View Full Version : What size do you scrap?

03-30-2007, 05:55 AM
I generally tend to scrap my Los at 12x12, and re-size to 8x8 to print them. I have also scrapped some rectangular layouts too.

I have also heard of people who scrap smaller, and am considering do some CD albums/mini albums, so, as part of my reseach into this idea, I was just wondering what size you all scrap?

03-30-2007, 05:58 AM
I scrap most in 12x12 Inches for best printing quality.........:wink:

03-30-2007, 06:01 AM
I scrap 8 by 8... seems to work the best for me... I print all my layouts, and I seem to get lots of 8 by 8's out of my ink cartridge!!!

03-30-2007, 06:36 AM
I used to scrap 11 by 8 as I printed out everything on A4 paper.

Now I scrap 12 by 12 and squeeze 4 layouts on an A4 page for printing - like Steph said, it saves lots of ink!! Looks pretty too

By the way, what paper do you all print on? I print most on matt photo paper that is quite thin, due to cost constraints, but I'm not sure how long they would last.... :laugh:

03-30-2007, 07:27 AM
My LO's are 8 1/2 x 11. I print myself on generic matte photo paper. I prefer this size!

03-30-2007, 07:42 AM
I scrap either 12x12 or 8.5x11 - depending on what type of album it is for.

As far as printing, I printed out one album that I made for my MIL - it was created 8.5x11 because I intended to print on photographic paper and use a drop down album. What ended up happening was we bought a binding system and printed the pages double-sided on glossy paper with a laser printer & bound them.

I do plan on ordering some 8x8 or 12x12 covers, since I am working on albums for my two October kiddo's for their birthdays. I am scrapping them 12x12. Either way I will use double sided photographic paper in my photo printer

03-30-2007, 07:50 AM
good question about the paper! I have tried lots of different papers, but have finally found my favourite! It is a professional photo paper called Ilford Galerie and I use their classic pearl finish. I don't know if it is available over there as it might just be a Brit make, but if it is, I would strongly recommend it.

03-30-2007, 07:58 AM
Hmmm, I remember using ilford when I was in photography classes - black and white paper in the old darkroom, LOL. I will have to check the locacl professional photography stores here to see if they sell the inkjet stuff

03-30-2007, 08:10 AM
I scrap 12X12 and order my prints at 8X8. It's easier to fit those on bookshelves and lots of places sell 8X8 frames now for showing layouts off by hanging them around your house.

I use the photo printing option over at TwoPeas think its scrapbook printers or something like that. Love their matte finish, my mother in law always tries to touch the elements. Sometimes she still can't believe they are not real.

03-30-2007, 08:59 AM
I scrap at 12x12, and resize to 8x8. I print them out on matte photopaper.
I am going to go and check out the ilford paper though. My husband works for a printing co. See if he knows about it and can get me some if he can.

03-30-2007, 09:16 AM
When I paper scrapped I always used 12x12, but since digiscrapping enter my life... 8x8 it is!! I print all mine out on matte at 11mil. I tried the smaller mil paper and found out the quality is not as good. and if I am going to spend all this money to print them out, they better be good. I will have to look into that Ilford classic pearl finish, that sounds really good, just wondering if they have it in different mil sizes?

03-30-2007, 09:26 AM
Just a question to all you who resize to print 8X8---I use alot of journaling on my photos. Is it too small---can you read the printing OK? I've been looking for someplace that prints 12X12 at a reasonable cost and have had no luck. Some people say costco but none around where I live. 8x8 and print at home might be the best way to go.

I usually scrap 12x12 paper scrap. but i did try 11 x 81/2 landscape book and I really liked it. It gives a different look and can be printed at home. I cant remember who made the album, but it turned out really nice.

03-30-2007, 09:30 AM
Just a question to all you who resize to print 8X8---I use alot of journaling on my photos. Is it too small---can you read the printing OK?

I have found that if I can read it on my screen, I can read it with no problem at all when printed at 8 x 8, (you could always try a draft print on reg paper to test it b4 printing it for real)

03-30-2007, 11:33 AM
I scrap at 8*8 as well. I find it a ot easier for printing at home.
Currently I am using Kodak premium photo paper in ultra glossy for printing, mainly because it was on special and I bought lots.
I must actually print out some more pages, so I can see how my Dads 60th album is coming along. (Apart from slowly...)

03-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Griest, look here soon :) HINT HINT

03-30-2007, 12:17 PM
I like to scrap 12 x 12 and print at 8 x 8. I use matt photo paper. I was lucky when I went to my office supply store--they were having a sale--buy box (any size) and get 1 box free. So I got 200 sheets of photo paper for $12. I like this size because it looks great and is much easer to keep than my old 12x12.

I try to not make my journaling less than 14pt (dates I [usually] make smaller to make them less obvious) and I have never had any problem reading it at the 8x8 size.

03-30-2007, 12:35 PM
I mostly scrap 12x12. I dont print my layouts though. I make my albums through dvd (much easier to grab if the house catches fire-been there done that). However I am wanting to do a few pages to print at 4x6 to carry in my purse. Not sure how that will work out though.

03-30-2007, 02:40 PM
I still paper scrap 12x12, but I can only digi scrap 8x8 or 8.5x11 due to the fact that I don't have one of those nifty (yet expensive) 12x12 printers. I'm also currently working on my first 5x7 album, so we'll see how that goes. I print on premium glossy picture paper (.10 or .11 mil) but I've been having a hard time finding nice-looking 8x8 frames.

03-30-2007, 06:29 PM
I scrap 8X8 because I like the size. When I paper scrapped, I did so 12X12. I just like the way that 8X8 looks in digital form!

03-30-2007, 09:25 PM
I scrap 12x12 and print the square centered on and 8.5x11 with a color laser printer. It prints perfect quality on regular inkjet paper. I have a wide format inkjet printer, but it is an ink guzzler. After having the color laser printer, I can't go back to an inkjet.:biggrin:

04-10-2007, 11:15 AM
Ok ladies, have a continuation question for ya...

Were you aware that there is scrapbook paper to print your digital layouts on? Most of you talk about printing on photo paper, which is different than scrapbook paper. Just wonder if any of you have tried scrapbook paper....like Epson Scrapbook Premier Matte paper?

04-10-2007, 12:12 PM
Holly, I didn't know that they had special scrapbook paper!!

I always scrap 12x12.....I still have yet to print anything. :nope:

I do make all my cards and invites and I make all those 5x7. And have them printed through winkflash.

04-10-2007, 01:49 PM
Well just sit tight Brandi :) We've got something in the works... :)

04-10-2007, 03:17 PM
I have bought many regular binders for things and still have most of them on hand, so when I started scrapping that was the size I chose. Plus my printer that prints the best will only print that size, the larger format one prints colors kinda strange, gotta find out why that is.

I have to spend lots of time re-sizing thing so am very happy when I find things that are in both sizes.

Lois: shakehands:

04-10-2007, 05:46 PM
I scrap 600x600 dpi. prints okey on 8x8 paper

04-10-2007, 05:46 PM
:blahblah: I scrap 600x600 dpi. prints okey on 8x8 paper