Thursday, March 1, 2012

St. Patrick s Day Printables

I think it's about time for another free Download of the Month and what better for the month of March then St. Patrick s Day printables?  Like my other Downloads of the Month the idea is that you print it on a regular 8 1/2 x 11 size paper and trim it down to fit into an 8 x 10 size frame.  I took just a little less than  1/2 inch from top and bottom while taking a little less than 1/4 of an inch from the sides.

You can find this and other free downloads on my website.  Be sure to look around while you're there.

I love the bright colors of these St. Patrick s Day printables and that they aren't in your typical rainbow colors.  If you compare the two photos above you'll notice a little bit of a difference in color.  This brings up a a good topic to discuss.  Sometimes, when you go to print things on any printer you'll find that the colors are off.  Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.  Printers need to be re calibrated every so often to adjust the colors back to what your screen is showing.  Why?  Printing causes a lot of wear and tear on the machines themselves.  I'm guessing the printer at Staples is getting close to needing to be re calibrated.  If this happens to you, there are several courses of actions you can take.

1.)  Ask them if there is anything they can do to get your print closer to what your screen is showing.
2.) Find out when there machines are due for their next tune up.  (If it's not for a while and the color is pretty bad I would probably find a different company.  That's poor service.)
3.)  Ask for a refund.
4.) Take it somewhere else.
5.)  Take it as it is.

I chose number 5 this time.  The color wasn't terrible and I didn't mind it.

I hope you enjoy these St. Patrick s Day Printables :)      


  1. Great post. Your St. Patrick's Day printables are adorable and I love that you talk about printers needing to be calibrated. At first, I wouldn't say anything if the quality and colors are off. Now I do if need be. It's all good!

  2. Great Post Sarah, The download of the month is great. I, too, wouldn't have thought about the printers needed recalibrating. Thanks.

  3. This is great! I hope you'll link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.