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PrintMaster

Contributed by B.J. Winzer on Feb 11th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    PrintMaster title screen
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    PrintMaster title screen

    PrintMaster was published in 1985 as a competitor to Broderbund’s The Print Shop, who successfully sued for copyright infringement. PrintMaster had a number of advantages over The Print Shop, namely mixed-case fonts and a calendar function (which The Print Shop didn’t until The Print Shop Companion). Currently, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt owns the intellectual property for both Print Shop and PrintMaster.

    All the fonts in the 1985 release of PrintMaster appear to be inspired by existing typefaces, including foundry type and designs for transfer lettering:

    • DeVille — derived from Murray Hill
    • Scribe — Old English
    • Office — similar to Helvetica or Unica
    • Hampton — Belshaw
    • Times — Times or Times New Roman
    • Western — derived from Playbill, less condensed
    • Utopia — Futura Black (uppercase) and Chaillot (lowercase)
    • Computer — Data 70
    DeVille and Scribe, from the manual
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    DeVille and Scribe, from the manual

    Office, Hampton and Times, from the manual
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Office, Hampton and Times, from the manual

    Western, Utopia and Computer, from the manual
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Western, Utopia and Computer, from the manual

    Typefaces

    • Murray Hill
    • Old English
    • Helvetica
    • Belshaw
    • Times
    • Playbill
    • Futura Black
    • Chaillot
    • Data 70

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