- Built-in cartoon printing tools in CorelDRAW
- Set up the document and create your design
- Printing on label sheets or business card paper
- Create layout for custom labels (optional)
- Label example
- Nesting tools
- Print crop
Built-in cartoon printing tools in CorelDRAW
Have you created a design in CorelDRAW that needs to be printed in multiple prints? Business cards or address labels are regular designs that you usually want to print in multiples. If you’re not familiar with CorelDRAW’s built-in tools for doing this, you could spend a lot of time copying and tweaking your design to print correctly.
Here we’ll show you two different ways to print multiple designs from CorelDRAW – using the label feature and using the overlay layout tools in CorelDRAW Preview. For simplicity, we’ll use business cards as an example in this article, but you can use the same methods for any design you need to print multiple times.
We’ll be using CorelDRAW X4 in this tutorial, but these features may have been present in previous versions.
Set up the document and create your design
Open CorelDRAW and open a new blank document.
Change the paper size to fit your design. To create a business card, you can use the drop-down menu in the options bar to select business cards for the paper size. Also change the orientation from portrait to landscape if necessary.
Create your business card or other design now.
If you will be using purchased business cards or label paper, go to: Printing on label or business card paper † To print on plain paper or card stock, go to: Layout tool †
Printing on label sheets or business card paper
Go to section Layout † Page Settings †
Click Label in the parameter tree.
Change the label settings from Plain Paper to Labels. When you do this, a long list of label types becomes available in the settings dialog. There are hundreds of label types for each manufacturer, such as Avery and others. Most people in the US will want to switch to AVERY Lsr/Ink. Many other brands of sheet paper will list the correct Avery numbers on their products.
Expand the tree until you find the specific product number from the label that matches the paper you are using. When you click a label in the tree, a thumbnail of the layout appears next to it. Avery 5911 is probably what you are looking for if your design is a business card.
Create layout for custom labels (optional)
You can click the Customize Shortcut button if you can’t find the layout you want. The Label Setup dialog box lets you adjust label size, margins, dips, rows, and columns to suit the paper you’re working with.
Once you click OK in the label dialog, your CorelDRAW document will not change, but when you print it will print in the layout you specified.
Go to File † Example †
You may receive a message about changing the paper orientation. Then accept this change.
The print preview should show your business card or other design in the center of an entire sheet of paper.
On the left you have four buttons. Click on the second – Layout Too Layout † L. Now in the options panel you have the option to specify the number of rows and columns to repeat your design. For business cards, set it to 3 across and 4 down. This gives you 12 designs per page and maximizes your paper usage.
If you want crop marks to help crop the cards, click the third button, Mark Placement Tool, and activate the button. Print crop marks on the options panel.
To see the design exactly as it will print, click Ctrl-U to switch to full screen mode. Use Esc key to exit the full screen preview.