Setting up safe print area guidelines
About safe print area guidelines
- The layer of safe print area guidelines helps to ensure that the design file meets the highest print standards and will be sent to production correctly.
- Usually, the safe print area guidelines define the safe print area where all important graphics should be placed:
- The layer should be imported in .svg or .pdf file format.
- Uploaded guidelines will be visible in the Design editor only.
- It is possible to make guidelines visible as a default (check out Preferences > Default > Guidelines).
- If guidelines layer is uploaded and not set with constant visibility, the end user can turn it on and off manually by clicking on the Guidelines icon in the Design editor.
- Create a toolset with a 100% vector scale. We will use this toolset temporarily for the guidelines file upload.
- Open your 2D or 3D product template.
- Assign newly created toolset for your product and click Save.
- Click Open Guidelines Editor.
- Click the + icon.
- Click on Shapes, then Insert graphics.
- Before uploading your custom guidelines layer, make sure that the measurements of your guidelines artwork in a vector based software match the print area measurements in our app.
- Once uploaded, adjust layer orientation in the design editor.
- We recommend reducing the opacity to at least 80%, so the end user could see both the design and guidelines.
- Once done, click on Update & Save.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and Save the changes.
- Once it is saved do not forget to test how it works in the design editor.