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Design with Canva

DIY Design with Canva - Make a Print Ready File

Canva Design is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is a popular choice for both individuals and businesses, as it is easy to use and offers a wide range of templates and features.

Canva is a cloud-based platform that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. To use Canva, users simply create an account and choose from a variety of templates or start a new design from scratch. Canva offers a wide range of features, including:

  • A library of millions of stock photos, graphics, and fonts
  • Easy-to-use drag-and-drop editing tools
  • Collaboration features that allow multiple users to work on a design together
  • The ability to download designs in a variety of formats, including PNG, JPG, PDF, and MP4

Why is Canva popular?

Canva is popular for a number of reasons, including:

  • It is easy to use, even for people with no design experience.
  • It offers a wide range of templates and features, making it versatile enough for a variety of design needs.
  • It is affordable, with a free plan available for basic use.
  • It is cloud-based, so it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.

Canva is a great option for anyone who needs to create visual content, regardless of their design skills or budget. It is easy to use and offers a wide range of features, making it a versatile and affordable solution for both individuals and businesses.

Providing Print Ready Files with Canva

To provide your artwork to using Canva, you will need to download your design as a PDF file. To do this:

  • Open your design in Canva.
  • Click the “Share” button in the top right corner.
  • Select “Download” from the drop-down menu.
  • In the “File type” section, select “PDF Print.”
  • Click the “Crop marks and bleed” box.
  • Click the “Download” button.

Once you have downloaded your design as a PDF file, you can send it to us for printing.

Here are some additional tips for providing artwork to printers using Canva:

  • Make sure your design is in CMYK colour mode. This is the colour mode used by printers, and it ensures that your colours will print accurately.
  • Use a high resolution (at least 300 dpi) for your images. This will ensure that your images print sharp and clear.
  • Include a bleed area around the edge of your design. This is a small margin of extra space that is trimmed off after printing. This helps to ensure that there is no white border around your printed piece.