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Print Shop is production software that can be used by teachers and students to create colorful and attractive materials that are targeted to the specific needs of each class and classroom. It can save teachers large amounts of time and provide students with opportunities to use mathematical and language skills as well as creativity.


Some uses for Print Shop:

banners to title bulletin boards

classroom posters

fliers to inform parents or invite them to class events

personalized certificates and awards


dry erase boards

dividers for portfolios/notebooks

game pieces or markers

business cards


"good" notes

example of a banner


Student projects

cover sheets for publishing


cooperative group identity posters

greeting cards

personalized notepaper

personal "post-it" notes

report illustrations

illustrate language arts activities


Print Shop is simple to use. There are just a few items you need to know to manage Print Shop effectively in the classroom.

       Ink - Color printing is exciting but can be expensive. Manage by using the tint options under Effects on the toolbar. Printing at 70% color intensity is usually sufficient. Backgrounds can be 30% or less.

       Weight - Some projects will be most useful and effective when printed on cardstock, construction paper and transparencies. These materials can be safely run through most ink jet printers.

       Poster size - You can make large posters for the classroom by choosing the Poster Size option in the Print window. Choose 2 x 2 for a poster, approximately 16" x 21 " that is made from 4 pieces of paper. This option is available up to 4x4.

       Object size - use the anchors that appear when you click on an object to resize.


Choose a topic related to your planned career.

Open a Print Shop sign document

Design a Print Shop sign that will effectively communicate your information

The sign should include:



Text block

You may include other elements as you see fit.


Print your sign and turn in at the beginning of class on February 1.


Scoring Rubric



Attractive layout


Effective use of color


Varied fonts


Appropriate graphic