PROS / The latest version of Print Workshop Deluxe comes with an enhanced catalog of projects.
CONS / Many of the software's images lack the refinement of the images of its competitors.
VERDICT / Print Workshop Deluxe is capable and cost-effective, but you may miss the quality images and formatting options of top-rated software.
Realizing that creative printing requires a streamlined interface, a broad project base and increased customization, ValuSoft's Print Workshop Deluxe strives to give you all these necessary elements. The latest version of Print Workshop Deluxe offers an extended project catalog, a streamlined interface and improved functionality. There is a library of over 1 million images, more than 2,500 fonts and over 26,400 project templates.
With so many project templates at your fingertips, you have a host of projects just waiting to be customized, including:
- Web Pages
- 3D Crafts
- Photo Albums
- Thank You Notes
To help transform your template into a masterpiece, you have access to over a million images that you can crop, reshape and apply effects to. While the sheer number of images is jaw dropping, many of the images lack the polish of images found in higher quality print creativity software. You can also work with photos, fixing red eye and scratches. This software also has a photo lab where you can re-size an image, rotate the image, change the file name or move it to a new location.
The text tools and features from the previous version of Print Workshop have been given a much-needed facelift. Not only do you have a huge repository of fonts to work with (over 2,500), but your text can be further customized with effects, texture, color and more. Manipulating text within Print Workshop Deluxe is simple and direct.
The interface on this latest version of Print Workshop Deluxe has also been updated to be more user-friendly. While the interface is not perfect, it is a marked improvement over its predecessor.
Unfortunately, help and support is not one of Print Workshop Deluxe's strong suits. While you have access to some help files from within the program, technical support on ValuSoft's website is sparse. Outside of a list of 25 top support issues and a page of how-to articles, you are afforded little help. ValuSoft offers a 90-day limited warranty with the purchase of Print Workshop Deluxe.
Despite a relatively heavy dose of lack-luster graphics, Print Workshop Deluxe offers a budget-minded and more than functional gateway into the world of print creativity. The increased number of fonts, improved text tools and extended project catalog all provide you with hours of fun as you create memorable projects you will cherish for years to come.