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General Questions

  1. We believe printing your digital scrapbook pages using Scrapbooks to Share provides the best balance between cost and quality for printing digital scrapbook pages. Our technology and processes were selected and designed to focus on one thing - scrapbook duplicating and printing. We use high quality paper that is acid and lignin-free and deliver your pages in the desired finished size.
  2. A second option is to print yourself by using a large format printer that can print 12" x 12" paper or print non 8.5" x 11" paper using an 8" x 8" format and trim to fit an 8" x 8" scrapbook album. This is an interesting option, but the cost of printing on your printer may be more than the cost to have Scrapbooks to Share print your digital scrapbook pages (please see the section below).
  3. A third option is to use a copy center. However, copy centers likely won't be able to answer your question about whether or not their paper is acid and lignin-free. In addition, they don't generally have 12" x 18" paper so they will want to print your pages on 11" x 17" paper. Furthermore, their paper won't be as heavy or as high-quality as the papers we use. They may also have "processing" charges for opening files and printing. Finally, you will either have to pay them to cut the pages to size or do it yourself.
  4. A fourth option is to try to use a local commercial printer. However, in our research, the typical commercial printer also won't be able to tell you if their paper is acid and lignin-free. In addition, they prefer to print jobs for businesses worth $1000s and don't price their services for small print jobs like one copy of a 40 page scrapbook. They frequently have minimum order sizes and processing and setup fees that significantly increase the cost per page.
This is a very difficult question to answer as how long a print will last is based on an amazing array of variables (light exposure, humidity, storage, etc.).

However, we did some research and found a great article discussing image permanence and digital and traditional print stability at -www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org. This article was written by the Image Permanence Institute discussing different types of digital printing. Toner-based printing, which we use, is considered electrophotographic printing. The key point they make is near the end of the document in which they state that "when properly stored, dye-based inkjet have stability similar to traditional prints with toner-based prints (electrophotographic) being even more stable."

In other words, the printing technology that we use may produce longer-lasting images than inkjet or traditional photo prints when properly stored.
Yes we can print full 12x12 scrapbook pages. Many copy centers are not able to print full bleed 12x12 scrapbook pages. They can only do 11 inch wide pages and print from a photo copy. We take the time to scan in each page on a large professional scanner and print from the digital image.
Scrapbooks to Share works closely with a company specializing is scrapbook binding using high-quality binding called Smythe binding. Please let us know if you are interested in having your pages bound in this manner as we have to setup the pages for printing to account for future binding..
For best results, please format the page with at least 200 dpi. Be sure to keep the dimensions of the file the size you want as some software programs will change the dimensions of the file if you change the dpi.
No, the files don't need to be formatted the same size. However, most customers want to put their printed digital scrapbook pages into a regular scrapbook album so using the standard scrapbook page sizes will result in the best looking finished scrapbook album.
Yes we are. If you designed your pages as 12" x 12" pages we are able to automatically adjust the pages to any size you want. Some customers elect to design 12" x 12" pages but have us print them as 8" x 8" pages so they can save money on printing costs as well as the scrapbook album and page protectors. In fact, we have also printed the same customers scrapbook pages in 12" x 12" for their album and 8" x 8" for an album they gave away as a gift.
Absolutely! We currently create a square greeting card and will offer a standard size greeting card for the upcoming holiday season. We also provide the envelope! For square cards, simply design a 12" x 12" page and we will adjust to the correct size for the card.
Matte Regular - 100lb text paper that is acid and lignin-free. This is an excellent paper with a matte finish. This scrapbook paper is similar to the matte paper you would find in a nice coffee table book using a matte finish.

Gloss Regular - 100lb text paper that is acid and lignin-free. This is a great paper with a glossy finish. This scrapbook paper is like the glossy paper you would find in a nice coffee table book using a glossy finish.

Matte Cardstock - 100lb cover paper that is acid and lignin-free. This is a premium paper that is thick with a matte finish. This scrapbook paper is like a matte finish greeting card.

Gloss Cardstock - 100lb cover paper that is acid and lignin-free. This is a premium paper that is thick with a very glossy finish and the paper of choice for digital scrapbookers. This scrapbook paper is frequently used for high-quality postcards with a gloss finish.
Our goal is to make you happy with beautiful printed scrapbook pages. If you are not pleased with your purchase, please contact us within 14 days and we will give you a refund or replacement.

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