Tuesday, February 19, 2013

St. Patrick Printables

Now that Valentine's Day is over its time to start switching out the decor and what better way to start then with St. Patrick Printables?  This printable may look slightly familar depending on how long you've been following Sarah Dawn Designs.  I used this template last year but decided that this year my St. Patrick Printables could use a little makeover with some fun bright colors.  

Don't get me wrong, I still like the colors from last year, however bold bright colors are the trend right now.  

This printable, as well as the one from last year are found on my website, free for download.  

Print this baby out on an 8 1/2 x 11 size paper and trim it down to fit into an 8 x 10 frame.  

My watermark will not show up in your download:)

About this time last year we also discussed a little about printing and getting the right color, as a good reminder I thought I would bring it up again.

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.  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 their 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.

The other thing to note is that colors will change from screen to screen.  That's because our monitors are calibrated differently.  Photographers and many graphic designers will buy a program to calibrate their monitors so they know exactly what their print/graphics should look like.  

Color can be a little tricky at times. 

I hope you enjoy the St. Patrck Printable regardless:)


  1. Thank you for the printable, and
    the technical information.

  2. Hi Sarah, I saw your adorable printable over at I Gotta Create. I love it! Thanks for sharing it and I've pinned it! :) ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

  3. We love free printables on my blog! I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-8.html

  4. Visiting from Bloom. Great designs! It is St. Paddy not Patty BTW.

    1. Thanks Sylvia for correcting me. I had to look up the difference and from now on I will make sure and get it correct. I'm pretty sure my naive American is showing :)

  5. Thank you for this printable and I love your design.