PRINTING INFORMATION

All of our products are saved in 300dpi (this is the highest clearest resolution possible)


IMPORTANT DO'S AND DON'TS FOR PRINTING:

  •   DO NOT use a device to forward files to any printing lab.  Our devices (such as phones, tablets, etc) will automatically resize the file to make it smaller so that it sends quicker.  This will change the resolution of the file and it will print blurry.  
  • For the same reason mentioned in #1 DO NOT try and print from your mobile device.
  • Save your file to you desktop (do not keep it in your email).  Be sure you DO NOT change any size settings. You need to keep everything the way it is. Any modification to the file size will change the resolution of your file and may cause it to print blurry or pixelated.
  • 5x7 prints tend to be more expensive to print than 4x6. If price is an issue you may want to shop around before purchasing. Once I have begun then design process and emailed you the file the size cannot be changed.  You will have to repurchase the invitation in the new size.
  • When printing matching items you will need to be sure you are using a program that prints JPEGS.  Be sure you DO NOT resize them.  They should be printed as FULL PHOTO images and printed on 8.5x11 paper/cardstock. 
  • ALL of my items have been tested extensively by me and other testers to ensure they print in the correct resolution and the correct sizes.  If you are having difficulties please refer to your owners manual.  I am a designer and have gone to great lengths to offer only the highest quality items.  I am not a tech person and cannot help you with issues on your printer. 
Pink Hippo Party tests all products prior to releasing them.  They have all been printed and cut to be sure they fit the dimensions listed. You will need to have basic knowledge of printing JPGES to use our products. We cannot help you with set up of your printer and any other technical issues you may encounter.  Please refer to your owners manual or Google if you need assistance.  Any and all printing companies listed are recommendations only.  Results and experiences may vary based on location and Pink Hippo Party is not responsible for errors in printing when using a recommended company. 

INVITATIONS AND THANK YOU CARDS:

You have many options when printing invitations and thank you cards below are some of the most commonly used places and highly recommended from my clients.
  1. Print at home on your computer.  You can purchase white cardstock at Walmart for under $10 for a full ream of 8.5x11 paper. You can also find it at any office supply store such as Office Max or Staples.  To print at home you will need to have basic knowledge of printing.  I cannot assist with technical issues.  I am happy to put two invites on one page in PDF for you for easy printing.  (I do not recommend pre-cut cards as they do not seem to work well with printing).
  2. Upload your design to any photo lab center such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc.  Any photo lab that prints 5x7 or 4x6 photo prints. 
  3. You can purchase ENVELOPES at any office supply store or craft store such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Office Max, Staples, etc. 

*Please note that I do not recommend any online printing places such as Vista Print, UPrinting, Overnight Prints, etc. or local printing companies. They all use different printing specs and I do not change files to match their printing specifications or offer trim marks.  My files are formatted to be printed at home or in a photo lab center.  If you choose to use another type of printing company I will not be able to reformat my designs and they may not print properly.


MATCHING PARTY DECORATIONS:

All party printables are formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper only!  Do no resize any files or you will change the overall look and size of the product.  You can use white cardstock, full sticker sheets (NOT individual labels), photo paper or copy paper.  I recommend cardstock which can be purchased in a large ream of paper at Wal-Mart for less than $10.  You can also have a place like Office Max print them and then you cut them out at home if you do not have a printer. 


CUPCAKE TOPPERS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, 2 inch circle or scallop circle punch, glue & 4 inch lollipop sticks.
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Punch out with 2" punch.  Apply small amount of glue to the top of the lollipop stick.  Center the circle image (you just punched out) on the lollipop stick & glue.  Allow to dry 10-15 minutes before moving.
GIFT TAGS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, matching ribbon or tulle, small hole punch & circle or scallop circle punch (make sure you have the right size based on what you purchased..  So if you purchased a 3" tag you need a 3" punch and so on).
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Punch out with your circle punch.  Use a hole punch to create a small hole in the top for your ribbon.  Tie around your party favors.
BANNERS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors, ribbon or tulle & small hole punch
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out each square.  Punch a small hole in both top corners.  Tie each letter together with ribbon or tulle.  Use a longer ribbon on the ends to hang.
CENTERPIECE OR CAKE TOPPER:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, large circle cutter or scissors, glue & 12 inch lollipop sticks or wooden dowels (can be purchased at a craft store).
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out into circles (each circle is 4")  Apply small amount of glue to the top of the stick.  Center the circle image (you just punched out) on the stick & glue.  Allow to dry 10-15 minutes before moving.  Add ribbon or tulle to add pop!
CANDY BAR WRAPPER
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & adhesive
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors and wrap around your standard 1.55oz Hershey Bar.  Secure with adhesive on the ends.
NAPKIN RINGS
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & adhesive
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors and wrap around your napkin and utensils.  Secure with adhesive on the ends.
WATER BOTTLE LABELS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & adhesive
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors and wrap around your water bottles.  Secure with adhesive on the ends. Water Bottle Labels are 8" long and 2" wide (be sure to use water bottles that will fit this label.  You can always trim the ends to make it shorter.)
BUFFET TENT CARDS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & adhesive
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors then fold in half. 
BAG TOPPERS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors, Stapler & favor bags that are 4" in width
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors then fold in half and staple to bags.
WELCOME SIGN:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors, ribbon/tulle, hole punch
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors.  Punch small holes in each top corner and use matching ribbon or tulle to hang. 
CD COVER:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & CD Cases
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock. Cut with scissors and place inside your CD case.
BUBBLE LABELS:
Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Scissors & adhesive
Assembly: Print on 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Cut out with scissors.  Wrap around bubbles and secure with adhesive

 

*Colors may vary monitor to monitor and printer to printer.

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