French company Mecanorma was one of the major worldwide vendors of instant rub-down lettering.
In 1995, Mecanorma stepped back from the professional graphics market. During that time, their instant rub-down lettering products were manufactured by Trip Productions BV.
In 2004, International TypeFounders (ITF) licensed the digital typefaces from Trip Productions BV and released the portfolio as the Mecanorma Collection. Doing so preserved one of the finest digital font libraries of display typefaces around, combining real arts and crafts into the tools of today.
In 2014, ITF entered into a permanent agreement with Trip Production’s successors. This agreement confirmed ITF’s exclusive worldwide digital rights to the collection.