What killed (or, if you prefer, maimed) printing? It all started with email, but Apple helps by making it so easy to share documents of any kind through the Sharing box in iOS and OS X, PDF printing, and AirDrop. So, why would anyone need a comprehensive printing app for the Mac?
Printing: Atoms vs. Bits
In the past five or six years we’ve purchased less printer paper, fewer printer ink cartridges, and received less snail mail than ever before. Why?
It’s the old war between atoms and bits. Paper is made of atoms. PDFs are made of bits. PDFs are far less expensive.
Yet, add PrintLife 2 to your Mac and you’ll be capable of printing cards, CD and DVD labels, tickets, fax cover sheets, certificates, invoices, posters, flyers, badges, invitations, labels, and almost anything else than can be attached to paper– or, saved as a digital file.
PrintLife is more of a layout and design app for the list above than anything else. It comes with every component needed for any kind of paper printing and digital file saving to share.
It starts with templates. Over 640 printing templates, more than 150 business card templates, and over 300 label templates. There’s a template for almost any occasion or option, and each one us completely customizable and reusable.
One of my favorites in the new package is the marketing labels templates. Here’s what you can print out in minutes.
How do you get such examples from your printer? Templates.
Start with a specific template, add backgrounds, resizable vector-based art, arrange images and text as needed, select which label type to print, and you’re done. The latest package lest you print pre-designed cards, drop images into shape, add QR codes, and choose from thousands of graphics to make your project unique.
If you’re intrigued by the value of this app, make sure to check out Printworks for the Mac.