Printables

Our Printables use a webpage-based program that will print cards based on your web browser’s print settings. We recommend visiting our website and changing the following settings in your web browser prior to printing a card.


Internet Explorer 

- Click the round gear icon in the upper right corner of your web browser.

- Click ‘Print.’

- Click ‘Page Setup.’

- Change all Margins to 0”.  You may see the margin numbers change to something like 0.166 or 0.236 or 0.13 and this is fine.  The goal is to have the lowest possible number for your margins.

- Change all six sections under “Header and Footer” to empty.

- Place a check in the box next to ‘Enable Shrink to Fit.’

- Click ‘OK’ to exit your print menu.

Microsoft Edge 

* At this time, we do not recommend using the Edge Browser, as our cards will not print properly.

Google Chrome 

- Click the 3 dot menu in the upper right corner of your web browser.

- Click ‘Print.’

- Set Layout to Portrait

- Scroll down and click ‘More Settings.’ Use the Tab key on your keyboard to move further down the list if you are unable to scroll down.

- Set Paper Size to either 'Letter' or '8.5 x 11'.

- Change Margins to default.

- Set Scale to Custom -154 (This is a temporary solution to fix a problem in the current version of Chrome).

- Remove the checkmark next to Headers and Footers. 

- Place a check for "Print on both sides" (This is a temporary solution to fix a problem in the current version of Chrome).

- Click ‘Cancel’ to exit your print menu.

Safari

- Click ‘File’ in the upper left corner of your screen.

- Click ‘Print.’

- Click ‘Show Details.’

- Remove the checkmark next to Headers and Footers.

- Click ‘Cancel’ to exit your print menu.

Firefox for Windows

- Click the 3 line menu button in the upper right corner of your web browser.

- Click ‘Print.’

- Click ‘Page Setup.’

- Click the Margins & Header/Footer tab.

- Change the Top, Left, Bottom, and Right Margins to 0.0

- Change all options under Headers & Footers to Blank.

- Click ‘OK.’

*If you are running an older version of Firefox in Windows, please refer to the following link from the Firefox support website for further information on adjusting these settings: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-printing-problems-firefox

Firefox for Mac

- Click ‘File’ in the upper left corner of your screen.

- Click ‘Print.’

- Click ‘Show Details.’

- Change all options under Headers & Footers to Blank.

To avoid a white border on the left side of the front of your card, we wrap some of the design to the back. This is the intended look of the card and cannot be adjusted. If too much of your card is wrapping to the back, you may need to adjust your printer settings. Please see the What are the recommended print settings? question. 

With our new Printables, printer settings have more control over your final product. To remove the American Greetings website address and page numbers from your card, turn off headers and footers in the printer settings. We’ve provided detailed instructions on how to turn them off for each web browser. Please see the What are the recommended print settings? question.

You can make your text bigger using the slider in the toolbar. The slider will not allow your text to become larger than the text box. If you want your text even larger than the current text box will allow, increase the size of the text box by clicking and dragging any of its corners.

We’ve provided two editable lines of text on the back of your card so you can let your recipient know the card was created by you.

If the inside of your card isn’t printing, check the printer’s settings and make sure the default is set to double-sided printing. If this doesn’t work, the printer may not support double-sided printing. You will need to select “Single-Sided Printing,” and manually flip the paper and reinsert it after the first side prints. We provide on-screen instructions to walk you through this process.

You can change the fold of your card while you’re in the editor by selecting “Change Card Fold” at the top-left section of the editor. This will not change the way your card looks in the editor but will change the way it prints. If you want to change the way your card folds after you select “Print” and view the print preview, you can select your desired card fold on the left side of the print setup box. You will see the change immediately in the print preview.

Our card designs are best suited for printing on Letter-sized paper, but we also support A4. You can choose your paper size during the first step of the print process and in your printer settings. If you have selected your desired paper size but the card still isn’t fitting your paper, make sure the scale in the printer’s settings is set to 100%. If you need assistance with adjusting your printer settings please see the What are the recommended print settings? question.