FAQ and licencing info for my graphic resource products


I want you to have peace of mind regarding the usage rights and be 100% confident in using the graphics you purchase. Please have a read through this quick overview that addresses most usage scenarios. But should you be unsure at any stage, please pop me a mail, I’m happy to help. A handy FAQ is available below.

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All my graphics come with the Standard Licence that includes using them for One Commercial Project, which you design for yourself or your client. Items purchased under the Standard Licence may be used to create End Products for Sale where lifetime sales of the End Product for Sale do not exceed 500 units. Should you wish to sell more than 500 units, the purchase of an Extended Licence is required.

IMPORTANT: Applying the graphics/resources under either Standard Licence or Extended Licence
The graphics/resources may not be used as is, in a stand alone fashion, but rather needs to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text, and not constitute the primary integrity of the design. End Products you create with the graphics/ resources must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original item you purchased. End Products must not redistribute the Original Item to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the Original Item. Examples of applying the graphics/resources below.

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General Usage Standard Licence Extended Licence
How many times can I use the graphics in personal projects? Unlimited Projects Unlimited Projects
How many times can I use the graphics for commercial projects? 1 Project* 1 Project*
How many End Product for sale can I sell? 1 Project* up to 500 units 1 Project* unlimited sales

* Fonts can be used in an unlimited number of Projects and End Products for Sale (one seat per license). Also see FAQ for further info regarding getting the most out my graphics sold in packs or kits.

Graphics Usage Standard Licence Extended Licence
Can I use the graphics on their own and not part of a wider original design?
Can I turn the graphic into a repeating pattern, texture, icon or other design resources for resale in a new format?
Can I provide my client with the source files? *See FAQ’s for more details.
Can I deconstruct the graphic, repackage and resell the individual parts?
Can I use them to create a flattened, original design for use on Print on Demand websites? *Restrictions apply, please refer to FAQ’s for more details?
Can I use the graphic as is, as a primary logo mark for an organisation?

Patterns and Textures Usage Standard Licence Extended Licence
Can I use them stand alone on items for resale such as iPhone cases, bags, t-shirts, etc.?
Can I use them as a background?
Can I use them as an overlay?
Can I use them to fill specific areas within my original design?

Fonts Usage Standard Licence Extended Licence
Can I embed the font into a website template or app?
Can I use the font stand alone for logos as long as they are for personal projects or an individual client?
Can I create an editable logo template available for resale?
Can I use the font stand alone to create an original slogan/phrase for sale on items like mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, stickers, etc.?
Can I use the font in multiple projects?
Can I use the font to create graphic flattened alphabets, letterforms, rubber stamps, embroidery letters, die-cut patterns or stencil designs for sale?
Can I embed the font on a third party/Print on Demand website where third parties who are not licensed are able to work with the font?

FAQ

Q: You use to have the Simple License. Why did you change your license to the Standard Licence?
A: All graphics bought prior to 18 February 2016, fall under my Simple License terms of use. The digital goods marketplace is growing by the day! And licensing terms across most leading online marketplaces are being adjusted to accommodate the growth and interest in digital resources. My new Standard Licence is now inline with these industry leading marketplaces which benefits small businesses. The main difference in the new Standard Licence compared with the Simple License is you may now create an End Product for sale where lifetime sales do not exceed 500 units, without needing to obtain an Extended Licence. Great news for the small business owner!

Q: How can I use the graphics and how many projects can I use them in?
A: All my products fall under the Standard Licence which may be used in One Commercial Project. This includes using it in an End Product for sale where the lifetime sales are less than 500 units. Should you wish to use the same graphic in a different project, or for a different client, a new Standard Licence is required. The only exception to this are my fonts, which can be used in an unlimited number of projects (one seat per license).

Most of my products are packaged in a Pack or Kit form which means there are many Sub-Items. Project limits apply to Individual Items within Packs or Kits in the same way they would apply to those Individual Items if they were sold outside the Pack or Kit on their own. This means that each Sub-Item within a Pack or Kit do not all have to be used in the same End Product nor the same One Project. You could split the Pack or Kit up into many Projects, you would only need a new Standard Licence if you wish to use the same Sub-Item in a new different Project.

Q: May I use your graphics on a wedding invitation and accompanying stationery I design and print for my client?
A: Absolutely. A designed wedding stationery suite is considered One Project. You may sell up to 500 units of that suite, including either digital or paper under the Standard Licence. Should you need to exceed 500 units, an Extended Licence is required. Please also be aware that the graphic/s may not be used as is, in a stand alone fashion, but rather needs to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text. If supplied as a digital product, the design needs to be supplied in such a manner where the Original Item purchased cannot be extracted by a third party/end user.

Q: What if I need to provide my client or printer with original source files?
A: You are allowed to provide your printer with source files for the sole purpose of printing your work, provided that once the printing has occurred, the supplied files are deleted from their system. You are not permitted to provide a layered file to clients. Instead they should be provided with the final, flattened designs. If your client requires access to source files to make additional changes to the design, they will require a license of the graphic/font for themselves.

Q: I design and sell posters and greeting cards as digital downloads and printed paper products, may I use these graphics in my items for sale?
A: Yes you may use the graphics to create One Project for End Products for sale where the lifetime sales are less than 500 units. For example: you may create one design (One Project) that you upload onto Society 6, where that same design may be purchased on various End Products. The design is considered the One Project and not all the variations of the End Product options.

Should you wish to use the same graphic in a new Project you would need to obtain a new Standard Licence. Please also be aware that the graphic/s may not be used as is, in a stand alone fashion, but rather needs to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text. The design of the End Product must be significantly different than the graphic you originally purchased, plus the original graphic cannot be extracted by a third party/end user. Should you exceed 500 units, an Extended Licence is required.

Q: I would like to use your graphics in my new logo design and blog, as well as on tags that I send out to my clients with their gifts, does the Standard Licence cover that?
A: Yes it does. That would be considered as a One Commercial Project for a company’s brand identity, so no additional license is required. Also keep in mind that the graphic/s may not be used in a stand alone fashion. Instead need to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text.

Q: I have a shop on Zazzle, where I design templates that the end-user may change and edit for their purposes. May I use the graphics as part of the design of those templates?
A: Yes you may use the graphics to create One Project for End Products for sale, but restrictions apply. The graphic/s may not be used as is, in a stand alone fashion, but rather needs to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text, and not constitute the primary integrity of the design. The graphics that form part of the new design have to be flattened and uploaded as a background image where the graphics may not be extracted or moved or customized (for example, you may not upload a watercolour wreath for the end user to move around, instead you would need to design a pre-made flattened background using the wreath as part of a wider, new original design that doesn’t constitute the entire design, and that cannot be extracted). You may sell up to 500 units of the Project, should you exceed 500 units, an Extended Licence is required.

Q: I love scrap booking, crafting and making gifts for friends and family. May I use these graphics in my personal projects?
A: With pleasure! Use these graphics in any of your personal projects, including as part of the design in gifts you make for family and friends.

Q: I make scrapbooking kits that include stickers and papers, can I use your designs in my kits.
A: Yes you may create One End Product design, but restrictions apply. You may not sell any of my patterns or graphics unchanged in a stand alone fashion, but rather needs to form part of a new wider design that incorporates other resources, graphics and/or text, and not constitute the primary integrity of the design. The end result of that design needs to be significantly different than the graphic or pattern you originally purchased. End Products must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original Item you purchased. If the kit is a digital product, the files may not be supplied layered, and cannot be extracted by the end user. You may sell up to 500 units on the one End Product, should you exceed 500 units, an Extended Licence is required.

Q: Is there a limit to how many units I can sell once I’ve purchased your Extended Licence?
A: No. Items purchased under the Extended Licence may be used to create End Products for Sale that may be sold an unlimited number of times

Q: If I purchase an Extended Licence, do I own the copyright and can I redistribute and sell this graphic as clip art?
A: No you may not. Even with an Extended Licence, you cannot redistribute these images as clip art or claim the item as your own for resale in any shape or form. I retain all copyrights to my graphics and fonts.

Q: Do I need to purchase an Extended Licence for every product I buy?
A: For every one of my products you would like to use in an Extended Licence capacity, a separate License needs to be purchased per product.

Q: How do I purchase an Extended Licence?
A: In my Creative Market shop, each product will display both licenses, from there you can purchase which ever license you may need for your project/s:

CREATIVE MARKET SHOP

In my Esty shop, each listing comes with the Standard Licence. Should you require the Extended Licence, you would need to purchase the Extended Licence separately in addition to the product listing – in the listing description a link to the Extended Licence will be provided:

ETSY SHOP


For full terms, please see my Licence Agreement.