View Full Version : What do you do with your layouts?
Just want to see what everyone does with their layouts.....
-do you print them at home?
-do you use an online printing service?
-do you put them in albums or frame them?
-have you ever had your layouts put into a coffee table book?
-have you ever printed a layout on canvas?
This is the "place" for all things printed...and a special interest of mine...so I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts, concerns, interests etc.....
I have printed them at home and also burnt them to disc and had them printed at Walmart. They came out GREAT!!
04-01-2004, 04:54 PM
Anything over 8½x11 I take to Wolf Camera for printing. Anything under, I print at home.
04-01-2004, 04:58 PM
I never print from home as I am too cheap and cannot stand all the ink it takes! :p I take mine to Walmart for printing or watch for sales online.
04-01-2004, 07:39 PM
I print mine and stick in a 3 ring binder because my little ones love to look at the pictures.
04-01-2004, 07:49 PM
Well, if I am printing, I print at home, now that I have a brand new HP photo printer....woohoo (well, 3 months old now).
But mostly just save to disc, til I figure out what I am going to do with them. I have printed some that I made for a friend and made an album, along with a Flip Album CD for her.
I have to admit, when you do a good job, nothing better than seeing them beautifully printed. The colors are so much crisper 'in person' :D
I try to print mine at home. Recently I tried having them done at Cosco - but for some reason - the cleark told me that i have to reformat my pictures. I was going to have them printed in 8 x 10 - but i guess i didn't save them the right way. Plus my layouts were orig done for 12 x 12 - HELP! I don't know what to do. How can I save them in a disc and have them printed the way it should be. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!!
the first thing you need to do is decide what size you would like to print in..8x10 or 12x12....remember, if you try to take a 12x12 and just resize it to 8x10 it wont work. You should really size the image to the size you think you will want to print to once the layout is complete.
When you took them to Costco-did the clerk mention why you needed to reformat them? How do you have them saved? Not sure what they were looking for there....
Right now I am not sure there is anywhere that prints in 12x12 size...I know Kinko's does 11x11..that's the largest I have come across in my research.
04-02-2004, 03:27 PM
I do my digital layouts in 8 1/2 x 11 and print them at home. I put them in Pioneer albums in sheet protectors.
I want to "paper" scrap a trip I took and put the pages in a 12 x 12 binder. I have a cottage arts vacations cd that has some great 12 x 12 backgrounds. I was trying to figure out how I could use them:
a. have Kinko's print them 11 x 11. I would still need to attach it to a 12 x 12 sheet.
b. print two 8 1/2 x 11 sheets and piece together. I would still need to attach to a 12 x 12 sheet.
c. I think it will be easier to just go to the scrap book store and purchase some background pages!
04-04-2004, 07:24 PM
Right now I'm designing 8"x8", printing on 8.5"x11" paper and trimming down to go into the album. I have an Epson Stylus C84 which isn't meant to be a photo printer (it uses DuraBrite inks which is what I wanted) but it's doing a good job for me so far.
But this little album is more for fun stuff, experimental, whatever catches my fancy. Most of the recent challenges & speed scraps have ended up in here. It has both paper and digital layouts in it.
I'm still working out how I plan to use digital scrapping in my chronological and vacation albums. I work with 12"x12" albums but a wide-format printer isn't in the plans anytime soon.
I'm leaning toward a hybrid style - making and printing individual elements, cutting them out (I'll be doing a lot of straight-edge designs<g>) and using them in paper layouts. The creativity and individuality of computer scrapping, the actual layers and no complicated printing issues of paper scrapping. Also, I like the contrast of glossy photos and matte elements and paper.
I'll be getting my digital photos printed by a photo processor - still deciding which one is going to be the best match of price and convenience.
04-13-2004, 09:22 PM
I can't stand not to print mine - I just have to see them "in real". So far I have only printed them at home. I create my 12x12 layouts in two pieces (or three) so that I can print them on my printer which will only do 81/2 x 11. Or the few that I have done in complete 12x12, I have scaled down to 8x8, so I can print 'em. Just gotta see them "in real"!!!!!!
04-16-2004, 12:55 PM
Jaylin, I hear what you are saying...I finally went and printed some layouts at Kinkos this morning and WOW!!! They were so much better than they ever looked on the screen. I think I'll print more quickly now....just so I can get that WOW factor :-) It really completes the process for me more than just posting on line or emailing.
05-20-2004, 08:30 PM
I’m new – but here is what I ‘plan’ to do…
I’m a paper scrapbooker (or have been) so I plan to complete my 2003 album (a little behind as I stay with paper scrapbooks) with printed 12 x 12 – guess I go to kinko’s.
I plan to start my 2004 and future albums 12 x 12 but printing them 8 x 8 and start getting 8x8 albums.
Then plan to insert my pages as part of my Home Memories DVD – where I take my video clips and pictures and create a ‘Year in Review’ DVD with custom menus and such. I’ve done this with my previous videos and digital pictures – but hope this will add a touch of professionalism to my DVDs. I also used to scan my paper scrapbook pages and include them – this will be sooo much easier!
I still like to have my albums to flip through. But I’ve always struggled with the fact they those pictures only tell half of the story – so much is also on my home movies. It’s one thing to have a picture of my daughter’s glee opening her candy on her first Halloween – quite another to actually hear the joy! Now I will combine them together and not fill like I’m missing out on a memory. Plus it’s fun to create!
Now to find the time to do it all.
05-21-2004, 11:16 AM
I print mine from home. If it is for someone else I will frame it as a gift but mostly I put them into this cute little scrap book and then add embellishments on top of my pre done scrap :)
05-21-2004, 11:44 AM
I do slide shows on my CD's. Plus a LSS has a fantastic printer and prints true 12X12s on 13 " paper for only $1.00. Once again, I have to say that I love Utah ! ! !
I would love to do your suggestion Jill of the coffee table books, someday I will try that.
Speaking of canvas, I just saw the canvas paper in a cataloge and would love to try that. Sounds classy. Have any of you tried it ?
I would love to line my hallway with those cool hanging acrylic photo frames. It would be fun to change the layouts for the seasons. Kind of like a revolving gallery :D .
05-21-2004, 12:14 PM
i always did 8½x11 on paper pages so i went with that for digital. i went to 8x10 tho since i don't have borderless and i end up framing some. i print at home and put in a three ring binder. but from memory makers i just got the most beautiful mrs grossman's 8x8 album, so i might try that size for my wedding album. i've never done square, but so many of you seem to like it, i think i'll give it a go! :D
06-27-2004, 11:11 PM
My Costco prints 12 X 18 photographs for only $2.99. So I make a canvas size of 12 X 18, and on that canvas, I place one 12 X 12 page and 2 6X6 mini pages stacked on the side. Not a bad deal -- three identical pages for $3.00. I take the files in on a CD as a .jpeg. If I don't need the mini pages, I add some other pictures to fill that extra 6X12 inch space on the side of my 12 X 12 page.
I am just starting digital scrapping, and have been paper scrapping for 12+ years. The 12 X 12s are placed in my traditional scrapbooks.
Costco will only print digital files in the landscape mode, so be aware of that when you save your files on your CD.
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