Custom wrapping paper is all the rage right now and you can create your own if you know how to create a high res file. There’s a bit of a learning curve to creating a large pattern of artwork as opposed to creating a custom printed card. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Consider whether you want a pattern to be static or “tossed.” A tossed pattern has the graphic turned in multiple directions so that no matter how someone is viewing a wrapped gift, some of the pattern is right-side-up. A static pattern is all one direction and is easier to create.
- Make the graphics smaller than you think they should be. When creating a large file (20″ x 29″ for wrapping paper sheets, 30″ x 72″ for rolled wrapper paper) you’ll be viewing at about 30% (or less) of actual size so the pattern will look tiny. Be sure to occasionally view at 100% or better yet, print out a section of the design at full size so you can see how big your artwork will look when it’s custom printed.
- If you’re using any images, reduce the file size in photoshop before using it on your art file. If you repeat an image that’s 5MB dozens of times on a sheet the file will get huge and slow down your work. A rough size of 2″ x 2″ at 150dpi is plenty big enough for digital printing.
- Stay away from big fields of solid color without any graphics, on a large sheet this tends to have streaks. Breaking up the background with a pattern and color variations will get you a better printed result.
You can find rolled wrapping paper printing and custom printed wrapping paper sheets on our site, create an account to get wholesale pricing if you’re a creative pro: https://www.stationeryhq.com/collections/wrapping-paper-sheets
Wrapping paper printing is available on gloss or matte paper for sheets and uncoated bond for rolled wrapping paper with your design on it.