Dimensions & Format

To make sure your designs are printing well on products, you’ve got to keep Dimensions and Format in mind.
The article below will cover everything you need to know about: 

Color Profiles

File Type

Dimensions

Product Dimension Requirements

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Color Profiles

The CMYK color profile works best for print while sRGB works best for viewing designs on the web.

For the best of both worlds, you want to design your work in the CMYK format. Then before you upload, you want to convert the finished work into the sRGB color profile.

Color profiles are a really tricky topic, so we’ve written up a detailed explanation in the article Designing in CMYK vs RGB on our blog. Check it out!

File Type

When uploading your files, only the following file types are accepted: JPEG, PNG, and GIF. TIFF and PDF files won't work correctly.

Dimensions

A good rule of thumb is that big, high-resolution files make the best prints. Now when we say ‘big’, we're really referring to resolution, not the file’s size.

There is a major difference between file size, which is measured in bytes (like megabytes MB), and resolution, which is measured in pixels. When you’re printing work, it’s the pixels that matter.

Product Dimension Requirements

To ensure a good quality print, each of the products offered on the Redbubble marketplace has a file dimension requirement; that is, the minimum resolution a file needs to have to be enabled on a certain product. You’ll find the resolution thresholds for all of the products below.

To use a single image file for every product, we'd recommend starting with 7632x6480 pixels (suitable for the king-size Duvet Covers). If you decide to use one file for all products, ensure that your designs are being displayed in the best way possible by checking the formatting on each product you enable. 

Large files

Images above 300Mb, or 13500x13500 pixels in size, cannot be accepted on the site due to the heavy load they place on our servers.

Please also note that DPI and PPI don’t have any effect on your final uploaded image.

Apparel
Product Resolution Minimum
Other Apparel 2400×3200 pixels will cover the printable area, although you
can resize larger images to fit when uploading. The file must
be a PNG for transparencies to be saved.
Baseball Caps & Dad Hats 2400×1140 pixels
Chiffon Tops 3711x3814 pixels
Leggings 4350x4032 pixels
Long & Premium T-Shirts 2875x3900 pixels. Check out our Designing for Premium T-Shirts
and Large Print Areas blog posts for tips.
Masks 2380x1630 pixels
Men's Graphic T-Shirts 3873x4814 pixels
Mini Skirts 2152x2502 pixels
Pins 1000×1000 pixels
Scarves 5748x5748 pixels
Socks 5,848x6,300 pixels
Women's A-Line Dress 6310x6230 pixels
Women's Graphic Dress 4020×6090 pixels
Women's Sleeveless Tops 3870×4280 pixels

Need a little more help?

You can also get started by using a new product template.
For more on designing, check out our Help Center article.

Bags
Product Resolution Minimum
Zipper Pouches

4600x3000 pixels will cover the printable area, however, you can resize larger images to fit. Please note slight cropping of the image on the smaller pouches will occur.

All Over Print Tote Bags Small - 2175x2175 pixels
Medium - 2625x2625 pixels
Large - 2950x2950 pixels
Backpacks 4575x3900 pixels
Cotton Tote Bags 2400x3200 pixels
Drawstring Bags 2475x2775 pixels
Laptop Sleeves 4125x2956 pixels
Device Cases
Product Resolution Minimum
Phone Cases & Skins 1187x1852 pixels will cover the printable area, however, you can resize larger images to fit.
iPad Cases & Skins 2696x3305 pixels
iPhone Wallets 2087×1956 pixels
Laptop Skins 4600x3000 pixels will cover the printable area, however, you can resize larger images to fit.
Home Decor
Product Resolution Minimum
Water Bottles 3160 x 2180 pixels
Acrylic Blocks 1860×1860 pixels for 4x4 & 6x6. Or get started with a new product template here.
Aprons 4065 x 4950 pixels
Art Board Prints 1:1 (square) = 3060x3060 pixels
1:4 = 1560x2160 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)
1:5 = 1260x1860 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)
1:25 = 3360x4260 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)
Bath Mats 6480x4320 pixels
Clocks 2940x2940 pixels. Or get started with a new product template here.
Coasters 1860x1860 pixels
Duvet Covers & Comforters 7632x6480 pixels (including bleed)
Floor Pillows 4625x4625 pixels
Jigsaw puzzles 9075 x 6201 pixels
Magnets 2800 x 2800 pixels
Mugs Travel Mug - 2376x2024 pixels 
Standard Mug - 2700x1120 pixels
Tall Mug - 2700x1624 pixels
Shower Curtains 7632x6480 pixels
Tapestries 7632x6480 pixels
Throw Blankets 7632x6480 pixels
Throw Pillows All sizes - 3225x3225 pixels
Pet Supplies
Product Resolution Minimum
Pet Blanket 7632x6480 pixels
Cat Mat 3150x2400 pixels
Dog Mat 4800x3657 pixels
Pet Bandana 4500x2700 pixels
Stationery
Product Resolution Minimum
Stickers Small - 600x800 pixels
Medium - 1100x1100 pixels
Large - 1700x1700 pixels
Extra-large - 2800x2800 pixels
Greeting Cards 1300x900 pixels (1 megapixel). Check out this article for more info on cropping, character limits, borders, and aspect ratios for cards. 
Desk Mats 8268x4331 pixels
Hardcover Journals 3502x2385 pixels
Mouse Pads 2559x2165 pixels
Postcards 1300x900 pixels
Spiral Notebooks 1756x2481 pixels

 Sticker files must be a PNG for transparencies to be saved.

We recommend uploading a file with the maximum pixel requirements (2800x2800 pixels)to ensure your design is available on all 4 sticker sizes.

Make sure you check out our article on How to Design for Stickers to unravel the secrets to the perfect Sticker design. 

Wall Art
Product Resolution Minimum
Art Prints 3840x3840 pixels cover all sizes up to extra large. 1" - 2" minimum borders will be added around images and will vary depending on the appropriate aspect ratio to fit each paper size. Images are centered and ‘padded’ for non-standard-sized images.
Framed Art Prints & Stretched Canvas Small - 2400×1600 pixels (4 megapixels)
Medium - 3240×2160 pixels (7 megapixels)
Large - 3840×2560 pixels (10 megapixels)
Extra- Large - 4800x4800 pixels
Metal Prints Extra-small - 2400x2400 pixels
Small - 3200x3200 pixels
Medium - 3600x3600 pixels
Large - 3840x3840 pixels
Extra-large - 4800x4800 pixels
Photographic Prints Small - 2500×3500 pixels
Medium - 3500×5000 pixels
Large - 5000×7100 pixels
Extra-large - 9144x6096 pixels
Posters Small - 2500×3500 pixels
Medium - 3500×5000 pixels
Large - 5000×7100 pixels
Canvas & Wood Mounted Prints Small - 2646×3236 pixels
Medium - 3945×4890 pixels
Large - 4535×5480 pixels
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