You open your mailbox to discover that once again there are Holiday cards waiting for you from family and friends—a personal reminder that they are thinking about you at this time of cheer. You notice, however, that nothing says that you matter to them more than a card that was personally designed and printed. With little time to go, you embark in a mission to create a meaningful Holiday card to share with your friends and family, to not only show them that you are thinking about them, but that you also care about them.
At Cartridge World Bloomingdale, we would like to offer you three tips for designing and printing your own Holiday greeting cards.
- Choose the right images – With the emphasis on copyright on images on the Internet, be sure and use images that are in public domain. A good way to ensure this is to search for ‘free clipart’ or ‘free holiday images’. If there is a watermark on the image, that is a sure sign that it is copyrighted and not available for use without purchasing it.
- Choose the right program – With all the free programs available on the Internet it is easy to be overwhelmed. Be aware, however, that some sites are set up to infect your computer, so be sure and pay attention to any warnings from your virus software. Some free programs you may want to check out are picmonkey.com, befunky.com, or fotoflexr. You can also find others by searching for photo editing websites.
- Choose the right paper or card stock – Choosing the right paper makes all the difference in how your card will look. Making sure that it is designed for you inkjet or laser printer is the first task. You can then select a special finish, like linen finish or speckled paper. At Cartridge World in Bloomingdale, we carry specialty papers, including magnets, image transfer paper, coasters that could make a Holiday greeting card to remember.
- Choose the right ink and don’t run out—At Cartridge World Bloomingdale, we are here seven days a week, making sure you don’t run out of ink in the middle of your holiday greeting card printing project.
Cartridge World Bloomingdale would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and remind you we are here to help with your printing needs. If you need assistance with picking out the right paper and the right ink, remember we are here for you. Visit our store at 358 W. Army Trail, Bloomingdale IL and we will give you our best advice. You can also find us on the web at our website and Facebook page.