Price increase callas pdfToolbox & pdfaPilot product line

10 März 2022

As of 1st May 2022, callas software will be increasing the price of callas pdfToolbox Desktop to € 625 – US$ 725 and that of pdfToolbox Server/CLI/SDK to €5000 – US$ 5750. The pdfaPilot product range follows that exact pricing. The support and maintenance contract price will be 20% for all customers and thus increase correspondingly. In accordance with these changes, we will also be updating the Terms and Conditions of our SMA contracts, which will be sent to you when available.

Over the last 15 years, callas pdfToolbox has become the most encompassing and performant PDF technology for printing and related applications. It has grown from a PDF preflight application to check the printability of the file to a complete pre-print platform offering the printing industry everything they need, ranging from checks & fixups over pdf conversion and print preparation to rule-based, dynamic process plans that will modify the files ready to be printed for any printing process.

Strong increase in automation and performance for end-users

During this period of 15 years, the price of the callas products has not changed while adding significant features to the product and benefits for its customers in terms functionality, automation and performance.

pdfToolbox Desktop does not only allow operators to process individual files interactively, but it also can batch process up to 100 files. pdfToolbox Desktop is included in pdfToolbox Server/CLI. The latter is fully automated and driven through hot folders, a command-line interface, or a developer SDK. As such, customers use pdfToolbox in connection with 3rd party applications like Enfocus Switch but have also integrated it directly into their own (web) applications.callas' longstanding multi-platform approach, including support for Linux, has been instrumental in that.

pdfToolbox Server/CLI handles up to 8 parallel processes, hardware permitting through the standard, traditionally activated license. For increased throughput needs or scalable cloud deployments, callas License Server provides a viable licensing, activation, and deployment alternative.


The pricing increase for the pdfToolbox and pdfaPilot product line will take effect as of 1st May 2022, while the SMA price increase for existing customers will be in effect as of 1st July 2022.

Existing SMA customers can renew their SMA contract at the old price either before 1st July 2022 or by taking a three-year contract (example for pdfToolbox Server: 3 x € 800 = € 2400/license) until 31 December 2022.

SMA customers who renewed their contract since 1st of January 2022 can add 2 years to their contract at the old price (example for pdfToolbox CLI Linux: 2 x €800 = €1600/license) until 31 December 2022.

Note that License Server, Process and Credit Cartridges, pdfToolbox scalable licenses, pdfChip are not affected.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to your callas reseller for any questions.

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