How to prepare your template for print

Hello friend, thank you for your purchase!

Purchased your template and ready to print? Great, I would love to share some of my helpful tips for preparing your template. It is an especially easy process and it is very exciting to see what you can print out of your own printer!

Complete your editing

  1. Once you are done editing your template in Adobe Acrobat Reader (see How to edit your Wedding template, in case you missed it), click File and Save
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Print at Home or a Print Shop

Note! depending on where you would like to print/ use your templates, the templates come in the following varieties:

Print Shop

  • Print Shop version: This template has a built-in bleed and is perfect for print shops to use to print your files professionally. Most print shops accept PDF’s but if they require JPG’s you are able to easily convert your file to a high-quality JPG here.

(If you intend to use FedEx Kinkos or OfficeMax for your professional printing, please keep in mind that they may request for a signed release form from Make Me Digital in order for you to print your files. Please indicate this to me via Etsy Message, and I will gladly provide you with a letter). 

Copy-centers such as Staples, OfficeMax and FedEx Kinkos are affordable and convenient options as well. Many will let you send or upload your file to their site, select paper stock and simply pick up the printouts in 1 – 2 days.

Home Printing

  • Trim Marked version: This template has a built-in bleed and trim, making it perfect for you to print the design at home. To save paper, we have also included the trim marked version as a multiple page option as well. 
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For home printing, please ensure that the file is set to actual size and NOT to “scale to fit” or “fit” as indicated below.

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 To change your paper size, follow the below directions. Note that your printer may have different settings, generally, it should be located under “page setup options”. All of the templates can easily be printed on both A4 and Standard letter sizes (8.5″ x 11″).

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For templates that are 8 ½ x 11” or smaller, printing at home is a perfect option.

Here are some tips:

  • We recommend that you use standard card sheets for test prints before printing on card stock. Test prints are useful to ensure proper print settings, desired colors, and text/ artwork is within trim marks. If your template requires trimming/ folding, it’s a good idea to do this on test sheets to prevent any problems in advance.
  • As with any print project, its important to PROOF the text. Have a friend or family member review the print – a second or third set of eyes will often notice things that you tend to overlook.
  • Be sure that the document prints to 100% or Actual Size in the print settings (sometimes “scale to fit” will automatically be selected and this can distort your print).
  • Choosing paper: for best results, use thick cardstock. Card-stock comes in weights from 67lb – 140lb. The higher the weight, the thicker the paper. A big factor in choosing which weights is dependent on which weights your printer will accept (check your printing guidelines). Most printers will print comfortably on 90 – 110 lb stock.
  • If you are purchasing a specialty paper such as vellum, or paper with pearlized surfaces, make sure that it will work with your printer type.

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