Guidelines - Custom Tote Bags

Totes are that universal product that everyone needs and uses. A book bag, a grocery bag, or just somewhere to throw in all of those little everyday items.

All-over totes let you cover every inch of the fabric, while the canvas totes have a classic feel with your message on it.

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.

All-over tote bag

Print file size - 17" × 33"
Actual tote bag size - 16" × 32"
Graphics that will expand beyond this boundary will be cut off
Safe print area - 11" × 13"
Keep important text or graphics within this area
  1. Background
    Avoid transparent backgrounds. Use white color for background instead.
  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.

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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