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

Software to make invitations and greeting cards comes in many different packages with many different features. Print Artist Platinum combines all the very best features and utilities of card design software programs that you could ever want. Select from hundreds of thousands of images and templates or create an infinite number of possibilities with a blank template. Print Artist Platinum is very easy to use to create homemade greeting cards for every unique occasion throughout your life. The features and ease of use make this Print Artist Platinum our choice for the TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner for card design software.

Features
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3.8

There are more templates and graphics inside Print Artist Platinum than you could ever use. You can choose from 27,000 pre-designed templates and 375,000 graphics from the built-in art gallery and increase the possibilities by uploading and using your own graphics, photos and text. This greeting card maker has templates and graphics for any special occasion, including birthdays, holidays, religious celebrations and more. If there isn't a template for your occasion, you can add your own and design a unique card for every situation. With all the templates and graphics, you can completely customize a pre-made template or add template features to blank cards.

Text & Photo Editing
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10
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6.9
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7.5
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5

In this birthday card maker, you can import your own photos or graphics easily. You can even skip a step and upload photos directly from your camera or scanner. Even better, you can touch up imperfect photos. You can fix Grandma's red eyes or the cut on Jimmy's knee with the photo editing capabilities of Print Artist Platinum. Also, you can change the colors to match your card's color scheme or crop out the tourists from the background of your vacation photo. Other customizations are available, like rotate, flip and special effects.

You can edit text just as easily as you can edit photos. When you add a text box, an editing ribbon appears at the top with the tools to change sizes, colors, weight and more. With more than 1,000 fonts to choose from, odds are you'll find one that matches your style flawlessly. You can wrap text around objects or add drop shadows to enhance your card's look as well. If you're worried about spelling something wrong, you can run a spell check to fix any embarrassing mistakes before you invite everyone to your party.

Whether you design a personalized card from scratch or from a template, the text is fully changeable. If you find a Christmas card template you like but would like to change "Daughter and Son-In-Law" to "Brother" or "Cousin," you can. You can even add in personal jokes or sentiments customized for your loved ones and friends. Many other greeting card makers lack this ability, so this feature distinguishes Print Artist Platinum as one of the best greeting card software programs.

Ease of Use
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10
10
10
7.5
10
7.5
6.9
6.9
7.5
6.9

When you first open up Print Artist Platinum, you can choose a pre-crafted template, a blank template or another previously started project, or you can watch a tutorial to get started. You cannot delete pages in pre-designed projects that have multiple pages. However, you can opt to design your own personalized cards from scratch, which gives you full freedom to choose the types and number of pages, as well as the layout style of your work.

The navigation inside this greeting card maker is simple and easy. All the adding tools, like those for text and graphics, are on the left sidebar, and all the customizing and sharing options are located along the top toolbar. When it comes time to share your cards with family or friends, Print Artist Platinum makes it painless and fun. You can post directly to Facebook or YouTube right from the software, or you can send your card via email (even with custom or stock sounds and music). You also have the option to print from inside the program or to save your birthday card as an image file like a JPEG and print it later.

Help & Support
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9.4
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9.4
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7.5
7.5

Nova Development provides help and support both within the Print Artist Platinum software and on its website. On the screen itself, you have a help desk that offers answers to frequently asked questions as well as directions for how to perform a particular task. To make it easy for you, Nova Development has included an index, user guide and a search option, so in most cases, you can find answers to whatever is perplexing you so that you can solve the problem on your own.

Another appealing feature the developer offers is an online community where other users have posted questions and comments about the product. If those approaches do not work, you can call the customer service, send an email, search through FAQs, view tutorials or contact representatives through an online chat feature.

Print Artist Platinum Summary:
10/10

Print Artist Platinum is an excellent choice when it comes to greeting card software. This card design software offers an extensive number of features and extras in a single application without the need for a subscription or additional downloads to access more images or project designs. This is a first-rate card making software that will allow you to create something more personal than just a standard greeting card.

 
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Print Artist Platinum 24

Pros
You can control the amount of creativity in your cards by choosing an attractive pre-crafted card or completely creating a new design.

Cons
The icons for editing text and graphics are small and unlabeled.

The Verdict
: 10/10

The sheer number of features and options make this the best greeting card software program for creating personalized cards.

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