How To Print Digital Downloads from Etsy and The Magic Crayons

The Magic Crayons website provides a detailed guide on how to download and print digital downloads purchased direct from our website or stores in Etsy and Teachers Pay Teachers.. The step-by-step guide includes instructions for both PC and Mac users, as well as how to download and print from mobile devices. The guide also covers important aspects such as print quality and paper choice, to ensure the best possible results. This helpful guide ensures customers get the most out of their digital purchases and are able to easily create high-quality prints of their favorite designs from The Magic Crayons.
  • All individual print downloads from The Magic Crayons Gift Store and Etsy Store come with SEVEN high-resolution professional image files at 300-dpi, zipped and ready for printing in the following sizes


    1x1 ratio file for printing small to large square prints


    2x3 Ratio file for printing - 4"x6", 6"x9", 8"x12", 10"x15", 12"x18", 16"x24", 20"x30", 24”x36”, 60x90cm


    3x4 Ratio file for printing - 6"x8", 9"x12", 12"x16", 18"x24”, 45x60cm

  • FOUR

    4x5 Ratio file for printing - 4"x5", 8"x10", 16"x20", 40x50cm


    5x7 Ratio file for printing - 5"x7", 50x70cm


    11x14 File for printing - 11"x14"


    59.4cm x 84.1cm Metric ratio file for printing A6, A5, A4, A3, A2, A1

  • Recommended Paper Type

    Using heavyweight photo paper (200-350 gsm) or cardstock paper for home printing offers several advantages:

    • High-quality prints: These papers are designed to absorb ink well, resulting in sharp and vibrant images with high resolution
    • Durable and long-lasting: The weight and thickness of the paper make it more resistant to wear and tear, making the prints more durable and long-lasting.
    • Professional look and feel: The matte finish provides a professional and polished look to the prints, similar to those produced in a commercial print shop.
    • Versatility: Heavyweight matte photo paper and cardstock paper are suitable for a wide range of printing projects, from family photos to business cards, invitations, and art prints.
    • Wide compatibility: Most home printers are compatible with heavyweight matte photo paper and cardstock paper, making it easy to create high-quality prints without the need for specialized equipment or software.
  • The following printers have the capability to handle thicker paper types, including heavyweight matte photo paper and cardstock paper, and produce high-quality prints. The Canon PIXMA TS9521C and Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 are both designed specifically for photo printing, while the HP Envy 6055 and Brother MFC-J805DW are more versatile all-in-one printers.

    Please note that printer companies add small improvements to their printers every year so the model number listed below do update over time.

  • Using a local printing shop has several advantages over buying a printer, including:

    Cost savings: While buying a printer may seem like a one-time expense, the cost of ink, toner, and maintenance can quickly add up. A local printing shop allows you to pay only for the prints you need, saving you money in the long run.

    High-quality prints: Local printing shops typically have professional-grade printers and use high-quality paper, resulting in better print quality than many home printers can achieve.

    Time savings: When using a local printing shop, you don't have to spend time setting up and troubleshooting a printer. Plus, you can often get prints done quickly, sometimes even on the same day.

    Customization options: Local printing shops can often provide customization options that are not available with home printers, such as different paper types, finishes, and sizes.

    Expertise: Printing shop staff are usually experts in their field and can provide advice on design, layout, and printing options to help you achieve the best results.

  • Wooden frames

    Wooden frames are a classic choice and come in a range of styles, from traditional to modern. They are durable and can add warmth and texture to a space.

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  • Metal frames

    Metal frames offer a sleek and modern look that can complement contemporary decor. They are also durable and come in a variety of finishes, such as brushed nickel or black matte.

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  • Acrylic frames

    Acrylic frames are a great option for a minimalist or modern aesthetic. They are lightweight, shatterproof, and come in clear or frosted finishes.

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  • Gallery frames

    Gallery frames are ideal for creating a unified look for a collection of photos or artwork. They come in a range of sizes and colors and can be hung in groups for a cohesive display. They are perfect for creating a statement piece in a living room or hallway.

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