Our busy, bland, and tough world requires some fun craft activities to make it more interesting. One common crafting habit that people seek is scrapbooking. Scrapbooking helps us preserve memories, events, family histories, information, etc. in a way that makes it pleasing to look at; the process of scrapbooking itself is also very enjoyable. The most commonly used scrapbook paper to make scrapbooks is the 12 x 12-inch one that can be printed upon. Hence, to make the fun ride a little easier, we will be presenting you with an article that will teach you how to print on 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.
Printing Onto 12×12 Paper: Steps by Steps Method
Type Of Scrapbook Paper
When it comes to scrapbooking, the most commonly used type is either cardstock, acetate paper, or normal printing paper.
Acetate papers are soft and thus, easy to cut; being mildew proof makes them durable and long-lasting meaning they will perfectly store your memories for years onward. Cardstock on the other hand has a sturdy build which it depends on for durability. It comes in various colors meaning it will be the perfect flamboyant addition to your scrapbook.
To print on 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, you will need to make sure your printer supports at least a maximum sheet size of 12 x 12. If either the width or height of the maximum sheet size is less, you will have to cut off some of the sides using a scissor as otherwise, the printer heads will be unable to roll the paper in.
Besides the sheet size, you also need to make sure your printer is ready to support the weight of your printer. This can be a problem with cardstock; you have to check the media weight supported by your printer before you purchase the cardstock to prevent it from jamming your printer.
Usually, while printing papers for scrapbooking, a characteristic in demand is the “Borderless Printing” feature. This allows printing on the entire surface and removes any white borders from the side, giving a more scrapbook-like feel. If your printer supports borderless printing, then you might want to tick the necessary boxes to enable the feature.
Depending on the type of paper you use, you might also want to adjust the Paper Type. While using cardstock, the “Premium Matte” option might be suitable, but this might differ based on your printer. It is best to experiment as different models of printers are like to react differently to scrapbook papers. When printing pictures or any document that consists of color, selecting the “Best Photo” option from the Advanced Printer Settings option is a good idea; this allows printing at the maximum possible resolution.
Lastly, make adjustments to Paper Size. If you do not see the 12 x 12 size, then you should choose to manually type in your dimensions.
Two types of ink are regularly available – pigment ink or the dye-based kind. Both allow amazing prints but if you are looking for something that needs to be stored for a long time, then you should choose pigment ink. Inks based on dyes are not resistant to fading and so the colorful look will disappear with time.
We hope our article will help you in making some of the most perfect additions to your scrapbook. The process itself is easy, all you need to do is pick the right materials and experiment with them and the settings to see which appeals to you. Have a fun time scrapbooking!