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Adding Graphics To Your Prints
Adding Graphics To Your Prints
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Written by Emily Devlin
Updated over a week ago

Need To Know

The graphics you add to your photo design panel don't always transfer to your prints.

If you don’t plan to use Force Fit, you may or may not need to design a print graphic. If you are able to adjust the padding and paper size so that your digital background or overlay will print full bleed, you are all set!

  • Logos always appear on the prints regardless of your print settings.

  • Backgrounds and overlays will appear on the prints unless you are using Force Fit. The Force Fit tool adjusts the pictures in such a way that your overlay and/or background file may no longer match up with the photo frames.

Redesigning Overlays & Backgrounds for Force Fit

1. Make Your Initial Adjustments

If you haven't already, follow our formatting guide to fine-tune what your layout looks like. You may find you don't need to use Force Fit at all, and therefore don't need print-specific graphics.

2. Make A Test Print

Your goal is to line up the red border that appears on the print preview and print out itself with the edges of the paper you are using.

If the border doesn’t match up perfectly (i.e., you can see blank space outside of the red border, or can’t see the red line on each side), adjust your padding to get things just right before proceeding to step 3.

3. Design Your Print Graphics

You are ready to start designing the print graphics. Start by pressing the “save template” button at the bottom of the print panel to export a template you will use to design around.

Export the template (Email, AirDrop, etc.) to a computer so you can open it in your graphics editing program.

In your graphics editing program, start with the same graphics and elements from your digital overlay and/or background, adjust for print differences (i.e, the padding adjustments you made, or for side-by-side photo strips).

Be careful to design within the red borders that appear on the layout. Any graphic elements that appear outside of the red border will be cut off from your prints.

Save the newly designed print graphic and upload it to the print panel for your preset (be sure to remove the template you uploaded to design around before saving).

4. Make Another Test Print

Take some test prints to ensure that the print graphics turn out as expected.

You may need to revisit step 3 for fine-tuning.

The red borders will only ever appear on the test prints that you can send from the print settings panel. Once you launch the booth, these red lines will disappear.

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