Why Design Placement Matters

Why Design Placement Matters

So, you’ve created some rad designs? Excellent! They’ll look even better when positioned on products correctly.

Design placement is an essential part of making merch your viewers will love to wear. We’ve put together a guide to show you some do’s and don’ts when positioning your designs on products.

Women’s Shirts

Do: Place smaller designs over the heart

Do: Place larger designs evenly in the available print area (avoid stretching over the sides)

Don’t: Place designs too low or over the stomach

Don’t: Center designs on the chest

Men’s Shirts

Do: Center a design on the chest

Do: Place larger designs evenly in the available print area (avoid stretching over the sides)

Don’t: Place designs too low or over the stomach

Don’t: Make a design too large or wide

Note: Unisex products typically have a looser fit, use the design placement guide for Men’s Shirts.

Tank Tops

Do: Center designs on the chest and stomach

Don’t: Place a design too low, high or make it too wide

Kids’ Apparel

Do: Place a large design centered in the available print area

Don’t: Make a design too small

Don’t: Place a design too low

Check out our design placement suggestions for accessories and household items below.

How to adjust design placement on products

  1. Go to the Partner Area
  2. Click on the design you want to adjust
  3. Hover over the product(s) you want to adjust
  4. Click on the ‘edit’ button
  5. Drag and drop until your design is where you want it
  6. Click ‘apply’ to save your design placement

You can repeat these steps for all the products you want to adjust. Once you’ve finished all the products belonging to a specific design, you can use a template. The template will save the settings you’ve chosen for a product so next time you place a design on that product, you won’t have to go through all of these steps.

Bonus: When editing your design placement, use the features on the left to make your design smaller or larger, and to place it vertically or horizontally.

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