Designing your own calendar is the perfect way to start the New Year. Give it a personalized touch by adding photographs that mean something to you and share it with your loved ones who will cherish it throughout the year. Here are some creative tips you should keep in mind when printing your calendar for 2019:

Use a template

If you’re not sure where to start or just looking for inspiration, try out a pre-made template. You can choose from a wide range of calendar design templates that are easily available on the Internet at little or no cost. Treat the template as a starting point for your design and then customize as you see fit. Choose your favourite colours, images and pick a style that best reflects your personal taste. Using a template is a great way to get a good start and modify as you go.

Experiment with two-tone designs

One of the most common mistakes that people make when designing their own calendar is to use too many colours. It is always advisable to stick to a two-tone scheme where you pick two colours that best work together. You can also refer to online website that will help you choose between time tested colour combinations. The core idea is to limit your colour palate to just two colours and create a synergy between them. This way, your calendar will be minimal, sophisticated and beautiful in its simplicity.

Play with sizes

Try out different sizes and orientations for your calendar. You can play with a variety of different shapes and styles to give your calendar a unique look. From orientation to distinctive sizes, there’s so much you can do. This year has seen a new shift towards card-sized calendars that are easy to carry and make for a fantastic giveaway present. It can comfortably fit in a purse or a wallet, which means you can carry it wherever you go. This makes it the ideal present for your loved ones and family.

Use a good quality printer

In today’s date, it’s easier than ever to print a calendar from the comfort of your home. And using a good quality printer makes the job all that much easier, especially if you have an inkjet printer that is equipped to produce high quality photo prints. The Pixma G-series printers by Canon are powered by a special Hybrid ink system that features a built-in refillable ink tank. The inkbottles boast spill-resistant tops that are specially designed to give seamless, high quality prints. The best part about this series is that it can deliver up to 7,000 colour prints with ease and remarkable colour image quality.

Ensure using high-resolution images

High quality images can be the make or break for your calendar. It is extremely important for you to pay special attention to using high-resolution images that will retain their quality after being printed. While it is important to select photos that are fun and meaningful, making sure that they’ll work for your calendar is equally vital. Make sure to avoid downloading images from the net that could’ve been compressed to be size optimized. Be mindful that low-resolution images may look fine on the screen but will invariably lose their quality once printed. These images will blur, pixelate and risk ruining the overall look of your calendar.

Put these simple yet creative tips and tricks to use when designing your yearly calendar. Remember to pay special attention to the images you’re using and the kind of device you’re using to print it.