Printing customized Christmas cards at home can be fun as well as inexpensive, with the help of compatible printer toners and ink cartridges. Learn easy ways
Printing your own Christmas cards at this time of the year may seem like a daunting task for some, but, in fact, it can be fun and cost very little if you know how to go about it. The cost of printing the cards may put you off but if you think smart and use the compatible version of your ink cartridges then the cost of printing a coloured Christmas card can be very little indeed. Most printers will accept a non-original version of their ink cartridge and will print perfectly well with virtually no noticeable difference in the print quality.
The first thing to do is to download a template form the internet that will allow you to customize your own Christmas card, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Once you have a workable Word template select a photo image for the front – this could be a photo of the family or a family pet, make sure it is something that will capture the attention of the person you are sending it to. Some people will bring out the same Christmas card year after year if it has a family photo on the cover as it may have fond memories for certain people.
Next, select a script font from your font selection that will help the flow of the text such as Merry Christmas. If you follow the template you will be able to print on both sides of the card and when the card is finally creased and folded it will stand as would a normal Christmas Card. Be careful about the weight of card you choose for the card as some printers will have a limit on the weight they will accept. For example some printers will only accept paper of a weight up to 135gsm – this is heavier than paper but not as heavy as a traditional Christmas card.
There are also different types of finishes on the card and you may opt for a glossy finish to highlight the image you have chosen on the front. Using compatible ink cartridges or laserjet toners in your printer will allow you to economically print numerous cards and, to be honest, there is no real substitute for a personalized festive card that family and friends will both appreciate and enjoy.
In summary, there are 3 easy steps to remember when printing your own customized Christmas cards: 1. Choose a template in Microsoft Word format, 2. Use compatible ink cartridges or laserjet toners and 3. Remember to post your cards before the deadline!