Free Printable Certificates will allow you to create personalized certificates absolutely free with no files or templates to download. All you need is a printer and paper. The printable certificates are 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches in size. Follow the steps on this site to choose the style, border color and also even add your own custom personalization, then click a link to create a printable page.
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The free printables that you can create on this site are certificates with two border colors to choose from and four styles including one style where you can design your own. On all of the printable certificates you can add your custom personalization. After you go through our three step process to reach a printable page you can use your browser to print the certificate on your printer.
For details on printing your certificate, please click any Printing Tips link.
The three steps to creating your printable certificates are described below. Your certificate can be printed on standard 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
The process begins with Step 1 - Choosing Your Certificate Style
In Step 1, you will have four style choices. They are as follows: Certificate of Recognition, Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Participation and the fourth choice will allow you to write your own. All four of the style choices will allow you to add your custom personalization. The only change between them is the heading. Samples of the different styles are shown on the Step 1 page.
Step 2 - Choosing Your Border Color
The process for Step 2 is similar to Step 1. You will have two border color choices, blue and gold. When you make this choice you will proceed to Step 3.
Step 3 - Personalize Your Printable Certificates
In Step 3, you can specify the exact writing that will be printed on your certificate. You will be shown a sample photo of the style that you chose and you can use this as a guide. There will be text boxes provided to add your custom information. Any text boxes can be left blank. When you finish filling out the text boxes for your free printable certificate, just click the Personalize and Proceed To The Printable Page button. This will create a printable page with your certificate and other information. Then you can print from here.
After you complete Step 3 and you click the Personalize and Proceed to the Printable Page button, you will see the printable page with all of your choices in the proper position to print your certificate.
The easiest way to print, save or share your finished certificate is to just right click (or tap and hold on a touch device) either on or outside of your certificate to bring up a menu and select an option. Google Chrome browser works great for this. Other browsers will work, but the procedures may be different.
All certificates will print on 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch paper and the sheet orientation is landscape mode. Also, the margins are .75 or 3/4 inches. There also may be a setting called Print Size or Change Print Size which may need to be set at 100%, not shrink to fit or anything else. You can adjust this setting lower than 100% if your certificate is getting cut off on the edges or use shrink to fit.
TIP: Most printers have no problem printing everything
using a 3/4 inch margin, however, it is recommended
to print a test sheet and proofread it carefully.
If your free printable certificates still will not print in the proper location on the sheet, you can experiment with the margin settings to move the images around. For example, if you increase the top margin, the images will move closer to the bottom. Just make sure that you do not cut off any of your personalization.
And finally, if your type on your certificate is getting cut off, but everything else is in the proper position, just go back to the personalization step and alter the text in the text boxes.
We recommend that you pay close attention to all details of your certificate especially any wording that you are adding. Also, if you are using a more expensive type of paper, you may want to print one on plain copy paper until you know everything is correct.
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Q: Can I use a black and white printer for my printable certificates?
Q: Are there any costs involved in creating my printable certificates?
A: The only costs will be for your paper and printer ink and/or toner. We do not charge anything. This site was created for you to create free printable certificates.
Q: Do you have any other Web sites that offer free printables?
A: Yes. We are currently working on a whole line of free printables sites. Please click see More Free Printables below.
Please feel free to ask us any question regarding your free printable certificates. We will assist you any way that we can. Just see Contact Us.
You can create and print as many free printable certificates as you like.
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