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How To Order with Utterly Printable

Oh my goodness, we love designing and printing great stationery. From a personalised wedding invitation, to a printed wedding thank you card, we love them all!

This how-to-order guide is here to help you start your stationery journey with Utterly Printable. It covers all of our main products, from flat (2-page) invitations, to folded thank you cards (4-pages), to the more unusual personalised place cards and ceremony order of service booklets. We hope this guide will answer any questions you might have, and our online designer software will take care of the rest. However, if you have any questions whatsoever then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to put you on the right track.

So, if you’re in need of some great printed stationery and are ready to get customising, we will begin!

Step 1 - Browsing

Browse designs to see what takes your fancy

First things first, take a look through our gallery and find a design that works for you. You can navigate to the stationery product you’re looking for the menu at the top of every page, or by heading to our full stationery products page.

To streamline the browsing process, you will find that some of our larger collections, such as wedding invitations and wedding save the date cards, have already been broken down into different style groups. So for example, you will find a gallery with all of our floral wedding invitations in it, or a page that hold all of our save the dates with photos.

Sort by style, photos etc

Once in the gallery for the stationery product you’re looking to print or download, you can sort the designs depending on it colour size and orientation (landscape, portrait or square). So, for example, if you’re looking for a wedding thank you card with three photos, then you can sort for this attribute on the left-hand side of the gallery. Likewise, you will see that some designs have multiple colour options. You can select the colour you want from the expanded view of your chosen template.

Checkout our prices and delivery details

Remember that you can see all of our prices and delivery tiers before going through to our online designer section. Once in the expanded view of the design template you like, just click the “printing, pricing & delivery” link. You’ll see all the prices, turnaround times, delivery costs and paper stocks that your template can be printed on. We think you’ll find the prices surprisingly affordable!

Step 2 - Matching Designs

Select suite items too

For our wedding customers in particular, you may wish at this stage to take a look at the other wedding stationery products you might wish to include with your order. Many of our wedding invitation designs and save the dates have been designed with matching RSVP cards and information sheets. Some suites even follow through to personalised wedding menus and place cards of the same style. We call this a wedding suite and it’s the perfect way to keep the look and feel of your wedding printing consistent.

A selection of personalised wedding invitations, save the dates, RSVP cards and other stationery. All with a floral design. Matching floral wedding suite called 'Thin Watercolour Wreath'

Step 3 - Design Online

Enter our online stationery designer

Once you’ve found your template, simply click on the orange ‘customise’ button to enter our online designer tool. From here, you can truly personalise you card, booklet or invitation online.

Enter details and change font

Our online designer works like any other sort of word processor. All you have to do is click the text you want to edit and start typing. All of our designs our setup with classic text wording for the specific stationery product, so all you have to do in most circumstances is just edit the names, dates and photos. For example, our cute birth announcement cards just need the name of the baby, the birth details, and photo(s) changed.

You may wish to change the typefaces/fonts that are used on the chosen design. This couldn’t be easier: just navigate to ‘fonts’ in the left-hand control panel and see what looks best to your eye. Likewise, font size, paragraph style, letter spacing and line spacing can all be edited from this section.

Change colours

You may wish to edit the font colour used on your template too. This can be done from the ‘Colour’ tab on the left-hand side. Just make sure you highlight the text you would like to edit first.

Add icons

To add an extra-special touch, our online designer gives you the option to insert icons to your template. Maybe a champagne coupe would look good on your classic wedding invitation? or perhaps a cute penguin on your baby thank you card. We have dozens to choose from and they can be reached from the ‘Icons’ tab in the designer’s left-hand control panel.

Upload photos

Many of our folded thank you cards, save the dates and funeral order of service give you the option to upload photos to your design. In particular, almost every template in our affordable wedding thank you card collection is designed to hold a photo. Photos can be uploaded to your card by clicking on the photo placeholder section of the design. Often it will be a gold square or rectangle. If you would like to replace the photo on your template, then just click the camera icon in the left-hand side control panel. You can select the photos to upload from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Classic wedding invitation design with a burgundy background and white font Classic Wedding Invitation Design with personalised icon; 'Coupe'

Step 4 - Printing & Digital Downloads

Print your stationery with us, or download a digital copy

You always have two options when it comes to Utterly Printable. The first option is to take advantage of our affordable online printing service. We pride ourselves on offering a great value, high-quality stationery printing service. Covering the entire UK Mainland, we can print as many or as few copies of your personalised design as you’d like. If you are printing with us, you have the choice of 3 premium card stocks, going up to a super-thick 650gsm card. We think this works particularly well when it comes to classic wedding invitation printing. For our multi-page order of service booklets, you have a selection of 2 different paper option, both with a thicker card cover. We think the off-white cover option works particularly well when it comes to our wedding order of service printing. You can find out more about our card stocks and printing service here.

Your second option is a particularly innovative and flexible part of our service that we’re really proud of. We realise that some of our customers are working to a budget and prefer to use the DIY approach. Likewise, we understand that you might already have a commercial printer that you know and trust and would like to use them for your stationery printing. Finally, we appreciate that many customers prefer to use the digital approach and send invitations and announcements out by email or social media. To cover all of these needs, we have our download-only option. For the costs of just £7.50, you can download a high-resolution, print ready copy of your personalised template. It is delivered with and with bleeds to help those of you using a different online printer.

As a third option that is definitely worth mentioning at this time, we have our new range of invitations designed for WhatsApp, text message and SMS. Sized to fit a standard smartphone screen, this range of digital stationery is perfect for the most modern of events. It comes with a completely free RSVP service which can be added on to your order on the choose options page. You can find more information on our range of electronic invites here.

Add envelopes to your order

If you have decided to print your invitations or thank you cards online with us then you will be given the option to add envelopes to your order. We offer a great range of 150gsm premium white envelopes. The envelopes you are offered will automatically be the correct size for the card or invite you are printing.

Proofs

Again, for the printers among you, as an alternative to going straight ahead with your full print run, you will be given the option at this stage to order a single copy or proof of your design. We will print up your physical proof and post it out to you within 3-4 working days.

Anything else?

As mentioned earlier, and in particular for our wedding stationery products, we have a range of matching items that are designed to accompany our core templates such as wedding invitations. If you are looking to order matching information sheets or wedding response cards, then now is the time to design them! Don’t worry though, the templates you have designed up to no will remain in your basket as you do this.

Digital wedding save the date for sending out via WhatsApp. Shows a digital RSVP screen as well Classic Wedding Invitation Design with personalised icon; 'Coupe'

Step 5 - Confirm your order & pay

Let’s wrap this up

As with any purchase online, all you now need to do is confirm your delivery details and pay securely using our secure Worldpay checkout process. You will receive email confirmation of your order along with an order number which can be used to track your printing as it progresses through the print house.

If you are ordering a download-only product, or a digital smartphone invite, your confirmation email will have everything you need to download and send out your template. In most circumstances, downloads will be available from your account section within just a few minutes.

...and leave the rest up to us!

Once you’ve placed your print order with us, you can sit back and relax whilst we take care of the rest. Your personalised template will be sent straight through to our state-of-the-art print house where all the printing magic happens. Once finished, we will package up your order and courier it to your nominated shipping address on a next working day delivery service.

We hope we have covered all the important parts of the ordering process above. However, if you have any questions what so ever then please just get in touch and we will do our utmost to help you out.