Did You Know You Can Print On Aida?

Aida selections generally come in white, black, grey or every pale shade of pastel under the sun. But what if you want something that’ll pop? What about something with a design on it? Well saddle up, cos we’re about to go on a ride. It turns out, your average home color printer can create awesome aida in no time flat!
WonderStrange worked out all the hard work for us, but the technique is actually pretty simple. Cut your plain aida (you should use white) down to A4 size, put some freezer paper on the back (its sticky on one side) and put it in your printer. Print whatever you want and you have yourself an epic, custom bit of aida.
Wondering why you need the freezer paper? Turns out those holes make a serious mess unless something is behind it!

Finally, if you want a pure color for aida, you can also try painting it.

adventure time cross stitches with printed aida background by WonderStrange (source: wonderstrange.com)

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Tina Bouher

    Does it use a lot of ink?

    1. LordLibidan

      It uses the same amount of ink that a standard print would.
      As it’s over A4/Letter size, and you’re likely printing an image, it’s one of the most intense prints you can do at home.

  2. Doreen

    how exciting, I have just the picture in mind. now all I need to do is pick out the colours I want to use to make it look right. any advice on that?I heard there is a tube you can look through rather like a kalidascope which helps with colour combinations.

    1. LordLibidan

      I think that might be a gimic rather than a real tool I’m afraid!
      However, there are lots of online color palette generators which might be right up your street!

  3. Lorraine

    Hi, I would like to print a Logo onto Aida cloth. What do i need to achieve my goal?

    1. LordLibidan

      Hey! Simply cut your aida to fit in your printer, put some freezer paper on the back and print! It really is that simple 😀
      The only issue is the logo placement. Where are you planning to put it? If you want it at a very specific place after you’ve finished, you need to work out exactly where the stitching will go, and then translate that onto your computer and then print something in a specific place. Then stitch it. Its important to print it, and then stitch it!

  4. Nelson Tirado

    Please advise me, I need a paper print transferred to an aida grid so I can cross stich it. I live in Sydney and have rung around print shops but they frick out when they see the aida grid.

    1. LordLibidan

      Print shops have different types of printers, and many might not be suitable. An at home printer will work best.

  5. IdiyPaint

    Great information!! I really enjoy reading this blog information. Thanks for sharing this information.