If you haven't purchased my digital inserts yet, and you're reading this article to get a better understanding of my printables, please try my testers first!! I would hate for you to spend money and then have printing issues. I offer free testers so you can make sure everything runs smoothly before making a purchase. Check out the test inserts here!
Firstly, please make sure you ordered the correct size. If you purchased the wrong size, the solutions below will not help. If you purchased the wrong size, you'll need to purchase the correct size. I do not offer size exchanges if the issue is not on my behalf, due to the nature of the items being digital printables, vs. physical, tangible items, and can not truly be returned.
If the files are faulty on my behalf, such as you ordered Personal Size inserts but the files contained Pocket Size inserts, please send me an email so I can fix the product listing, and get you to the correct files.
All inserts are designed to size, and centered on a page.
Here are some reasons your prints may be coming out too small:
1. Print settings don't default to 100% scale. All inserts need to be printed at 100% for them to come out as the correct size. This setting can also be seen as "No Scale," "Full Size," or "Actual Size." If I don't make sure this setting is correct, my computer defaults the scale to 96%, making the inserts come out small.
2. The next possibility is that you're printing from a browser or phone vs. directly from the file. Please make sure to save the printable to your computer. Sometimes print settings on phones and browsers have setting defaults that can't be changed. You have better options printing from a file and opening the print program, where you can make sure the settings are correct, and as shown in the instructions that come with your purchased files. When I tested printing an insert from my iPhone, there wasn't even an option to change (or see) what scale I was printing at, the only option was choosing how many copies, now that's not very helpful!
Check out this helpful video from Mady!
Below are the settings I use personally, for printing on my Mac, using Preview, or Adobe Acrobat.