Free design software

DURAPRINT®

The free design software for creating inserts for DURABLE products

Create personalised inserts, labels and cards for your DURABLE products in just a few quick steps. There are practically no limits to what you can design – logos, graphics and barcodes can all be imported easily into the software.

Simply find your Durable product in the list, create your design to fit the template, export to PDF, print and you’re done!

If you need help getting started with DURAPRINT®, check out our FAQs or the Interactive Tutorial and Help functions within the software.

DURAPRINT® used to have an item number 1470 when it was sold on discs. This is no longer used, but you may still see it referred to on some of our older products.

Free of charge. Simple. Personalised. DURAPRINT® can be used for hundreds of different applications.
Save projects to the cloud

DURAPRINT® offers the opportunity to save projects on a cloud server for logged in users.

Database for texts & images

To optimize your workflow you can simply upload an Excel-datasheet included all nessecary information.

EAN, QR-Code generator included

With DURAPRINT® it's to create a range of codes such as EAN or QR codes.

Tablet, windows and mac version

DURAPRINT® is optimized for all kinds of devices.

Browser based application

DURAPRINT® is a browser-based software so no installation is required.

DURAPRINT® at a glance

  • Design name badge and mailmerge your database of names in seconds in DURAPRINT®
  • Print templates onto the blank cards using DURACARD and slide them into your pass holder

DURAPRINT® FAQs

All DURABLE products with inserts and printed ID cards can be designed in DURAPRINT®. This includes Name Badges, Adhesive/Magnetic Labels, Door Signs, Floor Signs, DURAFRAME® and Files. You can see the full list in DURAPRINT®.

The item number 1470, which still appears on many sheets, corresponds to the earlier DURAPRINT® version, which we sold on discs for installing onto computers. This version will only work on computers running Windows® XP or an older operating system.

In order to supply our software to all users, including those with newer operating systems, we now provide DURAPRINT® free of charge online. The advantage of this is that companies with strict security rules do not need to install any additional software and we can make sure the software is updated and optimised quickly.


DURAPRINT® is perfect for designing and printing plastic cards with your DURACARD printer. Simply select “DURACARD Cards” from the Product category in DURAPRINT®, choose the corresponding product and get designing!

You do not have to register and login to be able to use DURAPRINT®. To use DURAPRINT® without registering, just click “Continue without registration”. However, registration is required if you want to save your designs to the cloud to access them again later or to share them with colleagues.

In DURAPRINT®, click the product categories to see various product names and product codes. Alternatively, you can enter the 4-digit code for your DURABLE product into the search bar next to the heading “Product category” to bring up matching results.

Once you have chosen the right product template, click “Select product” on the right-hand side below the preview to get started on your design.

Create your table of data in one of the following supported formats (XLS, XLSX, ODS or CSV) and include the appropriate column headers.

In DURAPRINT®, click the ‘Use Database’ button and select your file. Your data will then show in the overview panel. To mailmerge your data with your design, simply drag each field onto the template and position them where you would like. You will see that if you move one of the fields around it changes the position for every insert in the batch. When you’re happy with the positioning click ‘Apply Database’. If you need to make any alterations to specific inserts you can now do this individually.

If you are working with the database function a lot, the following customer enquiry and solution may be helpful to you:

“I uploaded a data source (Excel table) and added an image archive to it. However, I can’t find the option to change the database, i.e., to now link the finished layout to another database and image file (zip). As soon as I’ve used the database in the web app, I can’t use this template again. I can’t use any database features in the changed file either. The data source view has completely disappeared. How can I solve this problem?”

Solution:

To be able to use your DURAPRINT® file as a template for later use, keep the database open and do NOT click “Use database”.

Then save the project as it is on your hard drive. When you re-open the project, you’ll be able to work with other data.


Yes, this is where DURAPRINT® can save you lots of time!

Create your table of data in one of the following supported formats (XLS, XLSX, ODS or CSV) and include the appropriate column headers.

In DURAPRINT®, click the ‘Use Database’ button and select your file. Your data will then show in the overview panel. To mailmerge your data with your design, simply drag each field onto the template and position them where you would like. You will see that if you move one of the fields around it changes the position for every inserts in the batch. When you’re happy with the positioning click ‘Apply Database’. If you need to make any alterations to specific inserts you can now do this individually.

Top tip: Add the information to the Excel template so that it looks exactly how you want it to look on the badges. This makes designing in the software even easier.

Yes, this is possible. First, clearly name the photos of the employees, for example by numbering or the matching surnames. Once you have done this, follow these steps:

A) PREPARATION:

Create an Excel list with all the text fields that should be on your design (like first name, surname, company) and then add the matching picture name to a column. Save all images in a ZIP folder to be able to upload it later.

B) DURAPRINT®:

1) Open DURAPRINT® and select the correct product.

2) Upload the Excel table via the "Use database" option on the right hand side.

5) To upload the various images, click on "Upload archive with images" and select your ZIP folder.

6) Now drag the individual cell contents onto the design area and design your product.

This method is perfect for creating employee ID cards or membership cards.