Instant Gift Certificate Templates VS Downloadable Gift Certificate Templates

Posted on April 8, 2011 by

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When it comes to find gift voucher templates on the web, we can split templates in two categories:

  • Instant gift certificate templates
  • Downloadable gift certificate templates

Instant gift certificate templates

These templates are instant in the fact that you can go to the website which provides them, edit them and print them instantly. There’s no downloading files, firing up Microsoft Word or Publisher to then manually edit and finally print the certificates. All is done in the convenience of the web browser. These templates make it easier for you to be done quickly. You don’t spend time aligning labels, selecting a matching font and other details. The other advantage is that the instant certificate being hosted by the certificate website, you can access it later from another computer (for example, if you want to print it from a different computer, you can access it directly from there, and you don’t have to copy the file on a USB stick to plug in the second computer).

Downloadable gift certificate templates

On the other end of the spectrum, there are downloadable gift certificate templates. Most of the time, they will be made available in the Microsoft Word format, so you download it and edit it using Word or any other compatible software like Open Office for example. Sometimes the files are of a different format, for example Publisher. So you need the compatible software to use these templates. However, some people may be more at ease using software they’re used to (like Microsoft Word) rather than editing the templates right in their browser. It’s a matter of preference, even though most people find it easier and more convenient to use an instant gift certificate template.

Who wins?

In the end, it all comes down to your preferences. Would you rather have the convenience and ease of using your browser to edit directly the gift certificate, or would you prefer to use your favorite text editor to do the same task? You decide.


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