Using Adobe Acrobat to print on custom paper sizes
Short-run or late night prints are often conveniently done in the comfort of your home (yoga pants and wine glass required). If you're like me and a few of my clients, you've picked up pre-cut paper, taken it home, and realized your printer doesn't have a preset for the size you just shelled out $20 for.
I've run into this problem enough that I thought I should just put it up on a post for safe-keeping. Here's how you can use Adobe Acrobat to print on non-standard paper sizes:
- Make sure your file's dimensions match your desired paper size. To check, go to "File > Properties". In the "Description" tab, look for "Page Size" towards the bottom.
NOTE: If your page size does not match your desired paper size, contact your graphic designer for edits.
- Open the file in Adobe Acrobat
- File > Print
- Make sure you have “Actual Size” radio button selected in “Page Sizing and Handling"
- Click the "Page Setup" button (bottom left).
- In the "Paper Size" dropdown, select "Manage Custom Sizes..."
- Click “+” at bottom left to start new template. Title your template.
- Type the size of your pre-cut non-standard paper size into the “Paper Size” text fields
- In “Non-Printable Area”, select “User Defined” and change the fields to 0in.
- Click “OK” and “Print”
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