PrintingPress Extreme 11 Features

Tabbed Project Browsing
Open multiple projects at once and use tabbed browsing to switch between open projects. Backup multiple projects at once and schedule automatic backups. Search for project templates, images, patterns, borders and backgrounds by name.
Copy/Paste Stationery and Projects
You can easily copy and paste stationery from one project to another using the Copy Stationery and Paste Stationery menu items.
Relocate data folder NEW
Now you no longer need to keep the PrintingPress Extreme Data folder in the Documents folder, you can locate it wherever you like on your computer or an external hard disk drive, as long as it is a drive local to your computer and always connected. This helps avoid issues with services like OneDrive that sync your Documents folder but sometimes get disconnected causing your data to appear to go missing.
Configure Stationery Layout
Configure Stationery Layout
The Stationery Wizard provides total control over creating and configuring cards, envelopes & other types of stationery for easy editing and printing. The Stationery Wizard allows you to specify the type of stationery, the exact dimensions of the stationery, fold location, margins, ribbon hole placement (if desired) and the number of cards per page (for printing 2 or 4 cards on a sheet and trimming afterwards). Specify details for envelopes, address labels, postcards, overlay pages, programs and table place cards.
Centimeters & European Sizes
Our international customers are dancing in the streets because our software supports centimeters and European A sizes in the rulers and all measurements other than those that use points.
Floating Images
Floating Images
Float images, text boxes and monograms above or below the main text area of a card. Drag floating images anywhere on the stationery.
Layers Palette
Layers Palette
The layers palette gives you easy access to select, edit, move up/down, hide, disable and group the various design elements on your stationery. This is particularly helpful with complex designs when it is difficult to click on overlapping elements.
Align Floating Objects
Align Floating Objects
Align floating images relative to each other or to the edges of your stationery. Align floating objects so that they are contiguous from edge to edge. Distribute floating images evenly across the stationery horizontally or vertically. Group multiple floating objects to treat them like a single object. Lock objects so that they cannot be moved or changed. Disable or hide floating images to select text in the main text area.
Overprint Margins
Overprint Margins
Add overprint margin on stationery for printing with bleed and trimming after you print or printing beyond the edge of a label for full bleed.
Create gorgeous framed photos with personalized photo mats
Create gorgeous framed photos with
personalized photo mats NEW
Our new Photo Mats stationery type lets you design and print personalized photo mats with the photos in one pass for standard 8x10, 10x20 and 11x14 inch photo frames. You can be creative and design with different mat aperture shapes as well as multi-photo mats. The software automatically prints the mat with a bevel so it looks 3-D when inserted into the frame with no mat cutting needed.
Stationery Editor
Stationery Editor
The full-featured stationery editor includes zoom, accented characters, superscripts, fractions and a built-in spell-checker. Type directly into the main text area of the card or add floating text boxes and drag anywhere on the card.
Text Palettes
Text Palettes
Tool palettes enable easy modification of text and images directly on the card. Use any font that you have on your computer and fill the text in any color or pattern. Stretch text horizontally or vertically, even stretch justify. Adjust the skew and baseline position for full control. Adjust individual lines left, right, up & down, adjust character and line spacing, character kerning.

Recent Fonts Menu
The Recent Fonts menu keeps track of the 10 most recently used fonts to make it easy for you to quickly select fonts among the ones that you are using for the current design.
Enhanced Font Menu Shows All Styles
Enhanced Font Menu
Shows All Styles
Type lovers rejoice! Now you can use all 50 or so different versions of Helvetica because the new font menu makes all those condensed, thin, black and ultra-heavy styles available, along with the font's own bold and italic styles when available.
Filter Fonts
Filter Fonts NEW
There are so many fonts available today, sifting through thousands of fonts organized into a single huge alphabetized list can be overwhelming. Our new filter allows you to control what fonts are shown in your font combo box. Choose from one of the built-in font filters or create your own custom font groups.
Organize your fonts into custom groups
Organize your fonts
into custom groups NEW
Now you can easily organize all your fonts into an unlimited number of custom font groups to make your design life so much easier! You can group your fonts by style, by frequency of use, or however you like!
Customize Font Groups
Customize Font Groups NEW
You can add and remove fonts from custom font groups. While editing font groups, you can filter visible fonts or search by font name.
Full support for OpenType Pro fonts
Full support for
OpenType Pro fonts
Pro Extreme includes full support for OpenType Pro fonts including alternate glyphs, swash, ligatures and ornaments. Select a character to see all of the alternate glyphs that are available for that character in the updated Special Characters palette. Unique controls allow you to automatically apply OpenType stylistic alternates exclusively to capital letters, numbers or the last letter of each word to any text including envelope addresses. New OpenType alternate glyph options for monograms allow you to choose alternate glyphs for the left, middle and right initials.
OpenType Glyph Palette
OpenType Glyph Palette
View every available glyph in a font using the Glyph Palette window. You can show all characters or filter to just show letters and numbers, capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers or ornaments.
Identify Missing Fonts
Identify Missing Fonts NEW
If you import a sample project that uses fonts that you do not have installed on your computer, you will see a list of all the missing fonts for each piece of stationery. Click to copy the list of missing font names to make it easy to locate and download or purchase the fonts.
Advanced Text Styles
Advanced Text Styles
Type styles include patterned text, outlined text, embossing, engraving, point-size justification, inner glow, outer glow, drop shadow, and more. Text outline styles include double outline, offset outline, dashed outline and dotted outline. Adjustable text outline spacing adds white between the text and the outline or adjusts the spacing between dots or dashes. Text shadow styles including drop shadow, reflected shadow, projected shadow, offset shadow, solid shadow and double shadow. Controls to let you set the color for the text shadow.
Text Case Styles
Text Case Styles
Set the text case for any text including addresses on envelopes and address labels. Text case styles include uppercase with lowercase vowels, uppercase with italic lowercase vowels and lowercase with italic vowels.
Floating Text Boxes
Floating Text Boxes
Add multi-styled floating text boxes that can rotate text or automatically typeset fully justified text. Bend text in floating text boxes into shapes such as arc, double arc, bend, double bend, wave, circle, semi-circle, double semi-circle, quarter-circle, spiral, vertical line and random jitter. Control the precise size and starting point of text in a circle, semicircle, spiral and arc and the height and duration of waves and bends.
Scale Text Box
Scale Text Box
When resizing a text box, now you can choose to have the text inside scale instead of keeping the font size. This is great for resizing logos and reusing the same text design elements on different size cards so everything stays in the same ratio without having to adjust multiple font sizes for different text boxes.
Text Columns
Text Columns
Add columns to the main text area or floating text boxes. Connect columns with separators such as dots, line, dash. Sample templates for ceremony programs and table seating charts.
Monograms
Monograms
Use the unique monogram tool to quickly create a custom monogram using any font, diagonal monograms, diamond and circle monograms and borders.
Built-In Spell Checker
Built-In Spell Checker
Check spelling for all text on a card at once, including floating text boxes. With the Show Spelling Preview feature enabled, misspelled words are underlined with a red squiggle to indicate the error. Right-click on the misspelled word to see suggestions to correct the error, ignore the word, or add the word to your custom dictionary.
Justify Words Paragraph Style
Justify Words Paragraph Style
The Justify paragraph style in PrintingPress evenly spaces all letters on a line, which is perfect for invitations. The Justify Words paragraph style justifies by adjusting only the spaces between the words.
Add Images
Adding Images
You can easily add photos and graphics to any stationery. Embed the image directly in the main text area where it will obey text alignment rules or float the image above or below the main text area and drag it anywhere on the card. Supported graphics file types are JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EMF, BMP, WMF and PDF.
Import PDF Files
Import multi-page PDF files containing text or vector graphics and choose which page to add as an image. Text on the imported PDF page content cannot be edited, but can be resized or recolored like other images.
Built-In Image Libraries
Built-In Image Libraries
Includes thousands of high resolution, professionally-designed images, borders, backgrounds and seamless patterns.
Adjust Images
Adjusting Images
Flip, rotate, resize, fade border, crop, recolor, adjust brightness and saturation, adjust transparency, convert to grayscale, blur or add a border. Make all white in the image transparent with a single click. Restore to the original image at any time to remove all modifications.
Advanced Image Cropping
Advanced Image Cropping
Advanced image cropping tools let you crop images while still seeing the entire image for reference.
Convert Image to Background
Use buttons in the toolbar to copy a floating image and then apply it to the stationery background.
Colorize
Colorize
Use the Colorize tool to replace all of the color in an image with another color. This is ideal for silhouette images and works best when the original image is black.
Monochrome Colorize
Monochrome Colorize
When colorizing an image you can now choose to have it convert to a monochrome image even if the original image had gradients and a variety of different colors.
Selective Color Fill with Pattern
Selective Color
Fill with Pattern
Use the Selective Color tool to fill just part of an image with any color or pattern.
Eraser Tool
Eraser Tool
Use the Eraser tool within the Selective Color tool to erase just part of an image. This is helpful with black and white images where you want part of the image to be transparent white and other parts to remain opaque.
Add Drop Shadows to Images
Add Drop Shadows to Images
Choose from a variety of drop shadows to images on your stationery, including reflected and projected shadows in addition to standard, heavy, solid and double drop shadows.
Convert to Outlines
Convert to Outlines
Convert any full-color BMP, EMF, GIF, PNG, TIFF or WMF image with a black outline to a black and white outline of the image for coloring book or silhouette motif results.
Downsample Image
If you're working with one or more large images and are only using the image at a small percentage of the original size, you can choose to downsample the image to improve performance and reduce memory requirements for printing.
Sort Images by Color
When you click on the Insert Image button, you can use the Right-click menu option to sort images by color instead of by name. This will group all aqua images together, all blue images together, and so on. This is especially useful when browsing larger folders in our Professional Illustrations collection.
Custom Borders and Backgrounds
Custom Borders and Backgrounds
Add custom borders and backgrounds to any image, text box, shape, monogram or stationery. Fill the custom border or background with any color or pattern. Also fill custom borders with shapes or images. Over 100 border shapes, including elegant, waves, geometric, notched & ticket, QuicKutz™ shapes and AccuCut® shapes.
Border Line Types
Border Line Types
Choose from 31 different line types including dotted, scalloped, bumps, loop, wave, ric rac, double line, circle, dash, greek key and more. Alternate color allows two colors per line for certain line types for custom borders.
Graphical Borders and Backgrounds
Graphical Borders and Backgrounds
Add graphical border images to any image, text box, shape, monogram or stationery. Add a photo or graphical background image to any stationery.
Faded Border
Faded Border
Fade the edge of any photo or image into the background of the stationery.
Move Border to Front or Back
Move Border to Front or Back
By default, the stationery border is behind all of the design elements on the stationery except for the stationery background. This option lets you move the stationery border to the top layer so that it is drawn on top of other design elements on the stationery including the main text area and floating images and text boxes.
Repeated Text and Monograms
Repeated Text and Monograms
Add repeated text or repeated monograms to the background of any stationery or shape.
Copy and Paste Borders and Backgrounds
Use buttons in the toolbar to copy borders and backgrounds from various design and paste onto other elements or stationery. For example, you can copy a stationery border and paste it onto a floating text box.
Adding Shapes
Adding Shapes
Use the Shape tool to quickly and easily add a decorative shape to any stationery. Choose from the same list of shapes that is used for borders and backgrounds. Specify the fill color or pattern, details for a frame around the shape, and details for an outline and inner pen for the shape.
Using Patterns
Using Patterns
Fill any shape, border, background, monogram or text with seamless patterns. Choose from one of the built-in patterns or use one of your own pattern image files. The Recent patterns menu stores the twenty most recently used patterns.
Create Custom Patterns
Create Custom Patterns
Use the Custom Pattern Creator to design your own pattern by repeating up to two shapes or images.
Adjusting Patterns
Use the controls in the Adjust palette to recolor, rotate, scale, and make white transparent for patterns.
Address Lists
Each customer has their own unique address book to keep customer address lists separated. Address envelopes, inner envelopes, labels, postcards & place cards from the customer's names and addresses. Manually enter addresses or import from Outlook®, Excel®, Word®, Access® or any CSV or text file. Clean up addresses automatically removes duplicates, extra spaces and blank lines, as well as change from all-caps.
Address Envelopes
Address Envelopes
Advanced addressing options let you customize the printed address. Automatically spellspell out complete state names and street numbers, replace commas with a decorative character, justify the zip code, insert images between zip code digits, and much more.
Multiple Alternate Fonts
Multiple Alternate Fonts
Specify alternate fonts for different elements of the address such as the label name, first or last name, title (Mr. and Mrs.), house number, street address, city, state, zip, capital letter, roman numerals and more.
Place Address Elements on Their Own Line
Place Address Elements
on Their Own Line
Specify multiple address elements to be placed on their own line for maximum customization. Items that can be placed on their own line include:  label name, first name(s), last name, title (Mr. and Mrs.), ampersand “&”, house number, street address, city, state and zip code.
Rotate Label Name within Address
Rotate Label Name within Address
Rotate just the label name within the address for an elegant, customized look. In the example to the left, the title (Mr. and Mrs.) has been put on its own line and aligned to the left. The label name uses an alternate font and has been rotated to the left. The rest of the address has been aligned to the right.
Bend Label Name
Bend Label Name
Bend the label name above the address. In the example to the left, the label name uses an alternate font and the Bend label name only setting has been enabled.
Replace Commas With Images
Replace Commas With Images
In addition to being able to automatically replace commas in the address with decorative characters (see next feature), now you can also replace commas with an image.
Separate Zip Code Digits
Separate Zip Code Digits
Separate the digits of the zip code with a decorative character or an image. Available decorative characters include:
| vertical bar bullet horizontal bar
- dash~ tilde* asterisk
: colon:: double colon+ plus
Pin Image to Address
Pin Image to Address
Pin images to the left, right, top or bottom of the address. The image will be positioned according to the size of the address so that it is moved down for longer addresses or up for shorter addresses.
Mirror Image Around Address
Mirror Image Around Address
Mirror an image on the left/right or top/bottom of the address so that the image will be appropriately placed for any size address in the Mailing List.
Enlarge House Number to Span Full Address Height
Enlarge House Number
to Span Full Address Height
Enlarge the house number so that it is as tall as both the street address and city/state/zip lines of the address. The city/state/zip text is moved to the right so that it does not overlap the house number.
Edit Address Abbreviations
Edit Address Abbreviations NEW
Now you can customize the abbreviations that are automatically spelled out when you choose the envelope addressing options to auto spell state names, directions, street, apartment, etc. giving you maximum flexibility. You can add or delete abbreviation/full name pairs as needed. And at any time you can easily revert back to the default settings.
Address Kerning Options
Advanced kerning options let you adjust the spacing between specific pairs of characters such as "ga". Alternatively, specify spacing adjustments to tighten or loosen the spacing around a certain character regardless of the surrounding characters.
Mailing Lists
Each project has its own unique Mailing List using names and addresses from the customer's Address Book. This makes it easy to print envelopes for all 300 names for a wedding invitation and only 20 names for the rehearsal dinner.
Mailing List Checkboxes
Mailing List Checkboxes NEW
Now the software can help you keep track of which envelopes you have already printed with check boxes in the Mailing List. When you print envelopes it asks if all printed correctly and automatically checks the list as printed. If you import more names, they will be unchecked, and the Print window now includes an easy option to print just the unchecked names.

Guest List Checkboxes NEW
You can also keep track of which place cards you have already printed with check boxes in the Guest List with the same options to check if all printed correctly and to easily print just the unchecked guests.
Printing Mailing Lists
Printing Mailing Lists
Formatting options when printing the Mailing List, Guest List or Address Book let you specify which columns to print, specify the font and size, print with or without grid lines, and choose portrait or landscape format. The list is printed in the order in which it is currently sorted using the column headers.
Print mailing List and Guest List to PDF
No one wants hard copy anymore, so go ahead and email that beautifully formatted mailing list or guest list as a multi-page PDF file.
Bulk Sort By Zip Code
Sorting the mailing list by address now sorts by zip code for easy use with printing envelopes in postal code order for bulk mailings.
Print Preview Addresses
Print Preview addressed envelopes, inner envelopes, labels, postcards & place cards using customer address books. Make changes to fix errors and continue previewing.
Print Table Place Cards
Print Table Place Cards
Import guest lists with table numbers directly from Excel or Word for easy place card printing. Display and print by table or by name. Quickly assign multiple guests and table numbers. Separate the guest name and table into separate text boxes on the outside of the place card for maximum design control.
Meal Choice Option for Guest List
Meal Choice Option for Guest List
Keep track of guests' meal choices and print them in a list organized by guest name or by table.
Meal Choice Option Displayed on Place Cards
Meal Choice Option
Displayed on Place Cards
Display each guest's meal choice on the place card using text, an image, or both. Set the placement, size and color for the meal choice text. Use one of the new built-in meal choice options including stylish images in a wide color palette, or customize using your own text and images.

Second Meal Choice
Now you can have two different meal choices on a single place card to accommodate couples. Each can have its own image. Works with importing and printing guest list.
Auto-Create Seating Charts by  Name
Auto-Create Seating Charts by Name
Choose the Organize Alphabetically seating chart option and the list will be sorted by last name. The software automatically adjusts the lengths of the columns of names for the most aesthetically pleasing layout. Use column connectors to add dots, lines, dashes, or squares between the name and table number to make it easy for guests to read.
Auto-create Seating Charts by Table
Auto-create Seating Charts by Table
Create a new seating chart and it will automatically populate with names and table numbers from the guest list. Adjust the text style for the headings and guest names, adjust the number of columns, and the software automatically lays out the names and tables in columns for gorgeous seating charts.
One-Pass Envelope Printing
One-Pass Envelope Printing
Print two-sided envelopes in one pass through your printer. Open the flap and place the bottom of the envelope into the printer's manual feed tray. The software automatically prints the address and the flipped return address in a single pass saving time and mangled envelopes.
Auto Set Paper Size and Manual Feed Tray
Tired of always having to click Properties in the Print window to set the paper size or select the manual feed tray when printing stationery? No longer necessary if you check the new options to auto-set the paper size and manual tray in the Print window.
Two-Pass Color on Color
Two-Pass Color on Color
Using your existing OKI C711WT white toner printer you can now print color on color with our automatic two-pass print option with auto-trapping. OKI NEON color palette and black light preview also included.
Print Partial Label Sheets
Print Partial Label Sheets
Print partial label sheets by specifying start row, start column and number of labels to print.
Print Offset
Print Offset NEW
Adjust print offset for perfect print alignment customized to your printer. Now it even saves separate offsets for portrait and landscape for each printer.
Print to Graphics File
Use the Print to Graphics File feature to print any piece of stationery to a graphics file. Create a high resolution PDF or TIFF file to send out for third party printing.
Print to PDF
Printing stationery directly to a PDF file enables artwork to easily be submitted to most third party print services.
Personal Access Plan

Never worry about support expiring or pay for an upgrade again! The Personal Access plans includes email tech support, downloadable updates, new design sample projects and artwork, and all future upgrades as long as you stay subscribed. Must add plan within 90 days of purchase and stay subscribed to include upgrade protection. See below for complete plan details.

  1. Email Technical Support
    You may submit inquiries regarding technical questions related to PrintingPress Pro Extreme software or Print Services and we will respond promptly, typically within 1-2 business days.
     
  2. Downloadable Updates
    When updates are available for bug fixes or new features, your PrintingPress Extreme software will download them automatically.
     
  3. New Designs and Artwork
    When new designs are available as sample projects including new artwork and new AccuCut templates, your PrintingPress Pro Extreme software will download them automatically.
     
  4. Future Upgrades
    When major upgrade versions become available, e.g. version 12, version 13, etc., you will receive them via download for free as if you purchased them, providing you sign up for an access plan within 90 days of purchase of PrintingPress Extreme version 11 or higher software or upgrade and then stay current with monthly or annual payments the entire time leading up to the release of each future upgrade.

 

 

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