How to Print in Canva

Canva is an easy solution to create professional graphics that you can download and print.

However, certain aspects of designing in Canva, such as sizing and margins, must be kept in mind if you wish to print your design. Follow these instructions to learn how to print from Canva.

How to Print from Canva on Computer

  1. Log in to your Canva account.
  2. Open the design you want to print or create a new one. In this tutorial, I have used an existing design.

    Select an existing design or create a new one
    Select an existing design or create a new one
  3. Click on File and select Show margins to make sure none of the visuals are cropped out from your design when printing.
  4. From the same menu, select Show print bleed to enable broken lines to appear near the edges of your Canva design. This ensures no inaccuracies in the print by extending the background beyond the dashed line.

    show margins and print bleed
    Show margins and print bleed.
  5. Hover over to the top-right corner of your screen and click Share.

    Click on Share to download design
    Click on Share to download the design.
  6. Select Download.

    Download design to print
    Download the design to print.
  7. Next, select PDF Print by expanding the drop-down menu under “File type”. This will ensure the best quality for your printed design.

    Select PDF print format from the drop menu
    Select PD  print from the drop-down menu.
  8. Also, tick the Crop marks and bleed checkbox to prevent leaving out any design elements in the print.

    Select PDF print format and tick on Crop marks and bleed before hitting Download
    Select Crop marks and bleed before hitting Download.
  9. Click on Download to download your design before printing.

    Download design to print
    Download the design to save.
  10. The project will be saved to your computer’s downloads folder by default. Locate and open it.
  11. To print your design, click the Print icon on the PDF viewer window or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + P for Windows or Command + P for Mac).

    Click on the printer icon on your screen to print
    Click on the printer icon on your screen to print

How to Print from Canva on iPhone or Android

  1. Launch the Canva app.
  2. Select the design you want to print.

    Select a design to print in Canva
    Select a design to print.
  3. Once the design is open, tap on the three dots at the top panel of your Canva home screen. Here, select Show margins and Show print bleed to ensure all visuals are in the safety zone of the print area.

    Show margins and print bleed
    Show margins and print bleed.
  4. On the top-right, tap the share icon.

    Click on the share icon
    Click on the share icon.
  5. Next, hit Download.

    Tap on download to save design on device
    Tap on download to save the design.
  6. Tapping on Download will let you choose the file type you want to download your design. Choose PDF Print from the pop-up menu, as it’s the option that retains the highest image quality.

    Download the design in PDF Print format
    Download the design in PDF Print format.
  7. Check the box next to Crop marks and bleed to avoid cutting off any important parts of the design. Finally, click on Download.

    Hit the download button
    Check Crop marks and bleed and click on Download.
  8. Go to your phone gallery and open your downloaded design. On the bottom-left, tap the Share icon.

    Tap on the share icon
    Tap the share icon.
  9. On the menu that appears next, scroll down to find and select Print.

    Scroll down and select Print
    Scroll down and select Print.
  10. In the “Prints Options” section, select the printer you want to use to print your design, the number of copies you want, and the paper size.

    Select printing preferences
    Select printing preferences.
  11. Tap on Print to print your design.

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