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.

Posters (w/ and w/o frame)

Print file size
Safe print area
Keep all important text or graphics within the safe print area
Download poster templates


Back - 1.5" width
Graphics placed here will print on the back of the canvas.
You can place a logo on the back of the canvas. Make sure it’s 4" width x 1" height and placed upside down.
Sides - 1.5" width
Graphics placed here will print on the sides of the canvas
Graphics placed here will print on the front of the canvas
Download canvas templates

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. Horizontal or vertical
    Images can be horizontally oriented – just upload a print file in that orientation.

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