Encore Software The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe DSA
- Intuitive Page Layout Tools
- Impressive Design Tools
- Versatile Text Tools
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Platform: PC Disc
Top Customer Reviews
In windows 7 64-bit, it crashes about 3 or 4 times per hour. Even something as simple as "start a new project from scratch" can make it crash. I never did bring even one project to completion before losing it in a crash.
In Windows 7 32-bit, it does not crash ... instead it gives a spurious "out of memory" error message about 3 or 4 times per hour, and does not complete the operation. This is on a 4 GB machine with nothing else running, and only one project open!
If you use a type size of 125% or larger in Windows 7, you will not be able to see or click on the entire Print Shop screen. It erroneously assumes that it can use the space behind the system taskbar! Of course, while you may be able to see the space behind parts of the taskbar, you cannot click on it. The largest type size that sort of works in 120%.
There are also the usual assortment on random bugs in software that has been released prematurely. For example, selecting clip art or photos only works after you have selected your first photo or clip art. It takes about 5 tries before your first selection "takes"; then it works correctly about 80% of the time.
Broderbund Support is very good about letting you submit a request for Tech Support or Customer Support. Unfortunately, after two weeks, they have not responded to ANY of my four requests.
This software as of September 2011 is great for masochists. The rest of us will have to wait for the first bug fix release ... or maybe the second.
Like the other people who reviewed this product it keeps crashing. And crashing. And crashing. I didn't buy it from here. Instead I bought it from the company itself as a download and have asked for a letter of destruction. Twice. So far...nothing. However, I'm here to critique the product and not the manufacturer's LOUSY customer service, aren't I?
They tried to make it look like Office 2007/2010. It does but it won't stop crashing. I tried it on a 2 week old machine and an 8 month old machine. Both run Windows 7 premium home, 64 bit. Both handle other creation software without a problem. When it didn't crash one time I did create a project. There was a slight problem: it only saved PART of my project. That was rather irritating.
I also don't care for their search methods. It isn't specific enough.
As my title says I keep wondering who their developers are. I wrote a review on another product that also had issues. It's almost as if they don't beta test their software enough or just ignore feedback.
If I had the money, ability, back-up and resources I'd create my own product and shut their business down because instead of getting better, they're getting worse.
Wake up Encore/Broderbund! Your reputation stinks!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have worked with this product for a couple years. I learned how to get around all of the bugs in it. It has the most bugs of any software I have ever used. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Ellen Chandler
Software hangs when installing. It cost more to return it, better to just throw it out.Published 7 months ago by Hank D. Roedell
This is the worst program of all time. I have been a faithful user for 15 years and will never ever purchase ANY Printshop product or even broderbund for that matter. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kelly
I brought a brand new computer( win 8.1) in Feb.2014, & installed print shop 3.5 deluxe. after trying to use it for almost a year , I can say I hate it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by L.B.
This is the worst DP program I have ever used. In the 90's I used Print Shop and found it to be very useful. I even received an upgrade and graphics as a gift. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chere Tournet