(Closed) HELP! Template margins too small…? How to print to the edge of the paper?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lovelove1028:  I don’t know about professional printers (you’ll have to ask the person you go through), but on my home printer it has “borderless printing” capability, I just need to select “borderless” in my print menu when I go to print something.

I had save the dates that I designed printed by Next Day Flyers.  I LOVE them, they turned out GREAT, and they were only about 30 cents each (seriously!).  The front is a picture that prints to the edges.  When I submitted my files they had me increase the size slightly (it’s a 4×6 save the date, and they wanted the file to be 4.12×6.12 I believe) to accomodate printing/cutting.

Hope that helps

Post # 6
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lovelove1028:  I send mine to Staples through their Copy Print Centre and the good thing is if you pick up and there’s anything wrong, they’ll fix it on the spot 🙂 And you cna pick a heavier weighted paper if you’d like without having to purchase a whole pack yourself. I haven’t had a problem with borders with them.

Post # 7
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you save the document as a PDF, it generally allows you to print outside the printable edges of Word. I’ve done it in the past and it has worked for me. I’d say give it a try to see how they turn out.

Post # 8
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


no, I had them printed professionally from nextdayflyers.com.  I designed them, uploaded the files on their website, they printed them and mailed them to me.

I have a newer printer at home though (a cannon something-or-other, has a scanner and copier as well. It was about $200 or so), and it has borderless printing capability.  The save the dates I got printed from nextdayflyers look much nicer than anything I could have printed at home, and I’m not sure it would’ve cost much less to print them at home.

Anyway, if you go to best buy or something like that, ask the sales person which printers have “borderless printing capability”

Post # 9
7 posts


I’m a graphic designer and typically when you want to send a file to a professional printer and have them print right to the edge, you have to give them a bleed margin and crop marks.  The link below has more information:

Designing for Print – Setting Up Crops and Bleed

What the printers do then, is print your files on a larger piece of paper and then cut off the extra bits (where your crop marks are) so that your file goes right to the edge.  This service is usually a bit more expensive but if you shop around for prices, you may be able to find some reasonable ones.

Post # 10
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, you need a bleed usually, which involves cutting off the edges of the paper. I think my DH’s printer can go all the way to the edges but you generally are going to get a little bit of shifting.

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