The Print Shop Essentials

The Print Shop Essentials

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    21
  • Total Downloads:
    565,908
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2005
  • File Size:
    368.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    711
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/XP

Editors' Note: This is a very large (368MB) file and may take several hours to download via dial-up modem.

Editors' Review

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The Print Shop has come a long way from the days when heavily pixelated banners printed out on perforated computer paper. Broderbund's The Print Shop Essentials is a next-generation production powerhouse for an extensive variety of projects--newsletters, resumes, greeting cards, presentations--that you create within a shared interface. The Print Shop Essentials is jam-packed with features that offer flexibility over a range of design and production options, such as professional-quality digital clip art, Web-readiness, graphic development tools, and formatting selections. You can scroll between panels and slides on a multipage project using arrows at the bottom of the screen, add custom graphics and effects, and even touch up imported photos. By the time you're ready to choose between regular and professional printing, the memory of the program's slow, cumbersome installation process will have long been forgotten.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 31
  • All Versions

    2.4

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 31
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1 stars

"W A R N I N G ! c-net has been compromised by CBS = ADS"

September 24, 2013  |  By Heek1st

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

CBS accepts ad-ware INFECTED code and uses YOUR computer to promote themselves.

C-net is NO LONGER TRUST WORTHY !!!

Cons

With friends like c-net who needs . . .

Summary

AVOID c-net.

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Expect ad-ware and various modifications that will occur while installing software. These modifications will NOT be indicated, nor will there be an option to avoid or alter the effects on your system.

Always create a RESTORE POINT before downloading. YES before downloading, you might not want to waste the three minutes but then again you might REGRET not spending them three measly minutes when your five or six frustrating hours extracting those HELPFUL little . . .

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1 stars

"Useless waste - remove it"

February 16, 2013  |  By Kimbolina

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

Absolutely NOTHING.

Cons

Took forever to download, then downloaded a PDF creator... Nothign to to with Print Shop at all.

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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD"

December 15, 2012  |  By jcl3209

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

NONE - DON'T DOWNLOAD

Cons

As soon as I downloaded this my browsers were change to a different search engine WITH ADS and Yahoo had ADS inserted into it ... tried to change but they came back ... finally had to do virus scans and more to completely remove from my system ... I've always trusted downloads from Cnet ... but no more! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

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1 stars

"FIVE Stars??? What was CNET thinking?"

March 13, 2012  |  By Recovering_Techie

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

I don't know - I tried to install it three times and still couldn't get it to run. But read on... it gets even worse!

Cons

I tried to install it three times but still couldn't get it to run.

It requires a very intrusive registration before you can use it.

Trial period is ridiculously short - Only THREE uses.

Their privacy policy states that they can not only contact you to promote their other products, but can also share your information with other companies.

Summary

I'm running Windows 7 and my updates are current, but when I tried to install this software it asked me if I "optionally wanted to install .net framework". Of course I said no - I don't want some third party program messing with my OS.

The program went through an extended and slow install that finally appeared to be complete. When I tried to run it, it told me that I needed to register in order to start my free trial. Bad idea - why should I have to register something that I may not even want to keep? But because of the five star rating I opted to continue.

It took me to the next screen which had the option to read the privacy policy. It seems that they have the option to not only promote their other products, but also to share your information with other companies so that they can spam you too.

Having read that I was inclined to bail out at that point, but since I hadn't given any personal information yet I clicked the button that said I was thirteenirteen years of age and continued.

The next screen told me that my activation couldn't continue because I didn't have permission to download the necessary files. What's with that? Just to start the installation I had to download a bloated 368 Megabytes worth of files. It also told me to check with the administrator for assistance. I AM the administrator!

I also noticed that the program had created a Broderbund icon, separate from the installation icon on my desktop, so I decided to click on that to see what happened.

The icon was the only thing that worked. I took me to the Broderbund web site - a cheesy looking landing page that resembles one of the old dimestore flyers of yesteryear. It was littered with ads for every product they had, tastelessly displayed in bright colors, mismatched type styles and yes, even a flashing button!

Finally I clicked on the Registration tab and the registration form displayed. It not only requires you to provide an email address - it also asks for your physical address and your date of birth.

And they reserve the right to share this with others??? I wonder if they ever heard of IDENTITY THEFT

Shame on CNET's reviwers for giving this nightmare a five star rating! I have to wonder whether they reviewed it after a three martini lunch.

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1 stars

"Difficult to use, and not intuitive."

December 28, 2011  |  By richj120952

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

I could not get it to work, or adequately open older PDS files.

Cons

The file format is proprietary in nature unless you export it to PDF or JPeg file formats. It was not intuitive to me on how to get it to open and print in earlier Print Shop file formats. (PDS)

I believe I can do what it does with other software that is more intuitive and natively saves files in more universal formats.

Summary

I can't recommend it to anyone.

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1 stars

"no serial no its absolute waste of time"

August 10, 2011  |  By rhigos

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

terrible waste of time

Cons

yes it must be a con

Summary

should,nt be allowed as a download

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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! DOESN'T WORK!"

May 04, 2011  |  By manofsteeeel

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! DOESN'T WORK!

Cons

DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! DOESN'T WORK!

Summary

DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! DOESN'T WORK!

Updated on May 4, 2011

DON'T DOWNLOAD IT! DOESN'T WORK!

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1 stars

"Where is the serial number????????"

December 30, 2010  |  By josil001

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

Nothing, I couldn't try it out

Cons

When I open the "free trial" program it asks me to activate it by means of a serial number. There are no options to start the 3 free tryouts. I wouldn't spend even $1 for something I know nothing about. And btw, I am not lying about this.

Summary

I would appreciate anyone letting me know how to use the 3 free trial runs in view of the fact that it is asking me for a serial number.

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1 stars

"Too many issues"

October 11, 2010  |  By PrincessM0del

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

i really wanted this even payed for it, had many great qualities

Cons

just too many problems and wasted my money

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2 stars

"DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. LONG DOWNLOAD....FUTILE."

July 20, 2010

 |  Version: The Print Shop Essentials 21

Pros

NOTHING. DELETED IT.

Cons

I CONTINUALLY GO ADDS TO UPGRADE. DELETED IT.

Summary

I CONTINUALLY GO ADDS TO UPGRADE. LONG DOWNLOAD. WORST FREE TRIAL I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED. GOT TIRED ATTEMPTING PROJECT SO I DELETED PROGRAM.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Encore
Publisher web site http://www.encore.com/
Release Date October 16, 2005
Date Added October 16, 2005
Version 21
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.5
Download Information
File Size 368.26MB
File Name TPS21Essentials_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 565,908
Downloads Last Week 711
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3-use trial
Price $19.99

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