How to design your own calendar with Preferred Custom Printing's Design Studio
Our custom calendars are dry erase and mounted onto PVC for durability. You can write important information directly onto the calendar with an expo marker. Plus our design studio allows for complete color customization. These business calendars come in multiple sizes to suit a myriad of different office spaces. You have the option to choose a vertical or horizontal layout depending on your preference. Upload your own business logo and put whatever text you want across the top of the calendar. You can also upload custom text if the current text features don't suit your business needs.
1. Choose your print type:
Pick either horizontal or vertical or both if you want to design multiple views. If you choose both designs, choose the correct layout type and quantity for your designs so that the proper amount of each layout get printed. Select the proper amount of horizontal calendars you want and add to the cart and then choose the proper amount of vertical calendars you want and add those to the cart. If you're only designing one calendar type, we recommend designing for that layout.
2. Upload an image from your computer for the logo
- For uploading images, png files are ideal but jpeg files are also acceptable. Note that if your company logo is a jpeg with white background, that white background will show up on the calendar; this is why we typically suggest pngs with transparent backgrounds.
- Make sure your images are HIGH QUALITY when uploaded: This is extremely important as these calendars are larger than the design preview. If you upload a very small image, it may be blurry or look stretched out when it is expanded to the print size. We don't want this and neither do you, so be sure your logo images are high quality large images or at a high resolution so that they scale well. For reference, 2.5" x 2.5" at 300 dpi would work well with all calendar options.
3. Add text
You can click on the text in the header to change it. As an option, you can also add additional text by clicking add text at the top. Just type the text you want to add, and click the green add text button. This will add a box with the text you typed to the layout. Drag the box to where you want the text to appear. It usually appears in the upper left corner at first.
4. Change Colors
In order to change the calendar's colors, click the icon next to the arrow. This will bring up a menu with different aspects to customize. For example, if you click on the black box next to "Color Blocks," you can select a custom color for the color blocks. You can customize all unlocked layers, but not ones that are locked and greyed out.
Individual boxes for each day are sized accordingly:
Horizontal (width x height)
36" x 24": 1.25" x 0.75"
48" x 32": 1.5" x 1"
54" x 36": 1.75" x 1.25"
Vertical (width x height)
24" x 36": 1" x 1"
32" x 48": 1.25" x 1.25"
36" x 54": 1.5" x 1.5"
Or feel free to call us at (727)-443-1900
If ordering more than 100 calendars we suggest you give us a call to help with the larger order