At JW Printables, we believe that spiritual, up-building tools should always be free.
That’s why our mission is to extend as much love as possible to our brothers and sisters around the world by giving free printables, inspiring family worship ideas and supporting Jehovah’s Witnesses everywhere in whatever way we can.
USE OUR WEBSITE TO EXPLORE OUR FREE PRINTABLES, MAKE AMAZING THINGS THAT WILL EXCITE YOUR CHILDREN, LEARN HOW TO DIY GIFTS FOR FRIENDS YOU LOVE, AND SHOP TO HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION AND THIS WEBSITE. WE ALSO HELP YOU SUPPORT OTHER JW BUSINESSES, DESIGNERS AND SHOPS BY PROVIDING FULL ACCESS TO A DIRECTORY WHERE YOU CAN SHOP THEIR PRODUCTS AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.
Who are you?
Hi! We’re a family of 4 Jehovah’s Witnesses that decided to create printables for our christian brothers and sisters around the world. As part of our own family worship routine we create printables that we hope will help others to draw closer to each other and Jehovah.
All of our printables are created by one of our 4 family members who has over 14 years of experience in graphic design. We thought it would be an incredible thing to take that skill and use it to help others glorify Jehovah’s name. In no way is our intention through this website to provide spiritual instruction. We simply thought it would be nice to provide fun tools that families can use to enrich their own, already set spiritual routine. We all wish to remain anonymous. 🙂
Do You Use Images Directly From JW.org?
Nope. Every graphic you see has been painstakingly hand-created by us. All logos, publication covers, images and videos on JW.org are actually copyrighted and cannot be used for any other purpose. That includes graphics/screenshots of Caleb & Sophia or even just the pictures of the Watchtower & Awake Magazines on the website. Even the JW.org logo is copyrighted.
To follow closely with the terms of using the JW.org website, we create every single thing here by hand. Any magazines or books or other publications that you see are re-productions of books and publications. And if you look closely enough you’ll see that they aren’t identical to the real ones.
Any JW.org characters, or bible characters that appear on our website are our own versions of those characters (like fan art, which doesn’t breach copyright!) We don’t want to break any laws and we certainly don’t want to violate the copyright of our hardworking brothers, so we will never use images or other media from the JW.org website.
What languages do you release printables in?
Our family speaks English mostly and limited Spanish. We also sign a tiny bit of ASL. So our printables are primarily available in English. However, we’d love to be able to make these printables available to brothers in many languages.
We have found that translation takes a very very long time, & reduces the number of printables we can release every week. So for now, we”re focusing primarily on creating and releasing English printables. Sometimes we do release printables in other languages, and if a printable is available in your language you’ll find a download button on the page waiting for you.
Why do you brand your printables?
We brand all of our free printables with our own website logo and URL (jwprintables.com) because we can’t brand JW.org on them. We’re not affiliated with JW.org (this is our own personal family project,) so we can’t rightfully put a version of their copyrighted logo on printables or content that we create. It would give a false impression that the printables were created or endoresd by JW.org and they are not.
Another reason we brand our printables is to make sure that they remain free! Releasing printables without our branded logo on them would mean that other people could download and sell these items which would defeat the purpose of them being free for everyone! (Especially if you stumbled onto the one that is for sale first.)
One final reason we brand our printables is so that if anyone is curious about where they can find the printable you used or gifted to them themselves, the website is right there. In this way, more people can get access to our free printables in many languages and for free. 🙂
We don’t charge in anyway for all of the hours of work, trial and error, printer ink and mounds of paper we put into creating our printables so we do ask that you please not remove or hide the branding we’ve placed on any printables out of respect for us, our labor of love and the many brothers and sisters who have helped us translate our printables. Thank you!
How often do you release printables?
We don’t have a set schedule for releasing printables. We work secular jobs, so this is very much a free time thing. A lot of hours, planning and sketching go into these printables. We’re happy to release them for free, but because of all the time and energy that goes into creating these, we can’t promise to release a certain amount of items regularly. 🙂
Why do you sell Premium Printables? I thought they were all free?
Our mission is to release as many free printables as we can for our brothers and sisters to use. Every printable released on our website will always be 100% free and we will stay true to that promise. However running a website is not free for us and there are many costs associated with this project. We support the website with our own income from our secular jobs but as the website grows in popularity, the cost of running this website will grow. This is why we have a gift shop.
Since they are not free, premium printables will never appear on our website -they will always only be featured in our gift shop. This is in step with our promise that all printables featured on the website (not our gift shop) will always be free.
Where can I find you on social media?
You find us on instagram! We don’t wish to be bogged down with too much social media interaction so we’ve limited our social activity to that one place. Additionally, we don’t post to Instagram often but instead post most of our updates, behind the scenes & future projects with friends who are subscribed to our Mailing List.
If you’d like to stay up to date with what’s going on, feel free to subscribe to get updates on the latest printables we’ve released and get behind the scenes peeks at upcoming projects we’re working on.