At Swell & Grand we believe that chic and unique wedding invitations should be accessible to all budgets and couples. Our templates can be customized to any color right on your home computer using Word or Pages on your Mac or PC.
Answers to frequent questions:
CAN I CHANGE THE ARTWORK COLORS?
Yes. Simply click on the artwork after opening it in Word or Pages and select a new "fill color." In Pages you can also drag and drop colors from the color menu onto the artwork.
WHAT PAPER & ENVELOPES DO YOU LIKE?
I love all the papers at papersource.com and envelopments.com!
CAN I CHANGE THE TEXT, ADD OR DELETE LINES?
Yes. You can add or delete as many lines of text as you see fit.
CAN I CHANGE THE SIZE?
Yes. Since the artwork is vector based, you can size the artwork and fonts up or down without any loss in quality.
You can also create a new document in any size that you would like an copy and paste from my template into that size.
WHAT SOFTWARE CAN I USE TO EDIT THE TEMPLATES?
Refer to each listing for specific compatibility, but in general all of my templates are compatible with:
MAC: Apple Pages
PC: Microsoft Word (2008 or later)
WHY DO THE FONTS LOOK DIFFERENT?
You'll want to start by installing the free fonts included in the instructions. A default font will display if you do not have the particular font I used installed on your computer.
I only use basic fonts or free fonts in my designs, so you can rest assured your design will look just like the template if you download the fonts in the instructions.
DO YOU RECOMMEND A PRINTER?
I recommend printing at home, it's fastest, cheapest, and most home printers have excellent quality.
Printing at a printshop or online is possible, but every printer will have different requirements. A best practice is to obtain a word template from your printer with the layout they require, and then to copy/paste from my template into theirs. Save the file as a PDF before sending it to your printer.
HOW SHOULD I TRIM MY INVITATIONS?
If it is the trimming that you find daunting, it actually goes very quickly. Two people can trim out 100 wedding invitations in less than ten minutes with a ruler and two good exactos. The cost of having a printing company trim isn't likely worth less than a half-hour of your time!
Another great option is to use a paper cutter.
CAN I SELL PRINTS OF YOUR DESIGNS?
My templates are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You can not download them and then sell printed versions to third parties. Please contact me for commercial use licensing fees. (whew! glad I got that legal mumbo jumbo out of my system!)
I hope you enjoy my shop! I would love to hear your feedback, thoughts, and ideas for new products. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at leslie [!at] swellandgrand.com.