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4 Design Resources to Help Jump Start Your Calendar Design


Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 10:14 AM Amber Gauthier 2 Calendar Design Tips Calendar

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Here at PrintingCenterUSA, we want you to have the smoothest, simplest process when it comes to designing your calendar. Whether you need help coming up with a theme, advertising in your calendar or designing your final product, we’re here to help every step of the way! See below for the 4 design resources we have available to you.

1. White Paper Guides

Custom Calendar and Fundraising Calendar White Paper GuidesWhether you’re designing a photography calendar or a fundraising calendar, we have the resources to help you design the calendar of your dreams. With our Fundraising Calendar White Paper, you will get advertising sales tips, sponsorship options and revenue ideas, as well as product information to help get the most out of your calendar fundraiser. Our Custom Calendar White Paper helps you choose what paper, binding type and size will best fit your needs and showcases all the design options we have available to you. It includes tips for non-profit, business promotional and photography calendars as well.

Fundraising Calendar White Paper

Custom Calendar White Paper

 

2. Free Templates & Grids

Do you happen to have an Adobe design program? We have created 8 custom calendar templates to help jump start your design process. Our templates include major holidays and can be used in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and a PDF for other programs. Each download includes an at-a-glance page and a notes pages that can be used as filler pages. These are especially helpful for saddle-stitched calendars, as this type of binding requires that you have a page count that is divisible by 4.

8 Free Calendar Template Downloads

Free Calendar Templates

 

3. Online Photo Calendar Design Tool

new photo calendar design toolAnother great design resource we have is our FREE online photo calendar design tool. If you don’t have design software like Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign, this tool is definitely what you’re looking for. It’s simple to use andgeneric grid and advertising grid will help you design the gorgeous, high-quality calendar you’ve been wanting. All you have to do is upload your photos, drag and drop them into place, add text and we’ll do the rest!

Whether you want a saddle-stitched, wire-o or spiral bound calendar, our design tool has the options you need! See below for the types of calendars available on our photo calendar designer.

Binding Options: Saddle-Stitched | Spiral | Wire-O

Available Sizes: 11" x 8.5" | 8.5" x 5.5" | 12" x 12"

Two Grid Layouts: Generic | Advertising

Other Cool Features: Design Your Own Back Cover & Filler Pages!  |  Choose Between 12 & 16 months!

Online Design Tool

 

4. Recommended Graphic Designers

Addie and Margaret, two recommended professional graphic designers

If you don’t have your own design software or a way to access our photo calendar designer, we have another solution! We have recommended professional graphic designers to help our customers with their design needs. If the thought of designing is overwhelming or if you just don’t have time to do it yourself, contact one of our recommended designers and they will be happy to help bring your idea to life!

Find a Designer

Now that we've gone through the resources we have available to you, let's get started on your next calendar order! Our prices and times are based on you providing error-free, print-ready files so if you're ready to upload your files, take a few minutes to check them against our PDF File Checklist to ensure that you have all the specifications correct. We look forward to working with you on your calendar project and are here to help by phone at 800-995-1555.

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ABOUT POST AUTHOR

Amber Gauthier

Amber Gauthier

Amber Gauthier is the PrintingCenterUSA’s marketing and graphic design guru. Amber knows the importance that print marketing can make to a business and enjoys sharing her insight on everything from design tips to layout advice. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana. She also holds a certificate in Digital Marketing. When she’s not at work, you can most likely find her binge-watching TV shows and playing with her adorable dog, Luna.

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