Toy printing guide
Deadly Furry Cute toys can be printed on most paper and thin card stocks. This short guide will help you with paper selection and printer settings.
Each toy template is designed fit a single A4 page and it is the recommended paper size to get best results. A4 is part of the international standard: ISO 216. Toys printed with letter size paper will still work as long as you print at 100% (see print settings below).
Plain Inkjet/Laser paper
All toys are tested using standard plain Inkjet/Laser paper, you need not purchase anything especially for the toys. Toys made from plain paper are easy to cut and fold, but have a medium sticking difficulty.
Your other options include;
Thin card stock
Best for rigidity and longevity of the toys. Toys made from card harder to cut out, but much easier to stick. Please note: using matte card stock will slightly dull colors due to ink absorption.
Best for visual look and color saturation. Toys made from photo paper are of medium difficulty to both cut and glue. Please note: you may smudge the ink or leave finger prints if your fingers are greasy while building the toys.
For best results Brilliant or Off White paper/card should be used. Many other paper/card colors also work, feel free to experiment.
It is recommended that you print Original Series designs in full color. Print toys at a Photo detail level only if they are to sit on the shelf or you don’t mind using the ink, printing at a Fine detail level is usually all that’s needed.
To conserve color ink you may want to print Color Your Own Series designs in black and white.
For all toy designs it is recommended you set your printer to print at 100% (no scaling). I have made allowances for most standard printer margins (printers that print borderless need not worry) and for letter paper users.
Some screenshots follow to help you locate these settings.