It’s important to understand print area markings in order to position your design correctly within the print area and avoid issues with production.
In general, repetitive patterns work best with non-DTG products, as they allow a design to cover 100% of the template area by duplicating the file.
Safe area - the area that is surrounded by a dashed line. All important design elements (such as text, for example) should be kept within this area.
Printable area - the white area shown in the “editor” view of the mockup generator. Your design should fully cover these areas.
Bleed area - the gray area around the outside of the printable area. Avoid placing important elements (such as text) in the bleed area.
We strongly recommend covering 100% of the bleed area with your print file. That said, the full bleed area will unlikely be visible on the final product, as the material in this area is typically used for functional purposes (i.e. inner seams).
Please note: If you will be selling different sizes of the same product, you may want to adjust the file placement for each size variant, as the printable area slightly differs.