HP and Canva ink multi-year global partnership

Above: Haim Levit, senior vice president and division president of HP Industrial Print, discusses HP and Canva announcement at drupa 2024

HP has announced a strategic multi-year global partnership with Canva to create unique design-to-print services for more than 185 million monthly users of the Canva platform

Cliff Obrecht, Canva co-founder and chief operating officer, said the partnership will deliver huge strategic value and fuel customer growth across both organisations.

Canva, founded in 2013, boasts more than 185 million monthly users including 95 per cent of the Fortune 500. In 2017, it launched Canva Print, allowing users to design and print a wide range of products – from business cards, brochures, flyers, stickers, marketing collateral, with customisation options, and even apparel. It has experienced exponential growth with millions of orders annually.

Through this partnership, the Canva community will gain expanded access to professionally printed products, directly from HP Print Service Providers (PSPs) across the globe.

It will see Canva expand its print service to 150 countries by 2026, enabling shorter SLAs and significantly reducing its carbon footprint through localized operations. The partnership will drive significant growth across participating PSPs.

HP’s automation software, HP PrintOS Site Flow, will help Canva extend its reach with by automating production and shipping processes for PSPs. This end-to-end solution streamlines print jobs from pre-press to post press with auto-scheduling, delivering colour consistency, security, barcode tracking, optimal productivity and maximum efficiency through batch production and reduced labour.

Additionally, HP’s expansion of its PrintOS Suite with new brand-specific features will equip the central Canva Print Operations team with powerful tools to seamlessly identify, connect and manage a vast global SKU catalogue across a network of local HP-enabled PSPs.

Jim Towle, head of print and partnerships, Canva said, “We’re excited to partner with HP to accelerate the expansion of Canva Print. HP’s innovations in cloud software, quality management, and digital print have been at the center of our Canva Print expansion.  With our teams now working closer than ever on new products and additional PSP locations, we can expand our world-class print capabilities and make it easier than ever for our global community to bring their designs to life.”

Earlier this month, Canva introduced Canva Enterprise, a new subscription to meet rapidly growing demand and adoption by large organisations.  As part of the multi-year agreement, HP will roll out Canva Enterprise, empowering HP’s global marketing and sales teams to securely create, collaborate, and publish visual content.

Haim Levit, senior vice president and division president of HP Industrial Print, said the announcement with Canva showcases HP’s commitment to partnerships of this magnitude.

“We’ve been incredibly impressed by the power of Canva Enterprise and look forward to boosting our team’s design productivity by removing bottlenecks that stifle creating visual content at scale.  Combined with the latest innovations in HP software, we are leading the industry forward for brands and PSPs to become more easily connected, unlocking significant demand to our customers and allowing users to design and print more sustainably.” 

Chris Knighton, global sales director, HP Industrial Software said Canva is leading the way in empowering global teams to collaborate and create high-impact visual content at speed.

“HP PrintOS will accelerate onboarding and ramp of new print volume to our integrated network of HP Print Service Providers, delivering the widest range of print to Canva users in every corner of the world.”

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