Créer et télécharger des images sur Zazzle

Directives Zazzle concernant les images

Plus vos designs seront bien réalisés, plus vos produits seront mis en valeur . Créer des produits sur Zazzle est facile et tout commence avec vos images et vos designs. Veullez utiliser les informations sur cette page afin de vous aider à créer des designs qui rendront très bien sur les produits Zazzle. 

 

Il ya plusieurs façons de créer une image. Par exemple, vous pouvez en créer une avec un programme de conception graphique, scannez une photographie ou quelque chose que vous avez dessinés ou peints, ou l'utilisation d'une photographie numérique.

Types d'images supportées

Zazzle accepte des images en formats JPEG, PNG, PDF et Adobe Illustrator (AI) . Ces formats donneront des produits de grandes qualité tant que la résolution est la même que celle que nous vous recommandons. Nous acceptons la pleine transparence de PNG, PDF et fichiers AI. Cela peut être particulièrement utile si vous créez un dessin avec de multiples images qui se chevauchent comme les bords autour de votre dessin, ou des formes aux bords non-rectangulaires. Pour les formats PDF et AI , nous accpetons les sorties vectorielles.  Veuillez noter que dans l'outil Zazzle Design, une version  pixellisées (bitmap) de votre fichier vectoriel apparaîtra.

 

JPEG 

  • Le format JPEG prend en charge des millions de couleurs, ce qui permet de grande flexibilité de conception
  • Le format JPEG compresse les informations de l'image, en gardant la taille des fichiers petite de manière à réduire les temps de téléchargement.
  • La plupart des appareils photo numériques peuvent enregistrer des images au format JPEG.

PNG

  • PNG est un format de compression sans perte.
  • La  plupart des programmes de conception graphique (Photoshop par exemple) peut créer des images PNG.
  • Le format PNG, comprend un support complet de transparence alpha!

PDF et Adobe Illustrator (AI)

  • Les formats PDF and AI supportent à la fois les informations vectorielles et matricielles ainsi que la transparence alpha.
  • PDF is une plateforme standard gratuite et qui peut être utilisées à partir de nombreuses application numériques.
  • Haute qualité de fichiers  
  • Nous acceptons les polices incorporées dans des fichiers PDF si vous possédez les droits.  Si vous ne possédez pas les droits incorporés de la police, veuillez créer des contours de la police dans votre logiciel de conception avant de créer le PDF. Veuillez noter que les bitmaps basse-résolution déclencheront des mise en garde sur Zazzle.
  • Si vous télécharger plusieurs pages PDF, la première page seulement apparaîtra sur vos produits.  Pour les produits à designs multiples (par exemple, recto/verso), vous aurez besoin de télécharger des fichiers PDF distincts

Les formats GIF and TIFF sont également acceptés. Veuillez vous assurer que la qualité de votre image est suffisamment bonnne pour être imprimée sur un produit.

 

Image size and resolution

To ensure your images are the correct size and resolution, we recommend starting with one of the Zazzle Guide Files. These guide files are the correct size and resolution required for great results. Higher resolutions will have even better results.

The general resolution requirements (in pixels per inch) are:

  • 150ppi for apparel, aprons, bags, hats, mousepads, and ties.
  • 200ppi for mugs, drinkware, calendars, cards, keychains, magnets, postcards, and all stickers.
  • 300ppi for custom postage
  • 100 ppi for photo enlargements/prints, and posters

 

If you have pre-existing artwork, see the complete list of image sizes and resolutions by product type.

To fill the full area on any product, we recommend that you use images that are equal to or larger than the recommended sizes. In the Design Tool, a resolution warning will appear for any images sized larger than the resolution of the image allows.

 

Suggested Color Profiles

We recommend using an sRGB color profile for images; however, we also support CMYK based images.” 

 

A Note About Using Images with the Color White

In any image, there are areas that you may want to be transparent (i.e. the area or background behind it shows through) or areas that you may want to be non-transparent. If you create PNG images with transparency, then those transparency settings will be obeyed. In photos, we would guess that no area should be transparent.

But if you have a JPEG image (or PNG image without transparency), you cannot specify which areas are to be treated as transparent. In that case, we let you specify all white in your image as transparent. To do this, under the "Customize It" tab, please check "show whites in image as transparent" on the image module.

"Show whites in image as transparent"

  • When checked:   The background color, shirt color, or any objects behind your image will appear in place of any white in your image.
  • When unchecked:   The white in your image will appear as you see it on screen.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add an image to a design or product?

In the Zazzle Design Program, you may upload an image using the "Upload a New Image" button or import an image from your MyImages collection, using the "Import from My Images" button. If you upload a new image, it will automatically be stored in your My Images collection in case you want to use it later. A great way to build a collection of usable images for products is to use the "Bulk Upload" feature in My Account (under My Images). This feature lets you upload up to 10 images at a time. Afterwards, they will appear in your My Images collection in My Account.

How do I design for Dark Apparel?

To design your dark apparel shirt, start with our powerful Apparel Design Tool where you can add multiple images, and text in hundreds of fonts and colors to your shirt. Once you have started your shirt, simply select "Basic Dark T-shirt" as your shirt style on the "Apparel Info" tab and pick the color you prefer: black, deep forest, red, navy blue, dark grey. Learn more about <rn:answer_xref answer_id="165" contents="Designing for Dark Apparel" />.

What is the best size and resolution for a light apparel design?

When generating an image to upload to our site for light apparel, the best approach is to create your file measuring 14" wide x 12" tall (and at a resolution of 150ppi). This way, the design you submit will appear at the same size and aspect ratio when your product is manufactured. If you save your file as a JPEG, the white portions it contains will be omitted, so you do not have to worry about the white box that encloses your design. If you save your image file as a PNG, make sure that area around your image is transparent in order to ensure that everything but your design is omitted when manufacturing your shirt.


Will the white color in my image print on my Light Apparel Product?

We use a brand-new and very sophisticated technology to print the apparel products. The inks are actually sublimated into the fibers of the t-shirt, which makes the colors vibrant and keeps the shirts very soft. It also allows us to print thousands of colors (enabling photo-realism) instead of a few, compared to screen printers. Unfortunately, the technology does not yet support printing "white" coloring, because our process lacks white ink.

Comparable to your printer at home, our system processes "white" portions of images as transparencies, and omits them. In short, all white portions assume the color of the shirt they are placed on. We protect against this by no longer allowing white text to be selected. At this time, the only way around this problem is to print your image on a white shirt, or to design your image for a Dark Apparel product where white can be printed. For information on Dark Apparel Designs, please see <rn:answer_xref answer_id="165" contents="Designing for Dark Apparel" />.


Will the black background of my graphic match the black color of my Dark Apparel product?

In order to best match the color of the dark apparel your product will be printed on, we recommend removing the black background on your image and replacing it with transparency. For more information, please see <rn:answer_xref answer_id="165" contents="Designing for Dark Apparel" />.

Zazzle's state-of-the-art apparel printing allows for unparalleled results. The instructions below will help you create the best images to ensure the highest quality reproduction on your apparel products.When designing for dark apparel, you now have the ability to specify which parts of your image should be transparent, and which parts should actually be printed as 'white'. After you've added an image to your design, look under advanced options in the design tool and use the 'show whites in image as transparent' checkbox. Note that this checkbox is ignored for light apparel. Be sure to adhere to the minimum resolution of 150ppi when designing for apparel. Using the Guide Files will help.

The Color White

White is not printed on light-colored Zazzle apparel (including grey, ash, natural, light blue, pink, light green, etc.) In this case, any white in your design will appear as the color of the shirt. On Zazzle Dark apparel (black, red, etc.) we have a special printing process that allows us to print white on these shirts.

Special apparel note for white in images:
White is not printed on light-colored Zazzle apparel (including grey, ash, natural, light blue, pink, light green, etc.). In this case, any white in your design will appear as the color of the shirt.

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By default, "show whites in image as transparent" will be checked.  Please note that with JPEG images, white colors will be printed as transparent regardless of whther or not this box is checked.

Designing for Dark Apparel

When designing for dark apparel, you now have the ability to specify which parts of your image should be transparent, and which parts should actually be printed as 'white'. After you've added an image to your design, look under advanced options in the design tool and use the 'show whites in image as transparent' checkbox. Note that this checkbox is ignored for light apparel.

Designing with Text

You can easily add text in any color on your design. White text looks great on a black t-shirt!

Designing with Images

As with all other products, Zazzle supports images in either PNG or JPEG formats. For dark apparel specifically, we recommend using PNG images with transparency - with PNG images, any areas that are supposed to be transparent will not be printed, and all other colors including white will be printed as intended. The only way to specify that 'white' will be printed is if you use images with transparency. Partial transparency is not supported, if an area is not fully transparent, it will be printed as opaque.

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Direct Links to Zazzle's Design Guide Files

Please click on the link that corresponds with your local Zazzle International portal: