CleverPrint 2016q

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic on - Version tested: 2013u

"Perfect Printing: Saves 50% of printing costs"

Overview

CleverPrint is a printer driver and manager designed to reduce your printing costs. The developers claim this application saves up to 50% of your printing budget. This smart program allows you to combine up to 8 pages of a document into 1 printing page. You can preview and delete the pages you do not need to print, combine different file formats into a single printing file.

Daily printing routines become a tad simpler with this professional printing manager. You can effectively save your paper, ink and energy consumption with this tool. The output printing jobs can be saved as .png, ,jpeg, .tiff file formats and reused.

Moreover, the watermarking feature comes handy, not just for businesses, but for writers and photographers protecting their copyright. Get rid of unnecessary lines that can waste an entire page when printed. The preview window displays how your output document will look in print, giving you ultimate control over your printing tasks.

Installation

Installation requires .NET Framework 2.0. CleverPrint installs itself as a printer driver and an application. The installation wizard is clean and transparent. There are no hidden toolbars and bundled software in the pack. However, the downside of this demo is you have to register your email in order to activate the application. Once you submit your email, the application gets magically available.

Interface

The interface is modern and streamlined. There are numerous neat skins you can use to customize the looks. Overall, GUI is intuitive and attractive. However, the nag screen appears every time you launch and close the application.
The interface looks clean; all features and options seem to be right there on the surface. The Start Button gives access to basic features. You can set your printing preferences and save them from the main window. There are settings for borders, letterheads, page-on-page. The cool part is the savings calculation at the bottom of the main window: water, wood, CO2, energy.

Pros

  • Prints multiple pages into one.
  • Previews the output and cancels the printing process.
  • Adds headers and footers.
  • Adds watermarks with fonts or images.
  • Removes unnecessary pages from large print jobs.
  • Exports jobs into PDF, PNG or JPG.
  • Saves and loads print jobs so that you may reuse them.
  • Re-arranges pages or jobs.
  • Combines different print jobs into one page even if they come from different applications.

Cons

CleverPrint is somewhat complicated in use. It requires prior knowledge of the software peculiarities. For example, it was not completely clear that you need to open the document or image in their respective editors, and choose Clever Print to print them. Only then, the application adds your documents and images to its main window for you to compile them.

Alternatives

PDF-based Handbook seems somewhat easier to work with. FinePrint and GreenCloud Printer are also worth checking out.

Conclusion

Overall, Clever Print comes on the expensive side, and not the simplest among the applications. However, the money it can save will become obvious when you have used it for some time. Clearly, businesses small to average will benefit from this program more than individual users. However, if you print a lot of images and documents, knowing the cost of ink and paper, you may want to consider the purchase.

Requirements: .NET Framework 2.0

What's new in this version: Windows 10 ready, Optimized performance, Watermarks, Several other improvements

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested CleverPrint on 20 Aug 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
CleverPrint Antivirus Report

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