Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ: TYPE) is a Delaware corporation based in Woburn, Massachusetts and specializing in typesetting and typeface design (type foundry) as well as text and imaging solutions for use with consumer electronics devices. Monotype Imaging Holdings is the owner of Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype, International Typeface Corporation, among others. Monotype Imaging Holdings and its predecessors and subsidiaries have been responsible for many developments in printing technology—in particular the Monotype machine, which was the first fully mechanical typesetter, and the Linotype machine—and the design and production of typefaces in the 19th and 20th centuries. Monotype Imaging’s subsidiaries are the owners of some of the most widely used typeface designs, including Helvetica, ITC Franklin Gothic, ITC Avant Garde, and Optima.The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Washington D.C.
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Woburn, Mass. - Monotype Imaging, a publisher of fonts and related software, has acquired smartphone font specialists Ascender for $10. 2 million. read more.