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How to Cut & Print Your Template

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Due to the nature of most of our designs being printed double-sided, it can be a little tricky at times to get the printing right. The process and results will vary depending on the type of printer you use. The better the printer, the easier the process and the better the quality of your templates. To guarantee that you get the highest colour vibrancy and to avoid the hassle of properly aligning your templates, we strongly suggest you use a professional printer. This may be achieved by visiting a commercial print shop near you.

Getting your templates printed by a commercial printer is what we highly suggest as it will guarantee the best outcome, reduce any stress from the process of trying to get your print correct, and can be done very easily. All you will need to do is download your Template as a PDF with trim marks and bleed marks ticked, then simply send it to the print shop, or place it on a USB and take it to the printer. Using a print shop will also save the hassle of you having to do any cutting, scoring for folding, and you will have access to a variety of paper card stock options that are produced with the highest colour quality and best of all it SAVES TIME. 

 

PRINTING YOUR TEMPLATE

With all the different download options, you can have your template printed anywhere. Remember you can always come back to your template at any time, to edit or save in another format. You must download your template before printing, you can't print from the Templett app.

Please note: Do not send the print files through your phone or tablet, as this will compress the print files, make sure to send it from your computer.

Tips for printing at home
• Check that your printer has enough Ink before you start printing.
• Recommend test-printing on standard paper/copy paper before printing on card stock. This is useful to ensure proper print settings, colours, to check font size and graphics and that text and artwork are within the trim marks. Always proof your text first, and it's a good idea to have someone else review the print, so nothing is overlooked.
• Make sure to print at 100% or Actual Size, do not Scale to fit. And set at best print quality.
• Colours will differ on different card stock and on different printers. You may have to change your printers settings to print on thicker paper/card stock, and turn on "best quality" on your printer.
• with printing double-sided, always test-print first, to see how your printer handles double-sided. Some printers require you to flip the paper. This may require some adjusting to get the correct orientation. Alignment on both sides can be a bit tricky and thats why we recommend that these type of files are printed professionally.

PAPER SELECTION

The choice of paper is an important choice for your keepsake brochures and there are many options. For best results we recommend Matte card stock, at 150-250 GSM. Most home printers can print up to 150 GSM, but we recommend checking your printer settings before purchasing paper/card stock. Same goes if you are printing on Vellum or a paper with a pearlised surface, check that it will work with your printer. Heavy structured card stock may require you to make small texts larger.

CUTTING YOUR TEMPLATE

You can easily cut to size using a guillotine or craft knife/x-acto knife and a metal or steel ruler. You can even use a sharp kitchen knife and cutting board. Remember to always protect the surface underneath with a cutting mat or similar. You will need to download the PDF version with crop marks to cut your stationery.

With an X-Acto knife and steel ruler
Step 1: Line up the crop marks with the ruler, using one paper at a time
Step 2: Run the X-Acto Knife from one crop mark to the other, not cutting past the second crop mark, this way the crop marks will always be available as a guide.
Step 3: Repeat the above step on all sides. Crop equal sides first, for example first the top and the bottom and then the sides.

With a paper trimmer
Step 1: Line up the crop marks with the paper trimmer ruler, using one paper at a time
Step 2: Slide the cutter along the rail, from one crop mark to the other, not cutting past the second crop mark, this way the crop marks will always be available as a guide.
Step 3: Repeat the above step on all sides. Crop equal sides first, for example first the top and the bottom and then the sides.

FOLDING YOUR TEMPLATE

If using heavy card stock paper as suggested to create the best fold we suggest scoring your brochure. A paper score is a ridge that is indented into the paper where the fold line will occur. This indention can be made using a blunt edge with a ruler, or a manual scoring / creasing machine. This is done before creating the fold, as it ensure a clean fold that doesn't crack the paper. For more information on manually scoring your brochure we suggest you Click Here or simply type into google how to score card stock paper.

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