How do I download?
Each post that offers free graphics, printables or other art has a download link, often two near the bottom of the post.
I can’t find the download button!
Each post that offers free graphics, printables or other art has a download link near the bottom of the post. If you don’t see the download link this may be because of your browser. If you are using a mobile browser such on an iPhone, try holding the phone sideways so that you can see the website in a wider configuration.
Can you send me the free downloads through email?
I offer free downloads on my website only. Emailing individual users would be very time consuming and my time is best spent making more free downloads.
The file I downloaded says ZIP file and it won’t print?
Many of my downloads contain multiple files. At a minimum your download contains the main art file and a usage license. This set of files is packaged and compressed into a zip file. You will need to unzip this file using your computer’s built in software or a free application to open the files that you can open and print.
Can you print your free printables for me?
I offer free printables and graphics for download only. These are meant for people to print themselves.
The colors aren’t printing correctly?
This could be do to a variety of issues with your printer, computer or software. Usually color issues have to do with a printer issue such as low ink in one color or another. All colors that are created in your printable are mixed from 3 primary colors and black. Usually Black has it’s own ink cartridge and then the 3 colors (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) are combined into one other cartridge. If you are low or out of any 3 this may give you inaccurate colors on your printables.
Here are a few tips:
– Check if the printable opens correctly, if not try downloading again.
– If your printable opens fine, try looking at it in the print preview. Before hitting print, most applications will allow you to see a small preview of how it will look when printed. If it looks correct then you can move on to checking your printer. If not, it make be a compatibility issue with the software you are using to open the file.
– With your printer you might: check ink levels, try the printers cleaning utility if lines are appearing, restart the printer.
Please keep in mind that these are all suggestions intended to help. I can’t provide you tech support for your computer, software or printer.
Can you make changes to your free printables for my party?
My free printables and graphics are provided as is. This website & graphics are created by only one person. I unfortunately don’t have the time to manage individual requests.
When I try to print this file it cuts off the edges of the artwork.
Some of the files are designed so that they can be printed on larger printers if you want. For example taking the file to a local print service and printing your own larger ones there. These files can still be print at home correctly but you will need to adjust your printer settings. There is usually a “scale to fit” or “fit to page” option in your printer settings. Also your printer may have a print preview option where you can make adjustments.
Can I send you ideas for free artwork and printables?
Yes! I love receiving ideas for printables and party themes. There is no guarantee I will get to creating your idea in time for a party or event but I write great ideas down and make a great effort to get them on the site. Contact me here with your great ideas!
My scrapbooking software won’t work with PDF can you make JPG files instead?
Many of my free downloads are in PDF format to offer high quality prints and artwork at small file sizes. JPG or JPEG are quite a bit larger. If your personal software is not compatible with my PDF file you can always convert them into a different file format using an online file conversion service such as pdf2jpg.net
Where is the print button?
These free printables and graphic downloads are not designed to be printed on the site. Each post that offers free graphics, printables or other art has a download link and many have two near the bottom of the post. If you don’t see the download link this may be because of your browser. If you are using a mobile browser such on an iPhone, try holding the phone sideways so that you can see the website in a wider configuration.
To print you will need to open the file in an application on your computer or device and send to your printer.
How do I print?
After you have downloaded your file. You will need to go to the folder you downloaded it to and unzip it. The files are in .zip format because they are a package containing the print file such as a PDF or JPEG and a usage license which is a PDF. Many computers, tablets and phones come with zip software but if you don’t have it you can download free unzip software or an unzip app. Once unzipped you select the file from the unzipped folder and print your file in a program of your choice. For PDFs I use adobe acrobat. For JPEGs I would use an image viewer that you are comfortable using and has a print capability.
What kind of printer is best?
In our house we use the printer for birthdays, holidays, homeschool, craft projects, and all sorts of other artistic ventures so it made sense to invest in a laser printer. Our laser printer was not a huge price jump over a standard inkjet printer and it has paid for itself over and over again in how much full color pages it can print without needed replacement cartridges often. So if you think you will be doing a lot of printables, artwork or paper crafts, I recommend checking out this HP laserjet printer.