PRINTING

Our printable files are designed to be very easy to use.  If you have any trouble after following the instructions provided below, please do not hesitate to contact me at pinerowdesigns@gmail.com.    

File Types

You will receive one of two file types.  
PDF file
JPG/JPEG file

The PDF file will be best for at home printing.  The JPG/JPEG file type is the best format when uploading to a printer to print for you. 

PDF Files

All files are formatted to print on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and then trimmed to size.   All digital art prints are designed to fit an 8x10 picture frame opening.  They are ideal for use in an 11x14 picture frame with a mat made to display 8x10 pictures  or an 8x10 picture frame without a mat. To view and print PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You can download Acrobat Reader for free here.

 All PDF files are password protected and no edits are allowed.  You will be able to download, save & print a protected file, but you will not be able to edit the content.  Once you purchase a file, it is yours to use forever!  You can print as many copies as you want for personal use.





PRINTING

Paper Types

You'll want to use white card stock or photo paper to print your art print. These types of paper can be purchased at any local office supply store and can even be found at stores like Target and Walmart.


White card stock

A heavy paper perfect for art prints, invitations, favor tags, place cards, and other items that need to have a good weight and a matte finish. You can really print almost anything on card stock!

Photo paper
A high-quality paper that gives good results for at-home printing, it's particularly good for our digital art printables.  Photo paper comes in matte and glossy options for your printing needs. 


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Home Color Printers
I print a lot of items on my home printer.  We have a good color printer and it produces the same results as any decent commercial printer.  This is the most convenient option if you have a good color printer at home.  All you need to do is open your file, hit “print” and you can print as many items as you need from the PDF files, then just trim it to size!  When printing, make sure your printer is set to “actual size,” and not set to “fit to a page”.  This ensures the original measurements of the file stay intact to produce the best quality when printing. 

If you are using an inkjet printer, I recommend setting your printer to "fine print" or "photo print" to achieve a good depth of color.  Please keep in mind that colors may vary from what they look like on the screen and even from printer to printer. 


Office Supply Stores/Online Printers/Photo Labs
If you don’t have a good color printer at home, affordable laser printing services are available at Staples, FedEx Kinkos, Office Depot, or your favorite local print shop.  There are also many online printers and photo labs that can print for you on the paper of your choosing.  They can even trim to size for you for a small fee.  If uploading to an online printer, you may need to use the JPG/JPEG file.  Please check with the print vendor for file type requirements. 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING: Home Printing

 

I can’t open the PDF file.

If you already have Acrobat Reader installed but are having trouble with your file, you may not be using the latest version. Download the latest version for free here.

 

My files are printing smaller/larger than actual size.

Make sure your printer is set to “actual size,” and is not set to “fit to a page” or “Scale to page”.  This ensures the original measurements of the file stay intact to produce the best quality when printing. 

The colors from my inkjet printer are not as bright as I want.

To increase vibrancy, set your printer to "fine print" or "photo print" and/or try upgrading to matte photo paper if you are currently using card stock. Or, have your file printed at a print shop such as Staples or FedEx Kinkos instead of printing at home. 

Please keep in mind that colors can vary from what they look like on the screen and from printer to printer. 
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