Purchase Image2Punch


How to purchase? 

Starting from Monday, 15th April 2013, the third party online payment processor to purchase Image2Punch's licence will be using the service from FastSpring.

I have had used Plimus/BlueSnap in the past and their service has been great. The decision to use FastSpring is simply to offer a more competitive payment solution for Image2Punch’s customer.


Purchasing Via Fastspring


About FastSpring Security

FastSpring is regularly audited to ensure they are PCI Compliant. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. This means there is no risk of your personal data or credit card information being stolen. 

Using your credit card through a FastSpring page is 100% safe.  

FastSpring does not store credit card numbers, so there is no chance of unauthorized access or the numbers being stolen after a FastSpring purchase is completed.

For all purchases, FastSpring employs Verisign SSL Certificates that meet the highest standard in the Internet security industry for secure transations. An SSL Certificate establishes a private communication channel enabling encryption of the data during transmission. In addition, SSL Certificates allow Web browsers to clearly display a Web site's organizational identity.

The payment method that are currently accepted from FastSpring to purchase Image2Punch's licence are:

•    MasterCard
•    Visa
•    American Express
•    Discover/Novus
•    PayPal. 


For more information about purchasing via FastSpring please click here, or please visit their website on www.fastspring.com


Purchasing Steps

Download the Image2Punch trial version (i.e. Pro or Lite)

With the trial version, you can only save up to 2000 Tool Hits for the perforated pattern design in DXF file format. In addition, the Trial Version can only be used within 14 days after the first execution. This means that you can only save your perforated pattern design in DXF file format within 14 days.


Install Image2Punch trial version (i.e. Pro or Lite) on the Personal Computer (PC) where you would like an authorization licence key issued for

This is important as the key will be unique to that PC. In other words, the Machine Code will be unique from one PC to another and the authorization licence key depends on the Machine Code you will supply to us.


Run Image2Punch trial version (i.e. Pro or Lite)

In this 14 days trial period, you may examine the software in order to confirm whether image2punch will suit for your perforated metal project.


Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase a licence key

To purchase a licence key, you need to click the "Buy Now" button on www.image2punch.com, which has been specifically created for Pro and Lite series. When you click the "Buy Now" button, it will be directed to our third party payment processor (i.e. FastSpring). Fill in the form and check all the information is correct before submitting.

I will review manually all the purchases and will send a confirmation e-mail to you as soon as the payment is approved and cleared.


Email me the Machine Code soon after the payment procedure is finalized

To get the Machine Code, run Image2Punch and then click “Licencing” menu item on “Help” menu (see the illustration below). Then you can email to order@image2punch.com

perforated metal - image2punch


The machine code is in the format of XXXX-XXXX, for example my PC's machine code is 1AC8-587C.

Perforate Sheet Metal Design by Image2punch


I send the temporary licence key to you by email

The temporary licence key will be sent to you by email within 1-2 business days after the payment is verified and cleared, and after receiving the Machine Code from your PC where the software is installed.

When you have the temporary licence key, you need to type ( or click-and-paste ) it into the Licencing dialog box together with your name and the company name/ your location by clicking the Licencing menu item on the Help menu.

Once the Name, Company / Location and the licence key are typed, you need to click the Activate button to activate the key so you can fully use the software.

The temporary licence key will be valid for 45 days after the key is registered on the software


Installing retail version of Image2Punch (i.e. Pro or Lite)

When I send you the temporary licence key, I also give you a link to download the retail version of Image2Punch (i.e. Pro or Lite) and you need to install this version in the same PC where you have installed the trial version of Image2Punch.


I send the permanent licence key to you by e-mail

The permanent licence key will be emailed to you on the 31 days after the payment is verified and cleared. The permanent licence key will enable you to use Image2Punch Pro or Lite without any time restriction. To activate the permanent licence key, you are required to input all the data and the key into Licencing dialog box in the same way you activate the temporary licence key.




Click Here to purchase Image2Punch Pro

Click here to purchase Image2Punch Lite


 For more information about Licence Key Procedure for Image2Punch Pro, please visit a dedicated page by clicking here