DYI EDITABLE TEMPLATES - Edit and print today!

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

I trust you will find it very easy and a lot of fun to edit the template! If you have any questions or hick-ups along the way, please contact me and I will gladly help you ;) 

Remember, always save your work as you edit!

Please note: If the object has a red rectangle around it then it is locked - to unlock go to the arrow in the top navigation menu and click "Unlock Object".

EDITING

Open the template by clicking on the thumbnail on the left-hand side. Remember to save your changes along the way, and always save before exiting the browser.

Font, font color, size and spacing

- Click to select your text, double-click to edit your text. Use the text navigation menu, at the top of the page, to change: Font color, Font style, Font size, Font spacing, line spacing and more. For the Spacing, it's the arrow to the right.

Please note: Font styles are applied to the entire text box. For multiple font styles, you will need to create a new text box for each style.

- To add a new text box, click the "Add text" in the side navigation panel. You can also clone an existing text box, click on the text you wish to clone and choose "Clone object" in the top menu (icon with a plus sign in it)

- To rotate text, click the text once (so that the text box is showing) and use the rotation handle at the top of the text box and rotate.

Please note: To ensure that no text is cut off at printing, ensure that text does not come any closer than 1/4" from the edge of the template.

Artwork/Images/graphics

- You can resize, rotate and move the images. Please don't enlarge too much as this may result in poor quality. If you are unsure, you can always save and print the template to check for image quality.

- Click on the image and to resize, drag one of the corner handles - this will ensure that you are scaling the image proportionally. To rotate, click on the rotation handle at the top of the object and rotate.

Upload photos

- Click the "Images" in the side navigation panel. Drag and drop image or click on the icon to upload it. Once uploaded, click on the image to insert it. Sometimes you will need to move your photo to the back of the graphics, to do this click on the photo and choose "Send to back" button in the top menu (it's a symbol with an arrow in it). You may have to delete the Template photo used, if there is one, for your photo to show.

- Accepted formats: PNG, JPG, and SVG. Please make sure that your photo is in high-resolution and of good quality.

Tip: If you need to crop your photo, you can find many free online photo editors that will crop your photo. For example: https://croppola.com or https://www.fotor.com

Background

You can add/change a background color or add a background image. Click the "Background" icon in the side navigation panel. Please note that the colors may differ when printed, always test print first before printing all your cards. 

DOWNLOADING

Click the "Download" icon at the top right. Here you have 3 options:

PDF

For printing at home and at a professional printers. This format is most widely used and recommended format.

- "Show Trim marks": Use this when printing at home. If printing professionally, please confirm if they require trim marks (most do). 

- "Save paper": This will fit as many templates on each page as possible to save paper. Perfect for printing at home. You can choose US letter size or A4

Please note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print your PDFs correctly, free to download here https://www.get.adobe.com/reader

JPEG

For printing at online printers or stores that print photos

- "Add bleed" if your template has graphics that go to the very edge of the page, then most likely the print shop will want bleed, this is an extra 1/8" around the entire template, so that the design elements won't be cut off when printing

- Multiple pages will be downloaded as separate JPEG's in a ZIP file, as JPEG's can't be saved as multiple pages. 

PNG

For Digital invites/web only.

- If you're going green and sending your invitations digitally, then choose this option. This file format is not meant for printing.


PRINTING

With all the different download options, you can have your template printed anywhere. If you are unsure what file to choose when saving, just ask the print shop before. Remember you can always come back to your template at any time, to edit or save in another format. You must download your template before printing, you can't print from the Templett app.

Please note: Do not send the print files through your phone or tablet, as this will compress the print files, make sure to send it from your computer.

Print at home

- Check that your printer has enough Ink before you start printing.

- Recommend test-printing on standard paper/copy paper before printing on card stock. This is useful to ensure proper print settings, colors, to check font size and graphics and that text and artwork are within the trim marks. Always proof your text first, and it's a good idea to have someone else review the print, so nothing is overlooked.

- Make sure to print at 100% or Actual Size, do not Scale to fit. And set at best print quality.

- Colors will differ on different card stock. You may have to change your printers settings to print on thicker paper/card stock, and turn on "best quality" on your printer.

- If printing double-sided, always test-print first, to see how your printer handles double-sided. Some printers require you to flip the paper. This may require some adjusting to get the correct orientation. Alignment on both sides can be a bit tricky and we recommend that these type of files are printed professionally. Make sure that designs and text are 1/4" from the edge of the template. It's ok for background images to go off the template.


PAPER SELECTION

The choice of paper is an important choice for your wedding stationary or invites and there are many options. For best results we recommend Matte card stock, 100-120 lb. Most home printers can print up to 90 -120 lb, but we recommend checking your printer settings before purchasing paper/card stock. Same goes if you are printing on Vellum or a paper with a pearlized surface, check that it will work with your printer. Heavy structured card stock may require you to make small texts larger.


CUTTING YOUR STATIONARY

You can easily cut to size using a guillotine or craft knife/x-acto knife and a metal or steel ruler. You can even use a sharp kitchen knife and cutting board. Remember to always protect the surface underneath with a cutting mat or similar. You will need to download the PDF version with crop marks to cut your stationary.

X-Acto Knife and steel ruler

- Step 1: Line up the crop marks with the ruler, using one paper at a time

- Step 2: Run the X-Acto Knife from one crop mark to the other, not cutting past the second crop mark, this way the crop marks will always be available as a guide. 

- Step 3: Repeat the above step on all sides. Crop equal sides first, for example first the top and the bottom and then the sides.

Paper trimmer

- Step 1: Line up the crop marks with the paper trimmer ruler, using one paper at a time

- Step 2: Slide the cutter along the rail, from one crop mark to the other, not cutting past the second crop mark, this way the crop marks will always be available as a guide. 

- Step 3: Repeat the above step on all sides. Crop equal sides first, for example first the top and the bottom and then the sides.