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Where is the Best Place to Find Templates for Desktop Publishing?

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Readers choose BoxedArt as the best place to get templates for desktop publishing.

Readers choose BoxedArt as the best place to get templates for desktop publishing.

About.com; boxedart.com screenshot taken 3/14/2011
Question: Where is the Best Place to Find Templates for Desktop Publishing?
Readers chose BoxedArt in the 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Answer: There are plenty of sites that offer up a few or more free templates. But for the greatest variety and consistent quality, many users prefer subscriptions to sites that carry a wide range of professionally-designed templates.

About.com Readers' Choice Winners and Finalists

The subscription plans described here are current as of March 15, 2011.
  • BoxedArt (2011 Winner)
    They focus on Web templates but do also have templates for brochures, newsletters, and other print projects. File formats may vary by product but in general you can get templates in PSD, CDR, SWF, and HTML formats. Offers two types of membership plans plus an option to purchase some products individually without a membership.
    Personal Plans | $39.99-$79.99 for 1/3/6/12 months
    (to use templates for unlimited websites "for any single entity")
    Developer Plans | $49.99-$139.99 for 1/3/6/12 months

  • inkd
    They offer templates in many formats including InDesign and QuarkXPress (may vary by template) for print projects and presentations. Purchase an individual template, select template for personalization and have it professionally printed for you, or purchase a subscription plan. Subscriptions also include discounts on template customization.
    3-month | 10 templates per month | $199.00
    6-month | 25 templates per month | $299.00
    1-year | 50 templates per month | $399.00

  • StockLayouts (2010 Winner)
    In addition to offering individual templates for print in many desktop publishing software formats, they have two subscription plans.
    3-month | 50 templates per month | $299.00
    1-year | 50 templates per month | $599.00

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