Using Canva & PosterBrain to Print your Custom Poster Design

Do you need to design a poster quickly (or immediately) and don’t have time to figure out Photoshop or Illustrator?

If so, Canva ( is a perfect solution.

Canva is a free graphic design platform with paid premium options for those looking for enhanced functionality, Canva provides thousands of photos, hundreds of fonts, and a full suite of templates, filters, shapes, symbols, and everything else necessary to create a beautiful design without any professional assistance.

Professional design generally requires a four year degree or, at the very least, a few courses and a lot of practice.

With Canva, the hard work is already done for you. Registration is free, eliminating the costs associated with expensive pro software and the site is designed to be user-friendly, boasting a learning process of 23 seconds.

Even new players in computer-based design can make quick work of the simple tools and options available, making designing everything from a one-page brochure to an in-depth, quality poster quick, simple, and efficient.

Using Canva for Gorgeous Poster Designs

Unlike many design platforms that start from scratch, Canva provides all of the tools necessary to quickly go from concept to final product without staring at a blank screen, waiting for inspiration to strike.

Users looking for a simple starting point can begin by choosing a layout for their poster project. Canva provides dozens of free templates, giving designers the creative decision-making ability to choose a professionally-organized layout without doing the legwork themselves. Have a layout in mind instead?

No worries – Canva allows photo uploads, solid color backgrounds, and other photo grid style options to ensure you get the design you have in mind if there’s no pre-loaded layout that fits your needs.

Adding elements is easy; simply drag creative options from the sidebar on the left side of the screen onto the mockup in the center to apply changes. If you don’t like your adjustments, elements can be removed or changes reverted with a few clicks.

If you have a certain feel in mind, like tropical beaches or bustling downtown cityscapes, the thousands of images in Canva’s library feature a little bit of everything, giving you all of the options necessary to capture the mood you’re looking for.

Images, like layout elements, can be dragged and dropped in the places you have in mind, giving you full creative control over what your poster looks like down to even the smallest details.

Text boxes are incorporated into most layouts, but can be added in virtually any size or style to your project. Use a few words or a lot of words; the choice is up to you. Templates come with text boxes built in, but text can be added anywhere in any font throughout a project.

Canva’s library offers hundreds of different fonts, meeting the need for any tone or message. Users can even finalize a look with design elements like symbols, icons, lines, illustrations, and other fun tools to create a unique, personalized final product.

[Most Canva elements are available for no charge, but higher end graphics or layouts may come with additional (small) fees.]

When you’re satisfied with your poster, simply download your design and you’re ready to go.

With Canva, you can have a premium poster designed in a matter of minutes, giving you a professional end product without the harrowing fees that a pro would charge.

Now you’re ready to print it!

Printing Your Posters With PosterBrain

With a stunning design through Canva, it would be a shame to sacrifice poster quality for the convenience of your local print shop.

Luckily, with PosterBrain, you don’t have to.

Instead of taping together sheets of 8 1/2 by 11 paper or printing on plain paper with a poster printer, you can have beautiful, high-quality posters handled by the pros and sent to your home or business the very next day.

All orders received by 2 PM Eastern will be printed and shipped on the same day a project is received, providing professional quality and customer service worthy of your amazing design.

Using PosterBrain to print your poster from Canva is easy!  Just take your exported file and upload it on the home page of PosterBrain (

Then, just choose the size you want and the number of prints you’d like to receive, and place your order.

The pros at PosterBrain will take care of the rest, adjusting your submission for a high resolution print job, preparing your product, and sending it out via overnight shipping to ensure timely delivery.

Perfect for last-minute projects, PosterBrian will make sure your finished poster is at your door the next business day, providing a great experience from start to finish.

Poster Design Made Simple

Canva and PosterBrain are an ideal match, marrying creative DIY design possibilities with gorgeous, convenient, and hassle-free printing.

With these two invaluable tools, it doesn’t take long at all to bring an idea into reality, giving you the options necessary to design an amazing poster and have it shipped out to you the next day.

Gone are the days of organizing a frustrating, amateur poster with the Microsoft Office tools; instead, you can bring the perfect design from concept to fruition with a few simple clicks.

With Canva and PosterBrain for your custom poster design, the possibilities are limitless.

What can you create?  Go try!  Login to Canva and design that perfect poster!