26 Ideas for Paper Based Printables You Can Create And Sell

Paper based printables offer a wide range of creative possibilities and are the easiest to produce and sell. Many of the following  ideas can be created using home printing equipment. Online printing costs have drastically reduced as printing technology has advanced, giving cartoonists  the  opportunity to have their art professionally printed at a cost that allows a decent profit to me made.   

Here’s a list of ideas for paper based printables that you can create and sell:

  • Art Prints:
    • High-resolution digital files of your artwork that either you or your customers can print at home or take to a print shop for framing. Here’s an  example of one iof my brass band limited edition prints that I sell in a mount with backing board.

Paper Based Printables

  • Posters:
    • Larger prints suitable for wall decor. Offer various sizes and orientations to cater to different preferences.
  • Greeting Cards:
    • Create printable greeting cards for various occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, and special events. Greetings  cards have a huge market. An example of Christmas cards I have designed and sell. I use an online printer in the UK (Printed.com) and to keep the cost per card down usually order around 200 of each design at a time.

  • Stationery Sets:
    • Design printable stationery sets that include letterheads, envelopes, and notecards with your cartoon illustrations.
  • Planners and Organizers:
    • Develop planners, calendars, and organizers with your artwork. This can include weekly or monthly layouts.
  • Stickers and Labels:
    • Create printable sticker sheets or label templates featuring your cartoon characters.
  • Bookmarks:
    • Design printable bookmarks that customers can use or give as gifts. Consider different themes or characters for variety.
  • Coloring Pages:
    • Create intricate coloring pages featuring your cartoon designs. These can be popular for both children and adults.
  • Journal Pages:
    • Design printable journal pages with space for writing and areas to add your cartoon illustrations.
  • Party Invitations:
    • Develop printable party invitations with your artwork for birthdays, baby showers, or other celebrations.
  • Thank You Cards:
    • Printable thank you cards featuring your cartoons, suitable for expressing gratitude after events or gifts.
  • Scrapbooking Kits:
    • Create themed scrapbooking kits with digital papers, embellishments, and cartoon elements for digital or physical scrapbooking.
  • Wall Art Sets:
    • Curate sets of coordinating printable wall art for customers to decorate their spaces with a cohesive theme.
  • Postcards:
    • Design printable postcards featuring your cartoon illustrations. These can be used for mailing or framing.
  • Gift Tags:
    • Create printable gift tags with your cartoon characters for special occasions like birthdays or holidays.
  • Party Decorations:
    • Offer printable banners, cake toppers, and other decorations for themed parties.
  • Cupcake Toppers:
    • Design printable cupcake toppers featuring your cartoon characters for birthday celebrations or special events.
  • Place Cards:
    • Printable place cards for events or dinner parties, featuring your unique illustrations.
  • Menu Cards:
    • Design printable menu cards with your cartoon artwork for special occasions or themed events.
  • Recipe Cards:
    • Create printable recipe cards with cartoon illustrations for a fun and functional kitchen accessory.
  • Art Therapy Kits:
    • Bundle printable coloring pages, journal prompts, and relaxation exercises for an art therapy kit.
  • Educational Printables:
    • Design printable worksheets, flashcards, or educational materials featuring your cartoon characters for children.
  • Travel Journal Pages:
    • Create printable pages for a travel journal, including space for notes and cartoon illustrations.
  • Puzzle Printables:
    • Develop printable puzzles, such as crosswords or word searches, with cartoon themes.
  • Motivational Prints:
    • Design prints with motivational quotes and your cartoon illustrations for inspiration.
  • Wrapping Paper:
    • Design prints for wrapping paper for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas etc. Online printers can do this for you at a reasonable price in larger quantities. Here is an example design I DESIGNED for brass bands.

Paper Based Printables

Creating paper based printables

When creating paper based printables, ensure that the files are high-quality and easy to print at home or through professional printing services. Consider offering bundles or themed collections to cater to different customer preferences.

Also, providing a variety of file formats (PDF, JPEG, PNG) can accommodate different customer needs.