The Print Shop for Mac

The Print Shop for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    71,606
  • Date Added:
    March 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    138
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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3 stars

"PS 2 for Mac can be a bit sluggish."

August 04, 2011  |  By LindaMac

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.11

Pros

Very easy to use. I used program on PC for 12+ years. Projects come out just as well as the program for PC's. Once might call PS2 for Mac PS2 light.

Cons

Printer settings are hard to configure sometimes. Borderless printing seems to be a well hidden secret. Desktop can get cluttered with tool bars and have to move them constantly out of
the way of the project window.Awkward to access tool bars.

Summary

Overall I have used Printshop for a very long time, and although the templates are not as numerous and not really as good as PS for PC, for me it is a perfect program. One must play with it for a while to get the hang of it. The projects come out beautifully, the templates can be modified easily and your own graphics be incorporated into them. You can copy and paste just about anything from anywhere right into the project, and also if you have two projects open at once you can just drag and drop from one to the other. PS2 for Mac is still a very versatile program.
I would suggest before you buy any version do your research to make sure you are not getting a version that will not be updated any longer. If they are offering a newer version that has been out for a little bit, and they are going to upgrade it, you can upgrade it for free. If you buy the older version with no more updates, you will end up having to pay for the whole new version.

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2 stars

"The 2 stars say it all -- it's a mediocre program."

August 01, 2011  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.11

Pros

Technical support was adequate.

Cons

Print Shop 2 is sluggish, stodgy, unpredictable, clumsy, sometimes unresponsive, hard to use and confusing, both in creating projects and in printing them.

Summary

Compared to Hallmark Card Studio (which, incidentally, costs half as much as Print Shop 2 for Mac), Print Shop 2 is much less Mac-friendly. It is sluggish, stodgy, unpredictable, clumsy, sometimes unresponsive, hard to use and confusing, both in creating projects and in printing them.

I was finally able to print a borderless half-fold card on my Canon Pro9000 printer, but could not have done so without step-by-step instructions from tech support. Searching the Print Shop Help menu for "borderless printing" did not yield any results.

Print Shop 2 is not "Snow Leopard friendly". There are no references to Mac OS 10.6.x Snow Leopard at all in the user's manual. When I complained to tech support about that, I was told that "while we regularly update the product, we don't always update the User's Guide and the Help... in order to limit the size of the updater that users need to download". But this isn't any comfort to me. I'd much rather take the time to download helpful updaters than do without helpful and necessary information.

I purchased Print Shop 2 for Mac to replace my venerable copy of Print Explosion Deluxe which was beginning to show its age and would often crash when I upgraded my OS to Snow Leopard, but I now use Hallmark Card Studio much more frequently than Print Shop for the reasons I mentioned. As a matter of fact, I seldom use Print Shop any more.

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4 stars

"Great product."

April 12, 2011  |  By malbase

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.2

Pros

Easy to use. Keep projects in Documents folder.
Technical Support the best.

Cons

Crashes if you have too many fonts. A test case is Microsoft Word.
If Word crashes, Print Shop will crash. Adjust fonts.
Will not print in Hebrew.

Summary

A great product for Mac users. If Program crashes over and over:

drag The Print Shop preferences files (com.mackiev.printshop2.plist) to the Trash, and then relaunch the application? The Print Shop preferences files are located in the following folders:

- The Library/Preferences/ folder at the top level of the hard disk
- The Users/Shared/Library/Preferences/ folder at the top level of the hard disk
- The Library/Preferences/ folder in your home folder

If for some reason deleting the preferences files and relaunching the application doesn't solve the problem, then could you please send me a System Profiler report saved just after you have reproduced the problem and an archive of the Logs folder? Our engineers will then be able to investigate the problem in more detail.

- To save a System Profiler report, try to reproduce the problem (just try to launch The Print Shop), and then choose About This Mac from the Apple menu. Click the More Info button in the dialog that appears to launch the Apple System Profiler. When it has finished collecting data, choose Save As from the File menu and save the file.

- To save a copy of the Logs folder:

1. Click anywhere on your desktop and choose Home from the Go menu. A Finder window appears showing you the contents of your home user folder.
2. Go to the Library folder.
3. Locate the Logs folder and copy it to your desktop.
4. Control-click the Logs folder and choose Compress "Logs" from the shortcut menu that appears. Send me the resulting archive file.

Please use our online upload page to send both the files:

http://www.softwaremackiev.com/upload/

Important: Please do not email the files as they will be rejected by our servers.

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3 stars

"Have used for several years. Great for for a novice."

March 27, 2011  |  By zeldahoff

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.9.1

Pros

Many options /ideas

Cons

Not for professional

Summary

try it, for sure.

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5 stars

"It does what it needs to"

February 24, 2011  |  By celestebjaney

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.2

Pros

Simple desktop publishing when need a quick project

Cons

Very regimented. Not for professional graphic designing.

Summary

Loved the product, always. Always kept upgrading. Have it on all my systems for quick desktop publishing.

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3 stars

"It may be compatible with Snow Leopard but not totally."

June 20, 2010  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.2

Pros

The wide variety of effects you can perform on images and text. Many types of projects.

Cons

It's not very intuitive. I can't figure out how to print a greeting card so that it bleeds off the edges. There seems to be a lot fewer ready-made cards than Print Explosion. And Print Shop is too cozy with Avery. At $70, there should be no ads.

Summary

Besides the reasons above, I'm disappointed that Print Shop 2 hasn't been updated to provide support for Snow Leopard by including references specifically for Mac OS X 10.6.3 "Snow Leopard". This is the main reason I upgraded to Print Shop 2. The latest references I have found in the User Manual is for Mac OS X 10.4 ?Tiger?.
I'm also offended by the lavish references to Avery. Avery may make good products, but there should not be such blatant advertising in a program for which I paid full price.

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4 stars

"Easy?does it"

December 18, 2009  |  By jwhitt1940

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.2

Pros

Very easy to do what we want from labels to posters to cards. Easily imports pictures from iphoto.

Cons

It does not transfer one project to another so as to go from a fold to a poster

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4 stars

"Thanks for fixing the problems"

November 08, 2009  |  By SMBeckTX

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.1

Pros

I was very disappointed when I first tried to use The Print Shop for Mac ver. 2 after upgrading to Snow Leopard. This has taken all my frustration away.

Cons

The PC version is still much better than the Mac version. I keep a copy on an old PC that I also use at times.

Summary

Print Shop has been my favorite application since I started using a computer (back in Windows 3!), and I am glad to be able to keep using it on my Mac.

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4 stars

"works well"

November 03, 2009  |  By A R Chernoff

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.1

Pros

can print to duplex printer as it prints both sides at same time... great

Cons

nothing I care to mention

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5 stars

"Fantastic ! Fantastic ! Fantastic !"

October 20, 2009  |  By jeanharm

 |  Version: The Print Shop 2.0.7.1

Pros

A few clicks here and there and you have a birthday card...another few clicks and a great poster...etc.etc.

Cons

Can't think of any

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What's new in version 3.0
See http://www.mackiev.com/printshop3/features/index.html.
General
Publisher Software MacKiev
Publisher web site http://www.mackiev.com
Release Date March 09, 2014
Date Added March 09, 2014
Version 3.0
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Hobby Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
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File Name index.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 71,606
Downloads Last Week 138
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Price $59.95

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