Add your first product !
Now that you have created your vendor account on our website, you should be looking for the way to add your products for sale ! Please check the following video (I do apologise for my terrible accent) I have recorded in order to show you everything you need to know in order to create your first product. If you have any question after watching it, please let me know, using the chat box on the bottom left corner or by sending me an email.
Discover your Dashboard !
Now that you have created your products, that they are published and are actually starting to sell pretty well, you will probably want to better understand what’s going on, regarding your sales, your commissions etc. That’s when the utility of this dashboard becomes clear ! In order to present you, as clearly as possible, everything you will be able to find within this interface, I recorded this new video, going through all the key elements of your dashboard. As always, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubt or question regarding this dashboard.
Technical questions regarding your artworks !
At Shirtisfaction’s, we have a « key » word when it comes to your creations : let your creativity as much freedom as possible. In order to do so, I chose to work with a digital printing technology (DTG), which makes it possible to print more or less anything on our beautiful organic cotton t shirts. Some of you might be used to some websites where you are limited by a certain amount of colors, angles curves etc. You find yourself forced to vectorise and reduce your original art to its minimum and that’s too bad. With the digital printing, all these constraints disappear. Here is a quick summary of the few things you will need to check in order for me to assure you a great quality print :
Avoid the smoke effects and the luminous halo for artworks designed for dark t shirts.
Why ? A white ink under-base has to be printed on any t shirt that isn’t white, for the colors to be printed on top, without being mixed with the actual color of the textile. This works amazingly great, except in some rare cases like colored smoke effects or luminous halo starting from a color and slowly shading to white. In both situations, it’s really complicated for the system to understand where to put white and where to put colors. So I strongly recommend you not to use these kinds of effects for artworks made to be printed on dark t shirts. Do not hesitate to send me your images if you have any doubt so that we can check that together.
Create your artworks with a high resolution !
Why ? Well simply because the higher the resolution of your file is, the better the printing result will be. The minimum for a good print will be an artwork, set at the size you want it to be printed, with a resolution of 300DPI. As a rule of thumb, always try to start working with an image of 50cmx50cm and 300DPI. We will always be able to reduce the size of the image before printing.
Remove the background of your creations and save them using the PNG or TIFF formats.
Why ? My machine will print all the data contained within your file. If you let a white background for example, this will be printed, which is obviously not what we want. So do not forget to remove any background that is not part of the illustration and save your final file to PNG or TIFF formats, while preserving transparency. If the background is actually a part of your artwork, you can of course keep it. Just note that the printing of your artwork will be more expensive, which will influence the final price of your product. In terms of « comfort », the printing of very « dense » artworks on dark shirts (with white under-base as discussed earlier) can result in a reduce comfort for your customers. Prefer an artwork that can « breathe » 😉
Do not hesitate to use the color of the textile as one your artwork’s colors.
Why ? Following this idea of « artwork that breathes », it is quite useful to use the color of the textile to replace one of your artwork’s colors. For example, for a print on a black t shirt, we could remove all the black (and even the dark greys) from your artwork, so that the t shirt itself becomes the « black » of your artwork. This allows a bit of savings on inks but mostly it lets the t shirt « breathe », your artwork now being full of tiny « holes », where the black had been originally. Do not hesitate to work with a black background on Photoshop, or any other software, in order to remove your blacks and dark greys little bit little until you get the result you’re looking for.
Another question, a doubt or anything unclear ?
Feel free to contact me by email at contact(at)shirtisfaction.fr or directly through the chat available at the bottom of any page. If I’m not online at the time of your message, it will be saved and I’ll be able to read and reply to it later.