Archive | January 24, 2012

Printing Digital Products: Which Paper To Choose?

Editor’s Note: With this article, Stephanie Vetne makes her debut as a Contributing Writer at Scrapbook Update. We hope that you enjoy her expertise in digital scrapbooking. – Nancy

As a mostly digital scrapbooker, I am often asked about printing options for my layouts and digital supplies. People want to know how I print my layouts, and how to print digital supplies for use in hybrid projects. One of the most common questions I get is “which paper should I use?”

For layouts, the answer is easy – high-quality photo paper works best for printing. Photographs are usually the highlight of any layout, and photographs always look best on photo paper. My personal favorite is a matte or luster finish but I know plenty of other digital scrapbookers who prefer glossy paper. As long as it’s photo paper, any of the finishes are just fine.

But when you’re working on hybrid projects that use a combination of photographs, paper supplies, and digital supplies, you have a lot more options. I print all of my photographs on photo paper but I mix it up a lot more when I print digital supplies. Let me show you why other options work just as well for digital supplies.

Here I started with the journaling cards from Katie Pertiet’s Labeled Journalers No. 4 from

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Sponsor Giveaway | My Creative Classroom

Today we’re bringing you a giveaway from one of our sponsors, My Creative Classroom!

My Creative Classroom is celebrating!  We’ve been bringing online classes to crafters all over the world for 5 years.  In celebration, we are announcing that we will be allowing lifetime access to course content on our site!  Most of our classes will be offered for lifetime access!  Lifetime access begins with classes taken this past fall and will include classes going forward.   WOW!  Now you can take a class with the instructor and then refer back to the directions in the future.

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. This upcoming Spring MCC will be offering over 100 courses. From the Cricut to Tombow to mixed media to rubber stamping and scrapbooking we have something for everyone. Don’t miss out on some wonderful classes starting January 23rd, including (you can enroll in classes with links NOW!): Continue Reading →