Design Image Requirements
Sending your design to us in the right file format is super critical to getting a great looking piece of swag to fans and followers.
What do you recommend I send you?
File Type: PNG (Portable Network Graphics Format)
Color Mode: RGB
Size: max is 10MB
Resolution: 200-300 DPI or PPI
The PNG format does not use compression and therefore is a “lossless” format that retains all of the details apparent in your original design. This file type offers a transparency feature and is the only file format we accept for Premium Printing.
Do you accept other file types?
JPG or JPEG - JPGs are ideal for photographs because of their ideal mix between compression and image quality. If your design is primarily text-based, has straight edges, or large blocks of solid colors, we do not recommend this format. Overall, JPGs work best for photographs on products offered with basic printing.
GIF – This format is supported but not recommended except for the simplest of designs.
BMP – This format is supported but not recommended except for the simplest of designs.
What is DPI, and PPI?
Resolution determines how much detail is printed onto the final product and we measure this as DPI or PPI. Since resolution is just a fancy word for how many microscopic dots, or pixels, there are in your image. The term PPI stands for “pixels per inch” and is a measure of how many pixels there are in one square inch of your image. The higher the PPI, the higher the resolution and thus the better your image will look on the printed product. DPI stands for “dots per inch” and is very similar to pixels per inch.
What size/resolution works best?
We’ve found 200 DPI resolution to be the best combination of image quality and file size. Designing your image above 200 PPI will increase the file size exponentially while the image quality will remain essentially the same. If you download a product template you won’t have to worry about DPI, PPI, and resolution because all templates come standard at 200 PPI.
How big can my file be?
Our servers will accept files up to 10 MB in size.
What about vector artwork?
We do not require vector artwork for our printing methods.