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:
The CMYK color profile works best for printed designs while RGB works best for viewing designs on a monitor.
For the best of both worlds, you should design your work in the CMYK color profile. Then, before you upload, convert the finished work into the RGB 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!
When uploading your files, only the following file types are accepted: JPEG, PNG, and GIF. TIFF and PDF files won't work correctly.
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.
Resolution can be a confusing topic, so we’ve provided an introduction to the basics in our blog post Image Resolution and Printing. Take a peek!
Product Dimension Requirements
To ensure a good quality print, each of the products offered on the Redbubble marketplace have pixel dimension requirements. These pixel dimensions represent the minimum width and height an image needs in order to be enabled on a certain product. You’ll find the thresholds for all of the products below.
Different products require different aspect ratios (the ratio of width to height), so it can be a good idea to create a variation of your work for each of the image orientations:
We also encourage you to take advantage of our product templates that will help you design for some of the trickier products!
If you decide to use one image 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.
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.
|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|
|Bucket Hats||2040x1140 pixels|
|Chiffon Tops||3711x3814 pixels|
|Long & Premium T-Shirts||2875x3900 pixels. Check out our Designing for Premium T-Shirts
and Large Print Areas blog posts for tips.
|Men's Graphic T-Shirts||3873x4814 pixels|
|Mini Skirts||2152x2502 pixels|
|Women's A-Line Dress||6310x6230 pixels|
|Women's Graphic Dress||4020×6090 pixels|
|Women's Sleeveless Tops||3870×4280 pixels|
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|
|Cotton Tote Bags||2400x3200 pixels|
|Drawstring Bags||2475x2775 pixels|
|Laptop Sleeves||4125x2956 pixels|
|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.|
|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.|
|Duvet Covers & Comforters||7632x6480 pixels (including bleed)|
|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|
|Throw Blankets||7632x6480 pixels|
|Throw Pillows||All sizes - 3225x3225 pixels|
|Cat Mats||3150x2400 pixels|
|Dog Mats||4800x3657 pixels|
|Pet Bandanas||4500x2700 pixels|
|Pet Blankets||7632x6480 pixels|
|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|
|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.
|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|