The first download option you will see is PDF. There are many advantages to using the PDF. This articles will walk you through when to use a PDF and which options you may want to use with it.
When to download in PDF format
PDF's are great when you plan to print at home or at any office supply chain or copy and print center. Templett PDF's are vector files so the quality is very high and the text and other vector objects should remain perfectly sharp. Any raster images on the template will be 300 dpi.
You have three options that you can use when downloading as a PDF.
With the PDF you have an option to “save paper.”
With this option, Templett will put the most templates as possible per page, allowing you to save on the amount of paper you’re using. For example, two 5" x 7" invitations will fit on one sheet of paper. Four 3.5" x 5" insert cards will fit on one sheet of paper, and so on. This really helps save on paper cost!
In addition, you have the option to add trim marks.
If you plan to trim the template at home, use a print shop that requests trim marks or use a local copy center, this is a valuable feature.
Not only that, but you have the option to add a bleed.
The bleed area is an extra 1/8" added all the way around the design. This is important when you want to print all the way to the edge of the page. Print shops do not print to the edge of a sheet a paper. They print on a large sheet of paper and then cut the design out. There is always some small margin of error when cutting so the bleed is there to allow the printer to cut with a small amount of shift and still get a perfect looking finished result. If the bleed wasn't there, you'd see small slivers of white around the edges and the results would be less than ideal.
Where are my files downloaded to on my computer?
All files downloaded from Templett will go to your default downloads folder on your computer. Alternately, most browsers will also show the downloaded files at the bottom of the browser window.
Files you've downloaded are automatically saved in the Downloads folder. This folder is usually located on the drive where Windows is installed (for example, C:\users\your name\downloads).
In recent versions of Mac OSX, the downloads folder can be accessed right from the Dock located at the bottom of your screen. Alternately, from the Finder, click Go from the menu bar and select Downloads. If you don't see a Downloads option under the Go menu, click Home. The downloads folder should also be visible in your Home folder.
If you still cannot find where the file has downloaded, you can do a search on your computer for "templett" since all files downloaded with have that in the filename.