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Understanding Borderless Printing

Most printers will leave a border along all 4 edges ranging from about .1 inches on the leading edge,  up to .5 inches on the trailing edge (the unprintable margin area). Some drivers have a "centered" option. This option simply adds more margin (until all the margins are equal) so that the printable area ...Read More

Ready-made guides

The Ready-Made Guides templates help you position your design elements in columns.  Typically, you would need columns in a newsletter, so The Print Shop 3.5 has Ready-Made Guides templates in the Newsletter blank projects.  (A Sign project would not have Ready-Made Guides templates.)


Start by creating a new ...Read More

Making a background

A simple background can be a solid color or a gradient.  There are also lots of possibilities by creating a background fill using an image.

Start a new project, open the Project tab and click the Fill drop down arrow.  From the drop down menu, choose Image and follow the ...Read More

A Card for Mom

Mother's Day is coming up and The Print Shop 3.5 can help you make a really special card.  Follow these instructions for an easy to design and print card.

Download this Mother's Day card template for 8.5 x 11 card stock.


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Cropping Photos

Most people add a photo to their project first, and then crop it.  Although this is the intuitive method, it produces an edited image with the same aspect ratio of the original photo, giving it a distorted look.  The cropped photo then requires stretching.

Here is a better method for ...Read More


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