Using free printables can be a super easy way to give your party a little extra! Now you don’t have to be a craft queen to create cute add-ons to your party! Have a look at these lovely printables (all free!) and tips on how to use free printables!
This is perfect for a kitchen tea or babyshower! Sprinkles and pinkles – what’s there not to like? This awesome set is available from Tinyme and includes awesome wrapping paper!
Tips to Print Printables
We asked Nelia Kennedy, designer and owner of Nooi Stationary, to give us some tips on printing free printables!
When using free printables – what paper would be ideal?
It all depends on what you are printing. If you are printing postcards or printables I recommend using a thick paper. I usually use 250 or 300 gsm paper in a semi-gloss. The semi-gloss paper makes the colours look bright and beautiful. Matt paper tend to make the colours look a bit more faded.
What must I tell the guy at the print shop – what setting must they use when printing?
Any other tips?
If you want to explore other options, you can always go to a paper supplier like The Deckle Edge and buy your own paper weight and paper colour. The possibilities are endless! Just remember that certain paper can’t go through digital printers – especially if they have a finish! So before you purchase the paper, always ask the shop assistant if that specific paper is suitable for home printing. Same goes for the paper weight. Never buy anything thicker than 300gsm.