Congratulations! You’ve made the excellent decision to sell original posters through TeeChip and we are excited to work with you!
As a TeeChip seller, you’re ready to start making money. Not only do you want new sales—sales from people who have never bought your items before—you’ll also want people to come back to your storefront for more.
One part of sales is providing the item that your customers want at the quality that they expect. If your product is subpar, you may get new sales, but you’re unlikely to have repeat customers. As reviews flow in, bad ones may deter new customers from buying your posters. It is hard to bounce back from a bad reputation.
To attract and retain customers, it is important to offer high-resolution posters with original, eye-catching designs.
Resolution and DPI Matter
Your posters are printed on our digital printers. The design file that you upload on TeeChip is printed exactly as given.
Poster resolution is measured in dots per inch, or the number of ink dots per square inch of print. The higher the dpi, the higher the resolution of your print. Higher resolution prints lead to crisper images and better quality posters.
As you can see in the photo above, there is a huge difference between low dpi and high dpi.
To have a poster print correctly, adhere to these specifications:
- Upload a PNG file
- The file should be exported at 150 dpi or higher for the best quality
- Use sRGB color space
- Set your canvas size to the poster size, i.e., 11”x17”, 16”x24”, 24”x36”
- Do not include empty padding in your file
By adhering to these guidelines, your design will be printed at the appropriate resolution.
Here are a few tips to make sure that your design is optimized to print:
- Zoom in to make sure that your designs aren’t pixelated
- Start with a larger canvas size: it’s easier to scale down and maintain the design’s resolution than the other way around
- Check your resolution every time you create a file and export a file
As important as having the correct resolution for a poster is offering high-quality design. Make sure that your design is original and eye-catching, and have fun! If you’re not sure if you are infringing, please check out our handy guide. If you’re looking for design best-practices, we’ve got you covered.