How to create and print own calendar
2021 is not far away. I'm creating calendars to prepare for 2022. During the pandemic last year, around this season, I sent calendars to my friends. Because of the good response, I designed and printed hand made calendars by myself this year repeatedly, composed of my drawings. The selected POD companies are Target Photo and Optimal Print.
Today, I compared and analyzed the products of these two companies.
To make a calendar using your own picture, you need a calendar template that can put your picture first. The above two companies provide templates for free if you use them to print out. If you don't want to use either of these companies, you may want to visit the free templates site below. For your reference, the site below is the company where individuals can print mass calendars in a small business format.
Below is for free-calendar templats.
Below is about PDF style free printable calendar templates.
And below is a calendar production site where you can insert promotional text or logo to promote your company, shop, or organization.
It is helpful to visit the site as it has information such as price lists, shipping, previews, and more.
First of all, in my case, I tried using the target photo for the first time. There is an event where you can print a calendar for free if you provide the shipping cost (about $10), so I used it.
The layout of the templates is as follow as below. You can write your message and logos on the page.
Below is the output result.
Below is an example of a template from an Optimal Print company.
Optimalprint company's template was more selective and systematic than the Target. However, the output quality of the print was better Target photos.
For OptimalPrint companies, it is helpful to have the event selection as shown below. However, when selected, the printed state was not good.
Here is the result from Optimalprint.
After carefully checking factors such as price, shipping fee, quality, whether or not the template is used, and the functionality of the template, I suggest that you try it
Myungja Anna Koh