How To Print From Procreate: Full Guide

Procreate is primarily a digital drawing and painting app designed for creating digital art on your iPad with the help of Procreate brushes. It doesn’t have a built-in printing feature like traditional desktop software.

To print your artwork created in Procreate, you’ll need to follow these steps.

Export Your Artwork as an Image

Before you can print your artwork, you need to export it as an image file. Procreate allows you to export your artwork in various file formats, including JPEG and PNG. Here’s how to do it:

Open your artwork in Procreate.

Opening Procreate

Tap the “Actions” menu (the wrench icon) at the top left or swipe down to access the actions menu.

Entering actions menu

Select “Share.”

Saving the image

Choose the file format you prefer (JPEG or PNG is recommended for printing).

Adjust the export settings like resolution and quality if needed.

Tap “Share” to save the image to your iPad’s Photos app or other storage locations like iCloud Drive.

Saving the image

Transfer the Exported Image to a Computer (Optional)

If you want to print from a computer rather than directly from your iPad, you can transfer the exported image from your iPad to your computer using methods like email, cloud storage services, or a USB cable.

Print from Your iPad

If you prefer to print directly from your iPad, follow these steps:

Open the Photos app on your iPad.

Opening photos app on iPad

Find and select the exported artwork image.

Finding the artwork image

Tap the “Share” button (usually represented by a box with an upward arrow).

Sharing the picture

Choose the “Print” option from the share menu.

Printing the picture

Set Up Printing Options

Once you select “Print,” your iPad will search for available printers. Make sure your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPad. Here’s what to do next:

Select your printer from the list of available printers.

Adjust the printing options like paper size, orientation, and number of copies.

Tap “Print” to send the artwork to the printer.

Collect Your Printed Artwork

After sending the artwork to print, wait for your printer to complete the job. Once it’s finished, retrieve your printed artwork from the printer’s output tray.

Keep in mind that the print quality will depend on factors like the resolution of your exported image, the capabilities of your printer, and the type of paper you use. Make sure your image is exported at a high resolution for the best print results.

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Sofija, born and raised in Belgrade, is an award-winning illustrator known for her bold and colorful expressionist style. For the past four to five years, she has been mastering her craft using Procreate, blending traditional techniques with digital innovation. Her work, characterized by vibrant hues and dynamic compositions, often reflects her love for plants and textures.

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