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The five best places to print your resume

Fewer and fewer people have printers at home, so it's increasingly common to scramble to find a decent printer and resume paper to print your resume leading up to an interview or career fair. If you're an avid ecommerce user or a stickler for quality, use Resumates online resume printing and delivery. Upload your finished resume, select from a variety of premium resume paper colors, and receive 25 resume prints delivered to your door. Resumates delivers prints in two days, so if your interview is tomorrow, you'll need to run an errand instead. Public libraries: Yep! Your good old public library should be able to accommodate resume printing. Not all libraries are the same, so give them a call to double check. Don't...

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Choosing the right resume paper weight: 24lb vs 32lb

The variety of resume paper you might find at a local copy store could be confusing for the occasional print job. How do I choose the right paper weight for my resume? With Resumates skip the paper buying and copy shop altogether and have your resume printed on premium paper and delivered starting at $11.95+. Resume paper should be between 24lb - 32lb paper weight. 24lb resume paper is 20% heavier than regular copy paper, while 32lb resume paper is 60% heavier than regular copy paper. Resume paper is - at least partially - made with cotton, keeping it soft and unlike firmer cardstock. The right weight resume paper is one that reflects your personal style. For a subtle difference, choose 24 lb paper. For a premium...

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White vs Ivory resume paper: how to choose the best resume paper color

If you go to your local copy store you'll find two types of resume paper: white and ivory resume paper. You can skip the copy store altogether with Resumates resume delivery - simply upload your finished resume file, select your type of resume paper, and receive your resume prints delivered to your door in 2 days, anywhere in the United States.  White and ivory are generally going to be the best colors for your resume. White resume paper is clean, crisp, and modern. White resume paper is different from copy paper through its texture, composition, and weight. When selecting white resume paper, consider one with cotton composition, paper weight 24 - 32 lb, with linen texture to give that clean but noticeable first impression that...

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Choosing the right paper for your color resume print

For black and white resume prints, white resume paper has a clean and sharp feel, while ivory resume paper feels a bit more traditional and classic while having the benefit of standing out in a stack.  Over the past couple of weeks a few customers have asked similar questions around choosing the best resume paper for their color resume prints. In these cases, the best results are when we're able to complement the natural color of the paper (ivory, almond, white) with borders and accent colors in your print.  A perfect example is this tasteful off-white full bleed resume print we received last week. This print complements the ivory paper nicely. In this case, the customer was able to use ivory paper and brown borders...

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Full bleed resume printing

Resume printing in full bleed (i.e., borderless, edge-to-edge, zero margin printing) is becoming increasingly common in design and creatives fields. Resume designers are using the entire 8.5x11 sheet to showcase style and creativity. Resume designs tend to follow one of two paths when printing in full bleed. The simplest are illustrations that extend to the edge of the page (pictured below) on an otherwise white backdrop.  The second is designing a resume that has multiple colors for the backdrop, such as the resume template below, courtesy of Loft Resumes. This template is based on a primarily white backdrop, with brown and grey sections. These resume templates are beautiful, but to make the most of them on your interview day be sure to (a)...

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