Q: What is a "printable" and how does this whole thing work?
A: A printable is a digital product, like a design for the wall or a day planner, that you can purchase and print yourself instead of buying already printed.
Once you purchase your item(s) and your payment is complete, you will receive an email containing the digital file(s) you purchased. Simply download the file(s) to your computer, print and enjoy!
Q: How many times can I print out the file(s)?
A: You can print it out as many times as you want! There is no restriction.
Q: If I buy a digital file, does that mean I can resell the item in my shop, use on my website or use in my blog?
A: No. Unless otherwise stated, all digital/printable products are for PERSONAL USE ONLY which means they may not be resold or distributed, in part or in whole, either physically or digitally. They are only intended for the personal use of the buyer.
If you are interested in purchasing any of our printables for commercial use, please contact us.
Q: What types of files are the digital products/printables?
A: Unless otherwise stated, our printables will come as a JPEG and/or a PDF file.
Q: What is a zip file and how do I access the files in it?
A: A zip file is simply a collection of files or folders that are all together in one compressed folder which makes it easier to store and transfer.
To access the zip file, simply save it to your computer, then right click on the file and select "exact all," select the location/destination on your computer where you would like the files saved then click "extract."
Q: What type of paper should I use for printing?
A: For best results, make sure to always…
- Use paper that is suited for your printer type (inkjet or laser).
- Use premium / high quality printing paper whenever possible.
- Use the correct level of paper brightness for your project.
Q: What does paper brightness mean?
A: Brightness refers to how light interacts with paper and will affect the sharpness of images and text. It is measured on a scale from 0-100 and is usually in the 90’s.
Color images should be printed on bright paper as they will appear more vibrant. Black text should stand out on most levels of paper brightness.
Q: What does the weight of paper mean and what should I use for my printables?
A: Paper weight refers to the thickness of the paper. The higher the weight, the thicker the paper. It is measured in points (a 10 pt. cardstock is 0.10 inches thick) or pounds (24 pounds).
- Best for everyday use
- Somewhat transparent
- More expensive
- Versatile - can be used for color and/or black text
- Less transparent
- Best for color images
- Thicker and more durable
- More opaque
Q: What settings should my printer be on when I am printing digital products?
A: For best results, ensure your printer is adjusted to the proper settings for the design you are printing (some of these options may be under “advanced settings” and some wording may be slightly different depending on the brand of printer you are using. Please refer to your printer manual for more specific instructions).
- For JPEG files, select the correct size of the design you are printing in photo size (i.e., 5x7, 8x10 etc.).**The size of US document paper is 8.5” x 11” which is the paper size but be sure to adjust the photo size to match the size of the design you are printing.
- For PDF files, select "shrink to fit" or "use actual dimensions" when possible.
- Select the correct paper type (i.e., if you are using photo paper, be sure to select photo paper from the drop-down menu).
- Select the best output quality for the design you are printing (i.e., if you are printing a colorful image, select best quality for output quality).