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Nitty & Gritty / How to Print a PDF Without Borders or Margins

General Printing Instruction

Use your printers double-sided feature (if available)

Make sure to select “double sided” and remember to scale to 100% or select “actual size”

1 per page w/crop marks:

  • Paper size to print on: US Letter or A4
  • Select portrait orientation and choose the option to flip on the long edge


2 per page w/crop marks (Half Letter, Personal, Personal Wide, Mini HP, A6, Pocket)

  • Paper size to print on : US Letter or A4
  • Select portrait orientation and choose the option to flip on the short edge


Paper size to print on:

  • A4 Size Paper: 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • A5 Size Paper: 5.8 x 8.3 in
  • A6 Size Paper: 4.1 x 5.8 in
  • Personal Size Paper: 3.75 x 6.75 in
  • Personal Wide Size Paper: 4.75 x 6.75 in
  • Half Letter Size Paper: 5.5 x 8.5 in
  • Mini HP Size Paper: 4.6 x 7 in
  • Pocket Size Paper: 3.2 x 4.7 in

Change your print settings to the right size dimensions according to your chosen size.

Select the portrait orientation and choose the option to flip on the short edge


Flip your pages manually

  • Print the pages front to back in chronological order Print the odd pages first, flip over and print the even pages on the reverse side.

Manually flipping may vary depending on the way the printer feeds and outputs the pages. It is normal if sometimes, you see a blank page in the files. If you skip printing the blank page it might cause pages to match incorrectly.

Cut along the provided cut marks and hole punch.

Your printed insert is ready to go.


How big are the inserts for your planner? Get out a ruler or measuring tape and find out the length x width of your planner inserts. Write it down somewhere you’ll remember (hint: somewhere in your planner).

Here is a chart of common planner inserts, their sizes, and the percent you need to print letter size pintables at.


* When printing a TN, type in the percent. Then, select landscape. This will give you the needed white space needed to fold the insert to fit inside your TN.

** For the A4, if you are printing on letter size paper (which most people are), then just print a standard letter size sheet. The insert will be slightly smaller than an A4 planner. If you have an A4 sheet/printer capable of printing on A4, select A4.


How To Set Scaling (Reduce) PLANNER SIZE PRINTS From letter size


Scaling reduces or enlarges the original document to match the selected output paper size.

1. In the Printer Properties window, select Printing Options.

2. Click on the Paper, and then select Other Size > Advanced Paper Size > Scaling Options.

3. Select an option: Manually Scale | This option scales the document by the amount entered in the percentage box for the preview image.

4. Click Ok

Please note that these printables are designed for the right side-hand of your planner and are intended for single-sided printing. The back page is empty. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to print the files correctly. Please, download it here:


Printing a PDF document with borders and margins can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to save paper or create a clean, professional-looking document. Fortunately, there are a few ways to print to PDF without borders or margins, no matter what software you’re using. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to achieve this with Adobe Acrobat DC and a few other popular tools.

Adobe Acrobat DC

If you’re using Adobe Acrobat DC, you can print to PDF without borders or margins in a few simple steps:

  1. Open the PDF document in Acrobat DC.
  2. Go to File > Print.
  3. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate printer.
  4. Under Page Handling, select “Fit to Paper” or “Custom Scale”.
  5. Under Page Scaling, select “None”.
  6. In the Page Size section, select the desired size.
  7. Make sure that the margins are set to 0 inches.
  8. Click on “Print”.

This should allow you to print the PDF document without borders or margins. If you need to adjust the margins for a specific page or set of pages in your PDF, you can also use the Crop Pages feature in Acrobat DC.

Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you can also print to PDF without borders or margins by using the built-in Print to PDF feature. Here’s how:

  1. Open the document in Google Chrome.
  2. Go to File > Print.
  3. In the Print dialog box, select “Save as PDF”.
  4. Under Page Setup, select “Custom Margins”.
  5. Set the top, bottom, left, and right margins to 0 inches.
  6. Click on “Save”.

This should allow you to save the document as a PDF without borders or margins.

In conclusion, printing to PDF without borders or margins is easy and straightforward, no matter what software you’re using. Whether you’re using Adobe Acrobat DC, Microsoft Word, or Google Chrome, you can easily create the PDF document you need in the size and format you want.

How to print a letter size PDF with A5 Trim Marks

Are you tired of guessing and measuring when it comes to printing templates and digital prints at their intended size? With this simple hack, you can ensure that your home-printed digital prints come out perfectly every time.

The key to this hack is adding trim marks to your page. These marks will guide you in cutting your print to the correct size, eliminating the need for guesswork.

However, it’s important to note that for this method to work, your digital file must be set up to the correct dimensions. For example, if you want to print a 5″x7″ artwork, the PDF file must be set up as 5″x7″ for the correct trim marks to appear. On the other hand, if you want to print A4 or US Letter sized files, they don’t require trim marks.

We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF document, which you can download for free. Once the file is open, follow these steps to add trim marks to your page.

1. Go to the “Page Setup” option in the print menu and choose your printer page size with scaling at 100%. Click ‘OK‘ to close the window.

2. Make sure that scaling is set to ‘Actual size‘ in the main ‘Print‘ window.

3. Click ‘Advanced’ and select ‘Marks and Bleed‘ and tick the ‘Trim Marks‘ option and ‘OK‘.

You should now see the trim marks in the preview window. Once you have printed your file, use a paper cutter or scissors to cut along the trim marks. If you want to go back to regular printing, remember to uncheck the ‘Trim Marks’ option.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to print your templates and digital prints at their intended size with ease. Additionally, all our templates and wall art printables are set to the correct dimensions, so you should have no problems with this method.

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