Digital printing has gone from niche hobby to one of the hottest tech trends, with several major cardstock printers on the market, including Dell’s Precision 3D, which has been on sale for more than a year.
This article describes the basics of using a digital cardstock printing printer to print large format prints.
Choose a card stock printer.
For smaller prints, it is often easier to purchase a cheaper printable version of a particular cardstock template.
In general, larger format printable versions of printed templates, such as those for books, magazines and calendars, are usually less expensive.
To get the most out of a digital printer, consider buying a high-end printer, which can easily handle the highest quality prints.
For a budget printer, buy one that is specifically designed for high-quality printing.
This will also ensure you have enough space to accommodate your printer’s built-in fan.
If you don’t have enough storage, you can always buy a USB-C printer for more storage.
Select the right template.
Many cardstock templates come in various versions.
The most common template is the standard one.
For larger-format prints, such a template might be suitable for the printed cover of a book or a book cover.
For small-format printables, such printables might not be as useful.
In the end, choose a template that suits your needs.
Choose the right print settings.
Most cardstock printable templates are optimized for small-to-medium-sized prints.
But if you need larger-to+large-format printing, you should make sure the print settings are correct.
This can be especially important if you plan to print books or magazines or if you are planning to print something small.
Choose your print settings carefully to make sure that your prints are sharp, clean and free of dirt and grime.
Choose an ink.
A digital printer will usually allow you to print a lot of different types of prints.
Choose one that will print all your cards at the same resolution and color, or at the highest possible resolution and print all the cards at different colors.
Prepare the ink.
If the ink is too strong for your printer, it might cause the printer to stop printing.
To avoid this, it’s best to use a high quality ink that is at least 1,000 times stronger than the paper you are printing on.
The higher the strength of the ink, the less time it will take to print your cards.
A good rule of thumb is to use ink that you will use a lot.
Choose where to place your prints.
In many cases, you will want to print the cards on a flat surface.
This means that the print will sit flat on the cardstock and not move around.
If it is too far away from the surface, it will make it difficult to easily remove your card from the card.
You can also print cards on an archival surface, such the top of a cardboard box.
This is a slightly different option, but will still make your print on the cardboard a little less crisp.
When printing on a printable template, make sure to print all pages and all cards at once.
This saves time by allowing you to use the same template to print multiple pages and cards at one time.
If all your pages are printed at once, you won’t have to worry about overlapping cards and the resulting blurry image will be more readable.
To print multiple cards at a time, print all of the pages on the same page and then repeat the process.
To make sure you are using the same cardstock as your print, check the print-out sheet for a card with the same name as the one you want to use.
If there is any problem with the card, print an error message and return the printed card to the printer with a new printable one.
When it’s time to print, flip the printable.
If everything went well, the printed image should look similar to the picture shown above.
If not, it could be that you used too much ink, too much paper or the right settings for your cardstock.
The correct ink settings will ensure that your print will print perfectly and not look blurry.
Select a print time.
The amount of time it takes to print depends on the printer you choose.
Most cards are printed within an hour or two, while some can take up to 24 hours to print.
Most digital printers are available for print on demand and in batches, so you can save time if you have a busy schedule.
Some digital printers, however, require you to download and install a software program, such Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft’s Paint.
In this case, you might have to wait for a longer time to use your print.
Choose colors and fonts.
The best print settings for small printables are for bright colors and clean fonts. For