Design Requirements
Video Tutorials

Click here to watch a quick tutorial on how to prepare your artwork files: https://tinyurl.com/ts8vabvj

And here's a short tutorial on how to avoid transparencies and outer glows on your designs: https://tinyurl.com/47xcdrhp

Dimensions and Format

We advise all artwork you submit to be trimmed, in 300 DPI and in the actual size (inches) intended to get the best print results.

There will always be some slight difference between your digital image and the physical product. We’ll be happy to work with you & investigate if the colour difference is greater than it should be. We recommend getting samples and adjusting your files to get your ideal preference.

We recommend using Adobe Photoshop to make any adjustments to your design files. Alternatively, you can use - https://www.photopea.com/, a free web-based graphic editing software!

DPI & Actual Print Size

Click the “Image” Tab on the top bar and select “Image Size” from the dropdown. A pop-up window should appear.

As our print calculations are based on 300 DPI, it's best to set your canvas to that resolution. You can do so by ensuring the values beside "Resolution" are set to 300 and configured to "Pixels/Inch".

To check the actual print size of your design, configure the "Width" and "Height" to Inches. The values shown will indicate the actual print size of your designs.

Trimming

The "Trim" function crops your canvas to the edge of the artwork. We advise that you trim all artwork you submit to take full advantage of our maximum print size.

Click the “Image” Tab on the top bar, select “Trim” and a pop-up window will appear. Make sure the “Transparent Pixels” option is selected before selecting “OK”. This results in your canvas trimming to the edge of your design.

If the canvas does not seem to trim to the edge of your design (as shown above), there is a possibility that there are some stray pixels on your design file that needs to be erased. To learn how to clean your design files, click here.

Outer Glows

For the best results with your products, we recommend clean edges on your artwork. Since our printers need to put down a base layer of white before printing the coloured areas, outer glows and fades do not translate well. Above is an example of artwork with an outer glow in the edge (left) and without (right).

Transparency

We do not recommend using opacity/transparency on your artwork. Similar to outer glows, opacity/transparency does not translate well when printed because the printer needs to put down a base layer of white ink before the coloured areas. Above is an example of artwork with opacity/transparency (left) and without (right).

Design Areas

One of Yume Co.'s best features is that we offer design flexibility. In other words, you can print on unconventional sides of your product (such as sleeves and backs). Click here to see all of our product design areas.

File Types

Our platform only allows PNGs to be uploaded. Ensure you export your artwork in the correct format so you have no uploading issues.

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