Will my design be scaled up or down based on the garment size?
For all direct-to-garment (DTG) products, the design will be automatically scaled down for smaller apparel sizes to ensure a consistent visual outcome. However, please note that it will not be scaled up for sizes larger than L. The design is scaled down using the same aspect ratio across all sizes.
How are print areas calculated?
Print areas are calculated based on the garment width, measurement changes from size to size, and the print pallet size used by a Print Provider. In general, reduced garment width and size L print area fill (that is reflected in the mockup) dictates the outcome on M, S and XS sizes.
Are print areas scaled identically for all Print Providers?
No, they are not. This is due to differences between Print Provider pallet sizes, which may be different for each Print Provider.
How can I find out the print area size of a certain product variant?
In the Mockup Generator, click Prices & variants in the upper-right corner. Deselect all sizes except for one you are interested in, and make sure that you have only selected one color. Next, click Update and you will see a change in recommended print file size dimensions in the side panel (in pixels, which will need to be converted to inches).
Can I use custom mockups if the design is scaled down for smaller sizes?
Yes, you can use custom mockups. However, it’s important to include or indicate the design scaling in your mockups for smaller-sized garments.
If you’re creating custom mockups using a design tool or mockup creation service (e.g., Placeit), ensure that you check the aspect ratio of the L-sized print area and compare it with the smaller-size print area. This will help you scale your designs correctly for sizes XS-M.