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Old 07-14-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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This is probably so sinfully simple, it shouldn't even be asked. But for those who aren't savvy to such, it isn't so simple.

I bought, online, the services of a professional photographer. She sent me, online, the gift certificate.

It does have her letterhead (which is good) it does have the appropriate wording, etc.

I can print it out if I want to, on regular paper and be done with it. But I would like to print it out on some kind of card stock, and maybe even some kinda something that looks like a gift certificate, with borders, etc.

I don't think my printer can handle printing on card stock, don't know, I've never tried, nor do I even have any "card stock" type heavy paper.

I certainly don't even have anything on hand that would have the appropriate *borders* and look anything like a gift card.

Any advice? What to do?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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You should be able to buy paper or card stock that includes fancy borders from most places that sell stationary. Then you can just print right onto it. Most printers should be able to handle card stock.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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For a gift certificate, do not look for "card stock". "Card stock" is a specific term used for things like file cards, manila folders, report covers, etc. Very stiff compared to things like bond paper or most colored papers used for birthday cards etc.

Most home printers that "roll" the paper as it is being printed, like my HP Deskjet", will not handle true "card stock". Too stiff.

As said, most any office supply store has "certificate" paper with pre-printed borders of various styles and colors. In addition to plain colored paper used for birthday-type cards.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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What software will you use to print the card? Word 2003, for instance, has borders. Open Insert/Picture/Clip Art and in the window that opens to the right enter the word border. You will get a list of available borders.

What printer do you have? Some printers have a door in the back that flips open and lets you place paper there for printing. These bypass the circular route for printing and allow you to print on heavier paper.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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What software will you use to print the card? Word 2003, for instance, has borders. Open Insert/Picture/Clip Art and in the window that opens to the right enter the word border. You will get a list of available borders.

What printer do you have? Some printers have a door in the back that flips open and lets you place paper there for printing. These bypass the circular route for printing and allow you to print on heavier paper.
Ouch Forgot about that
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I ended up emailing/uploading it to an Office/Printer store and they printed it for me, on card stock w/border. Looks great. Solved.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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Good solution
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