Digital Printable FAQs

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about our DIGITAL PRINTABLES including:

  • how to edit printables
  • how to print products
  • recommended resources

 You may also visit the general FAQs page for information on:

  • how to access your digital downloads and/or courses
  • general printing troubleshooting
  • terms of use and sharing

Note: As a small business, we are only able to provide general tips to help with common technical issues and cannot answer specific questions about software or hardware compatibility, or provide any personal assistance.

We hope these tips are of help, but if you are still having issues, you can turn to Google or Youtube for additional resources. Thank you for your understanding!

How to Edit Printables

Note: NOT all files are editable; please check the product listing if the printable(s) you are purchasing can be edited. Also, only certain text parts of the printable may be modified; graphics, background, or size cannot be edited.

  • Open your printable in Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded for free. Your computer may automatically open the PDF in a different program. To ensure that it is open in the correct program, right click on the file, select "Open With" and "Adobe Reader"
  • You must edit on a desktop or laptop computer. You cannot edit on a tablet or phone.
  • Only text that is bound by a blue box may be edited. Note that the blue box serves as an editing guide and will not be visible on the final print out.
  • Use Command-E (Mac) or Control-E (Windows) to change the text's color, size or font.
  • When you are happy with your edits, save your modified printable by going to "File" then "Save As" or print directly from your home printer by going to "File" then "Print." See the next section for more tips on printing.

When you purchase a product that can be edited, we provide a guide with more detailed instructions on how to make edits to your printable. 

How to Print Products

For best results, use 110lb white cardstock or paper for colored text and graphics or 110lb white/colored cardstock for black text and graphics.

  • Printing at Home (recommended)
    • When you are ready to print on your inkjet or laser printer, go to "File" then "Print"
    • Select "Best/High" for Print Quality
    • Set scale to "100%" or "Actual Size"
    • Do not print double-sided
  • Printing In-Store
    • Save your files on a USB flash drive to take to your local printing shop, such as Office Max/Office Depot, Staples or Kinko's 
    • For best results, use an office printing service; quality is not guaranteed if you attempt to print through a photo lab
    • You may need to convert your PDF file to a JPG, which can be done online for free
  • Printing Online
    • Uploading editable PDF files to an online printing service may not transfer all the information properly. You may need to convert your PDF file to a JPG, which can be done online for free. 

What Materials to Use (Recommended Resources)

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More Questions

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