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Print Artist Platinum Edition Version 25 - Windows-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 214 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WARNING!!! Do not buy this product!

    Posted
    RascalsBar

    We used this product to create a new menu for our venue. At first it seemed like an O.K. product and once you get used to it, it seemed fine. (For the price you pay for it) Finally got rolling on the thing and after 8 hours of solid work, it "Stops Responding". I thought I was fine though, as I meticulously save any project that I'm working on. I tried to re-open that project and two of my pages are now blank! You can't edit anything because the second you click on the body of any page, you get the dreaded pop-up window letting you know that the program is non responsive. I've called the number that was provided, and after being transferred to three other departments, I've finally received an answer. "We have been getting a lot of calls about this lately" Seriously?! Thank you for letting me know that your software is faulty. "You can call back in a few days to see if we have fixed it, but the software developers haven't told us anything" Why wasn't there an e-mail sent out notifying your customers of a possible patch needed for the software? Needless to say, there is nothing I can do to try to salvage the work put into this project. I wish Best Buy had a bigger selection of software for these types of projects. I was willing to spend $200-$300, but finally just decided to buy this software #$30ish# from lack of options. Just be careful if you do buy this product, because you could potentially lose out on your hard work! *On Windows 8 OS *Print Artist Platinum 25 was up to date prior to problems. *Software was registered.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't see what the other positive reviews saw...

    Posted
    MadScientist42

    Windows 8.1. Software claims to be compatible with 8.1. When you attempt to use it for newsletter use and scale to two pages it does the initial save for the new page and then starts crashing with no way to recover- and the saved page will simply crash on load. Support for the same? Heh...get your wallet out- it's going to cost you per incident, period. Other reviews online tend to be rather negative- and not in the way of people just not understanding how to use it. Many of them encountered either the same problem or a differing crash problem. When they paid for a support incident, the general tendency has been to blame the OS or the installation of the software with reinstallations gallore with no joy on getting it to work right. Simply put, AVOID it like it'd give you the black plague. Best buy probably ought to contemplate pulling this one from the shelves as it doesn't meet implied warranty of merchantability requirements per the UCC.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I'm not thrilled with this program.

    Posted
    Jamie
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    I had Print Artist years ago and loved it but it wasn't compatible with new versions of Windows. There are many problems with this version. You cannot enter a search term for graphics and have to try your luck with categories. Secondly, the graphics are horrible. If you put in 'rabbit' you get every stupid looking cartoon but nothing realistic or nice to represent the animal. Third, forget about the promise of 'free' support. I thought I'd be able to talk to someone. You have to pay for that. And I had an issue with a card I created not printing. I had to create an exact card that printed so the first file was corrupt. I never had this with the old program. Unfortunately, Best Buy doesn't have sales people that are knowledgeable about these programs. One told me they didn't have them and then I stumbled upon them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst program I've ever used!

    Posted
    Disappointing
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    I bought this program thinking it would be good to have mostly for the clip art and I really wanted to make my own calendars. Well after installing it I immediately started using it. The program would constantly freeze. I thought I was trying to run too many programs so I exited out of everything and the program still continued to freeze. When it wasn't freezing it would load the wrong content. I would choose a background for my calendar and a completely different one would load. I tried it a couple more times and the wrong background kept coming up on the screen . It was terribly frustrating. When I tried returning it to Best Buy they told me I had to return it to the company for a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    HisRoyalGeekness
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    This software is simple to install and use and produces good results with little effort. I got it initially to do greeting cards, but it can do so much more. When I went looking for software like this I checked reviews and comparisons and this product was the top recommendation on most sites. I was about to buy it directly from Nova Development, but then I thought to check Best Buy first. Lucky I did, because they had it at a better price, and they're only about 10 minutes away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice software program but restrictive.

    Posted
    Lisa15
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    I wanted to print on pre-cut cards but was unable to do so. Only works if you want to print cards on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and then fold. Wasn't able to use this software to create my memorial cards. Ended up creating my project using Microsoft Word. Couldn't return the software because I had already opened it. There's nothing noted on the outside of the software box that you're restricted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get formats right

    Posted
    DonnaTyeDye
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    I had used Printmaster in the past and found it clunky and somewhat difficult to use but I got used to it and it worked well enough. When it came for a change I thought I would try a new product of the same kind to see if it would be easier to use. I spent hours trying to get the right format for business cards. When I finally did, and printed them, they were not centered. I have used this kind of software for many many years and am not a slacker. This product is a disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just awful

    Posted
    Momof2
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    This program is the worst. I can't believe I wasted my money on this junk. It crashes everytime you try to open your saved project. Can't edit a project already saved. I tried everything and it just got worse and worse. It's so worthless. I wouldn't pay a penny for it. I tried on two different computers both different operating systems didn't make a difference (yes they were suppose to be compatible with this program). Don't recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great program except

    Posted
    Grandma
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    I love the Print Artist, it does a lot of things my old program didn't, except for when I'm ready to print something out. My old card program had me spoiled with the double sided printing. With this program you have to stop and turn the pages and put them back in to print the other side. I wish there was a way to print double sided without all the extra work of stopping to turn the paper around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Print Artist is great software for many projects

    Posted
    Snickers
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    Wide variety of applications and easy to use.Great for making newsletters, greeting cards, and more! It has a built in photo editor, spelling checker, wide variety of fonts and graphics, and you can save your work in a variety of formats. Some of the text editing/coloring tools may take some practice using, but seem to work at least as well as an older version I had been using.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hate the upgrade

    Posted
    teal21
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    I upgraded my computer and had to upgrade this program. It does not allow me to change the default font. When I need to change the font, I have to click the button each time I want to increase or decrease the font size. There is no capacity to hold the button and let the font change rapidly. It's been several weeks since I purchased the product and I am still waiting to be contacted by service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good software with continuing updates

    Posted
    ChooChoo
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    PA is an easy software to learn and to use. I started with the very first version and used it for many years before updating to the then current version about 5 years ago. My only disappointment was I purchased a new laptop about 6 months ago and the version I had would not load on a Windows 10 machine. I now have the most current version and it is still just as easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Program

    Posted
    Ronnie
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    I have had this program for years (the older version) it replaced "Picture It" from back in the day. It took some getting used to but I now can't live without it. They dummy proof clip art and layout design. The newest version is even better! I have bought other programs in between and I always go back to this one. I use it for cards, t-shirts, school projects, pictures, flyers... you name it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Software did not work on Windows 10

    Posted
    kjhun
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    The product would not operate on a Windows 10 computer. I called Nova Development and they said it was a Windows 10 problem. Reading information online it seems a number of people who have purchased this product have had nothing but problems. Best Buy should take it off the shelf so someone else does not experience the problem that I have been going through

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not designed to install easily in Windows 7

    Posted
    George
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    Have used earlier editions of Print Artist and enjoyed them so I wanted to up date to #25. I purchased it and found it would not install on either of my Windows 7 computers. Tried to get tech support from Print Artist and found it to be very poor. Email responses to my questions were not successful in installing PA 25. This program has serious installation problems that the company needs to resolve!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in calendar program

    Posted
    mike651
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    Bought this specifically to do personalized annual calendars for the family. This program says it does calendars, but does only a limited type, NOT a 12 month version that I can add a photo to each month and include clip art and text on family birthdays, etc. My old program did this but needed to be replaced as it was not compatible with Windows 10. Feel like I wasted my money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defective Software

    Posted
    SwankNSassy

    I bought Print Artist software that is defective. It is like a merry-go-round with telephone numbers to reach customer service and technical support. They wanted me to pay for technical service to speak to technical support about the defective software. How could anyone justify that? I WILL NEVER purchase ANYTHING by NOVA DEVELOPMENT again!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Creativity

    Posted
    Mijah61
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    I'm amazed at all the things I can do with this program. From making greeting cards, when I've forgotten to pick one up, business cards, editing and creating ways to dress up my photos, and so much more! It's like a world of discovery finding all the things I can use this product for. I've barely scratched the service. Excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average, not bad for the price

    Posted
    GaryRugbyFan
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    Programs like this will seldom reach their potential. If all you need is to make a business card, or create a letterhead then this is not really worth the money. If perhaps you have a startup company, this could be very useful as there are all sorts of templates and cards. Lots of variety, just depends on what you are looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is a program is ok

    Posted
    Birdie
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    I was not over the moon for this program, I thought it was going to be much more....it's not. Before I purchased it, I question different employees about two different program, one was to busy, another thought I was going to enjoy it without really looking at it, and the third really tried to help, but was not really into that kind of programs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend