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.
The PDFlib GmbH License Guide discusses details on licensing and support including update and upgrade conditions.
See below for redistributable (Premium) licenses.
Customers in the Americas, Australia and Japan will be invoiced in US-$, all other regions in Euro.
Windows Server x86/x64
OS X Server x86/x64
Linux x86/Intel 64
FreeBSD x86/Intel 64
Oracle Solaris x86/x64/sparc
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 x86/x64
OS X desktop x86/x64
Please note that desktop licenses are not suitable for server systems!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for IBM zSeries pricing.
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.
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 at a reduced license fee. Each license entitles to an update to a version 9 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).
PDFlib 7 or 8
PDFlib+PDI 7 or 8
PPS 7 or 8
60% of the target product's
An upgrade changes an existing license for a PDFlib 9 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:
A minor update changes a license for an older maintenance release 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.
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.
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 licenses
Discount off the list price
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 site license for one platform: starting at
Euro 16 000.
Please contact email@example.com for more information about Premium licenses.