How to Use Our Binder Covers
Our binder covers are designed for 8.5 x 11 paper (letter size). They feature a blank area for adding your own text. The covers are offered in JPG and PDF formats.
You will need software to add text to the JPG version of the binder covers. Any program that allows you to add text to an image should work. This includes Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and many other programs. Many online image editing apps (e.g., Canva, PicMonkey, etc.) may work as well. A PDF editor is required to edit the PDF version of the covers.
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for editing the covers. Unless you already know how to use a mobile device to download files, edit images, and print, the learning curve is likely to be steeper on a phone or tablet.
Please note that we are unable to offer any assistance with editing the binder covers. It is your responsibility to already know how or be willing to figure out how to do this. If you don't know how to add text, please search Google, YouTube, or elsewhere for help. There are many tutorials for the most popular programs that cover adding text to images. We also offer free versions that can be tested before buying.
Since each binder cover download includes at least two files (JPG and PDF), we deliver the files in a ZIP file. You will need to unzip the files before using them.
- Make sure you print at full size so the binder cover will be printed at the correct size (8.5 x 11). The setting for this will be in your printer settings. The wording for the setting will vary depending on the software you use. It may be something like "Actual Size" or "Scale" (set this to 100% if you see this option).
- Standard printer paper will work for most situations, but you may want to use card stock if you need more durability.
- The binder covers are sized for 8.5 x 11 paper. While it's possible they may be resized for other paper sizes, the design is likely to be distorted.
- Color will only print to the edge of the paper if you have a printer that supports borderless printing on 8.5 x 11 paper.