PLOP and PLOP DS Prices and Licensing

PDFlib PLOP and PLOP DS are available under commercial licensing.

The two products of the PDFlib PLOP family are distributed within a single package which is fully functional, but has a few restrictions until a valid license key is applied. According to your order the license key will activate PDFlib PLOP or PDFlib PLOP DS.

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

Ask us for extended licenses (unlimited distribution) at

PLOP 5 and PLOP DS 5 Prices

Customers in the Americas, Australia and Japan will be invoiced in US-$, all other regions in Euro. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more licenses (see below).

Windows/Linux/FreeBSDPLOP 5.2PLOP DS 5.2
Windows Server x86/x64

Euro 195
US-$ 250

Euro 875
US-$ 1150
Linux x86/Intel 64
FreeBSD x86/Intel 64
Oracle Solaris x86/x64/sparc

Euro 395
US-$ 495

Euro 1775
US-$ 2350

IBM i5/iSeries1
Windows Desktop and OS X/macOS
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 x86/x64Euro 75
US-$ 95
Euro 325
US-$ 440
OS X/macOS x86/x64
IBM zSeries
Please contact for IBM zSeries pricing.

1 Customers who want to use PLOP/PLOP DS on i5/iSeries must order a license for i5/iSeries, but install the AIX package according to our instructions for deploying AIX binaries with PASE.

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:

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 product's 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.

For a detailed description of support benefits refer to our General License and Support Conditions. 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.


An update changes an existing license to a license for a functionally enhanced version of the same product on the same platform. An update invalidates the old license. A valid license key must be supplied with an update order. The following table indicates the fees for various update combinations as a percentage of the target product’s list price:

Update from
PLOP 5.260%-
PLOP DS 5.2-60%

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 Premiumlicenses 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 requireany additional royalties. Please contact for more information about these license types.