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Print Artist Gold Review

Print Artist Gold has a good number of templates and card making tools but is, ultimately, not as good as many other free software packages.

Print Artist Gold Review

Our Verdict

The large number of graphics and easy-to-use format make this a good choice to enhance your card making skills. It is, however, an older program.

For

  • The editing tools are easy to access, and the templates are charming and easy to customize.

Against

  • There are slightly fewer fonts to choose from, and there are no pre-written sentiments provided.
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From the welcome screen you can choose a blank template or build off of an already-designed card. You can also see tutorials or open a project you previously started.

From the welcome screen you can choose a blank template or build off of an already-designed card. You can also see tutorials or open a project you previously started.
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You can align your text to the center, left or right. Within a text box, you can also align each text phrase separately.

You can align your text to the center, left or right. Within a text box, you can also align each text phrase separately.
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It is very easy to change the text to match your graphics. You can change the text's colors, font, weight, size and more.

It is very easy to change the text to match your graphics. You can change the text's colors, font, weight, size and more.
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Print Artist provides you with a variety of different types of templates. There are many photorealistic, animated, abstract or cute choices.

Print Artist provides you with a variety of different types of templates. There are many photorealistic, animated, abstract or cute choices.
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Along with graphics, you can select from hundreds of photo frame images. It is easy to add graphics, photos or text, and you can change the size, shape and color as well.

Along with graphics, you can select from hundreds of photo frame images. It is easy to add graphics, photos or text, and you can change the size, shape and color as well.
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You can add a photo frame around the text on the inside of your cards to draw the eye.

You can add a photo frame around the text on the inside of your cards to draw the eye.
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This card design software has card templates for every occasion. Along with the traditional cards for holidays and birthdays, you can find cards for vacations, work events and so much more.

This card design software has card templates for every occasion. Along with the traditional cards for holidays and birthdays, you can find cards for vacations, work events and so much more.
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You can add extra zing to your cards by turning them into videos and adding your own music for each page.

You can add extra zing to your cards by turning them into videos and adding your own music for each page.
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Inside the photo-editing box, you can change many aspects of your imported photos. You can adjust the contrast, use paint tools or crop out unwanted elements.

Inside the photo-editing box, you can change many aspects of your imported photos. You can adjust the contrast, use paint tools or crop out unwanted elements.
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You can select the type, size and color of any element to match your card's style.

You can select the type, size and color of any element to match your card's style.
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Adding special effects to your photos is simple and fun. You can turn your photo into a grayscale image, an oil painting or an artfully blurred picture.

Adding special effects to your photos is simple and fun. You can turn your photo into a grayscale image, an oil painting or an artfully blurred picture.
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You can narrow down the templates to find the exact type of card you want to create.

You can narrow down the templates to find the exact type of card you want to create.
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You can easily change the direction and line of text from a predesigned or blank template. This makes changing words and sentiments effortless.

You can easily change the direction and line of text from a predesigned or blank template. This makes changing words and sentiments effortless.
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Most of Print Artist's templates are well designed and fun to use.

Most of Print Artist's templates are well designed and fun to use.
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You can change the text provided in the predesigned templates. To add more creativity, you can also change the fonts and sizes.

You can change the text provided in the predesigned templates. To add more creativity, you can also change the fonts and sizes.
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It's easy to print from the software. You can change print properties just as you would in any other familiar program.

It's easy to print from the software. You can change print properties just as you would in any other familiar program.
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You can save your card as a PDF, JPG or HTML file. You can also save it to the program itself so you can work on it later.

You can save your card as a PDF, JPG or HTML file. You can also save it to the program itself so you can work on it later.
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If you can't find the perfect template, you can start a blank card, even choosing the size and orientation of the card.

If you can't find the perfect template, you can start a blank card, even choosing the size and orientation of the card.
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You can edit your own photos or the graphics provided inside the photo-editing box. You can crop, fix red eye, add effects and more.

You can edit your own photos or the graphics provided inside the photo-editing box. You can crop, fix red eye, add effects and more.
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Adding text to graphics or backgrounds is simple. When you click on a text box, a toolbar appears at the top so you can change text elements easily.

Adding text to graphics or backgrounds is simple. When you click on a text box, a toolbar appears at the top so you can change text elements easily.

Print Artist Gold 25 has enough templates, features and editing capabilities to keep you occupied and entertained for countless hours of creative fun. It's easy to share your card creations with all of your friends in various online and physical formats straight from the software itself. It's an older program, however, and there are far better options out there today. We can no longer recommend it as part of our best greeting card software line-up, sadly.

Inside this greeting card maker, you will find more than 16,700 templates and 277,000 graphics and images. Both blank and pre-designed templates offer you the freedom to change or create the perfect content for any occasion. It's effortless to sort through holiday, special occasion, everyday greetings and religious celebration themed cards. Personalized cards are fun and easy to design.

In addition, you can make a variety of other things using this application. These include certificates; customized stationery; calendars; labels; and even full sets of paper goods for parties complete with invitations, gift boxes, party hats, masks, and favor bags.

There is little to no learning curve for this card-making software, and it will not take long for you to figure out how to make greeting cards. All of the icons on the left and top toolbars are labeled so they are easy to locate and to use. The top toolbar also automatically customizes itself, depending on the element you are currently editing. If you click on the card to add text, the toolbar provides a selection of fonts and colors, then hides itself when you are finished.

Print Artist Gold makes it easy and convenient to import and use your own photos. Once you add your photo, you can touch it up with numerous photo-editing features. You can change the size of your image, remove red eye from your dog, paint a moustache on your sister, crop out the pesky tourists or add special effects for extra fun.

Text is also easy to manipulate: You can place text on curves or have it wrap around and between objects. Also, you can add a drop shadow to "Happy Birthday" to make it really stand out from your colorful background. Before you print your creation, be sure to use the spell checker to make sure you don’t make any mistakes.

One drawback to this software, however, is that you do not get a pre-written set of sentiments that apply to various occasions. If you are at a loss for words, some greeting card software applications have pre-written comments you can copy verbatim or rewrite, but Print Artist Gold does not include this particular feature.

You can share your card right on Facebook or YouTube from the card software program itself, even add some music and sound effects to turn your card into a flip-through movie. If you're on a tight schedule, you can email your card directly to loved ones and friends or quickly print it with your own home printer. If you want to save your card project for later, you can save it both inside the program and as a PDF or JPG for easy access.

Nova Development, the manufacturer of Print Artist Gold, offers many support options and features. You have access to tutorials and the manual from inside the application itself. From the website, you can find email support, FAQs and a live chat feature for quick and easy help.

Unfortunately, if you want phone answers to questions you might have, you must buy a phone code before calling. Codes cost $9.99 for one or $19.99 for three.

The wide range of customizable features makes Print Artist Gold 25 one of the best greeting card software programs. Create personalized cards and homemade greeting cards for every member of your family in a snap. You can also create other projects, so unleash your creative side with this greeting card software.