Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Creative Printing Ideas:

Here are other ways you can use your printer!
By Expert Tips
Date: June 29 2021
Editor Rating:
475 x 315

When we think of printing, there is a good chance we are thinking about our little printer in the corner of our room spitting out black and white work-related documents. We imagine it probably doesn’t exactly thrill you, but if we take away the mundane uses for everyday products, we can start to get a little creative with how we use them.

This piece will run through some of the ways you can get creative with printing which can be beneficial to your business or fun for all the family!

Lino Printing

Lino printing is one of the most fun and creative ways to print, also for a low cost! This is best suited for those who are doing crafts or have a specific word or picture that will be repeatedly used.

All you need are ‘off cuts’ of Lino, some carving tools, and your imagination. Some find it easier to trace a design onto tracing paper before then re-tracing it onto the Lino, and then you simply carve out the negative space with the tools. When your Lino is completed, you can roll on printing ink in any color of your choice!

Digital Printing

While we touched on digital printing in the introduction, this is far from the boring word documents we have to print out. Digital printing is at the very backbone of you holding a book, a glossy magazine, a flyer, or anything else that is similar! Not only are you now able to print your own photos in good quality, but if you wanted to make your own booklet or a creative portfolio, digital printing could make your creations look extremely professional. 

For those in Adelaide, find your local Adelaide Printing Services, who can give you a professional finish on anything you have created to print, with a variety of different finishes. 

Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is definitely one for those who love a rustic look but need to print letters rather than images. A letterpress print uses a raised edge covered in ink to then print onto your desired surface, much like your traditional stamps. 

This type of printing offers such a unique look that is much different from traditional printing, which is why it is favoured by artists and craft lovers.

Sunography Printing

Sunography printing is an interesting form of printing that uses a special type of paper called cyanotype, allowing the sun to interact with the objects placed on it. 

An extremely simple procedure (providing you have sun) and no ink involved, all you have to do is place an object such as an intricate leaf or flower on the paper and put it in the sun, and when it is finished being exposed and rinsed with water, you will be left with a fantastic blueprint of your chosen item. 

You can opt for a more extensive route for those who would like more control over the items they print or the process.

Whatever you try, printing should be fun and is a creative way to help your creations come to life or preserve them to treasure!

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
0 Total Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343

Your Comment has been posted
Cry babies

Dry your eyes!
The newest additions are on their way from the Babies who cry real tears!


Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!


Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.