TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Print Artist Platinum, from Nova Development, prides itself on providing consumers with unmatched quality and unrivaled ease of use. Adopting the mantra, "Dream It. Create It. Print It," Print Artist opens up a whole world of possibilities to the aspiring digital print artist. With more than 27,000 professional templates at your disposal, it is not only easy, but also immensely fun, to generate great looking brochures, greetings cards and other projects with this creative printing software. With its large database of professional templates, enhanced photo editor and intuitive user interface, Print Artist Platinum earns our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.

Feature Set
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The extensive feature set is where Print Artist really flexes its muscles. Unlike many of its competitors who limit you to creating just a few projects, such as calendars, greeting cards and banners, Print Artist maximizes its versatility by offering templates for brochures, greeting cards, certificates, banners, t-shirts, scrapbooks, journals, menus, and much more. Many of these projects are organized into sub categories, allowing you to easily find the perfect template. Under business cards, for example, this software offers a diverse range of templates – everything from standard business card fare to much more stylized options.

Proud of your new customized calendar? Print Artist allows you to share your creation with friends and family via YouTube and Facebook. The latest version of Print Artist also offers new Photo Card projects as well as the ability to create customized CD slideshows you can watch on a TV. The breadth of projects and features is outstanding.

Graphic & Image Tools
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With over 375,000 graphics, combing through this software's considerable catalog of images is a fun, albeit time-consuming, process. Covering everything from agriculture to religion, there are few industries not represented in Print Artist. The quality of the images ranges from good to superb, reflecting a modern and sophisticated design.

While the vast number of graphics and templates may require more hard drive real estate, you do not have to download anything from a third-party website. Everything you need is contained within the program itself.

With this software, you can import your own graphic files into your project, including digital photos from your computer, digital camera or scanner. The enhanced photo editor includes such effects as Oil Painting and a very surreal Ripple effect – straight out of the repertoire of Vincent Van Gogh. Along with a number of in-depth editing features, Print Artist has a Quick Fix feature, allowing you to quickly soup up your photos without having to fuss with complex editing features.

Text Tools
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All text within this software can be edited, unless the text is a graphical object. In Print Artist, you work with two distinct types of text: Title Text and Body Text. Manipulating your text, such as placing it along curves or adding 3D effects, is not only easy in Print Artist, but it lends a beautiful and lively aesthetic to your project's overall design. The right text effects can bring your personalized birthday cards, scrapbooks, business cards and other projects to life.

Ease of Use
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Sporting a clean and uncluttered interface, Print Artist Platinum is powerful enough to satisfy seasoned digital print artists, while remaining simple enough to master if you're willing to spend a little time learning the comprehensive set of tools and features. Launching Print Artist opens a home screen, presenting you with four options: Choose a Project, Design from Scratch, Open a Project and View Tutorial. Selecting Choose a Project initiates a project browser that lets you view thousands of different projects. Thanks to Print Artist's streamlined interface and powerful arsenal of project templates, creating the project of your dreams is relatively easy and extremely satisfying. Nova Development has implemented a comprehensive series of tutorials for some of the more complex and in-depth features of the software.

Help & Support
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Frustration can set in quickly for those new to the world of creative printing software. Despite its streamlined interface, Print Artist boasts a number of features and tools that some may find initially confusing. Addressing this concern, Nova Development developed a video tutorial to help you get comfortable with the software's tools and features. In addition, a searchable help database is located in the program's menu. Nova Development has done everything in its power to ensure you will feel comfortable using its versatile set of tools in as little time as possible.

Nova Development's website offers free telephone and email support in addition to an extensive knowledgebase and live chat support feature. A 90-day money-back guarantee accompanies your purchase of Print Artist. Should you for any reason not be completely satisfied with your software, Nova Development will refund your purchase price.

Print Artist Platinum Summary:
9.8/10

With 27,000 professional templates, 375,000 graphics and 1,000 fonts, Print Artist Platinum is a powerful and highly customizable creative printing solution for the true do-it-yourself creative printing aficionado. For those who demand a varied project catalog, quality graphics, powerful on-board photo editing tools and a friendly user interface, Print Artist Platinum is a truly impressive piece of software.

 
 
 

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Pros
The straightforward interface is easy to grasp.

Cons
With over 375,000 images, combing through the entire graphics library takes a considerable amount of time.

The Verdict
: 9.83/10

A huge selection of graphics, fonts and templates makes Print Artist Platinum the king of creative print design.