FAQ

  • Is this papercraft hard to make?

It is easy. Do not worry! It is simple paper folding and glueing. No hard complex origami. It is quite a simple handmade project. Paragami 3D wall art consists of many single blocks/pyramids. You will be assembling each block one by one. It is nothing to be scared of. It just might be time-consuming as some of the designs consist of hundreds of pieces…

 

  • What PAPER weight should I use?

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Any kind of…it is better to make samples and try the different weights. Find out the best fit for you. It also depends if you are cutting it out with scissors, or if you use a machine.  We recommend using colour paper 120g - 240g. The lighter paper is easy to cut and fold, however, the tougher paper the stiffer the final geometric art.

 

  • Can you PRINT A3 format with A4 printer?

Theoretically yes - but we do not recommend.
We are now updating all the templates one by one to be ready for A4. Some of the templates are already prepared for A3 and A4.
If you print A3 scaled down to A4, you will end up with the final art size of 70% of the original size. It would still work.

For A4 printers it is much better to use the PDF generated for A4 size. For A3 printer use the PDF generated for A3 size.

How to properly  set up the PDF for print. And how to print full scale layout with limited paper sizes: read more in this article 

 

  • What COLOUR paper should I use?

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All of them. Parametric design created visually attractive patterns, get the best out of it! Hard folds of the paper create an astonishing 3D effect when floodlighted. Explore the effect of light and shade, contrast, and repetitive patterns. Find a perfect colour range for your interior home decoration and experience true 3D wallpaper.

 

  • Which GLUE should I use?

We use regular paper stick glue, which you can get in any paper shop. Or go more professional with a paper art glue such as Zip Dry. Alternatively, hot glue guns have good results as well. it is fast hardening and quite firm. In any case, always keep your hand clean as it is very easy to make the paper dirty. We recommend using latex or cotton gloves. Read more about what else you should get before the start.

 

  • How to CUT IT OUT?

You can print it (PDF) and cut it out manually with SCISSORS/SCALPEL.
    Or you can use the vector data (DXF) and cut it mechanically with a PLOTTER (Cameo Silhouette). Read more in this article.

       

      • What is included in the DOWNLOAD PACKAGE?

      It is always good to know what you are purchasing. Please see this complete manual.

      The download consists of a vector PDF Template (arranged to A3/A4 paper format by default) and multiple DXF files, which are compatible with most of the programs. It is possible to use DXF to set up the plotter (Silhouette Cameo) or a laser cutter.

       

      • WHEN do I GET IT?

      Paragami Templates are digital products and have instant downloads. You will be able to download the files immediately after the purchase.
      The download link will be ready on the page after the checkout procedure. You will also receive the download link to your email.

       

      • Why you do not allow REFUNDS?

      We sell digital items. Digital items aren't eligible for returns or exchanges, because of the nature of these items. Once you download the file, you have it. While it's not possible to return and refund, when you reach out with a problem, we will do our best to resolve the issue and find a fit. Please contact us.

       

      • Can I resell the Wall Art?

      • If you will assemble the wall art based on our templates, YES, you can sell the final masterpiece - as an individual. We would be very grateful if you indicated us as authors. Paragami developed the design and you made it. It is a collab.
      • If you would like to be selling the final wall art as a business, please contact us and we will make a proper business deal and license with you.
      • Reselling or any other sharing of the core digital files and templates is strictly prohibited. Paragami Templates are intellectual property.

       

      • Are you open to collaboration?

      Of course! Definitely yes! Reach out with your ideas. We would love to set up win-win deals.

       


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         Silhouette Cameo or Cricut?


      I do recommend Silhouette Cameo - I have it and the templates are tested. It works great - the DXF import works flawlessly. The Studio (software) has all the necessary tools. Import respect the dxf layers/colours and you can easily set cut/stroke/speed..etc. If you need help with setting up Silhouette Cameo - read here.

      Do you own Circuit? We haven't tested the files with cricut. Some customers have difficulties with importing the dxf files - the Cricut sofware exploded the polylines and merged all the layers. You can try it with the free template, just subscribe and get the FREE template to test. If it will be success, let us know, we would like to share with others!:)

      Cricut should be also fine with templates that requires only one setting - all cutting. Such as out collection CUTOUTS.

      Paragami download packages also include "pre-dashed" lines. Those are lines for the folds, which are already dashed by the geometry. Then you can plot it all with just one setting - cutting all the way through. The folding lines will be dashed.

      Some customers were able to transform the .DXF files into .SVG in their graphic program. Or try out some of the online converters DXF/SVG.