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Everything you need to know about printing your Bliss Paper Boutique template

Hands down, one of our most frequently asked questions relates to printing. Whether it is where to print an invite, what kind of paper to print on, how to print addresses on envelopes, or why something isn’t printing centered, customers often need a little extra assistance navigating the printing of their item(s).

Following you’ll find everything you need to successfully print your Bliss Paper Boutique instant download  – including video instructions and test print templates.

Can you print my purchase for me?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any printing services at this time. For printing and cutting, we do recommend FedEx Kinkos, Staples, Office Depot or a local print shop as they do a nice job for a very reasonable price.

How much will printing this cost?

Bliss Paper Boutique does not provide estimates on pricing as pricing will depend on many factors. (For example: What vendor you choose, what color/weight cardstock you choose to print on/if you choose to cut these yourself, etc.) We recommend reaching out to the vendor of your choice to get a pricing estimate.

What type of paper should I print my template on?

We recommend printing this on 8.5”x11” card stock and then trimming your print to the final size. Also, we do recommend using 100lb cover or 120lb cover card stock. The larger the number, the heavier the paper is. If you are undecided or are a visual person, I’d recommend stopping in at a FedEx Kinkos, Staples or Office Depot as they do have paper options you can see and feel.

I’m struggling to upload my file to Vistaprint/Walgreens/Costco etc. can you please help? 

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that any particular online printers will work, as they are constantly changing what they will and will not accept. Vistaprint can be particularly temperamental.

To assist with this, we would suggest flattening your files — it’s quite easy with a tool we’ve created!

Please visit bpbstudio.com and upload your PDF file(s) individually. You do NOT need to crop anything — once uploaded, just scroll to the bottom and click “crop PDF” and then download your file. It will now be flattened.

I keep getting a plus sign when I print my template, why is this?

A plus sign appears when you have text that is going outside of the printable area, or an extra “return” in your text field. Try reducing the amount of text or seeing if there is an extra “return” in your text field.

Is this easy to print? I’m not good with computers.

We’d recommend giving our test template a try. You can practice editing, printing and cutting.

www.blisspaperboutique.com/templatetest.pdf

(Please remember that ALL edits should be made in Acrobat Reader to prevent any formatting/saving issues. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, there is a FREE download listed in the listing. I’ve also provided the link here: www.get.adobe.com/reader)

Also, I encourage you to check out our youtube video on “How to edit my PDF printable” which may answer some of your questions. The link is listed below to our youtube channel: http://bit.ly/1Ks5gXG

Do you sell the envelopes to print my addresses on? 

There are several places you can purchase envelopes from, however, I recommend the site below. They have MANY color options to choose from:

http://www.cardsandpockets.com/525x725envelopeeuropean-flap.aspx

Also, I encourage you to check out our video on “Printing Envelopes From Home Using Acrobat Reader” which may answer some of your questions. You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/28JbYXg

Can I print this on an Avery template?

We recommend printing this on a standard 8.5″x11″ cardstock and then trimming the printable to the finished size. Per the listing, these are NOT meant to be printed on a template such as Avery or Gartner, but at full size and then trimmed to the finished size using the crop marks noted in the listing.

Also, I encourage you to check out our video on “Using Crop Marks To Cut Out My PDF Printable” which may answer some of your questions. You can watch it here: bit.ly/1NdVvbr

If you want to skip the hassle of cutting, I’d recommend reaching out to a local copy/print shop as they offer printing and cutting services for a very reasonable price.

My template isn’t printing centered, why not?

If you are experiencing issues with the front and back side not lining up, usually this has to deal with the print settings. Please check your print settings and make sure “Scale to Fit” is NOT selected or that your print is set to print at “actual size.” “Scale to Print” will scale and re-size your print which could be causing the issue.