Greetings! As a professional graphic designer, I understand the importance of having your designs printed out. However, printing can be costly, especially if you’re using a premium design platform like Canva. That’s why I’m here to share with you some tips on how to print from Canva for free!
Here’s how you can print from Canva without spending a penny:
Download your design as a PDF
The first step is to download your design as a PDF. To do this, go to the top right corner of your Canva dashboard and click on the three dots. Then, select ‘Download’ and choose the PDF option.
Upload your PDF to Google Drive
Once you have your PDF, upload it to your Google Drive account. If you don’t have one, it’s easy and free to create. Simply go to drive.google.com and sign up.
Open your PDF in Google Drive
Once your PDF is uploaded, right-click on it and select ‘Open with Google Docs’. This will convert your PDF into a Google Docs file.
Print your Google Docs file
Now that your PDF is a Google Docs file, you can print it for free by clicking on the ‘File’ menu and selecting ‘Print’.
Choose your printer settings
Before you hit print, make sure to adjust your printer settings to ensure that your design comes out exactly how you want it. This includes selecting the correct paper size and orientation.
Click on the three dots and select ‘Download’. Choose the PDF option.
Go to drive.google.com and sign up if you don’t have an account. Then, upload your PDF.
Right-click on your PDF and select ‘Open with Google Docs’.
Click on the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Print’.
Adjust your printer settings to ensure that your design comes out perfectly.
By following these steps, you can save money on expensive printing fees.
Can I print directly from Canva?
No, Canva doesn’t offer a direct printing option. However, you can download your design as a PDF and print it for free using Google Drive.
Do I need a Google Drive account to print from Canva?
Yes, you’ll need to upload your PDF to Google Drive and open it in Google Docs to print for free.
What if I don’t have access to a printer?
You can always save your design as a PDF and send it to a local print shop or online printing service for a fee.
Can I print multiple designs at once?
Yes, you can upload multiple PDFs to Google Drive and print them all at once using Google Docs.
Can I edit my design after it’s converted to a Google Docs file?
Unfortunately, no. Once your design is converted, it becomes a static document that can only be printed.
What if my design is too large to upload to Google Drive?
You can try compressing your PDF or splitting it into multiple files before uploading.
Do I need an internet connection to print from Google Docs?
Yes, you’ll need to be connected to the internet to access your Google Drive and print your document.
Can I print from Google Docs using a mobile device?
Yes, you can download the Google Docs app and print directly from your mobile device.
If you want to save even more money on printing, try using a black and white printer or printing on both sides of the paper to reduce your ink and paper usage.
Printing from Canva doesn’t have to be expensive. By following these simple steps, you can print your designs for free and save money. Happy printing!