The canvas concept in Posterly

In Posterly you have the possibility to change all aspects of the designs, or even add your own designs. A design consists of a list of so called canvas'es.

A canvas is basically the size definition for certain group of product sizes. For example a phone cover is not the same dimensions as a 50 x 70 poster or an A3 sized poster for that matter. This is why we need canvas'es, otherwise some elements of your designs would not be visible on some products, while there would be white space in the edges on other products.

Theres a limit to the size of a canvas of 2000 pixels times 2000 pixels. This limitation is put in place because we export canvas'es in 3x to improve the DPI for printing. So the final export max will be 6000 x 6000 pixels.

We recommend to always go for the highest possible amount of pixels.

Example canvas sizes

Here's a list of example sizes that will offer the print files with the highest DPI.

A5, A4, A3, A2 and A1    2000 x 1414 pixels
21 x 30 cm 2000 x 1400 pixels
50 x 70 cm 1967 x 1400 pixels
70 x 100 cm 2000 x 1400 pixels
12 x 16 inches 1867 x 1400 pixels
16 x 20 inches 1750 x 1400 pixels
18 x 24 inches 1867 x 1400 pixels
24 x 36 inches 1967 x 1400 pixels

Are we missing a certain size? You can either calculate it your self, or you're always welcome to write our support if you need assistance.


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