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Printer's Apprentice A superior font manager for Windows

Printers Apprentice is a fantastic font manager for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista & XP. Whether you are a graphic artist, a publishing professional or a software enthusiast, if you have a lot of fonts, Printer's Apprentice will help you organize your collection.

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for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista & XP
Released: January 25, 2017
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  • Font browsing, previewing and printing works with TrueType, Adobe Type, and OpenType fonts. Font browsing and preview functions let you see and print fonts from any storage device without copying or installing files. You can look at every character of each font, see how fonts look in a paragraph, find symbol characters on the keyboard, and more!
  • Intelligent font install and uninstall tools let you manage fonts with more options than the Windows Control Panel
  • Font grouping quickly installs or uninstalls user defined batches of fonts with a couple of clicks.
  • Printer's Apprentice shows you how fonts look on the printed page with nine (9) different sample sheets and eight (8) different catalogs. See the Font Catalogs & Sample Sheets page for more details.
  • Do you have CDRs filled with fonts? Printer's Apprentice can print catalog listings of every font on the CD with no effort at all!

You can download Printer's Apprentice free of charge and take it for a test drive to see if it meets your needs. It has a complete uninstaller to cleanly remove the software from your system if needed. So why not download Printer's Apprentice today?

Purchase Printer's Apprentice

Printer's Apprentice costs US$24.99 for a single user license. The software license key is delivered to you via email. The current version is always available for download on our web site.

Multiple copy discounts are available. Your discount will be calculated automatically when using the "Credit Card" button, below. If you wish to purchase multiple copies using PayPal, please contact us at

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1 $24.99
2 - 5 $20.00
6 - 10 $18.00
11 + $15.00

What's New In Printer's Apprentice 8.1?

Printer's Apprentice 8.1 has been built from the ground up to work with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. The interface has been refined so the software looks great running under any of these operating systems. All of your favorite classic Printer's Apprentice features are in 8.1 along with some new things such as the Compare Fonts tab and the super-sharp Print Preview window.

We are always adding new features to Printer's Apprentice. The latest list of changes can be found on the Version History page.

Ideas for future releases are listed on the Printer's Apprentice Apprentice Roadmap page.

Printer's Apprentice 8.1 Features


  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista & XP ready! Printer's Apprentice 8.1 is only for PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista & XP.
  • Supports Windows Visual Styles and themes.
  • Extensive online help system and "How To" help for all dialogs and screens.
  • Professional setup gets you up and running quickly. When needed, the uninstaller removes the application and all supporting files.
  • Printer's Apprentice contains no spyware, no malware and no viruses.

Font Viewing

  • Familiar Windows Explorer-style interface for quickly viewing installed fonts or browsing uninstalled font files on any media.
  • "Preview without installing fonts" function supports TrueType, Adobe Type 1 and OpenType fonts.
  • Toolbar provides fast and convenient access to frequently used features.
  • Many dialogs have been redesigned so fewer steps are required to complete common tasks.
  • Single character, character set, sample text and keyboard views are all integrated into the main interface via tabs across the top.
  • Character set display can be displayed using a grid in a 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9 or 10x10 configuration.
  • Keyboard display shows you where symbol and dingbat characters are on a standard PC keyboard.
  • Easily examine copyright and other information embedded in font files.
  • NEW!  Compare Fonts tab shows you multiple fonts at once using your own sample text.

Font Management

  • Use the Install and Uninstall features to quickly manage the TrueType, Adobe Type 1 and OpenType fonts on your system. No rebooting is needed.
  • Any number of fonts can be installed or uninstalled at once.
  • Uninstalled fonts can be previewed, printed and installed from any media including external drives, CDR, flash drives, floppies, etc.
  • Uninstall functions removes fonts from Windows, deletes font-related Registry entries and can optionally move font files to another location for backup.

Font Groups

  • Organize your TrueType, Adobe Type 1 and OpenType font files any way you like by sorting them into folder-based groups.
  • Font group list is integrated into the main Printer's Apprentice window for easy browsing.
  • Font groups are managed and navigated using the standard Windows Explorer style tree interface.
  • Easily install and remove entire font groups with a few mouse clicks.
  • Fonts stored in groups can be viewed and printed just like installed fonts.
  • All printed catalogs and sample sheets are available for font groups.


  • Easily print many sample sheets or catalogs for multiple fonts at once.
  • Customizable sample text, headers and footers.
  • Font catalogs print multiple fonts per page with customized point sizes.
  • Font file name, path location and KB size are optionally printed for each font.
  • NEW! Multi-page Print Preview window shows you what the output is going to look like.
  • NEW! For printing many fonts in a listing, Printer's Apprentice has 9 different professionally designed catalogs. Layouts include Single Column (1, 2 and 3 lines of text), Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, 3 Up Catalog, Keyboard Layouts and Catalog 2.
  • NEW! For single font printing (one per page), Printer's Apprentice includes 9 customizable font sample sheets including Sample 1, Sample 2, Sample 3, Sample 4, Font Information Sheet, 72 Point Set, Keyboard Chart, Character Set 1 and Character Set 2.