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Alice in Md 01-09-2022 09:54 AM

Printing digital images
I purchased some digital images on Etsy and now I want to see them printed so I can use them as my own "DSP." What is the best way to do this -- at Staples or a similar place, on what kind of paper, at home (which I'd think would consume a lot of ink), how to adjust the colors if necessary, does an angel policy get involved in this, etc.?
I have so many questions and hope you all have the answers!

hoptownracer1 01-09-2022 10:21 AM

Here is one video. I don't know if it helps or not. A lot of it depends on what software you are using and your type of printer, etc.. I know with my printer (Canon), I use the "Fast" printing option to keep it from smearing when I use my alcohol markers. If I am printing colored digis, I choose the "Best" option. I use Libre Office to make a page with my digis. I choose the option to make a document and insert images/pics onto the document,and then print when I am finished. I'm sure some people use Microsoft Word, or other software. Youtube has lots of awesome videos. Wasn't sure how to answer, but hope that helps.

dini 01-11-2022 07:38 AM

Most digital stamps will come with the artist's Terms of Use - if there's anything that's not covered in that document, you can always ask! :) I would think color adjustments would generally be acceptable. What photo editor do you use? You can do resizing, some tiling and color adjustments in Word if that is what you have to work with too. I typically print from Word. I have 3 different printers to work with but you're right about the ink usage.

Alice in Md 01-11-2022 04:53 PM

Thank you both for your guidance so far! The designs I purchased are mostly-pink all-over floral designs in a PDF that contains 16 JPEG files of 12"x12" images that appear to be "background" papers primarily for scrapbooking. I can crop them using whatever Microsoft included in Windows 10 and plan to use them mainly on cards. ... If I want to print them somewhere like Staples or another local printer, what weight paper should I request to mimic Stampin' Up DSP and similar scrapbooking papers -- or do you suggest something else, and are there any specific instructons I would need?

mshatzma 01-12-2022 09:00 AM

I love working with digital images so that I have the flexibility to size them as needed. I open a Microsoft Powerpoint slide and open the jpg or png image in it then go from there. I don't purchase colored-in images so I don't usually get a pdf. I have printed off a colored background paper image (I open it into Powerpoint, and size it) - I will usually change the setting to saturate the color even more since when I print it (just a regular Canon printer, on cardstock) it comes out duller than the image

lylacfey 01-18-2022 04:13 AM

You can also print out your images at your library. If you go to your local library web site you can even upload the images from your home computer and they will be ready for you to print when you go to the library. This is mainly found at larger library systems. Some libraries let you use your own paper, cardstock, etc. Most libraries are laser printer's so plan that accordingly.

I love digi's and I am always printing. I have three printer's.

When I print out DSP I use a variety of papers from 65lb cardstock, printer paper, vellum, acetate, etc.... It depends on what I am going to use the DSP for.

The Angel Policy should be in the file you bought. In a PDF it usually is in the PDF itself. If it is a separate images then it's usually a text document or a separate JPEG explaining how you can use those files.

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