PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 Software Tour

PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0

PrintingPress Pro Extreme version 9.0 is now available. We have added even more powerful design features so you can produce fabulous invitations more quickly & easily then ever before.

We have created two different online tours to showcase the new features. To see the features in action, try our recorded demonstration. To read about the each feature in detail, check out the standard online tour. Begin Interactive Tour

The following pages will introduce you to the software and demonstrate how easy it is to design, print and mail sophisticated invitations and announcements with your PC and printer. To view some examples of stationery printed using PrintingPress, please visit our newsletter gallery.

The tour will show you the basics in PrintingPress Pro Extreme. It will guide you through the following steps to using PrintingPress Pro Extreme to manage an invitation or announcement project. We have indicated new PrintingPress 9.0 features in pink. Start PrintingPress Extreme Tour
    1. Enter and manage customers and their projects and address books. Search for customer folders.
    2. Manage multiple invitation and announcement projects at once. Create new projects based on one of the hundreds of Mountaincow sample designs or sample personalized gifts.
    3. Create stationery and configure layout and margins. Layout options include multiple place cards per page, labels, address labels, business cards, postcards and personalized gifts. All AccuCut Pinnovation dies are built into the software and you can choose to design each die as a blank card, address label or place card. In addition, you can purchase templates for your own custom AccuCut Pinnovation dies that you ordered from Custom Shape Pros. Pro Extreme 9.0 also includes built-in stationery types for StationeryHQ, Envelopments and Crane & Co. custom stationery sizes.
    4. Design your stationery with text, photos, graphics, monograms and shapes. Enhanced font menu shows all available styles for every font on your computer. The stationery editor allows you to choose inches or centimeters and includes zoom, accented characters, superscripts and fractions. Software displays die lines for personalized gifts and AccuCut Pinnovation dies for easy and accurate layout of design elements. Rulers and ruler guides make placing text and images easier. Text columns let you easily create ceremony programs or table seating charts. Type styles include patterned, outlined, shadowed, embossed and engraved text as well as our point-size justification.
    5. Full support for OpenType fonts including alternate glyphs, swash, ligatures and ornaments on Windows 7 and Vista.
    6. Powerful envelopes allow you to specify one of 10 label name formats, specify alternate fonts for multiple elements of the address, move mutlipe elements of the address onto their own line, auto-spell state names and street numbers, auto-convert "and" to "&", even replace commas with a decorative character or image. Advanced ddress style options give you exceptional creative control over automatic address formatting. Pin images to the left, right, top or bottom if the address. Mirror images to the opposite side of the address.
    7. Adjust kerning for individual character pairs for addressed envelopes. Advanced kerning options let you specify spacing adjustments to tighten or loosen the spacing around a certain character regardless of the surrounding characters.
    8. Add images to any stationery. Choose from one of the thousands of high resolution, professionally-designed images, borders, backgrounds and seamless patterns, browse your hard disk to locate an image, or import a PDF. Browse image thumbnails to quickly locate the desired image. Customize images with powerful image effects such as drop shadows or monochrome colorize. Selective color feature allows you to selectively recolor or erase part of an image, border or pattern. Advanced cropping tool lets you crop images while still seeing the entire image for reference. Downsample large images to make it easier to work with them.
    9. Add multi-style floating text boxes to your stationery. Double-click on existing text boxes to edit text in place.
    10. Type text on a curve, wave, circle, semi-circle, arc, quarter-circle, spiral, vertical line and random jitter.
    11. Create and personalize wedding logos, return address logos and business logos. Once you choose a logo you can easily scale to the size you need, and then ungroup to change the fonts and colors. Create and save your own custom logo designs so they appear in the Insert Logo window. Scale logo text boxes and automatically reize the text within proportionally.
    12. Add monograms to your stationery. Monograms support OpenType Pro fonts with alternate glyphs. Extreme monogram options include diamond and circle monograms. Even use an alternate font for side letters.
    13. Add shapes to your stationery. Fill the shape with any color or pattern, add a frame, and outline and inner pen. Shape outlines include 45 QuicKutz® shapes.
    14. Add graphical or custom borders to your stationery, photos, text boxes or monograms. PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 offers 31 line types including Loops, Wave, Ric Rac, Double Line, Circle, Dash, Greek Key and more. Specify an alternate color for certain line types. Move the border up and down in the layer order to place it above or below other design elements.
    15. Use patterns in text, borders and backgrounds. Even create your own custom patterns.
    16. Align and distribute floating objects. Use the layers palette to move floating objects up and down within the layers of the stationery, hide or disable individual floating objects.
    17. Add a background image, color or pattern to your stationery. Repeat text or monograms to create a pattern. Use buttons in the toolbar to copy a floating image and then apply it to the stationery background.
    18. Use the built-in spell checker to avoid spelling errors. 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. Check spelling on all floating text boxes in-place.
    19. Import addresses into the Address Book. PrintingPress Pro Extreme allows you to import from Word® and can automatically clean up addresses (remove extra spaces, etc.). Optionally verify postal codes for the US, Canada and Australia. Postal code errors are marked with a red exclamation point in the Address Book. Print Mailing List and Guest List to PDF.
    20. Compile a Mailing List from addresses in the Address Book and keep track of RSVPs and gifts received. Print a formatted Mailing List with your logo or company name and optional gridlines to give to your customer for review.
    21. Print Preview envelopes to see how the names and addresses in the Mailing List will print. Postal code errors are underlined with a red squiggle in Print Preview. Update addresses in Print Preview and see the updated address and continue through the list. Create complete addressed envelope proofs.
    22. Import Guest Lists for table place cards. Keep track of meal choice options and print meal choice text and/or images on place cards.
    23. Print stationery using any printer. Automatically set paper size and manual feed tray in printer driver. Print two-sided envelopes in a single pass or use the gang printing feature to print multiple items per sheet.
    24. Print stationery to a graphic file or print to PDF for emailing proofs or third party printing by companies such as Envelopments. Print one-pass envelopes to PDF. Includes optional watermark. Customize default email text for graphical proofs.
    25. Print a font test sheet to show customers different font choices.
    26. Search tool lets you search for projects and images.
    27. Create employee logins with different access privileges.
    28. Manage your printing business by printing reports by customer or by date, tracking project costs, and creating mailings to your customers.

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If you would like to purchase PrintingPress Pro Extreme, please visit our online store or call us toll-free at 1 (800) 797-MCOW, x1.



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