Great for engravers and sign makers, and not file finicky like other programs!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 17, 2019

Great for engravers and sign makers, and not file finicky like other programs!

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

We use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to create graphics files for our custom engraving business. Our entire organization uses CorelDRAW because the files work best with the brand of laser engraver we use. We bring bitmap files into the layout and also use the text, font, and vector graphics files to create the final product for our customers.
  • Accepts different types of files into one layout: bitmap, vector, text, pdf, etc.
  • Ease of use in exporting to other programs.
  • Ease in accepting files from other programs.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • It's easy to learn and use overall.
  • Some of the font files have spacing issues, for example, Monotype Corsiva is set a little to the right when choosing a centered text
  • We can't save a version of the CorelDRAW file as a jpeg.
  • The auto vertical text centering options don't always transfer well or show if saved as a pdf, so we hand-center text vertically.
  • Our business absolutely depends on this program to operate.
  • The manufacturer of our engraving equipment supports CorelDRAW, which makes our manufacturing process more efficient.
  • The ease of use makes it easy to get up to speed, saving time and money.
I've used Adoble Illustrator a little bit when we were first starting out. It was not as intuitive and seemed to take more keystrokes to accomplish tasks. Adobe Illustrator also didn't seem to work as well with other programs. We really like the way CorelDRAW can incorporate many different types of files into one cohesive design.
This is well-suited for someone in the sign-making or engraving business, as there is a lot of support within the community for this program and it is widely used. We use CorelDRAW to design proofs for our customers and also use this program to set up the files to send to our laser engraving print driver. Although there is a photo editor within the suite, I think there are other programs that are better for this. We have found the photo editor to be very useful to open files that other programs can't seem to open.