Buy templates online might look intimidating the first time, you don’t know what to expect and you are hesitant if it will work for you.
But after making your first move and order your first template following the steps provided, you will love getting advantage of this cost saving method for all your weddings collateral needs.
The steps are straight forward and extremely low risk. Once you order / buy a template from the “Wedding Templates“ tab, you will instantly get a payment confirmation with an instructional step by step PDF that contains the link to access the template you chose.
The following video is a visual reference, where it shows how the instructional step by step PDF you will receive looks, and how to access your template through the link provided on the PDF. I’m using a random design for the demonstration but once you click on the link you will see the template design you bought, your template will open in Canva, which is a very friendly and easy to use app, a FREE account needs to be created in order to customize your card.
I can assist you, IF for some reason you can’t create an account, which has never happen, so far.
Once you finish customizing your template you will be able to choose and download the file to your computer. I'll recommend to have it printed with a local printer, just because it will save you time.
Be advise the PDF instruction file will be available at any time, however, you can download the link five times only
Preparing your template for printing is a very simple process, first you need to decided wether you are going to order your cards / invitations from a local printer or print them right at home.
If you choose a print shop you need to provided them with a print ready file that meet their specs, most of the times You will be asked to provide your artwork with 'crops and bleed' while others will just ask for bleed. Some of print providers will check the file and set up whatever they need for you.
I’ll explain the terms “bleed” and “crop marks” to get you familiar for any printing project you might have.
Bleed refers to an extra 1/8” (.125 in) minimum of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area or crop marks from your printing piece.
Crop Marks define the trim area, in order words is what indicates the cut size o final size of your artwork.
Having say that, let’s say you are on your free or pro canva account and you are satisfied with your template and want to download the file with the bleed and with crop marks, the next step is click the download icon in the upper right > select PDF print and then click the checkbox for crop marks and bleed and then downloaded it to your computer. (See picture below)
Is that easy! but if you have any doubt don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to assist you.
Graphic Designer. Owner of The Graphic Market. Passionate about Graphic Design; helping to spread good design.