DTP for everyone: Serif introduces Affinity Publisher

Are you looking for a DTP software with which you can design magazines, books, posters, stationery, brochures and more, but which does not involve a subscription model? Then could Affinity Publisher be something for you from Serif. How already Affinity Photo as a Photoshop replacement and Affinity Designer As an Illustrator alternative, the software company from Great Britain offers Affinity Publisher, a counterpart to Adobe offers; this time for those users who might otherwise have used Adobe InDesign. At the start of the app for Mac and PC you can get a 20% discount and download the full version for only € 43,99.

With Affinity Publisher, Serif has not only provided image and photo editing and design with vector graphics, but also a solution for the design of print products.

With Affinity Publisher, Serif has not only provided image and photo editing and design with vector graphics, but also a solution for the design of print products.

Affinity Publisher by Serif

After an extensive beta phase in which, according to the developers, "thousands of professionals around the world" supported the software development, the DTP app for macOS and Windows is now ready. On Wednesday there was even a small keynote on the topic, which you can use if you are interested . can catch up. At Publisher, the nowadays rare model, which is already known from Photo and Designer: the full version of the app and the updates that come with it are available at a one-time - comparatively cheap - price. There is no subscription; only additional tool packages can cost money. This is a clear challenge to Adobe and Co.

The desktop publishing app can do that

To show all functions, tools, advantages and disadvantages at this point would go beyond the scope. So I want to go straight to the official website refer to where everything is explained in detail. In short, there is everything you probably need for professional journals and magazines, for books, covers, posters, brochures and the like. And much more. Since I am not a typesetter or print designer myself, I cannot give a professional rating. At first glance, however, the package appears full to the brim and omnipotent. It should be mentioned that you can download all three apps for about 150 € and thus use Studio Link to the full.

Desktop publishing (DTP) is possible with the inexpensive app for everyone from beginners to professionals.

Desktop publishing (DTP) is possible with the inexpensive app for everyone from beginners to professionals.

What is Studio Link?

Studio Link connects the three current Serif apps so that users can switch directly from the Publisher to image processing (Photo) or to vector graphics (Designer). The whole thing happens with one click and does not change anything in the side view, but simply gives access to the respective tools, layers, effects and settings. This is a massive step towards a trouble-free workflow in the creation and editing of publications of all kinds. An insight can be found in the "Affinity Live 2019" presentation listed above. Of course, this requires a certain amount of power from the Mac or PC; but with the cheap apps you can certainly invest a little more money in the hardware: D

Studio Link connects the three Affinity Apps Publisher, Photo and Designer so that changes to graphics and other elements can be made directly in the document.

Studio Link connects the three Affinity Apps Publisher, Photo and Designer so that changes to graphics and other elements can be made directly in the document.

Buy Serif Affinity Publisher

Depending on the source of supply, the price for the software (due to fees) may vary. In the Mac App Store it's € 43,99 (regular € 54,99); in the Microsoft Store for the purchase of the Windows version it is € 52,79 (regular € 65,99). Of course, there is also the option of purchasing and downloading directly from the Serif website. There you pay only € 20 instead of € 43,99 thanks to the current 54,99% discount for the introduction of the software; also for the Windows version;)

From the cover to the last page, Affinity Publisher offers tools for the professional creation of magazines, books and more.

From the cover to the last page, Affinity Publisher offers tools for the professional creation of magazines, books and more.

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1 comment

  1. Jochen says:

    I've been working with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for a long time. I already tested Affinity Publisher extensively in the beta phase and created a few flyers.
    The interaction between all three programs is also unique. Simply unbeatable at this price. An absolute recommendation from my side!

    Jochen

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