How To Print From Figma

When it comes to designing, Figma is one of the top tools that designers use. However, a common query that comes up is how to print directly from Figma. Typically, Figma is used for digital design, but at times, you may need to print your designs for a physical look. Though a direct print feature is not available in Figma, you can do it by exporting your designs to a PDF format and then printing it. Let’s walk through the process together:

Step 1: Export your design

First, you need to get your design out of Figma. Figma allows you to export frames, individual layers, objects, or even entire projects as a variety of file types, but for printing, we recommend using PDF.

Just select the objects or frames you wish to print, then go to the menu bar and select File > Export.

Step 2: Choose PDF format

In the export settings, choose PDF. This will ensure that your design maintains its vector qualities and looks crisp and clean when printed.

Step 3: Save your file

Choose a location on your computer to save the exported file. Make sure to remember this location, as you’ll need to navigate to it when you’re ready to print.

Step 4: Open the exported file

Now it’s time to print. Open the exported file in a PDF reader. Most computers have Adobe Reader or Preview (for Mac) installed by default. If not, there are several free PDF readers available for download.

Step 5: Print your design

Once you’ve opened your design in a PDF reader, select File > Print. This will open the print dialogue, where you can select your desired print settings. Make sure your printer is properly connected and configured before hitting print.

And there you have it! By following these steps, you should be able to print any design from Figma. It’s a slight workaround, as Figma doesn’t have a direct print feature, but until they do, this is a reliable method to get your designs off the screen and onto paper.

It’s important to note, however, that the colors you see on screen might not perfectly match what comes out of your printer. This is due to differences in how screens and printers interpret color data. Always do a test print first if color accuracy is critical for your project.