Artwork Guidelines

Uploading your own artwork to a Print-On-Demand service can be difficult. Knowing the correct specifications is important to achieving the best quality possible on your products.

Below are our Design Guidelines and Best Practices, as well as our exclusive product templates. With these tools, you’ll be able to sell flawless designs on a multitude of products. Have a question not mentioned in our instructions? Visit our FAQ section or shoot us an email with specific details.

Download Guidelines

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Art Templates

Below is our complete selection of art templates used for designing within the full printable area of our dye-sublimation products. Each template comes with a .png and .psd detailing Safe Area, Bleed, etc. Simply select a product filter, and choose the product you’d like to design for; the template will download and you can begin selling!

Apron
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Baby Bib
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Bone Pet Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Circle Pet Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Heart Pet Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Onesie (6m)
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Onesie (12m)
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Onesie (24m)
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Pot Holder
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Retractable Dog Lead
Last Updated: 01/24/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Hair Brush
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Wallet
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Circle Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Dog Bone Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Heart Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Rectangle Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Square Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Star Sticker
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
Print Type: Vinyl Solvent Cut

Large Shoulder Bag
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Luggage Bag Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Medium Shoulder Bag
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Small Shoulder Bag
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

30×40 Sublimated Blanket
Last Updated: 11/09/2018 Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary
50×60 Sublimated Blanket
Last Updated: 04/17/2019 Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary
60×80 Sublimated Blanket
Last Updated: 03/13/2019 Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary
50×60 Woven Blanket
Last Updated: 04/17/2019 Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary
60×80 Woven Blanket
Last Updated: 04/17/2019 Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary
10″ Laptop Sleeve
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

13″ Laptop Sleeve
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

15″ Laptop Sleeve
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

iPad Mini Clip Case
Last Updated: 01/12/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

iPhone 5 Clip Case
Last Updated: 01/12/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

iPhone 6 Clip Case
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

iPhone 6 Tough Case
Last Updated: 01/10/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

iPhone 6+ Clip Case
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

iPhone 6+ Tough Case
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S6 Clip Case
Last Updated: 01/23/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S6 Tough Case
Last Updated: 01/23/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Clip
Last Updated: 01/12/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Tough
Last Updated: 01/23/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S7 Clip Case
Last Updated: 01/23/2018
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Samsung Galaxy S7 Tough Case
Last Updated: 12/21/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

11 oz. Mug
Last Updated: 05/29/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
11 oz. Black Mug
Last Updated: 09/19/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
15 oz. Mug
Last Updated: 05/29/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
15 oz. Black Mug
Last Updated: 09/19/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
Beer Stein
Last Updated: 05/29/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
Coaster
Last Updated: 05/29/2017 Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub
Silver Travel Mug
Last Updated: 01/23/2018 Print Type: Mug Oven
White Travel Mug
Last Updated: 01/12/2018 Print Type: Mug Oven
White Water Bottle
Last Updated: 09/19/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
11oz. Color Changing Mug
Last Updated: 10/05/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
15oz. Color Changing Mug
Last Updated: 10/05/2017 Print Type: Mug Oven
11oz. Accent Mug (Red)
Last Updated: 01/21/2020 Print Type: Mug Oven
Circle Necklace
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Rectangle Necklace
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Square Necklace
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Silver Dog Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

White Dog Tag
Last Updated: 05/29/2017
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Circle Ornament
Last Updated: 11/02/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Heart Ornament
Last Updated: 11/02/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Oval Ornament
Last Updated: 11/02/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Star Ornament
Last Updated: 11/02/2017
Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub

Square Canvas Print .75in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Portrait Canvas Print .75in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Landscape Canvas Print .75in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Square Canvas Print 1.5in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Portrait Canvas Print 1.5in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Landscape Canvas Print 1.5in Wrap
Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Print Type: Canvas Solvent

Square Poster Print
Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Portrait Poster Print
Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Landscape Poster Print
Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Wall Flags (2’x3′ & 3’x5′)
Last Updated: 10/29/2019
Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary

15″ x 30″ Hand Towel
Last Updated: 11/29/2018
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

32″ x 64″ Bath Towel
Last Updated: 03/13/2019
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

37″ x 74″ Beach Towel
Last Updated: 04/17/2019
Print Type: Flat Dye-Sub

Sublimated Leggings
Last Updated: 04/04/2019
Print Type: Dye-Sub Cut & Sew

Adult Flip Flops (All Sizes)
Last Updated: 07/29/2017 Print Type: 3D Dye-Sub
All-Over T-Shirt
Last Updated: 10/05/2018
Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary

All-Over Tank Top
Last Updated: 10/05/2018
Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary

Sublimated Colorblock Long Sleeve (Green/Red)
Last Updated: 11/04/2019
Print Type: Dye-Sub Rotary

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Where is the template for the leggings?

    1. Leggings are live in BETA. Use at your own risk. Please contact CustomCat (contact@customcat.com) to get the template. Thank you!

    2. We added leggings art template to “Pants” category. You can download the art template now.

    1. What do you specifically want to design?

  2. Is there a mock up for the leggings? The product went to my store looking like a sewing pattern

    1. We do not have mockups for the leggings just yet, that’s on our to-do list. We will make an announcement when mockups become available.

  3. Where is the template for the sweatshirt blanket?

    1. Sweatshirt blankets use the embroidery method. There isn’t a template for embroidery.

  4. Do we just use the Sublimated Colorblock Long Sleeve (Green/Red) template for the Anvil Ladies LS T-Shirt Hoodie?

    1. Hi Ana,
      The Sublimated Colorblock Long Sleeve (green/red) shirt requires a template. The LST254 is a DTG item so it does not require a template. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks.

  5. The printing guidelines are very unclear. For example on the T-shirt it explains to fill the entire bleed area with artwork (the entire rectangle) yet the min/max safe areas are t-shirt shaped and a portion of the overall document… how is one supposed to know exactly how the artwork will be laid out? Especially if the artwork is expected to be a small portion of the t-shirt (ex: towards the top and centered).

    Where’s the template for hoodies?

    Also for the canvases it’s much easier to just size for the largest canvas and for it to be downsized for smaller sizes, this works if the aspect ratio remains the same. It’s very inconvenient to need/maintain separate files for each size just to ensure it lines up properly.

    Finally, any plans to update the phone case models? Iphone 6 is 5 generations old and almost nobody is going to want that case.

    Not trying to be harsh but I’m interested in using CustomCat for your service and prices, but these are some of the biggest frustrations I have getting started and I think it’s holding back your business and driving people to your competition.

    1. Hey Anthony,

      Thanks for reaching out,

      For all of our DTG (Direct To Garment) products (t-shirts, hoodies), you don’t have to worry about templates, your design will automatically be scaled to default positioning. We suggest reading more on this topic here: https://blog.customcat.com/dtg-positioning-presets/, that way you can get a better understanding of how DTG works.

      When it comes to phone cases we see sellers go through specialty shops directly. We will be discounting all phone cases from our catalog soon. We’d love to partner up with you, however, if you are set on selling phone cases, we apologize for the inconvenience and we will be sad to let you go.

      For the Canvas, we suggest making different design files for each size to ensure the highest print quality. Be sure to keep all the important information in the SAFE AREA.

      Thank you!

    1. Hi kj920505506DKKM,

      We are so sorry you are experiencing difficulty. Tell us more, what seems to be the problem?

  6. Why is there no Hat thread over here on the design guidelines. What if I only want the print to be in the right corner. How do you mock that up? Site seems very counter intuitive. Doesn’t flow as well as it should. Also, Why does it only give me the option to print on the left front pocket of the Joggers. I want to print down the side of them DTP? How come that isn’t an option?

    1. Hi Dean,

      Thank you for voicing your concerns.

      For the hats, please check out our blog article ” Guide to Mastering Embroidered Hats,” it has all the information you need to print embroidery. Art templates only apply to dye sub-products. Embroidery doesn’t require them because you are not able to re-size or adjust the positioning at all. Your embroidery file size needs to be 4″ width x 2.4″ height, and if it is not, it will scale to those specifications.

      For joggers and any other pants, we only offer one placement option because they are embroidery. Other print on demand companies may offer more options, but we found that providing only one placement option allows for our production to be more efficient and thus faster.

      Thanks, and let us know if you have any more questions.

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