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Online Print Shop clone?
February 13, 2014 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Everyone remembers Broderbund Software's The Print Shop from the 80s. I am looking for a similar desktop publishing experience today. Pixelated fonts, limited clip art, and quarter page greeting cards. Is there a webapp out there that will let me do this sort of thing? Again, I'm looking for super basic functionality.
posted by bowbeacon to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's not a web app, but it seems like Broderbund still sell a version of The Print Shop.
posted by Magnakai at 9:20 AM on February 13


I guess I should clarify : I want 1988 level technology. Retro, even. The current Print Shop is way too high fidelity.
posted by bowbeacon at 10:05 AM on February 13


Here's the 1984 (original?) version of Print Shop, emulated online, hosted by Archive.org. It's super basic, and super pixelated.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:46 AM on February 13 [8 favorites]


OH MY GOODNESS! Make a banner in that emulator and print it just to see the printing animation!
posted by advicepig at 12:30 PM on February 13


*squeal* And the emulator is actually a iic, just like the one I grew up with. What an awesome find. Bookmarked.

Yes, I am that excited. And now I might head down to basement to see if our iic still boots.
posted by kathrynm at 1:58 PM on February 13


Virtual ][ will even print to a PDF. You just have to convert your legally-acquired Print Shop floppy disk into a .DSK or .DO format.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:22 PM on February 13 [1 favorite]


The hope is to have the JSMESS Emulator (used by archive.org) printing to PDF/JPG/PNG in the future. Prepare yourselves.
posted by jscott at 11:46 PM on February 13 [3 favorites]


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