Printables are a wonderful supplement to paper supplies in all your craft projects. One of the main advantages is that they can be printed over and over again, on demand. This is a kinder alternative for Mother Earth as it wastes less paper compared to purchasing mass produced paper pads that we often don't use completely.
Another great thing about them is they add variety to a project because of their unique designs, often including coordinating pockets, tags and other ephemera elements.
And finally, printables (at EVG) can be purchased from anywhere in the world and downloaded instantly. This means no waiting for an order to arrive in the mail and no fees to ship them. This is especially great for crafters who have little or no selection of supplies in their area!
In the following video, you'll see an example of how you can make a junk journal by combining printables and other paper supplies.
And now, a few tips!
It's a good idea to download printables immediately after your purchase when possible. Typically when printables are purchased, they are available on a receipt page immediately after the order is completed. Also, a link is sent to the email you entered during checkout. If you use a different email address for such transactions, it would be advisable that you access the email right away and forward it to your preferred email address. You should also save this receipt to a folder other than your inbox. This way, you have a copy and order number for future reference.
Saving downloads to your computer is a good temporary option, but they should be moved to cloud storage such Dropbox or Google Drive, or an external hard drive (I use the one shown here).
Getting beautiful prints depends on two things: paper and printer. A combination of quality matte photo paper and a color printer with original brand ink will usually give you the best results.
I have yet to find a high quality cardstock that gives me the bright, crisp prints of matte photo paper. I've tried several brands of both cardstock and photo paper over the years, but keep coming back to Red River paper. The quality is outstanding even when paired with a low end inkjet printer. The video below shows a comparison between cardstock and Red River matte photo paper. See for yourself:
I keep Red River paper on hand at all times and use it for all my junk journal printables. My favorites are:
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