Printing Guide

Find help printing your digital downloads by selecting your location here below.

If you are interested in purchasing a shipped print, please scroll down and click on the “Shipped Prints” tab for more information.

Printing Guide

What Is a Printable Art Pack?

A printable art pack is a digital download of the art of your choice, that inluces multiple, ready-to-print sizes, making printing yourself so easy and affordable, you’ll get hooked!

How to Print Digital Downloads:

You can print digital downloads 1 of 2 ways:

• you can upload the download to your favrouite online print shop

OR

• you can print at home

What You Receive

• You will receive 1 PDF that will give you access to the following file sizes that are ready-to-print! All files are JPEG and set at the highest resolution.

• 4×5″

• 4×6″

• 5×7″

• 8×10″

• 8.5×11″

• 11×14″

• 12×16″

• 12×18″

• 16×20″

• 18×24″

• 20×30″

• 24×30″

• 24×36″

• 32×40″

• A4, A3, A2 and A1

Why Would I Want to Order A Printable Art Pack vs a Shipped Print?

• Affordable & fast
• Great for last minute gifts/decor
• Easy to do!
• Personal use only. Sharing/commercial use is illegal.

HOW TO ORDER & USE

1. Select the “Printable Art Pack” for the listing(s) you love! Then, simply choose one of the file sizes included in your Printable Art Pack (you receive this automatically via email post-purchase) & download to your computer.

2. Then, choose where you’d like to have your art printed – for the fastest service, Google a local fine art print company in your area! They can also recommend papers & finishes for you!

3. You can also access the Printable Art Guide, which has links to customer-recommend online print shops across the globe. Online prints start at just a few dollars, depending on the finish you choose.

4. Upload your file, select your paper or finish (some even print on wood, etc!) and voila! You’ve now made your own art print – the way you want it.

DELIVERY

They are instantly delivered to your email post-purchase.

TERMS

By purchasing a printable, you agree that these images are for personal use only, and may not be re-sold, altered, or used for commercial purposes in any form – this is strictly prohibited as all artwork remains © Leah Straatsma, Little Lief Creative.

Canada

OVERVIEW

The following offers suggestions and links on how to print using an online print shops and how to print at home.

 

• ONLINE PRINTING •

How and Where to Print in Canada using an Online or Local Print Shop

The following are a list of online print shops that my clients have raved about, as well as simpler ones that may fit the bill for you.

• Online Shops •

• Blacks {Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, Lamination, & more}
Poster Jack {Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Board, Specialty, & more}
Shutterfly {Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, & more}
M-Pix {Giclee Prints, Acrylic, Canvas, Wood & more}
Staples {Poster Prints, Canvas, & more}

 

• HOW TO PRINT AT HOME •

 

• Printing At Home is a quick & easy option, especially if you aren’t new to it. There are many great colour printers available that are easy to use – printing at home though does mean you are limited to size.

• Most at-home printers can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter size). So if you are hoping to print a 16×20″ print at home, that is not realistic unless you have a printer that has that capability, and you have art paper that size readily available.

•But – it IS great if you are looking for quick updates at home. Most 16×20″ or 11×14″ frames have openings for 8×10″ prints – which means as the seasons change, or as your kids grow, you can easily swap out art and replace it with new art you printed at home.

 

USING YOUR COMPUTER & PRINTER

• If you are new to printing at home, be sure to have researched your printer’s colour printing guide online (Google your printer name + how to colour print).

• I also recommend using inks that work with your printer, and fine matte art paper or cardstock. It may take you a few times to get it right, but once it is set, you are off!

• In order to print effectively at home, you must ensure that your printer can print in colour, and that you have researched the best print settings for your printer. Your computer and printer settings must match exactly.

• Please note that only smaller prints can generally be printed at home, as most can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter Size). Anything larger and you will require a specialty art printer.

Below are links for popular printers and their settings:

• Epson (Mac OS X & Windows)
• HP (Mac)
• HP (Windows)

TIPS

• For best results, print your artwork at 100% with no border. Deselect ‘Scale to fit’ as this will create a poor print with low quality.

• Now that your computer and printer are set & synced, you also need to keep in mind the paper and ink settings. The quality of your paper & inks will equal the quality of your print.

• For at home printing, I recommend a matte paper or cardstock. You can purchase these online (a quick Google search can help you!) or through Michaels Canada.

• Be sure your print settings on your computer match the type of paper you are using for optimal results!

• You can purchase ink online, but I highly recommend using ink that is compatible with your printer for the best results.

TIP: If you want to print an 8.5×11″ print, be sure to have downloaded and selected the 8.5×11″ file included in your order (all downloads come in over a dozen ready-to-print sizes!)

USA & Mexico

OVERVIEW

The following offers suggestions and links on how to print using an online print shops and how to print at home.

 

• ONLINE PRINTING •

How and Where to Print in the USA and Mexico using an Online or Local Print Shop

The following are a list of online print shops that my clients have raved about, as well as simpler ones that may fit the bill for you.

• Online Shops •

 M-Pix {Giclee Prints, Acrylic, Canvas, Wood & more}
Shutterfly {Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, & more}
Printique {Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, Standout Prints, Giclee & more}
Snapfish {Photo Tiles, Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, & more}

 

• HOW TO PRINT AT HOME •

 

• Printing At Home is a quick & easy option, especially if you aren’t new to it. There are many great colour printers available that are easy to use – printing at home though does mean you are limited to size.

• Most at-home printers can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter size). So if you are hoping to print a 16×20″ print at home, that is not realistic unless you have a printer that has that capability, and you have art paper that size readily available.

•But – it IS great if you are looking for quick updates at home. Most 16×20″ or 11×14″ frames have openings for 8×10″ prints – which means as the seasons change, or as your kids grow, you can easily swap out art and replace it with new art you printed at home.

 

USING YOUR COMPUTER & PRINTER

• If you are new to printing at home, be sure to have researched your printer’s colour printing guide online (Google your printer name + how to colour print).

• I also recommend using inks that work with your printer, and fine matte art paper or cardstock. It may take you a few times to get it right, but once it is set, you are off!

• In order to print effectively at home, you must ensure that your printer can print in colour, and that you have researched the best print settings for your printer. Your computer and printer settings must match exactly.

• Please note that only smaller prints can generally be printed at home, as most can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter Size). Anything larger and you will require a specialty art printer.

Below are links for popular printers and their settings:

• Epson (Mac OS X & Windows)
• HP (Mac)
• HP (Windows)

TIPS

• For best results, print your artwork at 100% with no border. Deselect ‘Scale to fit’ as this will create a poor print with low quality.

• Now that your computer and printer are set & synced, you also need to keep in mind the paper and ink settings. The quality of your paper & inks will equal the quality of your print.

• For at home printing, I recommend a matte paper or cardstock. You can purchase these online (a quick Google search can help you!) or through Michaels Canada.

• Be sure your print settings on your computer match the type of paper you are using for optimal results!

• You can purchase ink online, but I highly recommend using ink that is compatible with your printer for the best results.

TIP: If you want to print an 8.5×11″ print, be sure to have downloaded and selected the 8.5×11″ file included in your order (all downloads come in over a dozen ready-to-print sizes!)

europe

OVERVIEW

The following offers suggestions and links on how to print using an online print shops and how to print at home.

 

• ONLINE PRINTING •

How and Where to Print in Europe using an Online or Local Print Shop

The following are a list of online print shops that my clients have raved about, as well as simpler ones that may fit the bill for you.

• Online Shops •

• Photobox {Photo Tiles, Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, & more}
Hema (Holland) 
{Photo Blocks, Poster Prints, Canvas, Outdoor Prints, Acrylic, & more}
Whitewall  
{Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, & more}
Snapfish 
{Photo Tiles, Framed Prints, Canvas, Metal, Acrylic, & more}

 

• HOW TO PRINT AT HOME •

 

• Printing At Home is a quick & easy option, especially if you aren’t new to it. There are many great colour printers available that are easy to use – printing at home though does mean you are limited to size.

• Most at-home printers can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter size). So if you are hoping to print a 16×20″ print at home, that is not realistic unless you have a printer that has that capability, and you have art paper that size readily available.

•But – it IS great if you are looking for quick updates at home. Most 16×20″ or 11×14″ frames have openings for 8×10″ prints – which means as the seasons change, or as your kids grow, you can easily swap out art and replace it with new art you printed at home.

 

USING YOUR COMPUTER & PRINTER

• If you are new to printing at home, be sure to have researched your printer’s colour printing guide online (Google your printer name + how to colour print).

• I also recommend using inks that work with your printer, and fine matte art paper or cardstock. It may take you a few times to get it right, but once it is set, you are off!

• In order to print effectively at home, you must ensure that your printer can print in colour, and that you have researched the best print settings for your printer. Your computer and printer settings must match exactly.

• Please note that only smaller prints can generally be printed at home, as most can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter Size). Anything larger and you will require a specialty art printer.

Below are links for popular printers and their settings:

• Epson (Mac OS X & Windows)
• HP (Mac)
• HP (Windows)

TIPS

• For best results, print your artwork at 100% with no border. Deselect ‘Scale to fit’ as this will create a poor print with low quality.

• Now that your computer and printer are set & synced, you also need to keep in mind the paper and ink settings. The quality of your paper & inks will equal the quality of your print.

• For at home printing, I recommend a matte paper or cardstock. You can purchase these online (a quick Google search can help you!) or through Michaels Canada.

• Be sure your print settings on your computer match the type of paper you are using for optimal results!

• You can purchase ink online, but I highly recommend using ink that is compatible with your printer for the best results.

TIP: If you want to print an 8.5×11″ print, be sure to have downloaded and selected the 8.5×11″ file included in your order (all downloads come in over a dozen ready-to-print sizes!)

australia & new zealand

OVERVIEW

The following offers suggestions and links on how to print using an online print shops and how to print at home.

 

• ONLINE PRINTING •

How and Where to Print in Australia and New Zealand using an Online or Local Print Shop

The following are a list of online print shops that my clients have raved about, as well as simpler ones that may fit the bill for you.

• Online Shops •

• OfficeWorks {Canvas Prints, Metal, Glass, & more}
Poster Factory 
{Fine Art Prints, Giclee, Metallic, Laminated, & more}
Happy Moose 
{Framed Prints, Collage Prints, Decal Dots, Mounted Photo Prints, & more}

 

• HOW TO PRINT AT HOME •

 

• Printing At Home is a quick & easy option, especially if you aren’t new to it. There are many great colour printers available that are easy to use – printing at home though does mean you are limited to size.

• Most at-home printers can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter size). So if you are hoping to print a 16×20″ print at home, that is not realistic unless you have a printer that has that capability, and you have art paper that size readily available.

•But – it IS great if you are looking for quick updates at home. Most 16×20″ or 11×14″ frames have openings for 8×10″ prints – which means as the seasons change, or as your kids grow, you can easily swap out art and replace it with new art you printed at home.

 

USING YOUR COMPUTER & PRINTER

• If you are new to printing at home, be sure to have researched your printer’s colour printing guide online (Google your printer name + how to colour print).

• I also recommend using inks that work with your printer, and fine matte art paper or cardstock. It may take you a few times to get it right, but once it is set, you are off!

• In order to print effectively at home, you must ensure that your printer can print in colour, and that you have researched the best print settings for your printer. Your computer and printer settings must match exactly.

• Please note that only smaller prints can generally be printed at home, as most can only print up to 8.5×11″ (standard US Letter Size). Anything larger and you will require a specialty art printer.

Below are links for popular printers and their settings:

• Epson (Mac OS X & Windows)
• HP (Mac)
• HP (Windows)

TIPS

• For best results, print your artwork at 100% with no border. Deselect ‘Scale to fit’ as this will create a poor print with low quality.

• Now that your computer and printer are set & synced, you also need to keep in mind the paper and ink settings. The quality of your paper & inks will equal the quality of your print.

• For at home printing, I recommend a matte paper or cardstock. You can purchase these online (a quick Google search can help you!) or through Michaels Canada.

• Be sure your print settings on your computer match the type of paper you are using for optimal results!

• You can purchase ink online, but I highly recommend using ink that is compatible with your printer for the best results.

TIP: If you want to print an 8.5×11″ print, be sure to have downloaded and selected the 8.5×11″ file included in your order (all downloads come in over a dozen ready-to-print sizes!)

Shipping Information for Fine Art Prints

If you would prefer a shipped fine art print vs a digital download, you can find more information about that here below. All items in my shops (Little Lief Creative & Etsy) can be purchased as shipped prints.

Little Lief Creative Website: You can select a shipped print or digital download per lisiting.

Etsy: In my shop, head over to my “Shipped Prints” section.

shipped fine art prints

FINE ART PRINTS


What are fine art prints? How are they different from the Printable Art Pack?

Fine art prints (or giclee prints) are museum-quality prints that are shipped to you with love in the size you select.

• Ships within 1-5 business days
• Museum-grade archival prints
• Won’t fade & will last a lifetime
• Beautifully matte & ready to frame
• High-quality – ink will not fade & last a lifetime
• Frames not included
• Packaged with care

QUALITY

All of my fine art prints are made with museum-grade fine art matte paper & with archival inks. This means that they will not fade, last a lifetime, and have a luxurious finish with no glare.

HOW TO ORDER

Simply choose the size you would like in inches, and add to your cart! If you would like a print shipped in a different size that is not listed, please contact me – I can often request special sizes through my local printing partner!

DELIVERY

Prints are packaged with care, & shipped 1-5 days post-purchase with tracking; delivery times will vary upon location.

general shipping information

SHIPPING

 

FINE ART PRINTS

• If you have selected a fine art print, it will be packaged with care, & shipped 1-6 days post-purchase with tracking.
• For more information on shipping, please see below:

• Canadian Prints • 

Canadian prints are shipped locally with love from my printing partner.

Previously, I printed from within my studio, however now that more customers are wanting larger prints, I needed to work with someone that could make these for me. They are also local to my community, and are amazing people, too. If you are local and need some printing done yourself, please check out Extreme Imaging! I trust them completely and they produce such beautiful work on an array of surfaces, such as wood, etc. They can even create puzzles from photos and restore damaged vintage photos.

Prints are packaged with care, & shipped 1-5 days post-purchase with tracking; delivery times will vary upon location.

• International shipping •

For international orders, I do my best to focus on quality and speed. Therefore I work with partners around the world to print and ship for me. This ensures that your prints will arrive more quickly, and often times without duty or customs fees, depending on your location.

Please note that your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Any duty, tax, or customs fees are not the responsibility of Little Lief Creative, and remain the responsibility of the customer.

USA: Prints are shipped shipped 1-5 days post-purchase with tracking; delivery times will vary upon location. Please note we do not deliver to P.O. Boxes within the US – we do require a proper mailing address to ensure your prints arrive to you!

AUSTRALIA: Prints are shipped shipped 1-5 days post-purchase with tracking; delivery times will vary upon location.

UK: Prints are shipped shipped 1-5 days post-purchase with tracking; delivery times will vary upon location.

 

For Printable Art:

• If you have selected a Printable Art Pack, your files will be delivered instantly to your email post-purchase – it includes 1 PDF that links you to all of the file sizes!