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Encore Software The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe DSA

by Encore Software
Everyone
1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews) 7 answered questions

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Platform: PC Disc
  • Intuitive Page Layout Tools
  • Impressive Design Tools
  • Versatile Text Tools
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Product Details

Platform: PC Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005GISNLY
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.1 x 7.2 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: August 23, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,791 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC Disc

America's favorite desktop publishing software for over 27 years, The Print Shop Deluxe offers the best in total personal creativity. Packed with tons of easy text editing and page layout tools, fun clip art and templates, and great photo editing tools, you have everything you need to create impressive projects for home, work and school. Millions of Design Possibilities Get started quickly by choosing from an enormous gallery of professionally-designed templates and over 170,000+ print-ready photos, clip art, frames, borders and more. Want even more creative inspiration? Just browse through PrintShopPacks.com, an online store with print-ready templates that are available for purchase.

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Will be good once it stops crashing September 10, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
Frustrated by Print Shop 23's problems under Windows 7, I ordered The Print Shop Deluxe 3.0 direct from Broderbund. The redesign efforts are wonderful; it acts like a Windows 7 native. Except for a few things:

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.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should have read reviews! October 18, 2011
By Barbie
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I've used print shop programs for years. So when we got a new computer, I decided to upgrade to the newest. I didn't read reviews b/c I like their products. I haven't even finished my first project b/c you can't copy and paste things and it's just hard to use in general. I haven't heard a thing from tech support or customer service. I was hoping they'd just let me use the next older version but I haven't heard from them. Very frustrating!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dysfunctional Software Release 3.0 September 5, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I suggest that unless you have a ton of patience, you wait until this software is debugged. It is totally dysfunctional. I purchased it on the release date of Aug 23 and have been unable to print anything from it. It crashes, locks up, and will not print. Giving it a print command closes the program and it won't start properly again without a system reboot. Broderbund/Encore made a severe mistake by releasing this software in such a poor state. They say they're working on it...but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the cure!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Never should have been released October 13, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
If I could give it less than 1 star I would. I can't believe they even released it. It is exceptionally slow buggy and crashes.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Review is difficult October 2, 2011
By Ron
Platform for Display:PC Disc
It is really difficult to review something that you can't do anything with. I'm running windows7 with 64bit and having about the same difficulties as all of the other reviewers. I downloaded this product directly thinking that I couldn't go wrong for the price--wrong! It doesn't seem to matter what I click on because it crashes every time. One time I managed to open a blank project and even managed to import one file picture into it but that was it! As soon as I attempted to import any graphic images, all I could ever get was a "server error". I was unable to open any "headline" text, so I tried to enter plain ol' text and then I couldn't edit it in any way. After reading these other reviews, I haven't even attempted to contact customer service. Maybe they'll eventually provide updates/fixes, but I won't hold my breath and I certainly won't be purchasing any Print Shop software in the future. Shame, because there was a day when this company produced some great software, and as long as I can keep my XP going on the other computer, I'll keep using the old reliable stuff.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who are their software developers????? September 17, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
Fool me twice, shame on me!

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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst DP program I have ever used
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 more
Published 20 days ago by Chere Tournet
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasted my money and numerous attempts (time) to make simple ...
Did not work with windows XP and guess what? It doesn't work with 8.1. Crash after crash. Wasted my money and numerous attempts (time) to make simple labels. Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. Loprire
1.0 out of 5 stars Print Shop 3.5
No STAR, 3.5 is the most error filled, inadequate publishing software I have experienced. There are no updates to correct problems, service is non-existent. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Superhook
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
EXCELLENT!!!
Published 2 months ago by Andrew P.
5.0 out of 5 stars works fine
No issues kids love the program use it all the time works great
Published 3 months ago by Ron shawley
1.0 out of 5 stars ... this and paid for it (TWICE) -- It is useless. Every time I try to...
I downloaded this and paid for it (TWICE) -- It is useless. Every time I try to import ANY image it crashes. Complete waste of money -- total crap
Published 5 months ago by WildBillKs
4.0 out of 5 stars Printshop
This is a good program it is very complete and has a lot of help when you start doing graphic art design, I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 6 months ago by Don
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Program I have Ever Used
Confusing, difficult to navigate, impossible to find what you need due to lack of search box
counter intuitive, laborious and I could go on. A complete waste of money!
Published 6 months ago by steve glick
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
Tried 3.5 on win 7, win xp and vista - slow , slow , slow then opening any file creates a crash $49.00 down the crapper with this piece of crap.
Published 6 months ago by jsmartin
1.0 out of 5 stars This program is completely worthless.
I have been using Print shop for as long as I can remember. I decided to upgrade when my old computer crashed. What a waste of money. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Colleen
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