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SpringPublisher Pro


August 13th 2011
August 13th 2011

Working with SpringPublisher Pro
Pricing and Support


SpringPublisher 2.1 is a desktop publishing software that lets you easily design and print business cards, letter heads, flyers, postcards, etc. The basic version of this program is freeware -- in addition, you can get extra features if you buy an upgrade to the Pro version. This review is for the Pro version, which offers the following extra abilities over the free version:

  • Access to SpringPublisher's online template store with 100 credits
  • Output to 350 dpi
  • Use of the product in a commercial environment

All content that you create in SpringPublisher Pro can be saved to universal picture formats (JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF) -- these can be later used for printing. Although the product also allows you to export to EMF and WMF files, the resultant output is not vector and cannot be resized without pixelation -- see Bitmaps and Vector Graphics.

SpringPublisher Pro has an inbuilt library of templates other than the online template store. You can easily use any readymade templates or create your own artwork by adding images, text, vector shapes and arranging them as you like.

SpringPublisher 2.1 is from SpringPublisher Team, a Florida, USA based company. You can learn more about and download the software from their site. My contact at SpringPublisher Team for this review was Alex. Thank you, Alex.


Working with SpringPublisher Pro

Follow these quick steps to use SpringPublisher Pro:

  1. Launch SpringPublisher Pro -- even if you upgrade to the Pro version, the title bar of the application still reads SpringPublisher, as you can see in Figure 1. The interface launches with a dialog box named New (refer to Figure 1 again), providing three options:

    • Create a blank project,
    • Template Library, and
    • Open a project file.

  2. For this review, we have chosen the Template Library option.

    SpringPublisher Pro interface
    Figure 1: SpringPublisher Pro interface

  3. This opens the template library -- you can choose readymade prototypes from the Local Template Library, as shown in Figure 2.

    Templates within Local Template Library
    Figure 2: Prototypes within Local Template Library

    You can even download a template from the Web Template Store -- do note that the download credit limit is 100 for the Pro version, and you can recharge the credit limit online. Unfortunately, you get no clue about how much any of the prototypes on the Web Template Store cost -- you just need to buy them before you realize how much your credit balance has been reduced.

  4. Select any template of your choice by clicking on it -- this will create a new project according to the chosen template within the SpringPublisher Pro interface, as shown in Figure 3.

    Template within SpringPublisher interface
    Figure 3: Template within SpringPublisher interface

    Edit your design as required -- then save it and export to any of the output options. You can also print straight from SpringPublisher Pro.

    Note: There is no EPS output option -- this may limit you from using SpringPublisher Pro in a professional environment.


Pricing and Support

SpringPublisher 2.1 is freeware -- the upgraded Pro version reviewed here costs US$23.95 for single user license.

Support is through e-mail and online help resources.



SpringPublisher is great as a freeware product if you want to print your own business cards or letterheads -- if you need to use it in a professional environment, or even as a starting point for creative inspiration, you will be severely limited by the lack of vector export options.


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