What is a full color design? Traditionally, Teespring has only allowed design uploads of 9 colors or fewer. Today, we want to unlock an entirely new world of design possibilities by allowing all of our sellers to upload designs with as many colors as they’d like! Full color simply refers to designs with 10 or more colors.
What will the pricing be? Full color designs will be digitally printed and therefore will have digital pricing. That means you will not get the economies of scale of screen-printing, but you’re also not getting charged for each additional color added.
What kinds of files will be accepted? All of the file types that Teespring currently accepts will also be accepted for full color designs. However, we have a few restrictions depending on what kind of file gets uploaded in the Composer.
EPS If you have an EPS file, upload away! The only restriction is that we ask for it to be a fully vector only image. Sometimes, especially if you’re converting an image, it will contain embedded rasters even though it is an EPS file. EPS files with embedded rasters will get rejected upon upload.
PNG/JPEG/JPG/GIF If you have any of the file types above, we require that your artwork meet a minimum threshold for high quality. For US campaigns, this means that the image should be greater than 120 DPI at the scale of print. And for EU campaigns, this means that the image should be greater than 300DPI at the scale of print.
What is DPI? DPI stands for dots per inch and refers to the physical dot density of an image when it is reproduced as a real physical entity (e.g. on a shirt). Monitors do not have dots, but do have pixels so a closely related concept is PPI or pixels per inch.
In order to ensure a high quality print, Teespring asks that your image meet a minimum DPI threshold after you’ve adjusted it to the size you want for print. As you adjust your image on Step One of the Composer, you’ll see these visual cues letting you know what DPI your image currently is.
What happens if my image doesn’t hit the minimum DPI requirement? If your image doesn’t hit the minimum DPI requirement, we prevent you from continuing to Step 2 in the Composer. There are 2 things you can do:
- You can size your image down until it hits the right DPI threshold
- You can upload a higher resolution image
Are full color designs eligible for Goal of One? For US campaigns, any high quality PNG upload will now be eligible for Goal of One regardless of colors in the design! This means that any image that meets the minimum 120 DPI at the scale of print will now be eligible for Goal of One and you no longer need to have exclusively vector graphics. This goes for EU campaigns as well, just make sure to use PNG design files with a minimum 300 DPI.