Setting up multiple-print areas for customizable product (2D)

Before we get started

  • It is possible to make a setup for up to 6 different print areas in our app.
  • Customers can switch between different prints in the product preview. You can manage print are switcher style in the Print area controls.

How to setup multiple-print areas for 2D product?

  1. Open the product template where you want to add several print areas and click Open Print Area Editor. Customizer window for 2D product setup
  2. Adjust your ruler scale by dragging on the arrows to the left and right from one model image side to another. A ruler represents the real-world scale of a product. So, as an example, if you are selling a notebook which size in the real world is 10 cm in width and 16 cm in height - you should enter a value of 10 cm in the Ruler Length input field. 2D product setup
  3. Click the Print Area icon.
  4. Set your print area measurements. Enter the custom Width and Height values or resize the black placeholder manually while dragging it by the corners. Place the placeholder in the correct position on the model image. This is the place where your customer’s design will be displayed in preview.
  5. Once done, click the icon. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save. Print area setup options in customizer
  6. Let's add the second print area. Click on More print areas. Customizer page for additional print areas
  7. Click Add new print area. New print areas in customizer
  8. Enter a title for your second print area and change a default model image.
  9. Open the Print Area Editor and repeat the same print area setup steps.
  10. Once done, scroll down to the bottom and click on Save and return button. If you want to add more print areas click Add new print area and repeat the same setup sequence. Second print area setup steps

Advanced tips

  • Set your custom Print area controls for the best user experience. If you have more than one print area set, it is important for customers to understand where are they creating design at. For instance, your custom product has two print areas - front and back, so you can name the first print area switcher as Front and the second print area as Back. To do that, choose the Text option at the Print Area Switch Mode and enter your print area title at Print Area Name*. You can also upload your custom .jpg or .png format Thumbnail for each print area switcher. To do that, choose the Image option at the Print Area Switch Mode and click on Select file. Once done, Save changes. Print area controls advanced
  • Use Print Area Guidelines to ensure that a customer knows where is the safe are to create a design and where all important graphics should be placed. Learn more about Safe print area guidelines.
  • Use an Imprint layer for non editable graphic elements like company logo, item barcode and similar. Learn more about Imprint layer.
  • Use the Design preview mask to crop the customer's design in a specific shape and size, and use the Top layer for important decorative product details such as shadows, stickers, and similar. Learn more.