turning digi scrapping into printed pages

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4boysn1grl's picture
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turning digi scrapping into printed pages

I don't have a 12x12 printer, but I wanted to take some of my digi pages and print them to make a book.. how would I do that, what settings, and would it be best to probably make the books 8x8 instead of 12x12?

Thanks in advance.

captainswife's picture
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I'm no help cuz I'm paper but someone will help you here for sure.
Your daughter is so cute! Biggrin

Cherrykitten's picture
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I print all of my 12x12 at costco. They actually have a scrapbook printing that does both 12x12 and 8x8. It's pretty inexpensive and they can do it rather quick Smile HTH

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"Cherrykitten" wrote:

I print all of my 12x12 at costco. They actually have a scrapbook printing that does both 12x12 and 8x8. It's pretty inexpensive and they can do it rather quick Smile HTH

I was going to say the same thing!

if you want a book already bound, there are many online sites that do that. But with the Costco prints, you can get the pages printed and then put them in a regular scrapbook (that's what I do as I do mostly paper layouts but some digital)

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Here is my lengthly response:

I wouldn't recomend printing your own unless you will be just printing a few. It will cost a lot in ink and you won't get quite the quality you would if you had them printed. They can turn out really nice printed at home on a cardstock, but just think about the ink costs before you print too many.

Costco is great for printing single pages. I have them printed there often for display in frames and for grandparents. They cost $2.99 for a 12x12 and I have them sent directly to the grandparents for mother's day, etc.

My personal favorite is to print my pages in pre-bound books. There are a couple of sites that do it. Artscow.com is one of them, but I was really disapointed with the quality of the printed book. They came out grainy like it is low-quality printing. The one that I really like is shutterfly.com This is where I have my family albums printed. In the long run, I actually save money this way. I just had a 100-page album printed and without discounts it cost $200 (12x12 padded cover book). That may seem like a lot, but if you printed 100 pages individually it would be $300 and that doesn't even include page covers or a book to put the pages in. The pre-bound books from shutterfly come out beautiful. I just love the quality. I find that I like the padded cover, it just looks so nice and "finished" when I get it. You get to design the cover as well. If this is something you are interested in, you will want to go to the site and read up on printing your own digital scrapbook because you will want to know the dimensions for the cover so you can design it.

Anyway, sorry I wrote so much but this is a favorite topic of mine.

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"captainswife" wrote:

I'm no help cuz I'm paper but someone will help you here for sure.
Your daughter is so cute! Biggrin

tysvm! Smile

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I use www.scrapbookpictures.com and am very happy with the results/quality. I buy my own book and insert the pages. I may try shutterfly next time however, since I am tired of buying page inserts for my own books Smile

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I print all my pages at Costco, but I take advantage of their 12x18 size- it's the same price as if you were going to print 12x12, but I put 1, 12x12, and 2, 6x6's on the page to fill up the space, and then I give the 6x6's away to grandparents, etc. Also, I think they look much better in matte than glossy, and make sure you click on the thing to NOT auto fix colors, etc - they could come out wonky if you don't click on it. HTH!