Types of Printable Certificates and How to Use Them

Printable Foil Certificates GeographicsMaking a certificate for an employee, volunteer, or student using printable certificates is an excellent gift idea because it is an inexpensive process that allows you to show your appreciation in a highly personal way!  Printable certificates are available in more forms than you may think, so it is important to be aware of your choices in order to pick the best type of certificate for your project.

In general, you’ll find printable certificates in the standard 8.5”x11” paper size.  Using an 8.5”x11” size certificate is convenient because all you have to do is stick it in your printer and print your design without worrying too much about your page format.  However, you can also find printable certificates available in smaller sizes such as 2UP and 3UP certificates which have two and three certificates per sheet respectively.  Smaller certificates serve particularly well when making awards for young students or making gift certificates for community or business events.  The only tricky part about using 2UP and 3UP awards is that you’ll need to adjust your design so it prints out correctly on each certificate; using a certificate template with the appropriate layout can help to facilitate the process of printing multiple certificates per page.

Naturally, you’ll see printable certificates in a vast selection of designs, especially when searching for them on the web.  If you’re interested in a classic look, parchment certificates are the type for you.  Certificates with parchment backgrounds look very professional and they also feature impressively detailed border designs in basic colors such as gold, blue, and green.  Non-parchment certificates are the most casual type of certificate designs, so you can also find them in the largest variety of colors and themed designs.  Foil certificates are pleasing to the eye because they add a bit of a flash to a traditional certificate design; they are sure to make your recipients feel proud!

Nothing makes a personalized certificate quite so special as your own embellishments, and with a little creativity, you can quickly and easily make your awards unique for all of your recipients.  For example, adding the logo for your company, organization, or school is one small step you can take to help your awards feel all the more authentic.  From there, making digital additions such as clip art or images can further enhance the celebratory mood of the occasion.  After you’ve printed your awards, adding items such as ribbons, seals, or stickers and using a document cover or frame will improve the overall presentation of your certificates.

Creating custom awards with printable certificates will leave a lasting impression on your award recipients.  Make DIY certificates to have fun and save money at the same time!

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If a family member, friend, pupil, or colleague in your life deserves to be celebrated, making a certificate for them is an excellent way to show that you formally recognize his or her accomplishments.  Certificates are impressive, low cost gifts you can make in a short amount of time.  TheRoyalStore.com offers certificates in a standard 8.5”x11” size or a mini 3UP size (three certificates per sheet) which is great for gift certificates.  Printable certificates come in a wide variety of styles and patterns, so finding a great pattern is the first step in making a certificate that will leave a lasting impression on your award’s recipient.

At TheRoyalStore.com, you can make a certificate from a large choice of decorative styles.  If you’re aiming to make a traditional-looking certificate, check out parchment certificates and foil filigree certificates.  If you’re looking for something plain and simple, check out non-parchment certificates as well.  If your certificate will go to a child, mini 3UP certificates are great for making cute awards!

Learning how to make a certificate on your own is fun and easy.  Now that you have the appropriate certificate paper, you’re going to need a design program or some templates for your certificate layout; this will ensure that your finished certificate has a clean, professional look.  TheRoyalStore.com offers free certificate templates that come complete with customizable headings, fill-in lines, clipart, and suggested wording.  All Geographics templates can be downloaded from TheRoyalStore.com and open in Microsoft Word so you can make and print your certificate in a snap.  In addition to certificate templates, you’ll find templates for all sorts of projects.

Looking for a more robust way to make a certificate?  Try Click n’ Print, a free design program from TheRoyalStore.com.  Click n’ Print lets you create a certificate template from scratch or work on a ready-made template and use suggested wording options to make awards fast if you are under a deadline.  You can customize fonts, colors, layout, and easily insert free clip art or your own images into your template with a few clicks of your mouse.  Since Click n’ Print operates online, you can also save your templates and access them anytime to work on them later.  And as certificate-making often involves giving awards to a large number of people, you can edit and print up to ten templates simultaneously to personalize certificates in bulk to save time.  With Click n’ Print’s easy-to-use interface, you can create professional quality certificates in minutes—totally for free!

Making a personalized certificate for someone is a great way to give back to the special people in your life without breaking the bank.  To make your award all that it can be, consider adding accessories like ribbons and seals or using a document cover or frame to give your certificate an authentic feel.  You’ll find everything you need to make a certificate at TheRoyalStore.com—sign up for our newsletter and get a $5 coupon towards your next purchase!