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Choosing the right paper for your color resume print

Over the past couple of weeks a few customers have asked similar questions around choosing the best resume paper for their color resume prints. I've explained that 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 to deliver a beautiful full bleed resume print. Ivory is a great choice when printing in natural tones. But what about bright orange? Resume prints with a ton of color tend to look best on white paper with...

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Almond, ivory, and white resume paper

Resumates offers resume printing on white, ivory, and almond resume paper. Sometimes we get real crazy and kick around the idea of gray or a light blue resume paper, and maybe the zeitgeist will be such that that day will come - but we curate this limited selection because we want you to know we're confident every resume leaving this shop has a polished and professional style. Here is how we think about the various colors: White resume paper: white resume paper may seem plain, but paired with a premium texture and added weight it really provides a classic, polished, and modern feel. Almond and ivory resume paper: almond and ivory resume paper tend to have a more formal feel, and it will...

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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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7 Quick Tips Before You Print Resumes:

We love printing resumes. And we print beautiful resumes and deliver them to your door. Should you, however, decide to print from home here are some quick tips to help you print your best resumes. Spellcheck! But you know this ...  Remove hyperlinks from any websites and email addresses before printing resumes. Otherwise you are left with the underline from the hyperlink on the printed version, which isn't needed. You will almost always want to use a laserjet printer for resume printing, if possible. Laser printers are more precise with small fonts and lines, and do not smudge. The only case where would prefer inkjet is if trying to print resumes full bleed, which means that you are printing to the edge of the page...

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