Proofing
When a user finishes creating a design, they can click the Publish button to begin the proofing process. This helps the user understand how their design will be printed and, if necessary, correct the layout of their design.

Proofing steps

During the proofing process, Canva guides users through the following steps:

Step 1: Check for white edges

The first step recommends that users stretch the content in their design to the edges of the canvas to avoid (unwanted) white edges.
The first step in the proofing process. The step recommends that users stretch the content in the design to the edges of the canvas to avoid unwanted white edges.

Step 2: Check the "danger zone"

The second step warns users that content near the edges of their design is at risk of being trimmed. Canva refers to this as the "danger zone" and highlights it in red.
The second step in the proofing process. The step warns users that the content near the edges of the design is at risk of being trimmed.

Step 3: Check the image quality

The third step appears only if a low-resolution image is detected.
The step recommends that users use high-resolution images so that the images look clear when printed. Canva considers images with at least 120 DPI to be high-resolution images.
The third step in the proofing process. The step appears only if a low-resolution image is detected. The step recommends users to use high-resolution images with 120 DPI or higher.

Step 4: Proofread the design

The fourth (and final) step encourages users to verify the content of the design, such as spelling, grammar, dates, and numbers.
The fourth and final step in the proofing process. The step encourages users to proofread the design.

Example

For a live example of the proofing process, create and publish a design via the following URL:
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