If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible to print your Mailchimp newsletters, you’ll be pleased to know that it is possible!
In this short article, I’ll quickly walk you through the process of how to print Mailchimp newsletters, and answer some frequently asked questions that might arise.
How To Print Mailchimp Newsletters
Printing Mailchimp newsletter campaigns is a straightforward process. You can do it without hassle by following the instructions I’m going to lay down.
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But first, you need to get the newsletters in a printable form by using your web browser.
In order to do that, you need to open the archived version of your campaign first.
Step 1. Opening Your Archived Mailchimp Campaign
To open an archived version of your sent Mailchimp newsletters:
- Log in to your Mailchimp account.
- Click on the “Campaigns” tab.
- Click on “All campaigns”.
- Choose the campaign you want to print and click on it.
- Click on “View email”.
- Click on “Past Issues” near the top of the screen.
You will now see a list of all your sent campaigns, including the one you selected.
Before you move on to the printing process, you need to turn the Archive Bar off and remove the webpage header and footer.
Step 2. Turning Off The Archive Bar And Headers
Mailchimp automatically adds an Archive Bar on top of all archived email campaigns to make it easier for subscribers to translate and view campaigns sent to them.
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But we don’t need this in the printout.
Follow the steps below to turn off the Archive Bar:
- Click “Audience”.
- Click “Audience dashboard”.
- In case you have multiple audiences, click Current audience and choose the one you want from the the drop-down
- Click “Manage Audience” and choose “Settings” from the drop-down.
- Click “Publicity Settings”.
- Uncheck “Activate the “archive bar” for this list”.
- Click “Save Publicity Settings”.
Now, the Archive Bar would not be visible anymore.
You can turn it back on when you are done with the printing.
Step 3. Removing Webpage Header and Footer
Most web browsers will add a header and footer to your newsletter email to show the website address and name, and the date you accessed the page.
You can disable the header and footer when you set your print and save settings (more on this in a moment).
This is usually at the very bottom of the print settings.
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Step 4. Printing The Mailchimp Newsletter Email
So, you have opened your archived MailChimp campaign on a web browser, turned the archive bar off. All that is left to do is printing.
You can use your browser’s print function for this.
Simply hit CTRL+P or CMD+P on your keyboard and hit Enter to open the print option window.
The print options are going to be different from browser to browser, and it will have a range of options such as orientation, page size etc..
Since I can’t cover all of them, I have listed links to instructions on print options for a few major browsers for your convenience below.
Simply click on the browser name you use to view the options.
Basically, you just have to set these options
You can also save your newsletter in different file formats such as PDF or HTML.
These saving options vary too, depending on the browser you use.
If you don’t have a printer at home, you can save it as a PDF and take it to a bookstore or somewhere and have them print from that.
You can easily print Mailchimp newsletter emails you have sent to your subscribers by opening their archived versions on a new browser tab and disabling certain features of those emails to remove the headers and other stuff.
After that, just press CTRL+P, set the print options and click ‘Print”.
Or you can also save the newsletters as a PDF and take or email it to the store to print it.
Can I Download A Mailchimp Template?
Yes, you can export a saved template by going to Content, and then Email templates.
To find the template you’d like to export, browse the template list or use the search option. After that, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button and choose Export as HTML.
How Do I Save A Newsletter Template In Mailchimp?
Click Edit Design or Resolve in the Content section of the campaign builder. Click the Template drop-down menu and select Save this design as a template.
After that, just enter a name for your template in the pop-up and click Save.