How to Print a Business Card from Canva

Before printing your business card in Canva, you need to make sure that your design has the correct ratio (3.5 x 2 in). 

Now save your design to your computer, by clicking on the “Share” button in the top right corner of your screen, and then hit the “Download” button. Select both sides of the business card and send it to print or bring your file to the printing shop.

Hi there! My name is Yana and I’ve been working with Canva daily for the last several years. While most of my designs were digital and used for websites and social media, I’ve also experienced creating and printing business cards for some of my clients. So I’m quite familiar with this process.

Today, you’ll learn how to create and print a business card using Canva. I also will cover some common questions you might have on this topic.

Key Takeaways

  • Canva offers plenty of templates for business cards that can be a real help for small businesses and individual professionals.
  • The quality of business cards will depend on the paper they are printed on, as well as the resolution of the printer.
  • You also can print business cards through Canva directly and receive your order later. You can choose the paper type, the paper finish, and the number of business cards you want to receive.

How to Create a Business Card in Canva

Before we will talk about how you can print business cards from Canva, let’s quickly go through the process so it has the correct resolution and you don’t have any issues when printing.

Step 1. Create a New Desing File.

Start by creating a new design file. Open Canva and click on the Create a design button in the top right corner of the homepage. You will see a drop-down menu with pre-saved designs. Go down the list and select the Business card template.

Step 2. Select the Template

Once you click on the business card template, you will create a new design file with a 3.5 x 2 in ratio. Now you can find different templates to use. 

Click on the Design button on top of the toolbar menu from the left side of the screen and type “business card” in the search input to see all the templates available. 

When you find one that you would like to use, click on it to add it to your design project. Next select Apply both pages, to create the design for both sides of the future business card. Now you customize the design and print it after.

How to Print a Business Card from Canva

When you have your design ready there are two ways how you can print business cards. Let’s take a closer look at both of them.

1. Print Business Cards Yourself

Unfortunately, you can’t send your file printing directly from Canva. But when you have the business card design ready, you can save and print it from your computer or bring your file to a print shop. 

Start by clicking on the Share button on the top right corner of the screen and hit on Download. Now choose the file type, I recommend using PNG or PDF print for these kinds of projects. Don’t forget to select both sides of the business card and click the Download button. 

Next, find your design in the Downloads of your computer and send it to print.

2. Print Business Cards with Canva

You also can use the Canva service and order business cards directly from Canva. If you want to do it, find the Print Business Cards button on the top right corner of the screen. You will see a new drop-down menu where you can choose pages, paper type, finish, and the number of business cards you want to be printed.

Canva orders are covered with a Happiness guarantee and come with free delivery. So it might be a good choice if you don’t have a printer and proper paper at home or don’t want to spend time looking for a print shop. 

You will be asked to provide your payment information and the delivery method when printing business cards through Canva.


Make sure you also check the answers to the most common questions about printing business cards from Canva below.

How Do I Print Business Cards from Canva Front and Back?

If you are printing business cards yourself, make sure that you save both sides of the design first. Next, when you are sending the file to print, choose Double-side printing. If your printer doesn’t support this feature, consider going to a print shop.

Can I Print Directly from Canva?

No, you can not. Instead, you can save your design to the computer and send it to printing or bring it to a print shop. You also can order printed business cards directly from Canva.

How Good Are Canva Business Cards?

Canva business cards are quite good quality and can be a convenient solution for small business owners or professionals. But if you are not happy with your order, Canva offers a happiness guarantee that makes sure you get reprinted cards or a refund of your order.

Final Thoughts

Canva makes it simple to create a professional-looking card that represents you or your brand. It is free and you can find some great options from its extensive library of templates and design elements. 

However, the final quality will depend on where you will print your business cards: at home, at a print shop, or ordering from Canva.

Have you ever ordered business cards from Canva? Or maybe you have experience printing them at home? Were you happy with the results? Feel free to leave a comment and share your experience below.

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