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Free Printable Borders will allow you to select from several lists of borders to print or copy absolutely free with no files or templates to download. All you need is a printer and paper. The free printable borders are designed for the standard paper size of 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches. View the sample rollovers below and click any link to see a list of free borders for that category.


For more information, please click any "How It Works" link.

The rollover links below show samples of the different types of borders.

Move your cursor over any of the links below to view samples of that category. Click on any of the links to go to a list of that type of border. There is another set of the same links below.

Full Borders

Top Borders

Bottom Borders

Left Side Borders

Right Side Borders

Free Printable Borders Categories

Full Page Borders

Top Borders

Bottom Borders

Left Side Borders

Right Side Borders

Award and Certificate Borders


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How It Works

The free printables that you can create on this site are different types of page borders. Free Printable Borders has five categories of borders. These are: Full Page Borders which are borders that surround or almost surrounds the outer edge of the sheet; Across the Top Borders which are mostly or entirely across the top of the page; Across the Bottom Borders which are mostly or entirely across the bottom of the page; Left Side Borders which are mostly or entirely on the left side of the page and Right Side Borders which are mostly or entirely on the right side of the page. We also have a newly added category called Award and Certificate Borders. When you click a category link you will be presented with a list of titles of the border designs in that category. To view any particular border, just click the title and a new box or tab will open containing that border design. You can choose to either print the border on your printer or copy the border to a file on your computer for future use.

For details on printing your free printable borders, click any "Printing Tips" link.

How To Copy Your Free Border

After you click the border title, a new box will open as mentioned above. In the new box that has opened containing the border graphic, move your mouse cursor over the border graphic and click your right mouse button. From the popup menu which should appear, click "save picture as" and a box should open allowing you to save the file on your computer. The file you save will be in a standard format (gif or jpeg) which you will be able to open or import into almost any graphics or word processing program. Depending on the program you use to open the file, you may be able to type additional information directly on the border file using layers or something similar. If not, you can print the border first, then reprint the sheet a second time with your information. Be sure that your information is placed in the proper location on the sheet. You may want to print a sample sheet first before you use your printed border sheet.

For details on printing your free printable borders, click any "Printing Tips" link.





Printing Tips

When you click a border title, a new box will open, as described in the "How It Works" section, and this new box will contain the border graphic. At this point, you can use your browser to print the border. The first thing you will want to do is go to "Print Preview." To do this either choose "File" on your browser menu or right click your mouse, then select "Print Preview."

If the view of your page in "Print Preview" is showing the page numbers, file name, date or any other information other than your border, you will need to turn off the headers and footers. If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7, there should be an icon in the "Print Preview" area which turns the headers and footers off and on. You will want them off to print your borders. If you have an older version of Internet Explorer, you will need to go to "Page Setup." In the "Page Setup" area, you need to find the two lines for the headers and footers. These lines will probably contain some random looking letters and symbols which is the coding that states what information is shown on the header and footer. You will need to delete all of the information in these two lines. These two lines must be deleted to remove the header and footer information from your printout.

TIP: You may want to write this information down before you
delete it. Then if you ever want to print something with the
default header and footer you can just type the letters and
symbols back into the lines you deleted.

While you are in "Page Setup" and/or "Print Preview" you need to make sure that the sheet orientation is in the proper mode, either "Landscape" or "Portrait". This orientation setting will vary depending on the border design that you are printing. This is very important for the border to print properly. Also, check to see that your margins are set to .75 or 3/4". 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 border is getting cut off on the edges or you can use "shrink to fit".

TIP: Most printers have no problem printing everything
using a 3/4" margin, however, it is recommended
to print a test sheet and proofread it carefully.

If your free printable borders still will not print in the proper location on the sheet, you can experiment with the margin settings in "Page Setup" 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 border design.

You can also choose to copy your free printable borders for future use or to use in another program.

For information on how to copy your borders, click "Here"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a black and white printer instead of a color printer for my printable borders?

A: Yes, although some may print in lighter shades of gray which may not look as good.


Q: Can the free borders be resized?

A: Yes. For best results use a graphics type program, such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop, for resizing. Also, you can resize the files in Microsoft Word or Open Office Draw. Use that program's instructions (usually under "help" on the file menu), but keep in mind that some borders will look better than others when they are resized.


Q: Are there any limitations on the use of the images on this web site?

A: Yes. Please see our Terms of Use.


Q: Are there any costs involved in creating my free printable borders?

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 borders.


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 here to check out our Free Printables menu page.

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