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PDF-eXPLODE comes in multiple version types to suit most Users or environments. The versions types will depend on

  • Where you want the PDF‐eXPLODE app located
    • PUBLIC location like your Network, accessible by multiple employees (Server Version) OR
    • PRIVATE location on your Desktop, only available to ONE employee (Desktop Version)
  • If a Server, then number of Users who will Use this app –(User Pack)

So price is driven by both the above elements.
Server licenses can have 1,3,5,10 User pack implying that 1 ~ 2 Users (1 User pack) or 3 ~ 4 Users (3 User pack) and 5 ~ 9 Users (5 User pack) can use the product if installed on the Server.

Desktop licenses are restricted to one User who controls/uses the PC.

Within the Server Versions, there are essentially two types of licensed versions depending on what internal server type you wish to install on. The third type - 'Report Server' is a dedicated report scheduler license. This is more an IT management decision. Both server types (Print/Terminal servers) cost the same; however, the choice will depend on corporate policy and any server policy restrictions and how the organization's security model could control the processing method.

Print Server

This version can be installed on ANY internal server within the organization except a Desktop PC. In this version, a PDF-eXPLODE printer is installed only on the User’s PC/Workstation, in addition to the server installed PDFeXPLODE printer. The workstation printer is configured with the server's address (location), so that all reports printed and rendered on the PC/workstation, can be forwarded to the full PDF-eXPLODE installation on the server for processing.

The report output once received on this server, will be converted to a PDF, then split by page/destination and delivered to the email destination of each page. The User will not see any processing dialog nor can MS Outlook be used as a MAPI email client as PDF-eXPLODE Print Server version runs under 'Local Service' user. Under this user, no GUI interface is available nor is it able to communicate with any GUI software (like MS Outlook).

Terminal Server

This PDF-eXPLODE version MUST be installed on the same Server where your accounting/business or reporting software is located. When you click PRINT in your report, the PDFeXPLODE printer appears as a choice in your list of printers. Selecting it will commence the PDF-eXPLODE PDF creation of the report within a short time, followed by exploding of the PDF just created and the User will be able to see the processing occurring just the same way as they see Desktop version processing. So this version is similar to a Desktop but it comes licensed to be installed in an environment, visible to any company User who have access rights to PDF-eXPLODE, and it can be accessed by multiple concurrent Users up to the maximum determined by the “User Pack” purchased. MS Outlook can be used as an email Client and accessed by this version provided that it is installed on the Server.

Report Server

This product is targeted for use by those users scheduling most or all of their reports from a dedicated schedulers like Business Objects /Crystal Reports/ Sequel Reporting Services (SSRS). This version of PDF-eXPLODE will always operate under 'Local Service' user. It must be installed on the same server where your Report tool/scheduler is installed.


This version is limited to instalation on one User’s PC and restricted to that User. it can be used with MS Outlook as an installed email client. All processing dialogs are visible to the User. This version is the easiest to install and configure. You must possess one desktop license for each PC you decide to install it on. There is multi-quantity purchase pricing available, provided all units are purchased in one order.


Windows Operating System:

DESKTOP: Microsoft Windows XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8/10/11 (PDF-eXPLODE v4+ only)
SERVERS: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Win 2008 R2, Win 2012 R2, Win 2016, Win 2019, Win 2022 (PDF-eXPLODE v4+ only)

Memory & Disk Space:

HARD DRIVE: Minimum 40MB of free disk space, plus additional space for PDF files created
RAM: At least 64MB of free RAM, more during PDF creation


[From 1 Nov 2013] Pricing in US$

Single-user License 3-user License 5-user License 10-user License
TERMINAL/CITRIX SERVER $795 $1195 $1695 $2595
PRINT SERVER $795 $1195 $1695 $2595

[All prices are in US Dollars]
All product pricing shown above are one-time costs and the license is perpetual. It can be moved from PC to PC or Server to Server over its lifetime, on request to to 'release the license for use at a different location', and stating a reason. The license must first be uninstalled from its current location before a reactivation is possible.

Desktop licensing is by machine, whereas Server licensing is by User.


3000AD Systems is a firm believer in Equal Opportunity. It is therefore committed to providing, on request, a special discounted rate for product purchases, in addition to free annual support for all Religious, Charitable, Educational and Other Non-Profit organizations (classified in the United States as 501(c)(3)). This request must be by email to and provide evidence that the organization carries the appropriate government exemption(s) of your country or the relevant legal form describing your organization's Tax classification.

   Multiple copy purchase discounts will apply at the "checkout" on our e-commerce site when you purchase all the copies in the one order.
  You can purchase V4 by clicking the buy button on the Home page of this site or you can Click here

  [Product packaging shown here is representative only - product is only available as a download.]

You can read more about the differences between each Server version here: Understanding PDF-eXPLODE Versions


3000AD Systems makes no claim or representation about the suitability of PDF-eXPLODE software to any Client's requirements nor do we claim that the software is bug-free within the Client's environment.

Each Client User is urged to take advantage of the 45 day evaluation and free support during that period, to ensure that the software meets their needs and requirements. To access the free 45-day trial click here

3000AD Systems will on request, provide a temporary 15 day license for any PDF-eXPLODE server version for purposes of trialling that version on your server. Please email Please advise which specific Server version (Print/Terminal or Report Servers), number of Users pack (1,3,5,10 Users) and the server's Windows architecture (32 or 64 Bit).

3000AD Systems does not provide any refunds of purchases for 'change of mind', 'mistaken purchase' or 'unsuitability' claims.


PDF-eXPLODE Version 4 Single-user Edition is $595. Version 3 customers may purchase an upgrade for $135. Version 2 customers may purchase an upgrade for $250. Multi-license orders are discounted per the table below.

To upgrade Click here.

Please ensure you have your original purchase details (like account and password) so the upgrade can be validated. If you cannot locate your previous purchase invoice, please email indicating your company name under which the original purchase was made. Please note that once an existing license has been upgraded, it is effectively 'traded-in' for the new license and its 'license to use' is effectively terminated and must not be used. Continued use is in contravention of the EULA and is deemed illegal.

There is no published upgrade pricing for Server products. Please drop us an email to request a price, if you wish to upgrade. Upgrades are available only to registered owners of PDF-eXPLODE Versions 1, 2 and 3.

Quantity New License [Each] V3->V4 Upgrade License V2->V4 Upgrade License
1 $595 $135 $250
2 $570 $120 $215
3 $545 $110 $199
4 $535 $100 $199
5 $515 $90 $199

[All prices are in US Dollars]


Our support plans were implemented on 1 Jan 2012 after 5 years of completely free after-sales service. Whilst it was our intention to continue our free high priority service, we found it increasingly difficult in the face of rising costs. In order to continue to provide our excellent service as well as keep costs down, we have devised the following cost effective plans which will continue to provide the best of support for your business critical document delivery processes.

Free Support

Priority Support (see definition below) will be provided at no charge during the 45 day Evaluation Period as well as the Startup Period, defined as the first 60 days beginning on the date of purchase of a product license.

After the Startup Period, free support will be limited to:

  • Self-service using resources provided on the product website.
  • License activation reset for the purpose of re-imaging the disk on which PDF-eXPLODE was installed or moving the license to a different PC
  • Providing a download link for the current or previously purchased versions of the PDF-eXPLODE setup program
  • Customer database lookup/update of contact information, license ID and password
  • Re-send a copy of an invoice

Priority Support

Priority Support is provided at no charge during the Startup Period and is available for purchase for a 12-month period provided that Priority Support has been purchased for all current licenses. So if you have multiple Desktop licenses, you must purchase Support cover for EVERY Desktop license.

  • Help installing, configuring and validating proper operation of PDF-eXPLODE software.
  • Help diagnosing and solving problems with PDF-eXPLODE software where the software does not perform as advertised or documented.
  • Help diagnosing and solving problems with PDF-eXPLODE software as a result of User permissions, security or other on-site issues.
  • Product updates (e.g. Version 4.0 -> Version 4.1) and temporary fixes but not major upgrades (e.g. Version 4 -> Version 5).
  • Responses will be made by e-mail, phone or Skype at the support provider's discretion and may require use of a remote connection to the customer's PC.
  • A response will be provided within 24 hours from the time of initial contact, excluding weekends and holidays

Customer Feedback

  • Karen Skipper, I.T. Department Manager, LaMotte Company, Chestertown MD, USA says:
    "Customer support is top notch! I emailed a question and got an answer in 15 minutes. You can't beat that."

  • Craig Moniz, Financial Systems Analyst, SAGE Publishing, USA says:
    "We could not be happier with the priority service that 3000AD Systems and Mark Fonseca provide – sometimes within minutes of our email request for ‘Help!’ ”

  • Roger Cann, Business Information Officer,, UK says:
    "Allowing for the time difference, every e-mail I have sent – and there have been quite few – has always been answered straight away with good sound advice. Other suppliers I have dealt with sometimes take days to respond to a support call.”

  • Robert Jurewicz, Business Development Coordinator, Gardens Home Management Services, Florida USA says:
    "And the after sales support from 3000AD Systems, developers of the product, is courteous, fast and second to none."

  • Angela Meharg, Developer,, Toronto, Canada says:
    "... and the support is superior. Prompt responses to emails and questions, and a tireless search for the best solution to any problem we may have encountered."

  • Jeremy Green, Work Health Solutions, Tulsa, OK, USA
    "... We made some changes on our side to our IT set up and messed something up. One quick email to Mark (support - PDF-eXPLODE), because our EMR again had no idea and the problem was taken care of. This software allows one person to do the work of 3. Best investment we have made."

  • and the list goes on......

Priority Support Pricing

[Price shown below is for 12 months, payable upfront]                                                                                                                                                                                                        [From 15 Nov 2022]

Single-user License 2 Single-user Licenses Total 3 Single-user Licenses Total 4 Desktop Users Total / 3-user Server 5 Desktop Users Total / 5-user Server 10-user Server License
DESKTOP $295 $500 $585 $780 $825
TERMINAL/CITRIX SERVER $395 $495 $595 $795
PRINT SERVER $395 $495 $595 $795

[All prices are in US Dollars]

To purchase a priority support plan you can Click here

Pricing for other license combinations is available on request. for a price quote or questions.


Effective 15 August 2022, in the absence of a paid support plan, 3000AD Systems will only respond to emails requesting the following services:
• License activation reset for the purpose of re-imaging the disk on which PDF-eXPLODE was installed or moving the license to a different PC.
• Providing a download link for the current or previously purchased versions of the PDF-eXPLODE setup program
• Customer database lookup/update of contact information, license ID and password
• Re-send a copy of an invoice

Any operating support email requests from Monday 15 August 2022 must be covered by an annual support plan or a per incident paid support. No variation to this rule will be entertained. If your account is supported by an external IT service, please ensure they are aware of this rule.

Per-incident Support

This type of Support is along the lines of 'Pay-As-You-Go' support. Priority support is provided on a per-incident/problem or event basis for a set fee each time you choose to purchase this support. This support is provided for the specific issue you identified and will not include any other past or current issues not previously paid for. Generally, once you have paid for the support, you contact us at describing your issue in detail. Please quote your Incident license no and wherever possible, attach your pdf-explode.log and any graphics of any on-screen errors.

To make support more affordable to those Users with an occasional issue, we have restructured the available support options available to Users as follows:

  1. Purchase a Priority Annual Support Plan here for EACH license you have:

  2. Purchase an Incident Related Support Plan, based on the extent of the problem:
    • If the problem can be resolved within 3 emails or one online site visit, purchase a Desktop Support Incident for USD$100
    • If the problem can be resolved within 3 emails or one online site visit, purchase a Server Support Incident for USD$150
    • If the problem relates to one issue and one PC, but is extensive, purchase an Issue related Incident Support with up to 5 emails or/and 2 online visits for USD$275