How to Create Print Ready Files from

Canva is a popular online graphic design platform that allows users to create stunning designs for a variety of purposes, including social media posts, presentations, and print materials. In this tutorial.

We'll walk you through how to use the designer on and download the file to be used for printers.


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" has an amazing online designer you can use to create so many beautiful designs"

Step 1: Sign up for Canva

The first step is to sign up for a free account on You can use your email, Google or Facebook account to sign up.

Step 2: Choose a template

After signing up, you will be taken to the Canva homepage. From here, you can select a template to start designing. Canva offers a variety of templates for different purposes such as social media, marketing, and print materials. For this tutorial, we will select a business card template.

Step 3: Customize your design

Once you have selected your template, you can start customizing your design. Canva provides a drag-and-drop interface that allows you to easily add text, images, shapes, and other elements to your design. You can also customize the fonts, colors, and other design elements to match your brand.

Step 4: Download your design

When you're satisfied with your design, it's time to download it. To download your design, click on the "Share" button in the top right corner of the screen, then scroll down to "Download".

Here you'll need to make several option changes.

1.) File Type - PDF Print (best for printing)

2.) Choose crop marks and bleeds.

DO NOT include flatten PDF and include notes.

3.) Then click  Download.

These are the files you'll use to submit to our website for print.

Step 6: Send your file to the printer

Once you've saved your design as a high-resolution PDF file, you can send it to the printer.

Congratulations! You have now learned how to use the designer on and download the file to be used for printers.

With Canva, you can create stunning designs for a variety of purposes, and with these simple steps, you can ensure that your designs are ready for print.

Please note: is not a professional design program. It is a simple online designer that allows people who don't have a professional designer or marketing department to create simple, elegant, and beautiful designs. It is not to be used if you have specific brand colors or are needing specific color output from your printer.

Use this program to create fast and simple designs, but do not expect the final print colors to be the same as what they look like on the screen.



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