Using our Graphics Service

We can do it for you

This might sound familiar: Sometimes a great idea for a design is ready to print - in your head. Our graphics service helps you create a printable template of your idea. We turn your photo into printable vector graphics, offer support for optimising existing graphics or even turn a hand-drawn sketch into a printable design.

This is how easy it is

Please register a user account on our platform in order to use the graphics service. Registration is completely free.

You can then upload your file through Spreadshirt’s Graphics Service. Clicking on the button "upload graphics” will lead you to a form in which you can submit your template to us. If you have already registered in 2015 or earlier, you will find this page in Designs & Products > Graphics Service.

You can choose from a variety of file formats, e.g. JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, EPS, AI, CDR, SVG, PSD, PDF. Also, you can state a size you want the design to have. If you don’t specify this option, we will try to render the graphics as small as possible, but scalable. Please let us know if you should have any special requests, feedback or comments.

In a matter of 1-3 workdays, we will initially make the design available in your User Area alone. You will receive both a confirmation and the invoice via email. Then you will be able to decide whether you want to use the graphics for your own purposes only or make it available for your Shop and/or the Marketplace.

And all this for just £11.95 per design. You can use any payment method available with Spreadshirt including vouchers.

Grafik Service

A few limitations

We will try everything to comply with your graphics requests. There are a few limitations, though, namely for

  • legal reasons (trademarks, copyrights, personality rights, constitutional law)
  • the template’s resolution is too small, or
  • the design in the desired size is too detailed to print.

These cases mean that we need to cancel your order. Then you will receive an email confirmation. You will receive your money back by the same payment method that you used (with direct debit it might not be debited at all). The same is true if we couldn’t meet your requirements having tried to post-process it twice.

This is what you can expect

Example: Photo design (people, things etc.)

The example in the photo shows how it was transferred into a single-coloured vector graphic. Important: With plot print you can use a maximum of 3 colours. Please be sure to state which elements are particularly important to you with the final graphics in mind. Most landscape images are rather hard to vectorise and are likely to be rejected.

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Sample logo & text design

These designs often make it hard to find out what the original font is. If you know, please tell us what it is. In case you don’t know it, we will try to find a similar font or use a more suitable font for plotting.

Design Service, illustration #1

You can also send us hand-drawn sketches. We will turn them into the most suitable graphics.

Design Service, illustration #1

Design Service, illustration #1

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