Tips to Help You Print Wall Art Like a Pro (At Home or Online)

Tips to Help You Print Wall Art Like a Pro (At Home or Online)

Love the idea of downloading high quality nursery art but not sure how to actually print them from home?

Have no fear, it's actually super simple and there are multiple options depending on the size you want and your budget.

In just a few minutes you can download and print beautiful wall art to decorate your child's room. It doesn't get much easier (or faster) than that! 

I setup this handy guide so you can find the perfect option for you and if you still have questions afterwards don't hesitate to leave a comment below or shoot me a note so we can talk it through together.

How to print 8 x 10s

 

Option 1: Print from home

This one is definitely the easiest and cheapest. All you need to do is download the 8 x 10 nursery print(s), choose your printer and then make sure to select "Scale: 100%." Do not select "Scale to Fit," that will stretch the image to fill up the printer sheet which is 8.5 x 11 and make result in funny looking images. Depending on the frame you chose you may need to do some minor trimming along the edges for a perfect fit.

 

Option 2: Print at a place like Shutterfly or Costco

This option is just as easy but a little more expensive (around $3-6 per print + shipping) and you'll have to wait for them to print and ship (or pickup) your nursery art.

Shutterfly.com and Costco offer high quality printing at very reasonable prices. If you go the Shutterfly route make sure you look for a promo code on their home page; they are almost always running a 40-50% off sale.

You'll need to upload your images to their website (or bring them on a USB if you want to order in a store), select your size and paper (I prefer matte photo paper or cardstock) and wait for them to ship straight to your door!

They won't need any trimming and should slide right into any frame you choose.

Need some instructions to help you navigate Shutterfly? Click the button at the bottom of this screen to download my free guide to printing on Shutterfly.

 

 

How to print anything larger than an 8x10

 

Unless you own a large format home printer (lucky you!) you'll need to use a professional printer for the larger sizes but that doesn't have to be scary (or expensive.) Here are my two favorite ways to print large format nursery art on your own:

 

Option 1: Print at a place like Shutterfly or Costco

Just like with 8 x 10s, Shutterfly.com and Costco offer high quality printing in larger sizes - don't forget to look for a promo code if you go the Shutterfly route.

You'll still need to upload your images to their website (or bring them on a USB if you want to order in a store), select your size and paper (I prefer matte photo paper or cardstock) and wait for them to ship straight to your door!

Again, they won't need any trimming and should slide right into any frame you choose.

 

Option 2: Print at a local print shop

A true print shop should be able to manage just about any size you want and they'll offer several high quality art papers to chose from. Not sure which is best? They'll be happy to help.

This is a great option if you supporting local, small businesses and want the highest quality possible. They'll likely need PDFs - if that's the case just shoot me a note and I will happily send them to you!

 

Need a little extra help?

I put together some simple instructions on how to print using Shutterfly - one of my favorite options for easy, budget-friendly printing (FYI I am not getting paid to say this, I truly love Shutterfly!)

You can download the guide by clicking on the button at the bottom of the screen.

 

Still not 100% convinced that printing from home is easy?

Let me print for you! I use high quality matte art paper and archival inks and I am always happy to print and ship to customers.

You can find the "Print & Ship" option in the listing for any of my prints here.

Just choose the size you want, order and then sit back and wait for your personalized nursery prints to arrive!

 

Still have questions?

Leave a comment below or email me and we can figure it out together.

 

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