It seems to have taken ages to come round but we’re nearly in 2021 which means I’ve launched my new range of 2021 wall planners!
There are new designs and old favourites that have had a 2021 facelift. I figure we could all do with some brightness so I’ve ramped up the colour for my 2021 wall planners and added some positive messages to try and make 2021 a heap load better than 2020! Take a look at some of the range below and click the big button to see them all.
Why only printables this year?
Every year since 2013 when I first launched my wall planners I’ve printed and shipped physical copies alongside my printable range. 2021 is the first time I’ve launched with only printable products. Why is this year different? Well for a number of reasons:
Firstly is obviously Covid-19. It’s much harder to get hold of all the shipping supplies I need, including tubes and tape. I’m also concerned about my ability to post items out if lockdowns are tightened, I have to isolate or I get sick. Moving to printable only felt like the best way to mitigate those risks.
Secondly is a desire to be more eco-friendly. Every year I post out each individual order and send them around the world using carbon as they travel. Sending digital files so that customers can have printed locally to them reduces the distance the planners have to travel and so reduces carbon emissions. My file sizes are small so the power required to store and transmit them is negligible.
I also print hundreds of copies of my wall planner designs and no matter how well I work out my projected sales there is always some leftover by the end of the year. I dislike having to throw copies away and selling printables eliminates this waste as customers only print those they need.
Where to print your digital files?
Where you print your files will obviously vary depending on where you are in the world.
• At home: If you are lucky enough to have a printer at home then you could tile the design over a few sheets and stick them together.
• A local printers: Most towns and cities will have good local printers who will help you out. Try an online search for local printers and give a few a call.
• Large format printers: Dedicated large-format printers are often the best value try searching “large format printing” or “A2 printing”
My files are set up to A2 but will print to A1 quite happily. For best results print on uncoated paper so you can write on the planner and if you are printing with a commercial the paper should be at least 150gsm. If you are printing at home then use the thickest paper you can get through your machine.
For more advice about printing my files see my dedicated printables page