WHAT ARE PRINTABLES?
- A printable is a ready to print PDF file that can be downloaded for a small fee or for free.
- This file can be printed instantly at home or with a professional print shop or online printer.
- Every printable is formatted to print on an 8.5 x 11 inch / A4 size sheet of paper.
- Printables are fast and cost-efficient, they can be printed over and over again for personal use.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
- Download your printable
- Save the PDF onto your computer
- Open the PDF in Adobe Reader (download for free if you don't have it)
- Print the PDF
- Cut out the printable template
WILL I RECEIVE ANY PHYSICAL ITEMS IN THE MAIL?
When you download a printable PDF, you'll not receive any items by mail.
I'M HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, CAN YOU HELP?
Sorry to hear that! Please make sure to read your instructions file since this includes detailed instructions if it's not answered there, our printables are all free so we can’t offer support on them at this time.
I CAN'T SAVE MY EDITABLE PRINTABLE, WHAT'S WRONG?
Most probably you didn't open your printable in Adobe Acrobat. If you double-clicked on the PDF file, it often opens in your web browser or in preview, this doesn't let you save. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have this program, you can download it for free on the Adobe site.
TWO TYPES OF PRINTABLES
WHAT TYPES OF PRINTABLES DO YOU OFFER?
- We offer un-editable and editable printables:
- Un-editable printables can only be printed exactly as shown on the product image.
- Editable printables allow you to type out your own wording in the blank fields.
- Please note that the colors and graphic elements can not be personalized in any of our printables.
HOW DO I EDIT AND PERSONALIZE MY PRINTABLE?
Personalizing your printable is only possible if the product description includes 'editable':
- Save the PDF file onto your computer.
- Right-click on the file and open it with Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have this program, download it for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader Using other programs may cause issues typing your wording and saving the file, it could also alter the design and colors.
- Type your wording in the blank fields in this file.
- When you've finished typing your wording, save your PDF file and name it.
CAN I SAVE THE CHANGES TO MY PRINTABLES?
Sure thing! When you've finished typing your wording in your editable printable, save your PDF file and name it.
CAN I CHANGE THE COLORS OR DESIGN ELEMENTS IN THE PRINTABLE?
The colors, fonts, and size of our printables can not be changed.
CAN I ADD AN IMAGE INTO THE PRINTABLE?
Unfortunately, it's not possible to add an image, photo or your own logo into the printable.
CAN YOU MAKE THE DESIGN DIFFERENT FOR ME? DO YOU TAKE CUSTOM ORDERS OR DESIGN PROJECTS?
To keep the printables FREE we are unable to customize our printables for you.
PAPER AND PRINTING
CAN I USE MY HOME PRINTER?
Yes, you can use your home printer to print our printables instantly. Please note that a color printer is required for all colored printables, otherwise your printable will print out black & white.
WHAT SIZE PAPER SHOULD I USE TO PRINT MY PRINTABLES?
Every printable is formatted to print on an 8.5 x 11 inch / A4 size sheet of paper.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER SHOULD I USE?
Check what the maximum paper thickness is for your printer model, this can be found in your printer manual. Be aware: paper that’s too thick could jam and damage print heads. We recommend using a matte photo stock or a white card stock.
HOW SHOULD I CUT THE PRINTABLES TO SIZE?
There are several ways to cut your printables. You can use a good pair of scissors, a paper cutter or an X-acto knife, ruler and cutting mat.
SHOULD I PRINT ON MY OWN OR PRINT AT A LOCAL PRINT SHOP?
This depends on the quality of your own printer, how many items you're looking to print, does the printable use a lot of ink (for example chalkboard designs). If you're able to print on your own, we recommend trying this first. Printing on your own is great for small quantities. However, if you're looking to print a higher quantity, then outsourcing this to a printer is a good call.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN PRINTING PRINTABLES AT YOUR LOCAL PRINT SHOP
Print shops offer many types of papers and cardstocks. We recommend having your designs printed on a white matte card stock. 110lb is a nice thickness for most items. Ask to see 1 item printed to make sure the colors and materials are to your liking.
CAN I USE AN ONLINE PRINTER?
Yes, as long as you're able to upload an 8.5" x 11" PDF file to print from. Some online printers can cut your items down to size, with other printers you might have to cut the items to size on your own.
WILL THE COLORS PRINT THE SAME AS THE COLORS ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN?
No, in most cases printed colors and colors on your computer screen are going to be slightly different. There are a lot of factors that come into play, the quality of your printer, the calibration of your computer screen, the computer program you use to view your designs, etc.
For the most accurate view, please do not view your proof in your email browser, phone or iPad/Tablet. The color will display very different than the actual printed colors. Please open your PDF Proof in ADOBE ACROBAT on your computer monitor.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO PRINT MY PRINTABLES?
If you'd like to print your own printables, you'll need a color printer, card stock and scissors. If you'd like to have someone else print and cut your items to size, you don't need any of these supplies.
DO I NEED ANY SOFTWARE TO PRINT MY DESIGN?
Yes, you'll need a free program Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this program, download it for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader Using other programs could alter the design and colors, it may also cause issues typing your wording and saving the file.
DO I NEED TO BE VERY HANDY TO MAKE THESE PRINTABLES?
Our printables are pretty straight forward and each printable includes a detailed instruction page.
HOW ARE THE PRINTABLES DELIVERED?
Generally, you can instantly download your printable by clicking 'Download' or via an email confirmation within 15 minutes with a link to download your printable PDF.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I PRINT THE PRINTABLES?
The great thing about printables is that you can print as many times and as many items as you'd like, as long as it's for personal use only.
DO PRINTABLES WORK WITH MY MAC COMPUTER?
Yes, printables work very well on both Mac and PC computers. Please make sure to open your printables in the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader.
CAN I FEATURE YOUR PRINTABLES ON MY BLOG / WEBSITE?
That would be great! Feel free to feature our printables on your blog or website and include links to our product pages or tutorials. It's not allowed to share the actual PDF file, or link directly to our PDF. Please always tag @webbabyshower and #webbabyshower.