Print file guidelines

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.
  • This item is cut and sewn after printing and sublimating.

  • Best when designed with patterns and full bleed images.

  • Text placement will not be precise.

  • Any space without graphics prints out white.

  • Price includes full print.

LA Apparel and Liberty tote bags

Max print area - 10" × 10"
For important text or graphics, keep within this area
  1. Color
    All colors should be in RGB. See this tutorial on how to change color mode

    We don't print white color on natural totes because the ink does not adhere well to the material. If your graphic includes white, it will not print. If you're printing on a black tote, white colors will print as normal. 
  2. File format
    Please submit your files in PNG or PSD format/at least 150 dpi.
  3. 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.
  4. Background
    Backgrounds must be transparent. All colors that appear in the artwork will be printed.

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