How to Print Digital Art from Etsy!
When it comes to printing Etsy digital downloads, there's a choice to consider: using your own home printer or using an online service.
If you've got a great printer meant for pictures, it might be quicker than waiting for prints you bought. But remember, printing at home has some limits. You can only print sizes up to 8.5x11, and the print might not look exactly like what you see on the screen.
If you decide to print things at home, I suggest using good quality cardstock paper. This type of paper is thicker and sturdier than regular printer paper, which can enhance the overall look and feel of your prints. It provides a more substantial and professional appearance, making your printed items stand out. Cardstock paper also tends to handle ink well, preventing smudging and improving the longevity of your prints. So, when you're opting to print at home, choosing a nice cardstock paper can make a notable difference in the end result.
In today's digital age, a lot of us don't have printers at home anymore. This is where online services come in handy, and I personally find them really useful. Specifically, I'm a fan of using services like Walmart Photo, especially the ones that can get things done in just an hour. You can upload your file on their website and it will be ready for you to pickup within one hour. These services have top-notch printers that can accurately reproduce colors. This means that the design you see on your screen will come out just the same when printed, and the best part is that it's quite budget-friendly too.
I always choose matte paper over glossy paper. It's just my personal preference. A matte print has a non-reflective, smooth, and flat finish and a glossy print has a shiny and reflective surface. Choosing between matte and glossy prints often depends on personal preference and the intended use of the printed materials. Matte prints are favored for their subtle and classic look, while glossy prints are chosen for their vibrant and eye-catching qualities.
You have a variety of options beyond Walmart for getting one-hour photos printed. Popular alternatives include places like Walgreens, Staples, CVS, and more. To find out what's available in your local area, all you need to do is a quick online search. Simply type in the name of your town or city along with "one-hour photo printing" in the search bar, and you'll likely discover a range of nearby locations that offer this convenient service. Checking out these alternatives can help you find the closest and most suitable option for your printing needs.
One last option for obtaining your prints: you can place an order directly with me. While I won't be able to get your prints ready within an hour, if you're not in a rush, I provide a print service that typically ships out within 2-3 days. Although it might take a bit longer compared to the one-hour options, this route ensures a more personal touch and attention to detail in fulfilling your order. If time isn't pressing and you appreciate the idea of receiving prints that have been carefully handled, my print service could be a great fit for you.
The prints you'll receive are created using a premium matte paper, which adds a touch of sophistication to your images. This type of paper has a smooth and non-glossy finish, providing a more elegant and refined look to your prints. Additionally, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of print sizes, allowing you to pick the dimensions that best suit your preferences and display options.
Please note, if you've already purchased your files (from my Etsy Shop) I'll deduct the cost from the print. Please contact me before ordering and I can create a custom order for you. If you have not ordered already just let me know which print(s) you want when ordering.
To order your prints, simply click on the provided link. This will take you directly to the ordering page, making the process quick and easy.