Announcing the Release of Broderbund`s PrintMaster 2.0, All New PC & Mac Cross-Platform Print Software for the Creative Home User

Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:08pm EDT

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Complete Desktop Publishing Software Offers Affordable Solution for Creating
Personalized Print Projects
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
PrintMaster® 2.0, the #1 selling consumer desktop publishing software under $40,
is available on store shelves today. Completely redesigned from the ground up,
PrintMaster 2.0 maintains the classic legacy of easy and versatile creative
tools and expands upon them with a streamlined workspace to quickly access
easy-to-use design tools, built-in photo editor, drag-and-drop image gallery,
integrated professional printing feature and more. For the first time,
PrintMaster 2.0 is available for both Windows® PC and Mac® OS platforms;
allowing users to create, edit and share files seamlessly between PC and Mac
users. 

"More and more homes have both a PC and Mac," says Jennifer Smiczek, Product
Director for PrintMaster. "PrintMaster 2.0 connects these users by allowing mom
who is designing a Sweet 16 birthday invitation on a PC to collaborate on a
print project with her daughter who is working off a Mac." 

PrintMaster 2.0 is the ultimate creative studio for creating everything from
photo gifts like holiday greeting cards and scrapbooks to home craft projects
like birthday hats and sticker sheets. The vast library of ready-made designer
templates, contemporary clip art and expressive fonts makes creating amazing
projects fun and simple. For added convenience, PrintMaster 2.0 now allows users
to order professional printing at an affordable price from within the software
for true store-quality printed designs shipped right to their home. And with all
content inside the box users have everything they need at their fingertips to
create one-of-kind projects and save hundreds of dollars compared to buying in
store. 

PrintMaster Platinum 2.0 is available for $39.99 and PrintMaster Gold 2.0 is
available for $19.99 at major retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, and Staples
as well as online at www.Broderbund.com. 

In celebration of the launch, enter the PrintMaster Sweepstakes for a chance to
win an Acer Laptop and a complimentary copy of PrintMaster Platinum 2.0 to be
awarded to one lucky winner. Sign-up now at www.printmastersweepstakes.com. 

About Broderbund

Broderbund is a leading publisher of interactive design and productivity
software for homes and schools. Broderbund develops and publishes some of the
all-time best-selling software brands, including The Print Shop®, PrintMaster®,
ClickArt® and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing®. Broderbund has also partnered with
Nickelodeon®, Creating Keepsakes®, Jupiterimages and others to create
award-winning software products and services. Broderbund is owned by Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, Inc. and published by Encore Software, Inc. For
more information on Broderbund products, please visit www.broderbund.com. 

About Encore

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore Software, Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR), and a leading retail software publisher. As
a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range
of award-winning entertainment, productivity, education, and utility software
titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle®, Family Tree Maker®, Advantage®, Wheel
of Fortune® and Jeopardy!®; as well as the Broderbund family of brands including
The Print Shop®, PrintMaster®, and Mavis Beacon®. For more information, visit
www.encoreusa.com.

fortyseven communications
Joanna Barber, 212-391-4707
joanna@fortyseven.com

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