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DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of BeLight Software’s Printworks

by Josh Centers

Perhaps this is another sign of my encroaching adulthood (along with having a child!), but for the first time ever, my wife and I are sending out Christmas cards. Having never participated in this bit of holiday tradition before, I was surprised at how expensive they can be. Plus, you’re stuck with someone else’s design, which detracts from the personal touch, though I suppose for most people, that’s the whole point.

But I’m no stranger to print layout. I spent years laying out newspaper pages and other publications in Adobe InDesign, and I think I could whip up a Christmas card fairly easily. That said, spinning up InDesign for a Christmas card is like tackling a flea infestation with a shotgun, and an expensive, subscription-based shotgun at that. It’s overkill for a holiday card in so many ways.

The folks at BeLight Software realize that not everyone with print design needs is a professional or interested in subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud. That’s why they created the inexpensive, easy-to-use Printworks [1], which can help you create beautiful brochures, flyers, business cards, mailing labels, envelopes, and yes Virginia, even holiday cards.

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So if you’d like to try your hand at designing and printing your own holiday cards, enter at the DealBITS page [3] before midnight on 14 December 2014 for a chance to win one of five copies of Printworks. If you just can’t wait, Printworks, along with BeLight’s more-focused Labels & Addresses [4] and Disc Cover [5] apps, are discounted for the holidays. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy [6].