It’s not that we’re mean (we do give each customer a free plugin!) but we just never chose to do special offers like this in the past.
But today all that changes as Astute Graphics offers an incredible discount on its top-level product, Phantasm CS Publisher! Whether you work in pre-press, flexo, screenprinting, or simply design for all media and want ultimate control of your vector artwork, this is THE tool for you.
And as we don’t have any experience with this sort of thing, we’ll resort to the cliché “hurry – the offer is only for a limited period…”
Discount amount and period
Phantasm CS Publisher normally retails for £179 + VAT (approximately $278 / €223).
Between 13 and 27 June 2012, it is available directly from Astute Graphics for £89 + VAT (approximately $138 / €111).
To be eligible for the discounted rate, orders must be paid in full by the closing date. Payment methods include online (PayPal using credit/debit card or PayPal account) , phone (using credit/debit card). Or by pro-forma invoice (direct bank transfer) for orders over £200.
Bundle and volume discounts adjusted
To reflect the offer price, all bundle and volume discounts containing Phantasm CS Publisher are also massively reduced for the offer period.
Bundles prices including Phantasm CS Publisher:
- Phantasm CS Publisher + VectorScribe Designer: £99 (saving £90)
- Phantasm CS Publisher + VectorScribe Studio: £119 (saving £80)
- Phantasm CS Publisher + DrawScribe Designer: £119 (saving £90)
- Phantasm CS Publisher + VectorScribe Designer + DrawScribe Designer: £135 (saving £90)
- Phantasm CS Publisher + VectorScribe Studio + DrawScribe Designer: £155 (saving £80)
All savings based on standard bundle discount prices.
Will the licenses be usable when a CS6 version is made available?
Yes. There will be no other charge for compatibility if ordered today.
All licenses currently issued may be applied immediately to Illustrator CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.1 installations.
For more information about CS6 compatibility development work, please refer to this blog section.
Phantasm CS upgrades also discounted
Within the Rare as Hen’s Teeth offer period, all upgrades from Phantasm CS Designer v2, Phantasm CS Studio v2, and earlier versions of Phantasm CS are discounted. For more information, please use the upgrade system.
You may also request an upgrade reminder email if you do not have access to your original order details.
Key benefits of Phantasm CS Publisher
- Live Effect and Filter professional color adjustments on all vector and embedded images directly within Adobe Illustrator
- Brightness/Contrast, Curves, Desaturate, Duotone, Exposure, Hue/Saturation/Lightness, Invert, Levels, Shift to Color, Temperature/Tint adjustments
- Print-specific options such as “Remove overprint white” and “Safe CMYK”
- Vector Halftone tool
- Embedded image relinking and in-line editing
- Quick separations and overprint object preview
…and further adds:
- Control of image alpha channels in the Curves and Levels tool allowing you to control the profile of drop shadows, blurs, etc.
- Advanced Ink Coverage preview allowing you to estimate ink usage
- Advanced Swap Channels (channel/ink mapping) Effect / Filter — essential pre-press tool, but also great for creative effects
Need more convincing?
Really? You’re a tough customer.
Why not download and install our full Phantasm CS 14 day trial today. But don’t forget that this offer expires 27 June 2012!
Finally, why are we doing this?
Over the past year, much emphasis has been placed on our VectorScribe and DrawScribe creative tools. But with all the work taking place on Illustrator CS6, it is Phantasm CS that has undergone the greatest internal changes to make it ready for the immediate major CS6 update and future developments. Even though Phantasm CS remains in very steady demand, this is our way of bringing attention back to Phantasm CS and the more “serious” side of Illustrator’s workflow.
Many thanks to Sean Ferguson for the excellent “Rare as Hen’s Teeth” artwork!