Artwork Creation Best Practices


File Types


Upload a High-Resolution JPEG or PNG file. We recommend you create your artwork in PSD or TIFF format to retain the highest file size. Then save as a JPEG or PNG from Photoshop.


Color Management


If it's RGB, keep it RGB.


If your file is already RGB keep it that way, if it's in CMYK, convert it to RGB. PNG files are automatically converted to RGB, so it’s recommended you convert it to RGB before saving out from Photoshop. Our Vendors apply their own color profile based on the machine used to print your product. On occasion you may notice a shift in color. Especially in particularly bright and colorful designs, the end result is usually a bit more muted. If color is important to you, we recommend ordering a sample to test your design.


Finding Print Size and Pixel Dimensions


Each product in our product catalog has pixel dimensions that can be used to create artwork in Photoshop or your favorite image editing software. Some products also include templates you can download to help you get started. Simply press, “Get print specs” on the product catalog page for the product you’d like to create.


One size fits most


A great default image size to use is, 6500x6500px at 300dpi or larger. If you’re creating artwork that doesn’t have text, like basic pattern designs or photography, you can use this default size and it’ll work across a large majority of our products. Your image will simply be cropped depending on the aspect ratio of the print area. To further streamline artwork creation, select the pixel dimensions for the largest SKU you’d like to offer in your store. When you upload your artwork, we automatically resize your image to fit the smaller print areas.


Images with Text


When dealing with text-based designs that don’t contain a background you can create a large PNG file and use our image editor to adjust the location and size of your text to each product. If your text design has a background you’ll need to extend the background on all sides to account for various aspect ratios. See image below for one piece of artwork used on an accessory pouch and a T-shirt.




Get started with our best selling products:


Mug 11oz

Print Area (Width x Height) 2475 x 1155 px

Resolution 300 ppi

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 2400 x 1080 px


Mug 15oz

Print Area (Width x Height) 2550 x 1278 px

Resolution 300 ppi

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 2475 x 1203 px


Tshirts (Most SKUs)

Print Area (Width x Height) 4500 x 5700 px

Resolution 300 ppi


Shower Curtains 70x90”

Print Area (Width x Height) 5292 x 6768 px

Resolution 72 ppi

Bleed (Left, Right, Top, Bottom) 270, 270, 360, 360 px

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 4752 x 6192 px


Accessory Pouches 12.5x8.5”

Print Area (Width x Height) 2100 x 1425 px

Resolution 150 ppi

Bleed (Left, Right, Top, Bottom) 150, 150, 75, 75 px

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 1660 x 1025 px


Accessory Pouches 85x6"

Print Area (Width x Height) 1500 x 975 px

Resolution 150 ppi

Bleed (Left, Right, Top, Bottom) 150, 150, 75, 75 px

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 1200 x 600 px


Tote Bags 18x18”

Print Area (Width x Height) 5700 x 5850 px

Resolution 300 ppi

Bleed (Left, Right, Top, Bottom) 300, 300, 300, 750 px

Safe Zone (Width x Height) 5100 x 4800 px---


Using Our Editor during Product Creation


Increase efficiency by using our editor to your advantage. You can rotate, resize, and move around your uploaded artwork during the product creation process.


Zoom


When you use our image resize zoom slider, you may see a low image resolution warning. This can be fixed by uploading your artwork at a larger size, or zooming out to make your artwork size smaller which increases the resolution.



Product View


Product View is an estimation of what your final product will look like when it’s printed. This is not an exact science as many products have some shifting during the production process.


Print View


Switch to “Print View” at the top of our editor to view the print area without the product. This helps to ensure your artwork is placed correctly. This is also a good way to see your print file as it will get sent to our manufacturers.