Bookmark printing designing and personalizing

By: Deepu Balan    |    In: Graphic Design       

The rapid advancement of computers and technology has changed the way the world thinks. Today, the word bookmark is a method of saving and storing the path or link to web pages in a single online location for future access or for sharing with other Internet users. But, conventionally a bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of card, leatherette, or fabric, used to keep the reader’s place in a book and to enable the reader to return to it with ease. Other often used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood, and cord. Many bookmarks could be clipped on a page with the aid of a page-flap. .

Real book lovers always encourage the use of bookmark to keep the readers place in the book. It is not a good idea to turn down the corner of a page or keeping the book spread open face down to keep the place. Some people love to collect beautiful and creative bookmarks. Some readers take bookmarks with due respect, that they will buy or design their own bookmark to match the overall theme of the book.

Creating a custom bookmark

Bookmarks are always considered as a unique and perfect gift idea for a book lover. A custom-made bookmark with personalized message is always special for the person who receives it as gift. With some basic crafting skills, you can turn your old or unused greeting cards into beautiful bookmark for your own use or to gift.

Usually the size of a bookmark comes around 2.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches long. Cutting the greeting card carefully so the picture in it makes sense using any paper-cutter is the first step. The picture or wordings in the card could be in vertical or horizontal direction based on the design. Laminating the card using any laminating machine is the next step. If you want to make your bookmark look even better, use your embroidery skills, by using a thin yearn to tie a tassel on the bookmark. You can use a hole punch to make a hole to attach the tassel.

Printing a custom designed bookmark

If you basic computer knowledge and some understanding about Photoshop or any other image editing softwares, you could easily design a beautiful bookmark. Design your bookmark by personalizing it with pictures and text messages in the dimension mentioned above. Save the last design as high-resolution JPG format, and upload or email the design to any online bookmark printing services. They will print your design into beautiful bookmarks and send it back in no time. Today we could easily find some quality online printing service companies who specialize in bulk bookmark printing.

If you don’t know Photoshop, don’t worry,  you can even use their design service or choose from a variety of unique design templates. Most of these web sites offer beautiful ready-to-buy as well as customized bookmarks for you on a very reasonable price.

Written by Deepu Balan

Deepu Balan is a self-taught web UI designer and developer who is really passionate about web design related stuffs. You can follow his updates on twitter @bdeepu