Creating Templates - Paper Size, Orientation, Configuration

Modified on Mon, 29 May 2023 at 02:43 PM

To begin creating templates click on the Create button in the top right corner.



Choose Your Paper Size

When creating a new template or modifying an existing templates page setup the first thing you need to do is select the type of paper size you will be printing on.

This refers to the page size that is loaded into a printer and not the individual ticket size.

For example, you may be designing a ticket you can fit nine times onto a Letter or A4 page. Therefore the paper size you select would be Letter or A4.


You would use the Custom size if you were designing for something like a label printer, where each page size is effectively a 1x1.



Paper Orientation

The paper orientation refers to how you want the templates laid out on the page. When you are designing multiple tickets on a page, orientation will affect the shape of your individual tickets.


Once you have selected the paper size and orientation click Next.


Page Configuration

This step is where the dimensions of the individual template are set, as well as how many tickets can be printed per page and whether your printer requires any margins.

Tickets Per Page - This option sets up a grid on the page, similar to creating a table where each cell is a ticket. Columns relate to how many vertical divisions there are, and Rows are how many horizontal ones. The total number of tickets per page is Columns x Rows.

Margins - Margins refer to the space from the edge of the paper to the ticket area. Top, Bottom, Left, Right.


As an example, if you are printing on blank paper, most printers cannot print close to the edge of the paper, so you may give yourself a 10mm border around the edge of the page to ensure your designs are not cropped.





Advanced - Gaps are like a margin that can be set between each template. By default, tickets are arranged for printing on a page in left-to-right order, but you can also set them to arrange in a top-to-bottom order if you prefer.



Columns & Rows, Margins, and Gaps will all combine to influence the layout and ticket size. 

For example, you may need to design a label for some Avery-type label stock. the configuration may look like this.



Print Settings - Showing the crop marks is useful for cutting up the tickets if you are not using pre-perforated paper stock. You can also add a bleed area when printing tickets.


crop marks and bleed options tend to be useful if you are sending the tickets to a print shop to print and cut for you.


Bleed refers to the area beyond the ticket that you want content printed in.

For example, this is typically for your ticket artwork or colours to allow for a margin of error when tickets are cut to size.



Changing your Page Setup

You can edit the paper size, columns, rows, margins, gaps, crop marks, and bleed settings at any time by clicking on the Page Setup button. This option is part of the template properties menu that is available when no objects are selected.


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