Printfolio
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BeLight Software suite for creating various printing projects.   Shareware ($89.95)
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Printfolio is a suite of 5 BeLight Software programs (Business Card Composer, Disc Cover, Swift Publisher, Labels & Addresses and Image Tricks Pro), plus bonus app Art Text (works in plugin mode). The suite will assist in creating various printing projects:
  • Business cards
  • CD/DVD graphic
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Catalogs
  • Envelopes
  • Address labels and more
Complete integration allows you to exchange data between the programs.

900+ professionally designed templates and 24,000+ clipart images will help you to accomplish various
What's New
Version 1.7.1:

This update adds Disc Cover version 3 into the suite of programs. Now the suite contains the following versions of the programs:

  • Business Card Composer 5.0.4
  • Disc Cover 3.0.1
  • Swift Publisher 2.3.3
  • Labels & Addresses 1.5.5
  • Image Tricks Pro 3.0.1
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later



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pavlovroma reviewed on 06 Dec 2012
Belight make it so difficult to update. Too many product to keep track of and update at different time.

I contact them to tell them and they only rude to me. Sure they take money but no customer appreciate.
[Version 1.7.1]


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rr307cc reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
Have just upgraded to 1.7.
Easier to start a particular element than 1.6 was.
Disc Cover is great - one of a very few that will allow printing directly on disc with my Canon MP970.
Art Text is great fun.

Also must compliment Belight on very prompt answers to questions Alex in particular). Probably the best customer service I have had!

No complaints at all.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Randommac reviewed on 28 Dec 2010
Printfolio fills several gaps in the Mac software market, and does it with relative simplicity and stability. Labels and Addresses has a clear and thorough approach to printing from Apple's Address Book -- this is what Apple should have provided. I thought I wouldn't have a use for Business Card Composer, but it's flexible enough that I've been able to use it for a variety of small format print jobs. I don't use Swift Publisher much, but it does some things Pages can't. Art Text is a powerful program, though it does take a little trial and error to begin to get the results you want. Image Tricks Pro is a great, fun photo tool, and very easy to use. I've not used Disc Cover, but it looks much easier to use and more Mac-like than Discus. All in all a good, no, a very good value, and a good company to work with.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Djross95 commented on 26 Nov 2010
I have always liked this program, and it works very well. The developer and customer support are very responsive, and emails are answered quickly (in my experience, even over holidays!). I too have had the occasional problem upgrading, needing a new license key, etc., but customer service had always sorted through the issues and solved my problems with no fuss. Printfolio really is an excellent deal when you consider what you're getting for the money--5 very good to top-notch programs for under $100. I recommend this collection of programs to those looking for a desktop publishing suite on the Mac and who don't want to shell out big bucks for the Adobe/Quark offerings.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Macxter reviewed on 05 Jun 2010
Bought this product some months ago.
Easy to use and versatile.
Very pleased.
[Version 1.6.6]


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Pony commented on 30 Oct 2009
I'm having problems getting Swift Publisher to recognize it is registered. I had been using it just fine until the update came along. I bought the update and after several failed update attempts (I ended up having to delete /Library/Application Support/BeLight Software/ at the developers request to get it to install) I finally got the update to install.
However, now when I run Swift Publisher it tells me the application is not licensed, but clicking the license button just 'BEEPS' and does nothing. All other components are licensed, but Swift Publisher refuses to recognize it is licensed, and further refuses to allow me to re-enter the license key. The developer suggested I re-install (which I did) but so far has been unable to resolve the problem.
Further emails to the developer have gone unanswered.
I own the box retail version, and just paid for the latest upgrade to it which broke the application. I'm now out of pocket the cost of the upgrade and unable to print any of my previous Publisher files!!!!
If you are considering buying the upgrade then ensure you have a full backup to revert to should you experience the same problem. I'm not sure what to do next as the developer appears to have given up helping me get this to work :(
[Version 1.6]

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Belight Team replied on 04 Nov 2009
Dear David,

Our tech-support didn't stop responding to your e-mails, the manager actually asked you for some Preferences files to investigate the problem. But you didn't send them to us, which makes it hard to assist you, as we can not understand what really causes the problem.

Can you please e-mail us all files that starts with "com.belightsoft." from your ~(HOME)/Library/Preferences/ folder?
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Pony replied on 06 Nov 2009
sent again on Nov 4th
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Reel_mac commented on 22 Jul 2009
"Mail Factory and Printfolio customers could always crossgrade to Labels & Addresses for just $24.95 (not $50 as you say)"

That's not the price I saw. Sorry if I'm mistaken. This doesn't negate the fact that the whole process is confusing and frustrating for the user. I made the mistake of updating Printfolio and suddenly I was unable to print labels anymore. The program kept asking for the new Labels & Addresses program, completely ignoring Mail Factory. It took me hours to fix that one. The only "solution" was to downgrade everything to my original versions, which I thankfully had backed up.

What a pain.
[Version 1.5]

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BeLight team replied on 23 Jul 2009
I am sorry about your negative experience with the update. Printfolio is the bundle of 5 programs and I understand that the updating process sometimes may cause the confusion, especially when paid updates are released. We do our best to avoid such situations, that is why we offered free upgrade for all customers who purchased the package after September 1st, 2008 (Mail Factory was replaced with Labels & Addresses on December 9th, 2008). If you purchased Printfolio close to the specified date, please send us an email with the order number or scanned copy of the receipt (if the software was purchased at the retail store) and we will update your package for free.

Kind regards,
BeLight Team
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Reel_mac reviewed on 05 Jul 2009
I purchased this package a couple months before they updated the Mail Factory application to Labels & Addresses.

Then I installed updates and all of a sudden I can't access any lables anymore. Why? Because I have to pay another $50 to Belight in order to unlock Labels & Addresses. Now I'm trying to go back to the original setup, but the Printfolio software keeps asking for Labels & Addresses, as if Mail Factory never existed.

I emailed their support and they tell me there's no upgrade deal for current users.

Cheapskates.

That's the last time I give Belight any of my money.
[Version 1.5]

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BeLight team replied on 22 Jul 2009
Dear REEL_MAC

Mail Factory and Printfolio customers could always crossgrade to Labels & Addresses for just $24.95 (not $50 as you say). Users that purchased Mail Factory version 2 and Printfolio on or after September 1, 2008, qualify for a FREE license code for Labels & Addresses. This information was always posted on our website:
http://www.belightsoft.com/labelsaddresses/update/update.php

Printfolio customers who chose not to crossgrade Mail Factory to Labels & Addresses can continue using Printfolio 1.4 which has Mail Factory included.

You may download this version here:
http://www.belightsoft.com/printfolio/update/update.php

Best regards,
BeLight Team
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rrbrowne reviewed on 16 Jun 2009
Great applications. Easy to use, but very versatile. Excellent object editing features.
Good documentation.
Bought it because it supports the DVD tray in my Canon MP970.
The support is fantastic! I had a problem installing from the CD (my fault) and I got an instant reply to my email.
[Version 1.5]


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AmplifyFitness commented on 09 Dec 2008
I've been using this sweet of apps for more than a year now. I used Business Card Composer to create my cards without any issues for my local print shop. Swift Publisher is my go-to app of choice when creating my ads and promotional materials. The bundle is worth it for just those two apps, but Art Text and Labels & Addresses are terrific as add-ons to help create other printed materials. My web logo, too, was created in Art Text and Swift Publisher.

Bottom line: very versatile, easy to use, and a great price.
[Version 1.5]


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JackFinch rated on 31 May 2011

[Version 1.7.1]


Downloads:11,053
Version Downloads:3,049
Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:26 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $89.95
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Printfolio is a suite of 5 BeLight Software programs (Business Card Composer, Disc Cover, Swift Publisher, Labels & Addresses and Image Tricks Pro), plus bonus app Art Text (works in plugin mode). The suite will assist in creating various printing projects:
  • Business cards
  • CD/DVD graphic
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Catalogs
  • Envelopes
  • Address labels and more
Complete integration allows you to exchange data between the programs.

900+ professionally designed templates and 24,000+ clipart images will help you to accomplish various printing projects.


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