Guide for First-time Buyers

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Are you new to printable products? This guide aims to help first-time buyers learn more about them. Discover how easy it is to save time and money by choosing printable products for your wedding, party and celebration needs.


Printable products are digital files that you use for printing. The terms digital productsdigital downloadsinstant downloadsinstant printablesdigital printables, are often used to mean that printing is not included in the item price and it’s up to you to print the files.

Shop designs for invitations, seating charts, party decor, wedding signs, games, food tent cards, gift tags, and more on Hands in the Attic.

When you purchase a printable product, you can expect a design as shown in the product listing, in the form of a digital file.

You will not receive a tangible item like you would when shopping on Amazon.

The digital file you get will always be high-resolution and optimized to give you clear prints.


Instant downloads vs Customized files
Products on Hands in the Attic are either Instant downloads or Customized files

Instant downloads are files that are immediately available after you purchase and complete the checkout process. You will receive an email with links to download and use the file right away!

Some of our instant downloads are templates that can be personalized by you. Check each product description to see if the file is editable. If it can, the product images and description will indicate which parts can be edited.

To edit, open the PDF file in Adobe Reader on a computer. Instructions for personalization are always included.

Customized files are modified by us, and then delivered to you via email. You provide your text as you would like when ordering.


The digital files that you buy on Hands in the Attic can be printed at home, at a local print shop, or uploaded to an online printing service.

If printing at home, set your printer settings to high and print on white paper. Ultra-white or bright-white paper or card stock often give the best and most vibrant results. 80lb or 100lb is a good weight to look out for when buying paper.

If printing at a local print shop, save the file from your computer to a thumb drive and hand it over to the print staff.

If printing online, Fedex, Staples, Office Depot, are reputable options that offer a wide range of printing services and delivery.