Pages for Printing Hints and Tips
- If you don't see the page you want when you click the link, your browser has probably downloaded the PDF file onto your computer without opening it in in an Acrobat window. Change your browser options, or find the PDF file on your PC and open it with Acrobat Reader.
- You can print the page without saving it to your PC. Just find the print icon near the top and click it.
The Printer: Ink and image
To get the best quality finished Pages for Printing product you’ll need to set your printing preferences to best/maximum or high resolution through the printer SET-UP menu. Most printers allow you to adjust color tone, warmth, brightness and ink volume or coverage. These aspects you may want to experiment with to further enhance your image output, but the printer default settings should provide you with a very nice page with little trouble.
We recommend that you print at an image size of 100%, centered on an 8.5 x 11” sheet of paper (of your choice- see below). The pages are designed to print in either a horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait) format. Be sure to be aware of whether your choice of pages is designed as a portrait or landscape image and adjust that setting on your printer. Else you'll waste paper and ink, printing only the center of a wide horizontal image on a tall vertical sheet.
The Paper: Color and finish
The paper your page is to be printed on will make a big difference in the beauty of the finished product.
Most of the art provided here would look even better printed on a pastel colored paper; light blue, soft green, pale yellow or pink. You may want to choose the color of paper (stock) you use
based on the predominant color of the art you want to print. Or choose the color stock based on the subject matter of the art. If it’s a romantic theme for women, perhaps pink would be best, blue for men, yellow or light blue for religious themes. The red white and blue Patriotic themes are usually best printed on a bright white sheet of paper. Vintage speeches may look best on beige. Many fancy and expensive papers in a variety of colors, textures and finishes are available today. Try different papers and choose the best.
You can always print your art with satisfying success, on the same paper you use for photos! Whether it’s matte or glossy finish your pages for printing image will print crisp, clear and bright. If you have a choice, use photo paper instead of white writing or copy paper.
The paper you use is all a matter of individual taste and the intended final use for the printed page - whether you want to hang it in the guest bedroom or tack it on the kitchen bulletin board.
Remember- white isn’t always the only way to go and the better the paper the better the printed art will look! Experiment if you can.
The Frame: Big or little
Pages for Printing are usually designed to fit a specific size frame- either a 5x7” or 8x10”. Though other art is provided that is not intended to fit an exact frame size- 8.5 x 11”, postcard sizes and bookmarks. Cut on the dotted line after printing and your art will fit comfortably in the frame size it was made for.
You may choose to buy a frame somewhat larger than the printed art size. It may come with a cutout MAT that you will put your art under.
Or for an easy and dramatic look, just print and crop your art to size and lay it ON a contrasting color sheet of paper that is the size of the larger frame.
Remember to assemble your art right side up if it is a standing frame for a table top.
You can choose an expensive frame for your printed page or spend very little on one at a “Dollar” store. No matter the cost of the frame you put it in, you add value and beauty to it by finishing and protecting it. Now it can be given as a gift or proudly displayed anywhere.