PDFlib 9 Product Family Prices and Licensing

The PDFlib product family is available in three different flavors:
PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI (PDF Import), and the PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS).

All products of the PDFlib family are distributed within a single package which is fully functional, but displays a demo stamp across all pages unless a valid license key is applied. According to your order the license key will activate PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI, or the Personalization Server.

Supplying the name of the target operating system platform is a strict requirement since the license is bound to a specific platform. Refer to the corresponding system requirements document for deployment details. The license is valid for all supported language bindings (programming languages) on the selected platform.

Details of the commercial PDFlib license can be found on our licensing web page or in the document General License and Support Conditions which is also contained in the PDFlib distribution. 

The PDFlib GmbH License Guide discusses details on licensing and support including update and upgrade conditions.

See below for redistributable (Premium) licenses.

Prices for the PDFlib 9 Product Family

Customers in the Americas, Australia and Japan will be invoiced in US-$, all other regions in Euro.

Windows/Linux/FreeBSDPDFlib 9.1PDFlib+PDI 9.1PPS 9.1
Windows Server x86/x64

Euro 995
US-$ 1175

Euro 1990
US-$ 2390

Euro 2950
US-$ 3550

Linux x86/Intel 64
FreeBSD x86/Intel 64

Oracle Solaris x86/x64/sparc

Euro 1995
US-$ 2395

Euro 3990
US-$ 4790

Euro 5890
US-$ 7090


IBM i5/iSeries
Windows Desktop and OS X/macOS
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 x86/x64Euro 375
US-$ 450
Euro 750
US-$ 900
Euro 1125
US-$ 1350
OS X/macOS x86/x64

Please note that the Windows Desktop license is not suitable for Windows Server!

IBM zSeries
Please contact sales@pdflib.com for IBM zSeries pricing.

Value added Tax (VAT)

Like all EU businesses, PDFlib GmbH’s invoicing and VAT handling is governed by EU law:

Customers from non-EU countries will not be charged VAT.

Customers from Germany will be charged 19% VAT (MwSt.).

Customers from all other EU countries must provide a valid VAT identification number. Orders without a valid VAT ID cannot be processed.

For more information please see here.


We offer optional support contracts in combination with a new product license, or to renew an existing support contract. An active support contract includes the following advantages (for a detailed description of support benefits refer to the PDFlib GmbH License Guide or our support pages):

technical support with short response times

all minor (maintenance) and major (functional) updates included

early availability of bug fixes

maintenance releases and technical support available until the end of a product's lifetime

additional licenses can be purchased until the end of the lifetime

Customers without an active support agreement can only use the licensed version, but not any later maintenance updates. This differs from earlier versions where we offered maintenance updates on a voluntary basis.

The support fee is 20% of the license fee per year.
Support contracts can optionally be renewed automatically every 12 months until the support is expressly terminated by the customer. In order to terminate a support agreement with automatic renewal please inform us one month before the support expires.

Major Updates

A major update changes an older license to a license for a newer major version on the same platform, thereby invalidating the old license. A valid license key must be supplied with each update order. Licenses for PDFlib 7 and 8 products can be updated to PDFlib 9.1 at a reduced license fee. Each license entitles to an update to a version 9.1 license.

Customers without a support contract can add support with a major update. In this case the support fee is based on the full license fee of the product (not the update fee).


Update from



PDFlib 7 or 8

PDFlib+PDI 7 or 8

PPS 7 or 8

PDFlib 9.1

60% of the target product's list price for all combinations

PDFlib+PDI 9.1

PPS 9.1

Upgrades to a higher Product

An upgrade changes an existing license for a PDFlib 9.x product to a license for a more advanced product on the same platform, thereby invalidating the old license. All licenses can be upgraded at a reduced fee. A valid license key must be supplied with each upgrade order. The following table indicates the fees for various upgrade combinations as a percentage of the target product’s list price:

Upgrade from 
ToPDFlib 9.xPDFlib+PDI 9.x
PDFlib+PDI 9.150%-
PPS 9.170%35%

Minor Updates

A minor update changes a 9.x license to a license for a newer maintenance release (minor version) on the same platform. The fee for minor updates is 20% of the list price of the target product.

Volume Discounts

Volume discounts are available for multiple licenses of the same product according to the table below, provided all licenses are ordered with a single combined order.

Number of licensesDiscount off the list price

Premium Licenses

In addition to machine-based licenses PDFlib GmbH offers Premium licenses with extended rights, such as site licenses, integration licenses, and source code licenses. Premium licenses are available at a fixed license fee and do not require any additional royalties, e.g. PDFlib 9.1 site license for one platform: starting at Euro 17 500.

Please contact premium@pdflib.com for more information about Premium licenses.