Once you purchase Etsy Digital Downloads the next thing you want to do is print a digital print. Follow these steps for how to download your digital files from your Etsy account and how to print digital art at Staples.
Are you like me. Going to the stationary store and customizing a digital print is a thing of the past? If you want to stay seated on your couch and have access to 1,000s of digital download prints follow me as I take you through the steps of finding, downloading, saving and printing Etsy Digital Downloads.
Etsy Digital Files
An Etsy digital download is any product that you purchase and download without a physical copy. This can come as a DOC, PDF, PNG, JPEG or even SVG file.
If you have made a purchase of digital files on Etsy, it is important to know where to find your print shop digital downloads. Guess what. You can’t download Etsy digital files on iPhone, iPad or Android app. Right now you cannot download a digital purchase through the Etsy app. However, after your purchase it is really easy to access Etsy digital downloads on a non-mobile desktop computer or using your mobile browser.
If you are purchasing digital files, I suggest having an Etsy account and not checking out as a guest. Digital files are available once your payment is confirmed. If you made your purchase online, give it a few minutes for your Paypal or credit card to process.
To access your digital downloads after purchase, in your Etsy account you will see a “View your files” link which goes to the Downloads page. Here, you can download all the files associated with your order. Look for the button, “download files.”
Etsy Digital Download Help
With everything online, it is easy to run into trouble. Working off a major retailer like Etsy means there isn’t always someone available at the help desk. Let’s answer some digital files frequently asked questions for Etsy.
How do I know if I purchased a digital download?
If you’re unsure if you’ve purchased a Digital Item, you can always go back to the listing page. If it is a digital download, you should see an “Instant Download” message on the images for the item.
How to download Etsy digital files on iPhone, iPad or Android App
Right now you cannot use the Etsy app to print or download Etsy digital files. Instead, access Etsy digital downloads on a non-mobile desktop computer or using your mobile browser.
How do I access Etsy digital files from my account?
To access your digital downloads from your Etsy account:
- Sign in to Etsy.com and go to Your account.
- Go to Purchases and reviews.
- Next to the order, select Download Files. This goes to the Downloads page for all the files attached to your order.
On the download page, you will see the Etsy digital download file size. Each digital product is a different size.
Once you have downloaded your digital files, you can take the next steps for printing as you would for any file on your computer.
I don’t have an Etsy account
Sigh. I get it. It is common to have the desire to checkout as a guest. If you are purchasing something like a digital file you want access to forever, check out with an Etsy account in the future.
The good thing, is you are not a lost cause. If you do not have an Etsy account you can download your digital files from your inbox. Look for an email from email@example.com in your inbox. Be sure to also check your spam or junk inbox and your social or promotions tabs.
Contact the Seller
If you continue to have trouble with your Etsy digital downloads, you can contact the seller using Etsy Messages. Supply the email address you used for purchase as well as the order number (if you have it.) I would also be helpful to tell the seller the product you purchased and the time and day. This will allow the Etsy seller to quickly access your order and confirm your purchase.
How do I print Etsy Digital downloads
Once you have accessed your Etsy digital downloads save them to your computer. Then next thing you will want to do is set up your printer to print digital downloads.
If you do not have a office or home printer to print a digital print, there are other solutions for where to print digital art and get quality prints. Once you have downloaded the file, you can simply upload the file to the printer of your choice, or transfer the file to an external drive and take it into your local print shop.
Where should I print digital downloads?
How to print digital art at Staples
For a quality digital art printing service, I love to turn to Staples.
Staples printing service allows me to choose the type of paper, the size of paper, and to get good quality coloring for my Etsy digital files.
Staples printing service directions
Create beautiful prints from Staples. Directions for how to print digital art at Staples does change on occasion. You can see how to print at Staples plus Staples pricing or you can follow this brief overview.
- Visit Staples.com and sign in.
- Go to https://www.staples.com/services/printing/
- Scroll down to document printing.
- Click the red button “start creating.”
- Choose professional print (simple print is okay too, professional print gives more options.)
- Click the red button “start project.”
- Choose My computer and upload your Etsy digital file. Click continue.
- Choose your print size and paper orientation.
- Check scale to fit. Select next.
- Using the dropdown arrow, choose your type of paper. (I like Premium & Specialty paper, white cardstock, 110 lb, smooth uncoated finish matte paper.) Select next.
- Choose color or black ink. Select Next.
- Choose no binding (or add binding if you want.) Select Next.
- Choose no finishing (or add finishing if you want.) Select Next.
- Select number of copies.
- Choose the delivery button (even if picking up at a Staples near me.) If you are not signed in, a popup will appear to sign in.
- Begin your checkout process to pay, choose delivery, or choose store pickup.
How to Create Digital Downloads for Etsy
So easy I can do it! If this is you, become an Etsy seller and learn to create your own Etsy Digital Downloads. You must have a platform that can create JPEGs, PNGs, Docs or PDFs. My favorite resource to use when creating Digital prints for sale is Canva. Canva is used through a cloud platform so you can access your digital printables anywhere you can get online.
Using Canva’s platform, watch videos online to learn how to make new templates or use their templates for digital products creation.
Other platforms that help you create digital content you can sell are
Buy Digital Prints
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Where should I buy a frame?
If you purchased digital art, a frame should finish the price. Look at these places to purchase frames for digital artwork.
Where can I purchase a custom frame?
- Simply Framed
Hopefully by now you have a clear understanding of how to download digital files on Etsy, how to make your own digital artwork and how to frame digital prints. Feel free to leave a comment with any questions.
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