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Enhance the sign making power of CorelDRAW

SignTools 4 is the most powerful and easy to use sign making add-on for CorelDRAW.
Not only does it allow you to cut vinyl graphics directly from Corel Draw, it also contains over 35 sign making tools, including many innovative tools not available in any other software.

Many of these tools make designing vinyl cut and large format printed signs a breeze, even if you are not a skilled designer.

It works from within Corel Draw and eliminates the need to export graphics and then import them into sign making software. In fact SignTools 4 turns Corel Draw into arguably the best sign program currently available.

SignTools 4 is a floating application that works from within Corel Draw 10, 11, 12, X3, X4 and X5. It can be moved to any part of the screen and also contains a customizable Quick Palette, allowing users to setup the program with their most used tools.

The Quick Palette makes using the tools faster than ever before. You can even click on the "Auto" option allowing you to use tools with a single click. This is ideal if use certain tools with the same settings every time.

 

Main Screenshot

SignTools Quick Palette

Quick Palette

      

Complete list of tools

Shades & Decorations - SignTools 4 contains 13 quick and easy to use shades and decorations. Included are Outline, Relief Outline, Outline & Shade, Relief Outline & Shade, Drop Shade, Relief Drop Shade, Relief Effect, Inline, Cast Shade, Relief Cast Shade, Highlight, Emboss and Highlight & Sink.

Text Tools - 5 innovative text tools.
                   
Bold/Italic - Ideal for fonts that don't come with bold and/or italic options.
                   
Descriptive Text - Create amazing ready-to-cut text effects.
                   
Price Formatter - Handy for price cards. Now includes Euro symbol.  
                   
Auto Numbering -
Creates a set of consecutive numbers - choose font, height etc. Now with Prefix and
                                                                 Suffix options.
                   
Stripe Effect - Cuts stripes into text.

Design Tools - Template driven interactive tools that are not available in any other software.
                   
Sign Maker - Create signs quickly with over 100 interactive templates. Ideal for both vinyl cutting and     
                                                   large format printing designs.
                    Border Maker - Contains over 100 interactive border templates. 70 more than SignTools 3.
                   
Pinstripe Maker - Custom and Standard pinstripes.
                   
Logo Maker - Create new logos for your clients within seconds.

Productivity Tools - 11 tools to assist you in preparing your graphics for cutting and large format printing.
                   
Clip To Top Of Page -
Splits text or graphics when they are wider than the vinyl you are using.
                   
Panelling - Similar to Clip To Top Of Page - For vinyl cutters that have a cutting length limitation.
                    Shape Converter -
Quickly replaces shapes.
              
Remove Overlaps - Quick weld tool for script lettering.
              
Color Separator - Separate colors for cutting - Many options.
              
Multicopy - Creates multiplies of object(s). 
              
Weedbox - Places weed border around object(s). Option for all objects. Now comes with easy weed
                                   lines option.
              
Vinyl Saver - Optimizes your files to use less vinyl.
              
Measurements - Ideal for creating scaled layouts.
              
Lay Up - As the name suggests this tool helps you lay up multiple signs or stickers for screen
                              printing or large format printing.

Engraving Tools
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Plate Maker - Create multiple name plates for engraving. Use one of the templates, or create your own.
                       
                    Cut
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Cutting from SignTools 4 is so easy, simply choose "Selected" or "All objects" and click OK. This
                                 version contains many new options including "Cut Order", Finishing Position" and "Quick Cut" which
                                 automatically cuts selected objects at the starting point of your vinyl cutter. Also new to
                                 SignTools 4 is the ability to cut past the previous 3200mm (126 inches) limitation for most vinyl
                                 cutters.


System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP (32/64), Windows Vista (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64)

  • At least 200MB free hard disk space

  • CorelDRAW 10, 11, 12, X3, X4 or X5

  • CD-ROM Drive or internet connection

  • CorelDRAW compatible screen

  • CorelDRAW compatible mouse, tablet or pointing device

 

What Do SignTools Users Have To Say?

As I was originally a printer I have been CorelDraw user from the first time I used CorelDraw 2. Then I went into the sign business after CorelDraw 11 came out. I have tried every known software to be able to cut from Corel and eventually stumbled on to SignTools3. Compared to all the rest I did try where your drawing is imported in to it or other stand alone sign software which is not only expensive but complicated, Signtools3 was the easiest, quickest and best I have ever used. I did have a little problem but found that there was always a helpful Andrew on the end of my email or on the phone. So as a loyal SignTools user I upgraded to SignTools4 and what a difference. I thought SignTools3 was good but SignTools4 is fantastic. Well done for a brilliant way of cutting which I would highly recommend and made my business a cut above my competitors.

Graham Rose - Devon, UK

To read more testimonials click here.


How much does SignTools cost?

SignTools 4 is only $349 AUD (Australian Dollars) and includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the world. SignTools 3 users can upgrade to version 4 for only $199 AUD (Australian Dollars). To order click here.
 

Need CorelDRAW ?

If you don't CorelDRAW we have an amazing bundle, SignTools 4 and CorelDRAW X4 for only $449. For more information click here.


Try before you buy

The SignTools 4 Demo is a fully functional evaluation version, limited to 30 days. Just like the full version of the program it contains all 35 sign making tools as well as direct cutting from CorelDraw.

The SignTools 4 demo version is 128 MB in size. To download click here.



SignTools 4 User Guide

The SignTools 4 User Guide now comes in English and German.

To download a 15.8 MB zipped PDF file of the SignTools 4 English User Guide click here.

To download a 15.8 MB zipped PDF file of the SignTools 4 German User Guide click here.