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The Print Shop provides "desktop publishing for the rest of us" with rulers, guidelines, gridlines and "snap to" functionality.
  • Create CD labels and cases with track names and times imported from your iTunes playlists and templates matching Apple's iDVD themes.
  • Print directly onto printable CDs with Direct-CD printers.
  • Add your family photos from iPhoto to create personalized holiday greeting cards.
  • Merge-print address labels using the addresses already entered in your Mac's system Address Book.
  • Make a wall-poster-size sports calendar for your favorite team and import all the more...

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Smart snapping
  • QR Code maker
  • Circle text
  • Photo fonts
  • Crafts projects
  • Three new crop tools
  • Poster, wall, and planner calendars
  • Lots of new templates
  • New photo workshop artistic effects
  • Thousands of new photos and graphics
  • New design for every application area


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Douglas_2 Member IconReview+14

Big improvement over The Print Shop 2, much quicker and some nice new features. Still needs work in some areas, however, particularly envelop printing. I think the full price is a bit steep compared to the competition, however. Upgrade price is more in line with competition.

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Version 3.0
Bobk1 Member IconComment+5

The Print Shop Version 3 is now available to existing customers. I was notified via email. No sign of it yet on their web site, though.

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Version 2.0.11

I purchased The Print Shop 3 a few weeks back and have been using it to make a photo collage. Stay away from this for a few more releases - it's a pox-ridden, buggy disaster zone. I'd rate it one star, but MacUpdate doesn't show version 3 yet...


Mmueck .... any particular examples you can point to? (granted, you were probably reviewing v3.0) I just upgraded to v3 (3.0.3) via an email upgrade offer. So far, I have run into no problems and the program seems to run considerably faster than v2 on my C2D (2.53) Mac Mini (8GB RAM) running 10.6.8.


To Zampom: The program directs one to Kiev's website and it says V3.0.0 is the latest version. I received no email update and I've been a registered member since V3.0 came out.


Drsfg ... don't know what to say. Got a number of emails from MacKiev offering an upgrade price to v3. Even though I was happy with v2, decided to get the upgrade. Last day for the upgrade price was 9 March. Paid for the upgrade, received the download link and the downloaded version of The Print Shop 3 was 3.0.3. You may want to email them directly at printshop@mackiev.com (not the info@mackiev.com email address) to inquire about this version.


I got my email notification OK, and I upgraded just to play with the cool tool that lets you create a circle of text, or a spiral of text. Then, if you use screen capture software like SnapZ Pro while you drag one of the handles, you can create an animated movie of your text coming into being and spiraling around as it settles on your screen.

I detected no bugs there, unless you call text flying into your screen a bunch of insect characters going mad as they circle around. Find an animation tool that can create a unique LOGO like that for the price of an upgrade!


I tried to create a simple collage which involved importing several jpegs, cropping them as a polygon, editing the polygon boundary, resizing the images and moving them around. Cropping the image was problematic - no usual helpers like holding down the shift key to get orthogonal lines. Editing the polygon points was awful - sometimes it would create a new point instead of moving the point you clicked on (no ability to selectively edit, create or delete points). The color of the image would change noticeably depending on the image format you imported. Resizing an image horribly messed with the color and saturation - I ended up having to do that in another package and importing the finished image into PS3. Oh yea, it was crash city during all of this too. I thought this was a seriously disgusting experience.

In2insight Member IconReview+1

This program is long in the tooth.
Runs like molasses on 10.8 and the company's only response is to run a utility that worked for a day, then back to the spinning beach ball.
Add to that that the last update was over a year ago (never mind a basic feature in this day and age being MIA - export to HTML), I am getting the feeling that there is no love left for the program.
It was really good for a while. Time to look for a new alternative.

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Version 2.0.11
John Engberg Member IconReview-1
John Engberg

I've been using PrintShop since it was offered by MacKiev, and there is no better program that I have found for the Mac

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Version 2.0.10
J A Y Member IconComment+3

It would probably be a good idea to read reviews posted elsewhere, such as at Amazon.com, before putting money into this product. The few reviews here might not give you a true picture of what you're getting into.

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Version 2.0.10
Tankknight Member IconComment+46

This latest update will not update the version I have so I sent a request to the dev for help. The dev answered me back that it works fine for him and that I should check to make sure I have a complete download. My Mac is a PPC so I suspect that this updater is tweaked too much for the Intel Macs. The previous version still works great and while it is older software it still a lot of fun.

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"Get Info" shows the older version on my old G4, however when the program runs it shows that it has indeed been updated.

69number69 Member IconReview+32

A print program for the rest of us! Very friendly and funny, unicode and universal. Keep up the good work!

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Version 2.0.3
leinaD Member IconComment+1

i buy Print shop for mac this month, and this soft are great features. nice product, very easy to use.
just a regret, I hope which it will be possible, in a next version, to change the format of a project

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Version 2.0.2U
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Version 3.0
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Downloads 20,141
Version Downloads 366
License Commercial
Date 10 Mar 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $79.95