How to Print Flyers

by Candace Benson

Flyers can help you broadcast a message to a wide audience. Printing your own flyers can save you time and money, especially if you have access to a color copier or have designed a simple flyer. When preparing your flyer design, keep in mind the hardware you have available, who your audience is, what paper you'll be using, and design accordingly. Before you print flyers, you may need to acquire specific flyer paper. Also, check your ink levels to prevent running out of ink or toner at an inconvenient time.

Printing on a Non-Networked Copier

Open the flyer document or image file.

Click on "File," then "Print."

Click on "Options" or "Preferences." Choose to print in "Color" or "Black and White," and use the "Best" or "Normal" quality. Choose the specific type of "Paper." Click "OK."

Click on "OK" or "Print." Check the flyer test copy, and ensure that it has printed properly.

Select the type of paper (color, thickness, size) according to your design and audience needs. Insert the paper in the copier's side paper feed tray, if available. Otherwise, open a paper tray, remove the default paper, and insert the flyer paper.

Set up your copier to print via the side paper feed tray. Place the flyer copy you printed earlier on the copier glass.

Enter the number of copies you wish to print. Click on "OK" or "Copy."

Printing on a Computer Printer

Open the flyer document or image file.

Click on "File," then "Print."

Click on "Options" or "Preferences." Choose to print in "Color" or in "Black and White," and use the "Best" or "Normal" quality. Choose the specific type of "Paper." Click "OK."

Click on "OK" or "Print." Check the flyer test copy, and ensure that it has printed properly.

Insert the desired flyer paper into the feeder. Go to the "Print" screen again. If your paper has changed, alter the setting.

Select the number of "Copies." Click "OK."

Tips

  • check If you are printing large quantities of flyers that feature multi-ink designs, it may be cheaper to take a copy of your file to a commercial printer.
  • check If printing flyers at work, communicate to co-workers that you will need the copier on a certain day and time.
  • check Design your flyer according to your audience and goals. Design a color flyer and print on flyer-specific paper if you wish to print a professional flyer. If you are advertising your yard sale, you may wish to use plain white paper and design a gray-scale flyer.

Warnings

  • close Some administrators set copiers and printers to print in black and white by default, and you may have to alter the color settings.
  • close Some paper types may damage your printer or copier. Always check printers and copiers for paper-compatibility.

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About the Author

Candace Benson has nearly five years of experience as a volunteer coordinator and has worked for non-profits and state agencies. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Benson wrote for a number of video game websites and blogs and worked as a technical support agent. Benson currently writes for eHow.