Etsy is a great place to buy digital printables. You can find anything from party invitations to thank you cards to calendars and wall art. Once you purchase a digital item on Etsy, you will need to download it before you can print it.
This guide will show you where to find your downloads and how to print them. Keep reading!
How to Access Your Etsy Downloads
There are two types of Etsy digital downloads. The first one is Instant Downloads, which are available to you immediately after you purchase them. The second type is Made-to-order Downloads, which means that the seller will personalize the file for you before sending it to you.
The download process is easy and it’s the same for mobile and PC devices. For the smartphone devices, you will need to use a web browser for the download as you cannot do that from the app. Here is how to find your Etsy downloads:
- Login to your Etsy account and go to Your Account.
- Find and open Purchases and reviews under your account.
- Now find the order and press “Download Files” next to it.
- You can save the files on your device from this page.
There is another way to find the downloaded files. Go to the listing page for the particular product and find the “Instant Download” on the images of the listing. You can download as many times as you want at any time.
Note that your Etsy downloads can come in various formats along with JPG, PDF, PNG, etc. If you are unable to open a file, contact the seller. They will let you know if you require using specific software to view the file.
Downloading Made-to-order Downloads
As we said earlier, the made-to-order downloads will not be instantly available to you as the seller will first need to personalize them. The delivery time will vary based on the seller. You can connect with the seller to ask when you can expect the file.
You will receive an email notification from Etsy once the file is ready for download. You can also find it in Your Account under Purchases and reviews. The process of downloading is the same as for Instant Downloads.
Downloading Etsy Files When You Don’t Have an Account
If you don’t have an Etsy account, you will get access to the files through email. Just check the email that is sent to you after the payment is confirmed. The email will include a link to the download page.
The same thing goes for made-to-order files. You will get an email notification when the file is ready for download.
Where to Print Etsy Downloads
Now that you know how to access and download your Etsy files, it’s time to print them. There are a few ways you can do that:
Print at Home
The easiest way to print your Etsy files is to do it at home. All you need is a printer and some paper. Most of the Etsy sellers include printing instructions with their products but if you are unsure about anything, feel free to contact the seller for help.
The quality of the print will depend on your printer, so if you want high-quality prints, we recommend using a professional printing service.
Local Printing Services
If you don’t have a printer or you want high-quality prints, you can use a printing service. There are many of them out there that let you print the files following your chosen specifications.
If you want to take the files to a local print shop, we recommend saving them on a USB drive or sending them via email. That way, you can be sure that the print shop will be able to open and print the files correctly.
Online Printing Services
There are also many online printing services that will print your Etsy files for you. You just need to upload the files and choose your preferred specifications such as paper type, size, and finish. The prints will be delivered to you within a few days.
Whether you choose online or offline printing services, make sure to check the following:
- The quality of the prints (check their reviews or samples)
- The turnaround time (this is important for things like invitation cards)
- The shipping time (if you need the prints shipped to you)
- The price (compare different services to get the best deal)
Printing your Etsy downloads can be a little confusing, but we’ve made it easy for you. Just follow the steps in this guide, and you’ll have your prints in no time. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact the seller directly.
What are your thoughts on printing Etsy downloads? Have you used any of the methods mentioned above? Let us know your experience in the comments!