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Digital Collage Sheets by Swing Shift Designs
300dpi high quality digital collage sheets, digital stamps, and other printables 
for all your arts, crafts and decorating needs.

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Swing Shift Designs Frequently Asked Questions and Terms of Use

Terms of Use:
All collage sheets, digital stamps, and digital images are designed by Swing Shift Designs in accordance with United States Copyright Law.  Swing Shift Designs owns the copyright to all digital products on this website.  By downloading and/or purchasing a digital product from Swing Shift Designs and/or our distributors, you agree to the following terms:

1.  All digital images are the property of Swing Shift Designs, a division of A to Z Designs.
2.  You may use our images for artwork that you intend to sell, however you may not sell or give away any collage sheet, digital stamp, or digital image created by Swing Shift Designs.  For example:  You cannot share or sell a collage sheet, digital stamp, or digital image, however you can print and cut out the images and use them an unlimited number of times on cards or craft projects and then sell the cards or craft items you've created. 
3.  You may not use all or part of our images to create your own collage sheets, digital stamps, or digital images for sale or to give away.
4.  You must credit Swing Shift Designs for any image(s) used when an item is posted to a blog or published in any way.  Please credit us as www.SwingShiftDesigns.com or SwingShiftDesigns.etsy.com.

Magazine or Publication (Print) Incentive:
Swing Shift Designs will thank you with a $20.00 gift certificate to our store if your artwork featuring one of our images is published in a print magazine or book. You must credit us as www.SwingShiftDesigns.com or SwingShiftDesigns.etsy.com in print to qualify. Please contact us with the magazine/book name and publication date and we will be happy to send you your $20.00 gift certificate!  Please Note:  It must be in a PRINT publication that can be purchased at newsstands or subscribed to.  We do not pay an incentive for any publication that uses our free collage sheets, images or digital stamps.

How do I download, print, and use a collage sheet?
After the payment successfully processes, you will receive an automatic email notification from Etsy letting you know the file(s) is ready on the Downloads page. Click here for more info:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
Save the new file(s) somewhere on your computer that is easy to remember. If you purchase a lot of digital products, then it would be a good idea to have a folder that you download all your collage sheets or digital stamps to so they are easy to locate.

You can print the collage sheet as is or you can crop, resize, etc the images by opening it up in any type of photo or imaging software, such as Photo Impact, Photo Shop Elements, or Photo Shop. Then click print. You can also change the sizes of the images by changing your printer settings. Many printers allow you to scale the image by different percentages. Please refer to your printers owners manual for further instructions.

You can also add the images to a MS Word document and then print the file. Open a new MS Word file. Click on "Insert", then "Picture" then "From File". Find the digital image that you want to use and click on it. You can print multiple images on one page very easily this way.

Please note that when you print your collage sheet it will only look as good as the printer used to print it. To get a fine print closest to the original collage sheet image you see on screen, we recommend that you have your sheets professionally printed at a local copy shop or office supply store. Prices usually range from 25 cents to 75 cents per sheet. It is well worth the price to have them print your sheets for you. The color and clarity of professional laser printers is much better than most home printers.

How do I print and use a digital stamp?
Download the file(s) to your computer by clicking the link in the email you received from us. Save the new file(s) somewhere on your computer that is easy to remember. If you purchase a lot of digital products, then it would be a good idea to have a folder that you download all your collage sheets or digital stamps to so they are easy to locate.

Open the file(s) you just downloaded with any type of photo or imaging software, such as Photo Impact, Photo Shop Elements, or Photo Shop. You can resize the images if needed. Then click print. Please refer to your printers owners manual for further instructions.

You can also add the images to a MS Word document and then print the file. Open a new MS Word file. Click on "Insert", then "Picture" then "From File". Find the digital image that you want to use and click on it. You can print multiple images on one page very easily this way.

For best results, use alcohol based markers or colored pencils for ink jet printed images. Use any type of coloring medium, including watercolors, with laser printed images. Your local copy shop or office supply store can print your digital stamps for you as well.

Where does Swing Shift Designs get their collage sheet images and digital images?
All collage sheets, digital stamps, and digital images are designed by Swing Shift Designs in accordance with United States Copyright Law. We purchase our images from many different sources in the US and abroad. Some have been purchased in bulk, some from flea markets, some scanned from vintage books, and some from private collections.

How does Swing Shift Designs create their collage sheets?
We scan and resize each picture at 300dpi. We touch up the image as necessary, insuring that the end product meets our high standards. Then we compile the images into an 8 1/2" x 11" document that an be reprinted any number of times by our customers.

Where does Swing Shift Designs get their digital stamp images?
Because we love vintage, most of our stamps are scanned from vintage books that are in the public domain and then touched up to be suitable for "stamping". Others are created by us, using digital imaging software such as Photo Impact, Photo Shop Elements, and/or Photo Shop. In some cases, we've purchased the rights to sell the images as our own.

How does Swing Shift Designs create original digital stamps?
We create a lot of our stamps with our PC, a pencil, a marking pen, and paper. We first draw the image that we want to use for a stamp with a pencil and paper. Then we trace over the final drawing with a marker. We use an eraser to remove any pencil marks and then scan the image and open it with digital imaging software. We further clean up and touch up the drawing digitally and then we save the completed image in both jpg and png formats. We also use a digital drawing tablet for some images.

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