6 ways digital printable stationery and stickers will change your life
If you’re a paperlover like me, then let me introduce you to your new best friend and crafting companion: digital printable stationery. For the longest time, I purchased all my stationery as being already printed and cut and sent to my door, and while this is a great thing to have, there are so many big benefits of digital printable stationery that are often overlooked. Here’s how digital printable stationery will change your life (just like it changed mine) and the way you feed your paper addiction!
To get you started, below is a list of some great shops where you can pick up some printable planner inserts to go along with your printable stickers:
Printing your own stationery will actually save you money
Everyone loves a good bargain and in the world of stationery, there is no better bargain than digital printable stationery. While digital stationery may seem more expensive than printed and cut stationery at first, the bigger a paperlover you are, the more money you can save by using digital stationery.
Think of buying printed and cut stationery as going to the cinema to watch a movie. You pay for the ticket which allows you to watch the movie once and once the movie has been watched, the ticket you purchased cannot be reused to watch it again. If you want to watch the movie again, you buy another ticket. This is the same with printed and cut stationery. You buy it once and use it, and once it’s finished, you don’t automatically get replacements just because you bought the stationery in the past. If you want to use it again, you need to buy it again.
Digital printable stationery, on the other hand, is a bit like the Netflix of stationery. You pay a fixed price for a product which allows you to keep printing and using the stationery as many times as you want without having to re-purchase the product. Basically, with digital printable stationery, you only need to buy each product once. Once you’ve purchased it, you can print it as many times as you like.
Digital stationery is more environmentally friendly
Digital stationery is better for the environment than printed and cut stationery in a number of ways. The most obvious one is that digital stationery does not require any packaging. Once you purchase a digital product, you simply download the files and they’re ready to be printed right at home. There’s no packaging involved. The same goes for any fuel emissions created by having stationery delivered to your door.
I know what you’re thinking - “whether printed or digital, the stationery is still paper based!”. And you’re right. Of course, this is true, but there is one big difference, and an important one if you’re concerned about your environmental impact - you can choose what materials are used to print your stationery. You have control over whether your stationery is printed on recycled paper or with less ink or double sided.
You can customise the finish of your products
By that same token, choosing what materials you print your stationery with means that you have final control over the finish of your products. You can choose what paper to print on, whether it be matte or glossy sticker paper, cardstock, plain paper, coloured paper or patterned paper, the choice is entirely up to you! You can also choose what ink to use and what quality you want to print at.
There’s no waiting - you have your goodies as soon as they’re purchased
As much as we love online shopping, we all wish our new purchases would arrive at our doorstep the second we complete the checking out process. This isn’t realistic with most online purchases, but with digital stationery, we get pretty close. As soon as you’ve made your purchase and downloaded the files, your stationery is ready to print. There’s no need to wait. In fact, I would even suggest that you turn your printer on before you check out so that it has time to warm up and make weird noises by the time you’re ready to print your stationery.
You’re budget isn’t depleted by shipping costs
If you’re like me, then you hate paying for shipping. Especially living in Australia, the cost of international shipping can be painfully high and is often a deterrent to making certain purchases. It also eats into your budget and you have less money dedicated to the actual products themselves. The good thing about digital stationery is that there is no shipping required! And with all the money you’ll save on shipping, you can buy more stationery! That’s a win-win in my opinion.
Relax with some DIY
Digital printable stationery is perfect if you love a little bit of DIY on a Sunday morning. If you prefer to let someone else do all the hard work, that’s cool too, but think about how proud you’re going to feel when you print and cut your own stationery.
I’m sure by now I’ve convinced you to give digital printable stationery a try if you haven’t already. So what are you waiting for?! If you’re not sure where to start, head to our store and check out our featured listings! Don’t forget to show us how you use your Paper & Belle stationery on Instagram (@paperandbelle).
Lots of love,