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Greeting Card Setup / Photoshop / Windows Vertical / Canon


In Photoshop, go to File > Print

The Photoshop print dialog / preview appears.

Notice how the preview looks wrong. This is because we have yet to define the paper size being used.

1 - Select your printer in the Printer drop down menu

2 - Click Print Settings to launch the Printer Preferences dialog.

Note: Your Canon printer preferences / properties menu may look different than our examples. The tab layout and controls though are the same for all desktop models.

1 -  Click on the Page Setup tab

2 - Click Normal-size in the Page Layout section

3 - Click on the Page Size drop-down menu

Now scroll to the bottom where you will choose "Custom..."

Defining the Custom Paper Size

The Custom Paper Size dialog will appear.

Use the table below as your guide for defining custom note card sizes.  

Do Not Forget!
The width is always the smaller dimension of the paper.
The height is always the longer dimension of the paper.
Regardless of card orientation.
Card SizeWidthHeight
7x10 7 10
6.25x9 6.25 9
5.5x8.5 5.5 8.5
8x9 Pano 8 9
5.25x5.25 (Square) 5.25 10.5
Note: Canon drivers do not allow you to save custom sizes. You will repeat this step with each new card printing project.

When you are complete, click the OK button to return to the printer properties.

Click on the Main tab

Verify your printer settings - media type, color management, print quality, paper feed, paper, size, and click OK to return to the Photoshop Print Preview.

1 - Click the Landscape orientation button

2 - Note how the preview changes and looks like a printed, unfolded card.

You can now click Print.

You may see this warning - if so click Proceed.

Congratulations! You have set up and printed a Red River Paper greeting card.

Trouble shooting questions? Click here

Last updated: October 11, 2021

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