In Posterly there are two main concepts: designs and products. On this page we will cover the products concept. Products are the term for the physical products that designs are printed on to, so products can be anything from t-shirts to coffee mugs or posters.
The different types of products do have different print areas. The print area of a mug is not the same as the print area for a t-shirt for example. This is why Posterly needs to know the dimensions of the print area for each product. We also needs to know the following for each product:
- Name of the product
- Print area width
- Print area height
- Sales price
- Compared at price
- If it's active for selling or not
The products that the Posterly POD Network sells are already filled in to the app, you just need to choose the price and if you want to sell these products or not. These products are common poster sizes and phone cases. Even if you're not planning to use the Posterly POD network to fulfill your orders, you can still use these standard products to print with a third party (or your self).
Adding custom products
You can also add your own products, this is done in the custom products section of the products area of the apps admin. When adding custom products, the same limitations apply as for the design canvases. So theres a width and height limit of 2000 pixels, when print files are exported then it's in 3x format, so the 2000 pixels will export as 6000 pixels to improve the DPI.
When adding a custom product you have the possibility to choose from a list of the most common product dimensions, as shown on the screenshot below.
If the product you wan't is not in the list of standard sizes, then you will have to manually set the width and height in pixels. You will get the best result with the final print files if you make the width/height as close to 2000 pixels as possible. Basicly we need to know the ratio between the height and width of the print area.
Let make an example calculation for a product 8 inches in height and 6 inches in width.
6in / 8in = 0.75 ratio
Now that we know that the width to height ratio is 0.75, then we need to find the optimal width and height.
2000 pixels height * 0.75 ratio = 1500 pixels width
As the 2000 pixels is the max size, we use that for the height, as it's the biggest of the two. Thats why the width in our example needs to be 1500 pixels.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions regarding adding the correct sizes.