One of my problems with making printables is I can never decide between colours, fonts and patterns. Usually, before I add one, I have made three or four versions behind the scenes. I thought you might find it interesting to see the variations. Sometimes I will add more than one, but usually I just pick the one I like best or that I think is likely to be the most useful. S when I sat down to make some Thanksgiving printables, I had these three to choose from:
I like all of them and can’t decide which one I like best! I’ve added a single page PDF of the above, a sampler, if you will, of the variations, and would be really interested in your thoughts.
First, just cause I’m curious… a poll:
Next, something interesting to note is the huge variation in colour between the ones I printed using matte photo paper and HIGH for the quality (in all cases, the darker versions) and the plain paper standard quality settings. HUGE.
I would just say keep this in mind for mine or any one else’s printables. The sampler might be a very handy thing, to see you doing what I had to do before I thought of it, and printing the same sheet multiple times. As a matter of fact, I wonder if adding a test strip to print for my printable sheets would be helpful, so you can print the swatch using different settings and compare. For me, I really like the very dark blackish-brown of the doodle set, much more that the reddish-brown – but what sort of variations do YOU get when you print?Having thought of it now I have to try to test my theory. Here is a PDF of just the colour swatches – you should be able to print it in one quality the flip the paper and print in a second quality and fit both on one side – then you can do two more on the back – to see which ones you like best. Not sure about the paper size variations, but you will surely see enough of them to decide even if a bit gets cut off on US letter, for example. I am SO curious to know how you get on. I hope SOMEONE will do it and share the info. Just FYI, I have a Canon iP4950 printer. Be sure to say which one you have.