Print file guidelines

Print sizes

In order to print high quality prints, we need high quality print files. So here are Printful's print file design guidelines.

All print files must be scaled to print size. Graphics that do not meet our guidelines might not be printed correctly.

  • Exact placement cannot be guaranteed.

  • Exact pattern alignment on seams cannot be guaranteed.
  • Making a seamless image that goes from front to back is not possible.
  • Text placement will not be precise.
  • Price includes full print.
  • This item is cut and sewn after printing and sublimating.
  • Any space without graphics prints out white. 
Stuffed rectangular pillowcase
Empty rectangular pillowcase
Stuffed rectangular pillowcase
Print file size - 13" x 21"
Actual pillow size - 12" x 20"
Graphics that will expand beyond this boundary will be cut off
Safe print area - 11" x 19"
Keep important text or graphics within this area
Download template

Must follow print file guides

  1. File format
    Please submit your files in PNG or PSD format/at least 150 dpi.
  2. Fonts
    Outline your fonts. All fonts in the print files should be converted to outlines so you don't have to send over the font files. See this tutorial on how fonts affect your print files and how to format them.
  3. Background
    Avoid transparent backgrounds. Use white color for background instead.
  4. Borders
    We recommend not using borders. Due to shifting in the cutting process, borders may appear uneven.

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