Print on your home printer,
Print at your local printer or copy shop, or
Print with a print lab that accepts PDF files
All of our party printables are designed on a Letter Size Page. They are created to print effectively on both Letter and A4 Size paper.
Whether you are printing on US Letter Size paper, or A4 Size paper, do not allow your printer settings to change the file size to suit the paper, or your files will fail to print at the correct size.
Do this by ensuring that when you print, you select Actual size. This will ensure that your files print at the correct size and in correct alignment for single or double-sided printing. You can print on A4 or Letter-sized pages using the Actual Size option.
Note that most of our party printables must be trimmed out with scissors or a guillotine after printing.
Make sure that you print from Adobe Reader only. Other PDF viewers offer mixed and unpredictable results.
Check that you have enough ink in your cartridges before you begin (yes, I have learned this one through my own trial and error!)
Select the best quality printing option from your Print Setup Properties Box.
Select Borderless option under your Page Settings Properties Box – this will help print any full page designs right to the edge of the page.
If you wish to resize the items, you can do so by changing the Custom Scale. You should face no difficulties in making the items smaller, but enlarging could result in loss of resolution, so this is not recommended.
You can choose to print double-sided by choosing Print on both sides of paper. Alternatively, you can print on the first side, then manually put the printed pages back into the printer tray upside-down to print on the back side.
Whichever method you choose, we recommend printing one test item first to ensure the results are correct before attempting multiple copies.
We cannot guarantee that all professional print stores will agree to print our digital files (some refuse to print digital stuff purchased online, because they are concerned that customers have obtained the art illegally, and some demand that customers provide proof of legal purchase and/or permission to print from the digital artist in writing).
It is not recommended to send your edited party printable files to a printer via email. The edited text usually fails to function correctly via email. In addition, files can be corrupted if the printer fails to open the files using the latest version of Adobe Reader when they receive them. This renders the editable files unusable.
You can visit your local printer and provide your files to them via a flash USB drive. Be sure to verify that your printer accepts PDF files prior to making an order with them. You may need to research your local printers to find one in your local area who can print your PDF format for you.
Office Max/Office Depot
Insource/UPS (in Canada)
Officeworks (in Australia)
DISCLAIMER: The Digi Dame Party Shoppe takes no responsibility for issues encountered when using third party online printing services and their websites. We cannot provide assistance, refunds or compensation for any issues that may arise in regard to third party printing services.
We have ensured that our digital files are in good working order. Any difficulties encountered with third party online printing services are an issue that must be addressed by them, and we suggest contacting their own website support.
Party Invitation printed onto glossy photo paper from a home printer, envelope on plain printer paper
If your colors do not print out as you were expecting, try selecting Print as Image on the Advanced tab. Selecting this can help with color correction on some printers.
Keep in mind that colors vary greatly between computer monitors, and printers. As such, there may be color variations from what you see on your screen to the printed product.
Print quality and color also varies depending on which printer you use, the type of paper and printer settings.
Further tutorials on opening, editing and assembling our party printables can be found here.