How to Create Professional Looking Printables to Sell: A Complete Guide

Written By Garry  |  Printables  |  0 Comments

Listen up, fellow creatives, artists, and self-publishers of the world!

Are you looking for a way to turn your skills into some extra cash or a full time online business? 

Well, look no further, for creating printables can be just the ticket!

Beware, my dear friends, for the market is flooded with competition, making it a challenge to get noticed...  

But if ye are prepared ye shall not fear, for with a little bit of extra elbow grease, you can create printables that are sure to stand out from the rest. 

Today, I'm going to show you how to make your printables look oh-so-professional, attracting all the buyers in the land.

It all starts with a clear concept and purpose:

  • What problem are you solving?
  • Who are you solving it for? 
  • And what type of information or resources will your printable provide? 

Answer these questions, and you'll be well on your way to creating a printable that is both relevant and valuable to your target market.

So, let's get started, shall we?

Start With a Clear Concept and Purpose

Now that we've established the importance of a clear concept and purpose, let's dive a little deeper, shall we?

Before you start creating your printable, it's vital to have a clear idea of what problem you're solving, who your target audience is, and what type of information or resources your printable will provide.

Think of it as the foundation for your masterpiece. Without a solid foundation, your printable will crumble like a house of cards in a storm.

But fear not, my friends, for answering these questions will help you create a printable that is both relevant and valuable to your target market.

So, keep reading and after you've reached the end of this post, you'll be ready to get to work and create a printable that will be the envy of all who lay their eyes on it!

Get Inspired By Trends

Ah, trends! The spice of life, the salt to our pepper, the yin to our yang.

But what do they have to do with creating professional-looking printables, you ask?

Well, my dear friends, keeping up with the latest trends can help your printables stand out from the crowd and catch the attention of potential buyers.

So, keep your eyes peeled for current trends in design, typography, and illustration, and use them to your advantage.

Not sure where to start?

Fear not, for there are several ways to find trends for printables, such as researching popular keywords and phrases related to printables on search engines and social media platforms, looking for popular themes and subjects in printable designs, and checking out design-related websites and blogs.

And let's not forget about following popular influencers and brands in the design and crafting industry to see what types of printables they're creating and promoting.

By understanding what is popular and in demand, you can create printables that appeal to a wide range of customers and have a better chance of being successful.

So, let's ride the wave of the latest trends and create some printables that will knock the socks off our customers!

Use High Quality Design Elements

Ahh, design elements. The bread and butter of printables.

But let me ask you this, my friends, would you eat a slice of stale bread with spoiled butter?

 Of course not!

And the same goes for your printables.

To create professional-looking printables, you need to use high-quality design elements.

This means using high-resolution images, vectors, and other graphics, as well as using a consistent color scheme and typography.

Avoid using stock photos or images that look low-quality or generic, and opt for unique, high-quality images that are relevant to your printable's theme and purpose.

By using high-quality design elements, your printable will not only look more polished and professional, but it will also be more visually appealing to potential buyers.

So, let's use our creativity and design skills to create a printable that is sure to catch the eye and satisfy the appetite of all who lay their eyes on it.

Choose the Right Format

Now, my dear friends, let's talk about the importance of choosing the right format for your printable.

Did you know that there are several different formats to choose from when creating printables, such as PDFs, JPEGs, and PNGs?

Each format has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to choose the right one for your printable.

PDFs are versatile and can be easily edited, while JPEGs and PNGs are better suited for images and graphics.

But that's not all, my friends...

You also need to consider the use of bleed and margin guidelines to ensure that your printable will look good when it is printed.

Bleed is the area of your design that is outside the trim edge, and margin is the area inside the trim edge. By using bleed and margins, you can ensure that your printable will print correctly and will prevent any white borders from appearing on the finished product.

So, let's choose the right format, add some bleed and margin guidelines, and create a printable that is both beautiful and functional.

Make Them Easy To Use

Ah, usability. The key to a happy customer.

But how do we make our printables easy to use and understand?

It's simple, my friends.

First, make sure your printable is well-organized and easy to navigate.

This means use:

  • Headings
  • Subheadings 
  • Bullet Points break up the text and make it easier to read. 

Also, be sure to use clear, concise language and avoid using jargon or technical terms that your target audience may not understand.

In addition, you can provide examples and step-by-step instructions to help your customers use your printable correctly.

By making your printables easy to use and understand, you not only create a better customer experience but also increase the chances of repeat business and positive reviews.

So, let's make our printables as user-friendly as possible and create a customer base that is both happy and loyal.

Be Consistent In Your Branding

Now, my dear friends, let's talk about the importance of branding.

Your printable should reflect your brand's overall aesthetic and messaging.

By using your brand's colors, fonts, and imagery throughout the printable, you create a cohesive look that your customer can easily identify as your brand.

Consistency is key, my friends. By keeping the same style, design, and layout in all your printables, you create a brand identity that is both recognizable and memorable.

This not only helps you stand out in a crowded market but also creates a sense of trust and familiarity with your customers.

So, let's make sure our printables reflect our brand's overall aesthetic and messaging and create a brand identity that is both unique and unforgettable.

Test Before You Sell

Ah, testing. The final piece of the puzzle.

Before you start selling your printable, it's essential to test the final product to ensure that everything looks the way it should.

Testing printable products allows you to ensure that they are of high quality and are free of errors.

This, in turn, can help you avoid any disappointment or frustration from customers who may be unhappy with the final product.

Testing can also help you identify any issues or challenges that may arise when printing or using the printable.

From there, you can make any necessary adjustments or improvements before you put it up for sale.

And let's not forget about the valuable feedback you can receive from potential buyers.

This feedback can provide you with insights into how customers may perceive your printables, what they like and dislike about them, and what improvements they would suggest.

The feedback that you get can and should be used to make your products even better and more appealing to your target audience!

So, let's test our printables, gather feedback, and create a product that is both flawless and irresistible.

Provide Clear Instructions

Last but not least, my friends, let's talk about the importance of providing clear instructions.

It's vital to provide instructions on how to print and use your printable products.

When providing instructions for printables, it's essential to be clear and concise.

Provide all the necessary information to ensure your customer has a smooth experience with your product.

Make sure to specify what file format your printable is in and what software is needed to open and print it.

Provide instructions on the best print settings for your product, such as paper size and type, resolution, and color settings.

If your printable product requires assembly, provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions for how to put it together.

And lastly, include information on what to do if the customer encounters any issues with the product, such as how to contact you for support or how to troubleshoot common problems.

By providing clear instructions, you not only create a better customer experience but also reduce the chances of confusion or frustration.

So, let's provide clear instructions for our printables and create a customer base that is both happy and satisfied.

Promote and Sell

Ah, the moment we've all been waiting for, my friends.

It's time to promote and sell our printables!

But how do we get the word out?

Well, the first step is to create a landing page on your website to showcase your printable.

Make sure to include a clear call-to-action that encourages potential buyers to make a purchase.

You can also use social media, email marketing, and other online platforms to promote your products.

And don't forget to leverage the power of search engine optimization (SEO) to help your printables get discovered by potential customers.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of making sales and growing your customer base.

So, let's promote and sell our printables to the world and turn our creative skills into a profitable business.


In conclusion, my dear friends, we've covered the essential steps to creating professional-looking printables that will stand out from the competition and attract buyers.

 From starting with a clear concept and purpose, getting inspired by trends, and using high-quality design elements to choosing the right format, making them easy to use...

...being consistent in your branding, testing before you sell, providing clear instructions, and promoting and selling your printables, we've covered it all. 

By following these steps, you can create printables that are not only visually appealing but also functional and user-friendly.

So, let's use our creativity and design skills to create printables that not only monetize our skills and creativity but also create a happy and loyal customer base.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, my friends, and happy printing!