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How to Print A5 Planner Inserts

How to print A5 Planner Inserts

Do you have a Printable A5 Planner Insert? Or, do you think to have one? For sure you would want to learn how to print A5 planner inserts fast and easy. In this article we will guide in a simple and clear way how to print your A5 planner pages. You will know how according to the design layout (portrait or landscape) and the different options available for printing.

If you want to know more about digital printables and their benefits you can read this article about it.

The great thing about printing your own a5 planner inserts is you can print as many copies as you want. In addition, you can choose the a5 inserts that are better to suit your needs. This may be for organizing your personal, academic, business or work activities. Here you can check our A5 Printable Planner Inserts.

How to Print A5 Planner Inserts?

First, verify the size of your planner is A5

Your A5 printable planner insert shoud have these measurements: 5.8 x 8.3 inches / 148 x 210 mm. It is necessary to verify the size of your planner to choose the paper correctly because the A5 size is similar to the half letter size. The difference is that A5 width is a little bit wider than half page and the height shorter. So, you should keep this in mind because the planner could print incomplete. Except, the source where you get the planner insert states these similar sizes are compatible due the bigger margins of the planner.

A5 planner inserts size width height

Second, how to choose the paper according to the format of the A5 planner file?

For exact A5 planner size, use the same size precut paper.

If the file is designed to print in the exact size of the planner, the easiest way it’s to use A5 precut paper for your printable planner insert. Again, for printing in A5 paper, verify the measurements: 5.8 x 8.3 inches / 148 x 210 mm.

For example: you have a printable daily planner in A5 size for printing in precut paper. In that case, you would have to place A5 size paper in your printer tray .

If you don’t have A5 size paper for printing your planner you could cut it yourself according to its measurements. It would be easier to cut before printing. On the other hand, you could print in your regular Letter or A4 size paper and cut after, but you would not have crop marks or guiding lines for cutting if the document didn’t bring them.

A5 Planner Inserts file with Crop Marks

If the file contains one planner insert per page and it has crop marks, you could use US Letter or A4 size paper. On the other hand, if the file contains 2 planner inserts per page, you should use A4 size paper or a bigger one if your printer can handle it. This is because two A5 inserts per page is wider than a US Letter size page. So, the A4 size is the correct one, due to two combined A5 papers make one A4 size paper.

1 - Two A5 Inserts per page

Third, how to configure the printing options to print the planner?

Go to the print option. Now that you have the correct paper size, look for something similar to select the size. In this case, we are using Adobe Reader for printing our planner.

First, if you will print on A5 precut paper, check if your software has the option to ‘choose paper source by PDF page size’. If so, check this option.

2b - paper source by PDF page size

On the other hand, if this option is not available you may look for something similar to properties or settings. In this case, select ‘properties’, next choose ‘size’. If your paper size is not listed, then look for an option ‘defined by the user’.

Pinrtable planner paper size

Finally, enter the dimensions of your paper in millimeters, inches or another measure scale available. Accept these options. For example, here we are writing the A5 width and height in inches.

A5 Size Paper

Now, in sizing and handling it is convenient to print the planner in its ‘actual size’ to not lose quality and the planner prints out ‘stretched’. You will find something similar to the next image. Also, select ‘auto’ in orientation. 

Orientation planner

Tip: is recommended to print in high quality to get a gorgeous planner, but if you want a normal print, it will be beautiful as well.

For printing the planner on one side of the page

If you will only print on one side of the pages, enter the quantity of pages to print and Print.

How to print A5 planner inserts on both sides of the page (double sided)

In the first place, for printing A5 double sided pages you have to use A4 paper or bigger. You should not use Letter size paper. Your A5 insert could be printed cropped.

On the other hand, for printing on both sides of the pages (double sided pages), there are a few more options to configure.

  1. Note if the design of your planner in the file has a portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) layout.
Printing planner with portrait layout
Planner with one planner per page and portrait layout.
Printing planner pages with landscape layout
Planner with one planner per page and landscape layout.

Important: it’s the portrait or landscape layout of the file, it is not the layout of the planner.

In the case of double sided portrait planners, the planner have portrait layout, but the file has landscape layout, like the image above:

Double sided portrait planner with landscape layout
The planner itself has portrait layout, but the file has landscape layout.

In the case of double sided landscape planners, the planner have landscape layout, but the file has portrait layout, like the image above:

Double sided landscape planner with portrait layout

The portrait or landscape layout of the file is the important thing when you have to flip the page to print on both sides of it.

For the planner with only one page in the file: 

Take the printed page. If the planner has a portrait layout, flip the long edge of the paper. Then, place it again in the printer tray and print again. 

However, if the planner has a landscape layout, flip the paper on the short edge. Now, place it in the printer tray and print again.

For planner with two pages and a portrait layout:

If your printer can print double sided pages, then use this option and select flip on the long edge.

How to print planner pages on both sides

If you have a single-sided printer: On printing options look for print ‘Odd pages only’.

Printing odd planner pages only

Flip your page or paper stack on the long edge and print again with ‘Even pages only’.

Printing even planner pages only

For planner with two pages and a landscape layout:

If your printer can print double sided pages, then use this option and select flip on the short edge.

How to print planner pages on both sides

If you have a single-sided printer: On printing options look for print ‘Odd pages only’.

How to print odd planner pages only

Flip your page or paper stack on the short edge and print again with ‘Even pages only’.

How to print even planner pages only

Our printable planners, except the A4 and US Letter planners, include PDF files with two pages, two pages with crop marks PDF and double sided pages PDF.

And… That ‘s it! Now we have finished printing the A5 planner inserts. Certainly, it’s time for trimming your planner if it is necessary, punch them to insert in your binder or use them in any other way you like. We hope this article could help you to print your planners. For a general tutorial about how to print your planner, read this blog post. If you have any doubt about it you can ask us in the comments section. 

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