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FAQs

GENERAL

What is a printable template?

Printable templates are digital PDF files. Mine have been specially designed with an editable text feature that allows you to type your own party details straight into the template using Adobe Reader. Once you have typed in your details, simply print your template off on 8.5x11 inch or A4 sized cardstock. After printing, use the provided trim marks as a guideline to cut out your designs and you will be ready to party!

Will I receive anything in the mail?

No! Printable templates are digital files that are delivered electronically via instant download links. You will not receive any printed material.

Do you take custom orders or have additional themes?

At present I am not accepting any custom orders - while I would love to be able to help with each request I receive, I just don't have the time

Software Requirements

Do I need any special software?

All you need is the FREE Adobe Reader on your computer! Most computers will already have this installed but check that you are using one of the latest versions. The latest version is called "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" and you can download (or update your earlier version) for FREE quickly and easily here: http://adobe.com/go/reader.

Do your templates work on a MAC computer?

Yes! However, you will need to make sure that you open your templates in Adobe Reader and NOT in Preview (the default PDF viewer on a Mac). Mac users should follow my easy step-by-step instructions to set up Adobe Reader before purchase.

Will they work on an IPad, Iphone, Smart Phone etc?

No, my printable templates will not work on your mobile device. You will need to download, edit and print your templates from your laptop or computer.

Editing and Personalizing

How I do personalize the templates?

To personalize your template, you simply open the PDF file in Adobe Reader and start typing over the sample text!

How do I know which areas of the document I can type in?

Once you open the document in Adobe Reader, text areas that you can type in will be highlighted with a grayish box. Any text in these shaded boxes is able to be edited. These shaded boxes don't print out, they are just used as a guide to show you where the editable text fields are.

Can I change any of the graphics or colors in your templates?

No, Adobe Reader does not allow you to change any of the colors of the backgrounds or graphics. Additionally each template has security settings enabled so they cannot be opened in graphics design programs (such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc).

Do I need to install any fonts?

No! All fonts that you see in my images are already embedded within the file - you simply open the file in Adobe Reader and start typing over my sample text!

Can I insert a photo into the invitations?

Only in some templates that are ready to put a photo

Can I change any of the graphics or colors in your templates?

No, Adobe Reader does not allow you to change any of the colors of the backgrounds or graphics. Additionally each template has security settings enabled so they cannot be opened in graphics design programs (such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc).

Printing and Paper

Can I print my file at a larger (poster) size?

No. Unless the listing specifically states that the template is already a large size, all my templates will only print at US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) / A4 size. If you would like to print files larger than that please contact me for a quote.

How do I print the templates?

My editable templates are designed to print at home on your color printer. Don't have one? Print them at a copy shop such as Staples, Office Depot/Office Max, Fedex/Kinkos + Officeworks in Australia! Simply personalize and save the files you need printed and put them on a USB flash drive to take to your local copy shop. Some places such as photo labs, Snapfish, Vistaprint etc cannot print my files - see my Printing Tips for more details.

What kind of paper should I use?

Templates are formatted for US Letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) but print perfectly on A4 sized paper too. I recommend printing on full-page heavyweight Matte Photo Paper for best results. If that is out of your budget, choose a bright white Cardstock. 110lb (300gsm) weight is ideal for designs such as Invitations.

How many times can I print the template?

You can print the template as many times as you like as long as it is for your own PERSONAL use.

Can I email out the Invitations?

Unfortunately, editable PDF’s aren’t suitable for emailing – this is because the fonts will look different depending on which program the viewer uses to open the email. If you wish to email out your invitation, please contact me.

Can I print at a Copy Shop (like Staples)?

Sure can! Thousands of customers have printed their templates at copy shops like Staples, Office Depot/Office Max, Fedex/Kinkos + Officeworks in Australia and they print beautifully. I recommend printing most designs on 110lb (300gsm) card stock. Remember to ask them to set their scaling to "None" (or "Actual Size") when printing. If you wish to print at another printer, please check first to see if they can print files with security settings. Typically, Professional Printers will not be able to print my templates as they don’t accept files with any security settings. Not sure if your local printer can print my editable templates? Send them a Free Party Printable to test! See my Printing Tips for more information on places that can and cannot print my templates.

Can I print the Invitations at a photo lab?

No, editable templates PDF files, not JPG or photo files and cannot be printed at a photo lab (or places like Snapfish or Vistaprint).

Cutting and Assembling

How long does it take to assemble?

This really depends on the template you are purchasing & how many guests you are inviting. If you are purchasing a single template such as an Invitation, you could have them all ready to go within 10 minutes! However, if you are purchasing a complete collection that has more than 20-30 templates included, please leave a couple of hours to personalize, print, trim and assemble your templates. Of course, if you have a lot of kids coming to your party your preparation time will also increase!