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How To Print In Canva: 8 Simple Steps For Computer to Paper

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Are you looking to print your designs in Canva but can’t figure out how?

Canva, as a graphic design tool, needs no introduction. With thousands of ready-to-use templates, you can make professional designs within minutes, even if you have zero design skills.

But to successfully print your designs using a personal printer, you must take care of colors, margins, and print bleed. Otherwise, your entire work will go to waste.

And that’s why in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to print in canva using 8 simple steps. Let’s begin!

Where Is The Print Option In Canva?

You’ll find the print option by opening the canva design, clicking on “Share,” and selecting “Print your design” from the dropdown menu. Then, you must check the print bleed and choose the print type per your need.

Ordering print on Canva is available in select regions, which includes the US. Printing costs start from $20 for fifty business cards and vary per design specifications.

Can I Print From Canva Without Paying?

Yes, you can print canva designs for free by downloading them.

First, click on Share>Download and choose PDF Print as the file type. After the File gets downloaded, open the File on your PC or mobile and select “Print” from your PDF viewer to successfully print your customized design.

You can use this option in both free and paid Canva plans.

Printing A Canva Design: What You’ll Need

Before you hit that download and print button, you must prepare your design for printing. Follow this expert checklist:

1. Use Print-Friendly Colors

choose print friendly colors

You must be familiar with Red, Green, and Yellow (RGB) colors, as they are the standard color model for most digital design tools, including Canva. But personal printers use the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (CMYK) model, which explains why some colors look different on screen and print.

For example, the neon color looks dull on Print.

So it’s better to design using CMYK colors for high-quality print. For example, #00FFF is a hex code for cyan. You can find other CMYK color hex codes using google or the canva color palette.

If you use Canva Pro, you can choose the color profile as CMYK before print:

CMYK print

(More on this later)

2. Follow Margins

show margins

You’ll not want any of your design elements to be cut off during print, right? That’s why it’s essential to see and follow margins.

Simply click on “File” on top of your Canva design, choose “View settings,” and then “Show margins”.

You’ll see a white border over your design:

margins visible

Keep all your elements, especially text, inside the white border. Make necessary adjustments so that your print is as amazing as your design!

3. Check Print Bleed

print bleed

Check print bleed if you don’t want to use scissors to remove white borders at the edge of your design after printing.

Simply go to File>View Settings and choose “Show print bleed,” as shown in the screenshot. You’ll see a dotted line on the edges. Adjust your file background so that it covers the dotted line fully.

How To Print In Canva For Free: Step-By-Step Instructions

We’ll be using the Canva For Education account for this step-by-step process. If you want pro account access, you can claim a canva discount and access premium features quickly.

Now, let’s begin with the steps:

Go to canva.com and open the design you want to print.

Adjust your design to follow margins and bleeds as mentioned above.

Click on “Share” in the top left corner of the editor menu bar and select “Download” like this:

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Select “PDF Print” as the file type. It’ll download your design in the highest resolution, and you’ll get the option to ‘Flatten PDF” for better printing.

pdf print

Finally, select “Download” by choosing the CMYK color profile and wait for the file to get fully downloaded on your PC:

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Once over, open the downloaded file and press Ctrl+P (for Windows) or Command +P (for Mac) to see the print preview:

print design
  1. Select your personal printer and set it to color and 100% scale to ensure the design is printed with the correct size and color.

Finally, click “Print” to start printing.

How To Order Print On Canva: All You Need To Know

order print

If you don’t have a personal printer, you can try ordering print within Canva. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Open your Canva design.
  2. Click on the “Share” button in the top left-hand corner and click “Print your design”.
  3. Select your print specifications from the list of options, including business cards, stickers, and envelopes. You can even print your design on a T-shirt!
  4. Then select the number of designs to print, add your shipping location, and choose the payment method to finalize your order.

There are mixed Trustpilot reviews on Canva print, so think twice before opting for the same!

Similar Canva Printing Tutorials To Check Out

With little precautions like checking for margins and print bleed, you can print customized canva designs to hang in your office, distribute them as business cards, and lot’s more!

Here are some more canva printing related tutorials to check out:

Wrapping Up

Canva is a go-to software for making designs for social media, blog posts, and presentations.

And you can easily print your designs by clicking on Share>Download>Choose PDF Print>Download.

Once your file is downloaded, open it on your PC, press Ctrl+P (for Windows) or Command + P (for Mac), and click Print to let your personal printer do its job.

Don’t forget to use CMYK colors, check margins, and print bleed to ensure a flawless copy!

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