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We offer pre and post-processing solutions for developers that want to integrate PDF solutions in their applications. You can download and evaluate novaPDF SDK or OEM using the links below, but before releasing your final product you'll need to purchase a license.
The comparison below shows the main differences between the two types of PDF programming tools we offer.

Feature

novaPDF SDK

novaPDF OEM

Application License

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Component License

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Integration

A COM object has to be integrated into your application. novaPDF SDK works with most programming languages (C/C++/C#, Visual C, Delphi, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, VB.Net, Java ...). You don't have to integrate anything into your application. Since no integration is required your application can be written in any programming language and you will still be able to use novaPDF OEM.

Distribution

It is mandatory to distribute the novaPDF SDK printer in the application's setup. This is done under royalty free licensing, so developers only pay for the SDK license no matter the distribution quantity. It is mandatory to distribute the novaPDF OEM printer with the application's setup. However, this is done under royalty free licensing, so developers only pay for the OEM license. You do not have to pay any royalty fees, no matter how many clients use your app.

Rebranding

novaPDF SDK can be fully rebranded so end-users will not see the novaPDF brand at all. This is an optional step and requires additional payment. novaPDF OEM can be fully rebranded so end-users will not see the novaPDF brand at all. This is an optional step and requires additional payment.

Free Trial

You can integrate it without ordering and purchase a license only after you have fully tested it. When unlicensed a watermark will be added to all PDFs created with it. Same as with novaPDF SDK, you can integrate novaPDF OEM without ordering and purchase a license after you have fully tested it. Unlicensed version adds a watermark.

Direct Printing

The licensed novaPDF SDK (COM object) lets users create PDFs without the watermark only from your application, not by printing directly to the printer. The licensed novaPDF OEM printer allows users to create PDF files from any application with printing capabilities.

End-user access

Your end-users can access the resulting PDF files as they wish, because your application will do the pre-processing before conversion. The resulting PDF files must be accessible only to your application. You will need to do post-processing to the resulting PDF before showing it to end-users.

Restrictions

You are not allowed to develop a PDF creator using novaPDF SDK. Your application must have additional relevant functionality. You are not allowed to develop a PDF creator using novaPDF OEM. Your application must have additional relevant functionality.
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Both novaPDF SDK and novaPDF OEM offer Application Licenses for products targeting end-users or Component Licenses for components and libraries. Thus, you can choose whichever type of license suits you better. For a comparison between the different types of licenses available, visit the Compare Licenses section.