Reitter and Howard
Carson, update Jan
90 or better, Win 95/98/2000/ME/XP, 16MB RAM, 16MB hard
drive space, color monitor, color printer. Power Macintosh
PPC processor, Mac OS8 or higher, 16MB RAM, 16MB hard drive
space, color monitor, color printer
We're talking about messages here - public messages
- on bumper stickers. We're talking about gifts of
pithy sayings, raunchy statements, outright nastiness
and downright funniness. A custom made bumper sticker
will do it every time. There aren't many bumper sticker
makers out there, which is kind of surprising considering
the number of bumper stickers floating around. All
you need is basic text layout, some basic templates,
some of the right kind of paper (something which
will work outdoors of course), and a decent inkjet
printer. That's essentially what Enteractive has
assembled (except for the printer). Your Bumper Sticker
Maker is fun and it works easily and well.
and foremost, Your Bumper Sticker Maker is dead
easy to use. Installation is brief and uneventful.
Launch the software. Read the simple user interface
- it's presented in the order required to make a
bumper sticker. Choose from the themed layouts, add
your text (choose a font, color, etc.). Print. That's
it. The printed results are suitable as gifts, adornment
for your own bumper, announcements, novelties and
memorabilia. Our experience with this type of software
suggests that you should really do test prints on
plain paper before using any of the more expensive
bumper sticker paper to print the final version.
the record, we needed only three minutes to load the
software, decide on bumper sticker, type the text and
print. Three minutes. That's fast. The results were excellent
- the bumper stickers look like they were store-bought.
After special treatment as directed, the bumper stickers
should stand up to most inclement weather. We
recently handed several bumper stickers to a local plumber.
We had printed his business name a phone number on the stickers
using one of the basic designs in Your Bumper Sticker Maker,
and asked him to do a little test. After a month of lousy
weather (rain, snow, sleet, freezing cold), the stickers
are still holding up nicely.
with Enteractive's companion product Your Trading Card
Maker, the keys to this type of software are ease of
use and the availability of appropriate specialty paper.
Enteractive has made the software absurdly simple to
use. As of January 2006, bumper sticker paper sheets
are available in quantity from their web site (6 sheet
pack for $19.95 - total of 12 bumper stickers) and a
few national software retailers. Online orders are quick
and simple these days. During January 2007 we re-checked
the pricing on bumper sticker paper from Avery and a
couple of other sources to find out if prices had changed.
In fact, it looks like there's even more variety (different
colors) and more competitive pricing. That's great news.
Cons: No problems here. A few more paper supplies in the package
would be nice (but how much can you expect for $29.95?).
bumper sticker layouts - clean designs. 10,000 graphics
from Nova Development's Art Mania collection. Uses water
resistant bumper sticker paper. Simple, accurate print
control. Superb results on almost any decent inkjet printer
(read: almost anything on the market these days). A good
example of what can be done with Macromedia Director,
Flash and Shockwave UI application design. Speedy, stable
operation. Your Bumper Sticker Maker, awkward product
name and all, remains one of the most popular home graphics
programs we've ever reviewed. It's popularity is absolutely
tied to the high quality, well designed content and the
wonderfully straightforward user interface. If you want
to get things done quickly and cleanly, this is the software
to get. Output looks good even on $69 bargain basement
printers. Highly recommended.