G E N E R A L   Q U E S T I O N S

What are printables?

Printables are custom items created for you, such as invitations, and intended to be printed by you. Print as many or as few as you need, wherever you like.

How does it work?

I create customized designs, email you a PDF or image file, and you print as many copies as you need or like. All printables are set up to be printed on letter size paper from your home computer or at your local copy/print store.  Most DIY purchases will be delivered to you within 3 business days, however this timeline is subject to the purchaser providing all the necessary information and time lapse in response time to any questions the seller may have.  Custom jobs are not subject to the 3 day turnaround.  Please contact me if you need an order rush PRIOR to purchasing.

Do you offer printing?

YES!  I offer printing and assembly if that just isn’t your thing.  Contact me for more details!

What is the process?

There are 2 ways to order from me:

  • Shop my collections on Pinkadot Shop’s Etsy Shop and purchase items already listed. Once purchased, I customize your order to suit you and email the file to you.
  • The second way to order from me is to contact me through email or Etsy Conversation Message about a custom job. Once I have the information I need to create an order, I make an Etsy listing reserved just for you, and once purchased, I begin working up a proof, emailing your items to you upon completion.  My custom calandar is limited, so please contact me early to see if I have availability.


D I Y   T I P S

I received my Pinkadot Shop DIY Printable Designs, now what?

Below is some helpful information on the DIY design collections sold at my Etsy shop.  It will list general product dimensions, helpful printing tips, as well as supply and tool recommendations.

 

General Printing Notes

Please note that image color varies from screen to screen and printer to printer.  I recommend printing most DIY products on cardstock (unless otherwise noted) to hold its shape nicely.  Your items can be printed from your own computer/printer or by your local print/office supply store.  It is important that the print settings are set to not resize PDF’s.  In Print Settings menu, select “Page Scaling” and “None.”  I also suggest printing at “Best” quality, rather than the “Standard” or “Fast” setting.  Print on letter sized paper media and make as many copies as you need.

Q: When I view the file, the colors do not look like they did in the Etsy listing/photos.

Have you printed a sample?  The color should print as seen in the photos (give or take some slight varying due to printers). If you are viewing the files in a mobile device, they will often not view the same as they will print.  Blues may look aqua. Greens may look florescent.  Etc.  Try printing a sample.  If you still encounter the problem, contact me.

Q: The colors look correct on the screen, but when I print, the colors are entirely wrong.  (i.e. yellow are printing pink, etc.)

Rarely, but on occasion, I have heard this issue.  I have not encountered it personally, and all I can figure is it has to do with the way Adobe is reading the PDF file.  SO, if you have this trouble, contact me and I will send you an image file version (JPEG).  That seems to be the fix that works 100% of the time.

Q: If the JPEG image file works all the time, why don’t you sell them all in that file version verses the PDF?

Simple.  Formatting.  I can control the sizing and layout of PDF’s in a way I cannot with JPEG.   So it comes down to quality control of the products I sell.  I put a lot of time and effort into creating these designs and I take pride in the files I sell.  I want them to be as perfect as they can be!

 

Invitation

Invitation is a flat 5×7, unless otherwise noted in the description.  Envelope size A7 (5 1/4 x 7 1/4) will fit your invitation perfectly.  Envelopes not included in DIY purchases.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock

 

Note Cards or Thank Yous

Note cards and thank you notes are flat or folded 4×5.5, unless otherwise noted inthe description.  Flat notes print 4 to a sheet, folded notes print 2 per sheet.  Envelope size A2 (4 3/8 x 5 3/4) will fit your thank you card perfectly. Envelopes not included in DIY purchases.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock

 

Banners

Banners should print 2 letters per sheet, cut out with scissors or a paper trimmer, and then strung with ribbon or twine.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors, Hole punch

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock, Ribbon or Twine

 

Favor Tags

Treat bag tops are great to use with favors.  Most are 5 inches wide and folded.  They print 2 per sheet.  I recommend stapling the folded top over the bags.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors, Stapler

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock, Cellophane or paper bags, Staples

 

Signs

Print and post, or put it in a frame on your door, at the gift table, your dessert table, or inside a framed mat for guest signing.  Dimensions are usually 8 x 10 inches, unless otherwise requested.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock

 

Circle Tags

Use for cupcake picks, gift tags, or anything else you can dream up.  Use a craft punch OR simply cut them into squares with your scissors or paper trimmer.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors, Craft Punch (1.75″ to 2.25″)

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock, Lolly sticks (for use as cupcake picks), Tape/Adhesive/Hot Glue

 

Labels

These coordinating type-in or write-on tent style labels are great for identifying food or seating. Prints 6 to a sheet and are roughly 3.5″ x 2″ once folded.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock

 

Water Bottle Wrappers

Personalize your beverages and brand your party with coordinating water bottle labels.

Tools: Printer, Paper Trimmer or Scissors

Supplies:  Options listed below:

Good: cardstock.
Better: regular full sheet labels (8 1/2″ x 11″.  Avery makes these and are at most office supply stores)
Best: water proof full sheet labels (8 1/2″  x 11″.  Harder to find when not buying in bulk. You may purchase smaller quatities of this type of label sheet through me)
All water bottle label printing should be done with a laser printer. If you do not have one, you can take it to your local copy and print location for printing. Ink jet printing WILL bleed and run.

 

Cupcake Wrappers

Coordinate your cuppies with these wrappers!  Cut, fasten and voila!

Tools: Printer, Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock, Tape/Adhesive

 

Candy Bar Wrapper

These make great favors in themselves!  Instructions on application are included in the PDF file of the design.

Tools: Printer, Scissors

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock, Tape/Adhesive

 

 

Character Lollipops

Whatever characters you choose, the kids LOVE these!   They are cute in favors or on the dessert tables for display.  Instructions on application are included in the PDF file of the design.

Tools: Printer, Scissors, Hole Punch

Supplies:  Letter size (8.5 x 11) card stock

 

The files transmitted are for personal use only. You may not forward, share, sell or distribute the file. It is for non-commercial use only. Pinkadot Shop retains all rights.