Tips for Printing & Cutting
Keep this page bookmarked for helpful advice on printing and cutting your digital stationery. If there are any answered questions, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out. You can also send us a message through Instagram @paperandbelle anytime.
How should I print my digital stationery?
How you print your digital stationery depends on how you're going to be cutting your stationery, if cutting is required.
If you're taking the DIY route, you can print your stationery directly from the PDF or PNG files which you downloaded after purchasing the product.
If you're letting a cutting machine like the Silhouette Portrait or Cameo do the hard work for you, then your stationery will need to be imported into the Silhouette Studio software and printed with the registration marks applied.
What paper should I use to print my stationery on?
This depends on what type of items you've purchased. Stickers will need to be printed on sticker paper (like full sheet shipping label paper or adhesive photo paper). You can also decide whether you want to create glossy or matte stickers - the choice is yours! Our stickers were designed with glossy photo-grade sticker paper in mind, as this often results in more vibrant colours, depending on the type of paper.
Products like planner inserts can be printed on regular printer paper. Products like dividers and covers can also be printed on regular printer paper, however, you can also print them on cardstock for more durability.
How should I cut my digital stationery?
This is entirely up to you. All Paper & Belle sticker sheets are formatted so that those of you who like to DIY can easily cut your stickers using a rotary paper trimmer, scissors or a blade and ruler.
If you're using a cutting machine, then lucky you! Just follow the 5 simple steps below:
- Import your PDF or PNG files into your cutting machine software and align it to the centre of the page.
- Apply the registration marks for your machine and print your stationery on your desired paper / sticker paper.
- Import the SVG cut file into your cutting machine software and align it to the centre of the page. You should be able to see where the machine will cut around the design.
- Set the cut settings for your machine based on the paper you have chosen to print your stationery on. Note that there may be two types of cut lines within the SVG file - the pink line will cut around the individual designs, while the green line will cut your sheets down to size so they're ready to go and easy to store.
- Get your cutting machine going and have a coffee while you wait for your stationery to be ready!
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