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Artwork Guidelines

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By CustomCat - May th, 2018- in Knowledge Base Resources

Uploading your own artwork to a Print-On-Demand service can be difficult. Knowing the correct specifications is important to achieving the best quality possible on your products.

Below are our Design Guidelines & Best Practices, as well as our exclusive product templates. With these tools, you’ll be able to sell flawless designs on a multitude of products.

Have a question not mentioned in our instructions? Visit our FAQ section or shoot us an email at [email protected] with specific details.

Click the above image to download our design guidelines, or follow this link.


For your convenience, we’ve also divided this information into separate documents for each decoration method. Please note that all information found in the documents below is included in the comprehensive Design Guidelines & Best Practices document above.

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Art Templates

Below is our complete selection of art templates used for designing within the full printable area of our dye-sublimation products. Each template comes with a .png & .psd detailing Safe Area, Bleed, etc. Simply click the green download button; the template will download & you can begin selling!

To ensure your design prints properly on each product:

    • Ensure all important elements of your design are within the safe area on the product template.
    • Fill the entire design template! The striped outer edge of the template represents “Bleed Area,” which signifies the areas which may print on the outer edges of your mask.
      Failure to fill the bleed area will likely result in unprinted white areas around the edge of your product. 

Please note: if you are using “Default” positioning within the CustomCat app, you can use a transparent PNG file & any of our colored backgrounds to ensure your design will print perfectly. 


Bone Pet Tag
Sm/Med Face Mask
Med/Lg Face Mask
Luggage Bag Tag
10″ Laptop Sleeve
13″ Laptop Sleeve
15″ Laptop Sleeve


Baby Apparel:

Baby Bib
Onesie (6mo)
Onesie (12m)
Onesie (24m)


30″ x 40″ Sublimated Blankets
50″ x 60″ Sublimated Blankets
60″ x 80″ Sublimated Blankets
50″ x 60″ Woven Blanket
60″ x 80″ Woven Blanket



11oz Mug
11oz Black Mug
15 oz Mug
15 oz Black Mug
Beer Stein
Silver Travel Mug
White Travel Mug
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
11oz Color-Changing Mug
15oz Color-Changing Mug
11oz Accent Mug



Circle Necklace
Square Necklace
Silver Dog Tag
White Dog Tag


Holiday Ornaments:

Circle Ornament
Heart Ornament
Oval Ornament
Star Ornament


Wall Art:

Square Canvas 0.75in Wrap
Portrait Canvas 0.75in Wrap
Landscape Canvas 0.75in Wrap
Square Canvas 1.5in Wrap
Portrait Canvas 1.5in Wrap
Landscape Canvas 1.5in Wrap
Square Poster Print
Portrait Poster Print
Landscape Poster Print
Wall Flags (2’ x 3′ & 3’ x 5′)



15″ x 30″ Hand Towel
32″ x 64″ Bath Towel
37″ x 74″ Beach Towel



14″ x 14″ Square Pillow
16″ x 16″ Square Pillow
18″ x 18″ Square Pillow


All-Over-Print Apparel:

Cut & Sew Leggings
Adult Flip Flops (All Sizes)
All-Over T-Shirt
All-Over Tank Top
3/4 Sleeve Raglan
Sublimated Color-block Long Sleeve (Green/Red)


42 thoughts on “Artwork Guidelines

    1. Hi Alexis — you can find our embroidery guidelines in the Design Guidelines & Best Practices document linked at the top of the page. 🙂

  1. I’m having a hard time finding the templates for your DTG products. When I select a garment and hit ‘artwork guidelines,’ it bumps me to the general guidelines page, not the measurements for the specific garment. Am I looking in the wrong place?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Rebecca — We’re in the process of adding print dimensions to all the products in our catalog, but that information isn’t available on the site just yet. In the meantime, you can find our DTG/Embroidery design guideline document here:
      If you need the print dimensions of a specific garment, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected]

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