In this post you will know what is digital paper, how to use it, where you can find them, ideas for implementing in your journal, planner and crafts projects, as well a free floral pattern digital paper for you.
What is digital paper?
A digital paper or digital scrapbooking paper is an electronic file with a pattern design for printing, like the physical printed scrapbook paper you can find at stores. Usually, the it comes in 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) JPEG image file, a PNG image file or PDF file. Independently the file format, the purpose is getting it instantly and for printing yourself or in a local print shop.
Furthermore, the it may come in different sizes. Being the most common ones 12 x 12 inches or 8.5 x 11 inches for printing at home.
How to use digital paper?
You can use it like traditional scrapbooking paper. This can be done digitally or physically. You could use for many pretty journaling, planning and crafts projects:
- DIY projects
- Wall Art Decor
- Traditional Scrapbooking
- Digital Scrapbooking
- Decor your journal or planner
- For greeting cards
- Small gift wrapping paper
- Create party decorations
- DIY washi tape and stickers
- Personalize or decorate your planner
- As digital wallpaper for your devices: phone, laptop or tablet
- DIY Bookmarks
- Print printable planner on top of the paper
Related: How to Personalize Your Planner
What type of paper to use for printing it
First, it’s important to consider how you will use the digital paper and its design. If it has white background and simple design, you could use regular printing paper.
On the other hand, if the digital paper has a colored background and more design elements, then you should use a heavier paper like presentation paper of 27 lbs to 32 lbs because requires a greater amount of ink when printing it. This type of paper will last, won’t get waived because of the ink and will have crisp colors.
Here are some examples:
- Epson Matte Presentation Paper, 27 lbs
- hp Paper Printer Premium 32 lb, 100 Bright, 163 Whiteness, Acid Free
- Hammermill Printer Paper, Premium Color 28 lb Copy Paper, 100 Bright, Acid Free
- Hammermill Printer Paper, Premium Color 32 Lb, 100 Bright, Acid Free
In case you will use the digital paper for crafts projects like bookmarks, planner covers, wall art decor and similar projects, you could use cardstock like this matte acid free White Cardstock paper in 8.5×11 size. For using it like DIY washi tape and stickers, you should use sticker paper that can be white, clear or even holographic sticker paper for both inkjet and laser printers.
Tip: for printing at home, print your paper with high quality settings for better results
Where to find digital paper
There are many places where you can find digital paper from free printables websites to marketplaces and onlines stores. A popular marketplace where you can find handmade products, DIYs, digital paper and printables is Etsy, where Mercy Digital Designs also has a store.
In this article you will find a free floral pattern digital paper for you to download. It is in PDF file format, which you can open with Adobe Reader for free. Also, it is 8.5 x 11 inches sized for easy printing at home.
Additionally, if it could interest you, in Mercy Digital Designs we have other printables like printable planners and digital art prints. As well you can find free printable planners at the Subscriber Library, such as printable daily planner, weekly planner, monthly planner, notes pages, to do lists and writing paper.
This free resource from Mercy Digital Designs is only for personal use. So, please do not share, resell or redistribute the files or use the item(s) commercially under any circumstances or share them publicly. Thank you.
Download the Floral Pattern Free Digital Paper
That ‘s it! I hope you have found interesting this type of printable, how to use it and where to find it. Also, it would be great if you like the floral pattern free paper.