Do you love to paper fold? Origami has quickly captured my heart as one of my top paper crafts. Wrapped gifts, cards, garlands – the possibilities are endless, and the results stunning.
But specialty papers, like Origami paper, can be expensive and hard to find (for us small town folks). And that’s what inspired me to create a collection of printable Origami paper to share with you.
Printable Origami Paper galore!
All you need to do is download, print, cut, and fold. It’s really that easy, but there are a few details you’ll want to know.
The printable paper is:
- Size: 7″ x 7″
- File: a PNG file
- Resolution: 300 dpi
Download + print the printable paper
The standard size for Origami paper is 6″ x 6″.
You’re probably wondering…why are these printable papers 7″ x 7″ then?
Because they are intended to be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, and then cut to size. There is a 1″ wiggle room to cut a perfect 6″x6″ square, or 1″ bigger if you are a precise cutting superstar.
Each paper has a download button below – select the download button for the paper you want to download.
- A zip file will download to your computer (where downloads are configured on your system).
- Unzip the file – some systems are set to automatically unzip, but if not then all you have to do is click the zip file and it will unzip.
The resolution of the print file is high quality (300 dpi), however, the print quality and colors depend on the printer you are using.
In the print settings be sure to keep the document print at Scale and not Scale to Fit which will resize the image.
Cut paper to size
If you have a steady hand, yes, use scissors.
What is better ink jet or laser?
Either! Ink Jet is more affordable, and what I use – but the printer type doesn’t matter. You can print these printable papers on either.
What is the best paper to use?
The printable papers were designed for white standard copy paper or cardstock – 8.5″x11. The color of the paper will blend and effect the print colors, so keep that in mind if you are using a colored paper.
For the best results, I recommend using white paper.
Can I print double sided?
You sure can! After printing the first side, flip the page over and print the second design on the back.
Hey, here’s an idea!
Don’t limit your imagination. These printable papers can be used for any paper project, not only Origami.
I’ve used these gorgeous papers as an insert (cardstock, of course, for stability) for Cricut Joy Cards.
Questions? Let me know in the comments.
Now get making and be sure to tag Kin + Tonic on Instagram to show me your crafty creations.