As of 2015, Broderbund, the publishers of The Print Shop software line, does not offer a trial version of The Print Shop Deluxe. Users who opt for the trial version of Print Shop Essentials, Deluxe's sister program, get most of the features of Deluxe, such as access to clip art and templates, typography tools, and image manipulation tools for photographs.
The Print Shop Deluxe is Broderbund's middle-of-the-road desktop publishing software. Unlike The Print Shop Professional, it does not offer free-hand cropping, custom guides or a magic wand selection tool. It also has fewer templates and less clip art packaged in by default. However, users can use The Print Shop Deluxe to do page layouts, number pages in documents, remove red eye from photographs, and make spot touch-ups.
There are no official trial versions of The Print Shop Deluxe available, either at Broderbund's website or on third-party websites. Instead, there is a free-to-try program in the Print Shop family called Print Shop Essentials, which offers a brief trial period, has fewer features than other software in The Print Shop series, and which costs less than The Print Shop Essentials Deluxe.
The Print Shop Essentials offers consumers three uses of the software before they have to pay. The program does not have all of the features available in Deluxe, even after the program is paid for. Essentials does offer most of the basic features in Deluxe, but users cannot publish their documents as a webpage. The software also has fewer fonts, templates and clip art images than Deluxe.