We recommend you to use one of our templates when designing your printed matter, especially if you design complex printed matters such as beach flags and sales materials.
Avoid any hassle
When you use the templates, you avoid trouble with cropping, document sizes, etc. In the .zip file, we have also enclosed our export settings.
Tip: Use InDesign
We recommend you to use templates optimized for InDesign. That way you are assured that the templates themselves are not included in your printed matter. If you use the PDF template, remember to delete the template in the document before exporting.
Our templates are saved as ZIP files, in which you find:
• PDF format template
• InDesign format template
• Our document "How-to-design-your-printed matter.pdf"
• Our "export settings"
• Our document: "What are export settings.txt"
Design without templates
If you are to design a simple printed matter such as for example a post card, you can do that without using our templates - see All you need to know about print files.
Problems and questions
If you experience problems with the templates, or if you have questions, you are
welcome to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have used our PDF template, you must remember to delete
this before you export your print file.
Using the InDesign template
Download the InDesign template, unpack it, double click the file – and you are ready to design your printed matter. Finally, you export as a PDF file – remember to install our export settings.
Using the Photoshop template
Download the Photoshop template, double click the file – and you are ready to design your printed matter. Export it as a jpeg (not PDF) file in the best available quality (600 dpi). Remember to delete the layer with the template before export.
Using the PDF template
If you use Illustrator, CorelDRAW or Quark, you can insert our PDF-template in your document. Remember to define the correct document size yourself.