• What kind of files can I upload?

    For best results, we recommend uploading a JPG or PNG file at 150 dpi. What other file types do you accept? You can upload any JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIF file under 40 MB. I created my design using Adobe...

  • How big should my image be?

    In the world of digital printing, resolution is often expressed as dots per inch (dpi) and Spoonflower produces a good quality print at our minimum resolution of 150 dpi. When creating your design, yo...

  • What are the repeat options?

    Once you upload your design to Spoonflower, you can choose to either center it or use our software to create a repeat. A basic repeat just creates tiles of your design straight up and down, while a ha...

  • How can I make sure my design is the color I want?

    With the water-based inks we use, you can achieve millions of beautiful colors. Because of our digital process, there are no caps on how many colors you can use. For the best results, and to be able t...

  • Can you tell me even more about color?

    Can you tell me more about color? ​Color Spaces Color can be described in so many different ways that scientists in the early half of the 20th century, in order to better understand how humans p...

  • Why should I test my design before ordering?

    Why should I test my design before ordering? Colors can look very different on fabric than they do on your computer monitor. Light goes through and bounces off of color on fabric. Colored light c...

  • What design tools do you recommend?

    What design tools do you recommend? Professional designers frequently use Photoshop or Illustrator to create or prepare their designs. They might start with a scan of a painting or drawing or the...

  • How do I know what my design will look like?

    How does the preview work? The image you see on each design page is a preview of what you'll receive when you order from Spoonflower, so be sure to check it carefully before ordering. This is the bes...

  • Why can't I make my image bigger on Spoonflower?

    Enlarging an image causes loss of detail, resulting in a blurry or pixelated print (ugly!). The more pixels your image has, the more detailed it is in terms of data. You can't take a limited amount ...

  • What is resolution and how does it affect my image?

    Pixels: Anatomy of an Image Printing a digital image is the process of turning something digital into something physical. Instead of physical dimensions, digital images have pixels. Pixels are vi...

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