Printing patterns correctly: Printing instruction for Din A4 patterns

Are you insecure how to print your A4 cutting pattern correctly?

Then you have come to the right place, because in this article you will find complete printing instructions for Din A4 patterns so that you can now print your patterns directly in the correct size.

Step 1: Download the A4 format and open it with Acrobat Reader. You can find a free version of this pdf reader here: https://get.adobe.com/de/reader/

Step 2: Check your printer settings. The setting "Actual size" must be activated so that the cutting pattern is printed out in the correct size. You may also have to set the alignment to "Auto" so that the pattern is printed out in portrait format.

Step 3: First print out the side with the control square. It's on one of the first pages. When you've finished printing this page, measure the square and see if it's 4 by 10 cm. A size difference of +/- 0.2 cm is acceptable.

When the square is the correct size, you can print out all further pages. If the square is too small or too big, check again whether your settings are correct. The pattern should preferably be printed out from a laptop / PC, as there are often difficulties when printing from a mobile phone.

Step 4: Cut off the bottom and right edges of each sheet and then glue the same letters on the long sides (A to A, B to B etc.) and the same numbers on the short sides (1 to 1, 2 to 2 etc.) together. I like to use scotch tape for this.


Step 5: When you have glued all the pages together, you can then cut out the pattern accordingly. To do this, you determine your size, select the appropriate line and then cut out the pattern on this line.