menus, and more. PrintUI is a platform to manage marketing assets, maximize resources and reduce time to market for marketing materials. For more information please visit www.printui.com. Follow us on Twitter: @printui.