Serif Europe

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Serif (Europe) Ltd
Limited company
Industry Software
Founded 1987
Headquarters Nottingham, United Kingdom
Products List of Serif products
Owner Serif Senior Management
Number of employees

Serif (Europe) Ltd is an independent developer and publisher of software and was founded with the aim to develop low-cost alternatives to high-end desktop publishing and graphic design packages for the PC.[1]

Established in 1987, Serif is a privately owned British company. It provides PC software and associated products direct to customers through its website and contact centre in the UK, and through retailers.

It has 190 employees at its head office in West Bridgford, Nottingham, United Kingdom.[1]

As well as the main website, Serif also run a question and answer support website called CommunityPlus,[2] and a gifts and gadgets website called Gizoo.


Serif was founded by a small team of software engineers who wanted to create a low-cost Desktop Publishing (DTP) package for everyday PC users [1] and in 1990 Serif released PagePlus 1.0. Today PagePlus is Serif’s flagship software suite. [3] [4] [5]

Serif offers free, feature-restricted versions of its latest titles (the Starter Edition range)[6] to allow users to use and try the programmes out. Different from trial versions, the Starter Edition products do not expire and can be used continuously. They do, however, have some features restricted, such as a maximum document size of five pages in PagePlus.

Serif launched their first software product for Mac in October 2014. Affinity Designer, a vector art and design package, it is the first of three products planned for the Mac.[7] A photo editing package, Affinity Photo was launched in July 2015 with a desktop publishing package to follow.


Main article: Serif Products

The following are all software packages, for the following applications:


  1. ^ a b c "About Serif". 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  2. ^ "CommunityPlus". 
  3. ^ "PagePlus X8 wins 'Best Software' award at the Computer Shopper Awards 2014". Serif Blog. November 28, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  4. ^ Williams, Simon (July 2012). "Serif PagePlus X7 review: feature-rich desktop publishing program". PC Advisor. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  5. ^ Handby, Simon (August 2013). "Serif PagePlus X7 review". Expert Reviews. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  6. ^ "Free Downloads". 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  7. ^ "About Affinity". 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

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