Making Stereo Card Graphics Using Print Shop
By David M. Lee
There are many graphics programs which one could use to print the fronts and backs of stereo cards; however, Print Shop (version 6) by Broderbund is the one I have. For those who would like to add a more finished look to their stereo cards but don’t know where to start, this is a good place. Also it is not very expensive.
- Load the program into your computer.
- Open the program.
- A window will appear which says, "Select a New Project" at the top. Click the box in the left margin that says "Newsletters and more…"
- A window will appear which says "Print Shop Press Writer" at the top. Click the box that says "Custom" to begin working.
- Use the tool bar on the left to make boxes, lines, and text.
- For the front, start with a box 4 inches by 7½ inches.
- Then put registration marks in the corners, ¼ inch in from the edges.
- This gives you the framework within which to position whatever else you want.
- Do the same for the back.
- Trim the papers to the lines at 4 inches by 7½ inches.
- Cut a piece of mat board 4 inches by 7½ inches.
- Put Positionable Mounting Adhesive (or some other suitable adhesive) on both sides of it.
- Peel off the adhesive on one side and position the front on the mat board.
- Do the same with the back.
- Trim the card to the registration marks in the corners.
- Round the corners with a corner rounder.
- Adhere the chips to the card.
- If you are ambitious you can try printing 3 cards on a sheet of paper and use an 8½ x 11 inch sheet of mat board.