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Product Creation

Your designs need a place to live. Fortunately, SPOD allows you to personalize any of our available products with your unique creations. Check out the FAQs to learn all about the product-creation process.

How do I create and publish products?

Product Creation

To create products, visit Shopify > Apps > SPOD app > and click the “Add product” button. Alternatively, you can achieve the same thing by clicking “Products” in the vertical left-hand menu and selecting "Create Spod product" from the "more actions" dropdown.

Selecting one of these two options will load the design tool automatically, allowing you to start creating your design. Add text and/or designs or upload your own image files. When you have finished creating your product, you will define the price.

How much you earn per item is determined by how much you choose to charge the customer versus your costs for the product. e.g. If your costs are $8.00 and you set your price at $18.00, you earn $10.00 per item. Finally, define any tags, names, and descriptions for your product (these fields are prefilled).

When these steps have been completed, click the “Save” at the bottom of the page, and your new product will automatically be synced to your Shopify store. This process could take some time based on the number of product colors you are activating. To check the product’s upload status, refer to the panel on the right side of the screen.

You’ll have the ability to create new products while your completed products are being synced to Shopify.





Product Publishing/Unpublishing

When you create a product, the status is automatically set to “published” by default. To unpublish the product, you’ll need to change its status to “unavailable ” in the Shopify products overview page. Simply click the “Actions” tab and click “Make products unavailable.”

Alternatively, during the product creation process, you are given the choice to either immediately publish your product or to publish it manually later. On the right side of the screen, click the “Manage” button under “Sales channels.” Here, you can choose whether the product is sent to your online store.

If you wish to remove a product permanently from your Shopify store, select the product, click “Actions,” and select “Delete selected products.”




How do I get a sample product?

Every product created with SPOD can be ordered as a sample. When registering, you get a 50% off two items coupon. Outside of this promo, you can order products at the standard merchant price.

You can access your sample shop via the footer area of your app dashboard. There is also a button on of the app.

When you click this button, you’ll be guided to the design tool, which will display all the available products. You can then select a product and add a personal design. After you’ve chosen the size and quantity, you can add it to your basket.

The coupon code will automatically be applied at checkout (assuming it’s valid). You can complete your purchase via the Spreadshirt checkout

When ordering a sample, please remember that the package will not be whitelabled.



What certificates and seals do SPOD products have?


Certificates and official seals exist to document criteria like the cultivation and production of cotton as well as the production conditions in which the goods are manufactured (e.g. the absence of lead in children’s items and other matters related to lead or PVC content). All certificates must be renewed regularly.
We continually strive to keep up-to-date on the most current information about our more than 30 manufacturers and suppliers.

Here you can find an overview of the certificates, official seals and codices which were presented to us before this page's last update (03/2018). If a manufacturer cannot be found here, this does not mean that this company's products do not have certificates rather that no certificates were presented before this page's most recent update. We ask you to please bear this in mind.


American Apparel

This wholesaler from Los Angeles, CA produces exclusively on site - an approach that the company calls “vertically integrated manufacturing.” The wages are significantly higher than the United States’ minimum wage. You can find more information on their website.


Anvil supports environmental protection and the ethical treatment of their employees. Measures are taken to ensure that their “employees recognize their environmental and social responsibilities and act accordingly.” You can find more information on their website. Certificates and official seals: Member of Organic Trade Association & Organic Exchange, WRAP Certified, Corporate signatory to SAI.


The Augusta Sportswear Group (ASG) is committed to insuring that all suppliers meet these workplace criteria. ASG follows the correction action plan (CAP) and enforces it upon each facility they work with in regards to sourcing and production of any of their goods. For further information please visit the Augusta website.


Our Goal is Quality First! From Yarn to Finished Garment, Everything About Our Product is IN RESPONSE TO OUR CUSTOMERS EVER CHANGING NEEDS. We are proud to offer an innovative line of products with unparalleled color and style.

Bella/ALO Sport/Canvas

Bella believes in a healthy, balanced lifestyle which minimizes their impact on the environment. You can find more information on their website.

Broder Bros. (Distributor)

Broder Bros., Co. has dedicated itself to being a responsible corporate citizen and holds itself to the highest ethical business standards. A social accountability statement has been published and enforced for both internal practices and those of their customers, vendors and factories. They also have a partnership with U.S. Customs & Border Protection in a trade program which is designed to help secure America’s borders and ensure the continued free flow of international trade. Brands carried: Harriton, Big Accessories, Champion, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Anvil, Jerzees, Flexfit, Badger. You can find more information on their website.


Champion, a part of Hanesbrands, is proud to have implemented a rigorous set of standards for its company-owned facilities and its suppliers for well over a decade. All suppliers are fully audited before production begins on all products, and annually thereafter. Hanesbrands has also quietly become a leader in energy management and aspires to be an international apparel industry leader in overall environmental responsibility and stewardship. You can find more information on their website.

Cotton Heritage/Roochi Traders, Inc.

Roochi Traders, Inc. is committed to ensuring our products are produced in safe, humane, legal and fair working conditions. We will not work with companies engaged in the use of forced labor or workers suffering illegal restrictions. We require that all companies they do business with comply with all local laws in regards to working hours and safety standards. We conducts frequent ethical audits on factories to verify all ethical practices are being enforced.

District Made (c/o SanMar)

We seek out suppliers that adhere to our rigorous social compliance standards and global operating principles. These Principles are based on labor standards established by the International Labor Organization. All factory selection and vetting is based on these principles and labor standards established by the International Labor Organization, as well as a system of comprehensive compliance audits and a demonstrated commitment to product safety.

Dyenomite Apparel

Dyenomite excels in quality control & job creation. Our tie dye is American as apple pie! At Dyenomite Apparel, we are proud to be able to say that all of our tie dyes are hand-tied and hand-dyed in the U.S.A. Housing our production headquarters in the U.S.A. not only allows us significant quality control over our products, it also affords us the opportunity to give back to the community in the form of job creation. In fact, Dyenomite was recently awarded the Inc. Magazine Hire Power Award for its remarkable job creation successes.

Eco Bags

All of Eco Bags’ products are manufactured in a socially responsible, fair-wage and fair-labor environment. Eco Bags uses: Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) - SKAL Certified Organic cotton, Recycled cotton, Natural cotton, Hemp-cotton blends, PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and NWPP (Non-woven Polypropylene) . Eco Bags’ cottons are naturally untreated and unbleached. They strive to offer the most sustainable materials available and their goals are reusability and the use of renewable fiber crops. You can find more information on their website and on their general material information page.


Corporate Responsibility is woven into the fabric of econscious. It informs and inspires our business model and our practices every day. We are part of a worldwide movement towards “responsible capitalism,” providing goods and services while embracing the “Three E’s” of sustainability, which are: Ecological Sustainability; Social Equity; and Economic Vitality. The tenets of Corporate Responsibility dictate that we look carefully at the economic impacts of our business. We provide high quality products and services at competitive prices, but we look beyond our financial success. We consider the ethical, legal, and cultural implications of what we do. For more information about Econscious, please visit their website.

Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom holds a policy against engaging in any unlawful activities and will not buy or sell products or services provided through the use of any illegal or unethical practices.


This supplier is a member of the Fair Labor Association and runs biological wastewater treatment systems for two textile facilities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Gildan commits itself to “sustainable development, progressive hiring and employment practices, first-class working conditions, community involvement and support, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and continuing constructive dialogue with NGOs and all stakeholders in our corporate citizenship program.” You can find more information on their website.


Hanes has a Hanesbrands' Core Values which includes their Integrity/Ethical Standards. They also have an employee code of conduct and a supplier code of conduct: the Global Standards for Suppliers. You can find more information on their website.

  • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100, member of the FLA

Heritage Sportswear (Distributor)

Heritage Sportswear was established in 1982 and is the Midwest's largest independent distributor of blank apparel and accessories. Based in Hebron, Ohio, the company is adistributor of more than 47 retail and wholesale brands including: Sierra Pacific, Robinson Apparel, Boxxerz,Liberty Bags, Hanes, Anvil, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Trecento, Liberty Bags. You can find more information on their website.


Sol's - The Fair Spirit. This is the Many of Hi5's products are produced exclusively for Spreadshirt. They can be distinguished by the label 'Spreadshirt' on the article with the exception of Spreadshirt's Women's Long Sleeve shirt and Spreadshirt's Women's Spaghetti top, which are produced by Continental Clothing (see above). Hi5'ss production facility is regularly checked and certified by the auditing organization CSCC.

  • Spreadshirt's Code of Conduct: signed. Company has its own code of conduct.
  • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100, CSCC-Certificate

Independent Trading Company

We hold our factories to the highest ethical and environmental standards. Our factories are annually inspected by a non-affiliated third party auditing company. Our factories are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production) certified. WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. The objective of the Apparel Certification Program is to independently monitor and certify compliance with the following standards, ensuring that a given factory produces sewn goods under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.

J. America Sportswear

J.America is committed to ensuring our products are produced in safe, humane, legal and fair working conditions. We are proud to be one in a very select group of Participating Company affiliates with the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions in factories worldwide. J.America’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to conduct business in an ethical manner, to promote and protect workers’ rights worldwide and to help improve working conditions by partnering with our global supply chain.


Russell Corporation (Jerzees’ parent company) takes its responsibilities seriously and believes that “being a good corporate citizen starts with being a good employer.” Russell continually reviews its policies, procedures and benefits to ensure that what it provides its employees is fair and supports both the business and the employees' needs. You can find more information on the Russell brand website.

Joto Paper

Joto has become a leader in providing sublimation printing systems, sublimation inks and sublimation blanks for all levels of users. Committed to offering the highest quality of products and services to our customers, Joto is continually looking for new products and decoration solutions that can help our customers grow their businesses. Joto’s blanks have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances. Supplier of mugs, water bottles, and phone and tablet covers and cases.

LAT Apparel

LAT Apparel has complied with all aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 passed by Congress. LAT is also committed to requiring and upholding fair labor standards and practices. You can find more information on their website.

MV Sport

MV Sport is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible manner consistent with rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor. MV Sport expects nothing less of its business partners. Therefore, MV Sport will not do business with those who engage in business practices or follow work place standards inconsistent with this Code of Conduct. For a full listing of standards and compliances visit the website.

Next Level

Next Level Apparel is committed to:

  • A standard of excellence in every aspect of the business and in every corner of the world
  • Responsible conduct in all of the operations
  • Respect for the rights of all individuals
  • Respect for the environment
  • Social responsibility

Port & Company

Port & Company is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes recognizing that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and trafficking do not occur in our supply chain. We seek to operate in compliance with the highest standard and all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery, as described in the 2000 United Nations “Palermo Protocol” and the 1926 Slavery Convention.

Port Authority:

Port Authority is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes recognizing that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and trafficking do not occur in our supply chain. We seek to operate in compliance with the highest standard and all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery, as described in the 2000 United Nations “Palermo Protocol” and the 1926 Slavery Convention.


Sol’s - The Fair Spirit. This is the French producer’s mantra, and you have to take them at their word. The textile and bag producer holds a considerable amount of certificates and agreements such as proven and audited textiles, fair trade, environmental protection etc. – way to build trust!

  • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 , OE 100 , ISO 9001
  • Memberships: WRAP, Fairtrade, IFTH, 2FPCO, CGI


Sport-Tek is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes recognizing that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and trafficking do not occur in our supply chain. We seek to operate in compliance with the highest standard and all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery, as described in the 2000 United Nations “Palermo Protocol” and the 1926 Slavery Convention.


With Spreadshirt’s own Premium Collection, we’ve accomplished an eagerly anticipated endeavor. It is our aspiration to merge trend consciousness with brilliant prints. All products of our Spreadshirt Collection have been certified with the Öko-Tex® Standard 100 seal. Most Spreadshirt branded products carry a DNA code that makes it possible to trace every stage of the manufacturing process. You can follow how your t-shirt was made on as well the quality seals which your product holds.


Tultex brand offered by major retailer Kohl's is monitored by the CAP (Corrective Action Plan) which is used to summarize the factory monitoring and document all key points including labor laws, working hours, factory safety and monitoring.


Yupoong, Inc. and its subsidiaries recognize the dignity of each employee and respect their rights including the right to free association and collective bargaining. Yupoong consistently works to create better workplace and working conditions for their employees. Based on this general policy, Yupoong developed labor standards which comply with all applicable laws, behavioral codes of their clients and international standards for implementation of the Factories.

Printing Materials

Joto Paper (Manufacturer of flex and flock foils)

Joto’s printable textile films have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances.Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100

Digital Direkt

Apparel printed with Digital Direct fully conforms with the Oeko-tex standard, as long as the unprinted apparel is also Oeko-tex certified. Every supplier in the Spreadshirt apparel assortment was recently contacted and asked to present their own code of conduct, or to sign Spreadshirt's code of conduct and present any certificates and official seals that they may have. We will update this document as soon as additional information is collected.


We are a leading, innovative manufacturer of high-quality textile transfer films, digital printing media, sign making vinyls, laminating films and pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes with a strong focus on advertising and display lettering. We offer our national and international customers product and system solutions for a broad range of applications in industry and trade.


Providing garment decorating solutions since 1932.Stahls’ is the leader and innovator of heat applied materials for the sporting goods industry. We want to help you make the task of custom garment decoration easy and profitable.

Where do SPOD products come from?

Proof of origin

Product Type Country of Production
Men’s Premium Hoodie BANGLADESH
Coffee/Tea Mug CHINA
Men's Ringer T Shirt HONDURAS
Large Buttons CHINA
Small Buttons CHINA
Baseball Cap CHINA
Men's Long Sleeve T Shirt by Next Level NICARAGUA
Men's Jersey T Shirt HONDURAS
Contrast Coffee Mug CHINA
Women's Jersey T Shirt HONDURAS
Women's Long Sleeve Jersey T Shirt HONDURAS
Women's V Neck T Shirt BANGLADESH
Women’s Premium Hoodie BANGLADESH
Men's Organic T Shirt MEXICO
Women's Organic T Shirt PAKISTAN
Crewneck Sweatshirt HONDURAS
Women's Scoop Neck T Shirt HAITI
Bandana CHINA
Dog Bandana CHINA
Unisex Fleece Zip Hoodie HONDURAS
Women's Wideneck Sweatshirt GUATEMALA
Men's V Neck T Shirt by Canvas UNITED STATES
Unisex Tri Blend T Shirt UNITED STATES
Women's Flowy Tank Top by Bella GUATEMALA
Water Bottle CHINA
Travel Mug CHINA
Men's Premium T Shirt BANGLADESH
Women’s Premium T Shirt BANGLADESH
Toddler Premium T Shirt BANGLADESH
Kids' Premium T Shirt BANGLADESH
Tote Bag CHINA
Men's Premium Long Sleeve T Shirt BANGLADESH
Women's Premium Long Sleeve T Shirt BANGLADESH
Kids' Premium Long Sleeve T Shirt BANGLADESH
Pillowcase CHINA
Men’s Premium Tank BANGLADESH
Women’s Premium Tank Top BANGLADESH
Women's Roll Cuff T Shirt BANGLADESH
Full Color Mug CHINA
Baseball T Shirt MEXICO
Women’s Maternity T Shirt BANGLADESH
Mouse pad Horizontal CHINA
Mouse pad Vertical CHINA
Women's Tri Blend V Neck T HONDURAS
Women’s Flowy Muscle Tank by Bella HONDURAS
Throw Pillow Cover BANGLADESH
Panoramic Mug CHINA
Fitted Cotton/Poly T Shirt by Next Level CHINA
Unisex Tri Blend Hoodie Shirt CHINA
Full Color Panoramic Mug CHINA
Adjustable Apron BANGLADESH
Unisex Lightweight Terry Hoodie BANGLADESH
Women’s Long Sleeve V Neck Flowy Tee VIET NAM
Women's Hoodie Dress CHINA
Women’s Crewneck Sweatshirt CHINA
Panoramic Camper Mug CHINA
Camper Mug CHINA

Code of Conduct

Code for Contractual Partners


Spreadshirt is taking care of the production for SPOD. Therefore the Code of Conduct of Spreadshirt applies to all products that have been ordered via SPOD.

This code of conduct is designed to create humane conditions at work worldwide. Contractual partners of AG, known as Spreadshirt, obligate to sign this code of conduct and adhere to it if they cannot present a similar document.

1. The Scope of the Code

This Code of Conduct applies to Spreadshirt’s contractual partners as well as their subsidiaries.

2. Legal Compliance

The contractual partners must follow their relative applicable national and international laws, particularly the labor and social laws. In addition, this Code of Conduct, which states the fundamental labor and social standards, is based on the ILO Conventions, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, as well as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The Code of Conduct describes only the ensured minimum standards for the protection of employees. If the provisions of national and international legislation and / or industry standards and this Code of Conduct contain rules on the same subject, then the strictest regulations shall apply.

3. Information and Communication

The contractual partners must make the Spreadshirt Code of Conduct freely accessible to all employees in their language and in the relevant work areas.

Contractual partners who operate with third parties (producers, subcontractors etc.) are required to make the Spreadshirt Code of Conduct a central idea of this concrete business relationship.

The contractual partner must designate a specific contact person to handle questions of implementation and observance of this Code of Conduct.

4. Inspection and Monitoring

The business partners agree and understand that the adherence to the minimum requirements and standards of this Code of Conduct can be monitored at any time, either by employees of Spreadshirt or by independent organizations.

5. Standards

a) Working Hours

A work week includes a maximum of 48 hours as well as a maximum of 12 overtime hours. Every employee is entitled to at least one day off from work per week. Overtime will be paid corresponding to the legal regulations or the industry's regional practices, whichever of those has a higher standard.

ILO-Conventions 1 and 14 apply.

b) No Child Labor

Employees must be at least 15 years of age and cannot be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling. Child labor and the supply of services by children is prohibited. The definition of child labor is determined by the United Nations regulations or the nation's specific applicable regulations, whichever of those is more stringent.

ILO-Conventions 79, 138, 142 and 182 as well as ILO-Recommendation 146 apply.

c) Forced Labor

Employment must be freely chosen and must be established on the basis of employment forms which follow the national laws and procedures. Forced labor, bonded labor or slave labor is not tolerated by Spreadshirt.
Employees’ identity papers may not be retained. The employees may not be prevented from leaving the place of work.

ILO-Conventions 29 and 105 apply.

d) Prison Labor

Prison labor is forbidden.

e) Equal Treatment

Every employee is to be treated fairly and according to the principle of equality. This means that no employee may be discriminated against or preferred according to differences in race, religion, age, social backgrounds, political attitude, gender, sexual orientation or position in the company.

ILO-Conventions 100, 111, 143, 158 and 159 apply.

f) Dignity in the Working Environment

Human dignity is inviolable and therefore to be implicitly respected in the workplace. Forced labor, harassment, physical or mental coercion and degrading methods of discipline or punishment are prohibited.

g) Working Contracts

Employees must receive a written contract for the documentation of their terms of employment. This documentation must indicate at a minimum: Name of the employee, date of birth, place of birth, home address, function, starting date of contract, agreed hours of work, salary and further compensation, probation period (if applicable), holiday entitlements, regulations for the termination of the working relationship (both by employer and employee), date and signature or thumb print of the employee as well as the employer.

In cases of illiteracy, the terms of the contract must be additionally communicated verbally. This is to be documented in writing.

h) Compensation

The wages must meet the basic needs of the employee and must never fall below the legally prescribed minimum wage for that country. The employees must receive all benefits mandated by national law, e.g. insurance contributions, premium payments for overtime and paid holidays. Illegal and unauthorized deductions as well as disciplinary deductions are forbidden.

The wages should be provided in accordance with the local common practice.
ILO-Conventions 26 and 131 apply.

i) Occupational Safety

The safety of the employee in the workplace is to be guaranteed. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure this to its full extent. All of the respective nation's current industrial safety regulations are to be complied with, as well as the relevant legal regulations with regard to the exposure to harmful substances. Thus, use of dangerous chemicals, which leave residue and could be harmful to one's health, are prohibited. Similar regulations apply to working conditions with regard to noise levels, fire, sanitation, ventilation, etc. and for the employees' accommodation, if such are provided. Access to First Aid and emergency/evacuation plans must be present. Furthermore, all regulations are to be ensured for the protection the environment.

j) Freedom of Association

The employees may not be prevented from participation in the freedom of association. They have the right to join trade unions or other labor organizations as well as the right to collective bargaining in accordance with local laws.

ILO-Conventions 87, 98, 135 and 154 as well as the ILO-Recommendation 143 apply.
Spreadshirt, Inc. requires that the above provisions are followed by all contractors, employees, subcontractors and other third parties.

The resulting requirements of this Code of Conduct may not be circumvented through the use of contract work, pseudo training programs or similar measures. Under pseudo training programmes are especially those which do not have the objective of propagating employees’ knowledge or skills.

Spreadshirt, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw from the business relationship in the case of any violation of the above. The aim of cooperation would be to clarify problems and, in the possible case of violation, to improve the situation together.

We, the undersigned, attest to having read and understood the contents of the Spreadshirt Code of Conduct, and agree to comply with the resulting obligations. Location, Date, Company Stamp, Signature, Name and Position of the Signatory

How does the design tool work?

All your customization prayers have been answered. With SPOD’s design tool, you can create custom apparel and accessories that you can then sell to your customers. Add your own text and uploaded designs, or you can choose from SPOD’s database of 50K+ free designs. The tool is fast and intuitive, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind products for your business.

Primary Tools

As you’re designing your unique product, you’ll come across four specific functions. You can use each of these functions together or individually as you’re creating custom apparel or accessories to sell.


Upload Design

Add a photo or high-quality design to any of our customizable products.

When you’re in our design tool, simply click “Upload” to add your graphic. You’ll want to increase the resolution or size of the image to fit your desired product, and you should also accommodate the built-in print area (which we touch on later in this article).

Learn more about the design requirements here, and then dive into the rest of our Design Upload & Creation FAQ.

Add Text

A picture says a thousand words, but sometimes you need to add some text to drive home the point. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to add custom text to any of our customizable products.

When you’re using our design tool, simply click “Text,” and a customizable text bubble will pop up on the product. You can also modify the font, text color, text size… the possibilities are endless. You can even bend the text if you’re trying to make room for your unique design.

Choose Design

SPOD’s design tool can also come in handy if you’re looking to complement your existing design or add an additional flair. We have more than 50K free designs to choose from, so your picture-perfect product can still be a reality.

Click “Designs” on the left side of the screen, and you’ll be guided to a search box where you can filter through our thousands of designs. Choose a popular theme, or dive into our available designs yourself.

Once you’ve found a free design, you can easily add the high-quality image to any of our customizable products. To be clear, you’re not limited to one product choice; rather, you can adorn any of our products with your unique photo or design.

While preparing your products, please be aware of contrasting colors, which we touch on below.

Create a Product

If you want to add any of SPOD’s products to your Shopify store, that can easily be accomplished via the application.

Once you’ve accessed the SPOD app, simply click “Create Product.” Then, you’ll have the ability to name your product, add a description, and include any relevant tags. You can also choose whether you want the product listing to be accompanied by product details and a size chart.

Next, you’ll want to assign a price for the applicable product. Then, right before you’re ready to publish, you can choose to add the product to any of your existing “Collections.” These “collections” will group relevant products together, leading to an easier buying experience for your customers.

Other Hints

While we pride ourselves on the intuitiveness of the design tool, there are still some factors that you’ll want to be aware of. We’ve provided some tips below that can help you achieve your desired end-product.

Be Aware of Print Areas

A product’s print area includes the part(s) of the clothing or accessory that can be printed on. In the Design Tool, you’ll see a square that’s either black or white - that’s the print area. Designs and text can only be placed inside those.

If the design frame is red, that means the design cannot be printed. Drag it into the print area, and the frame will turn green. That means you’re successful!

Larger designs generally look better on the front of a shirt. To help you hit the center, you’ll see an aid line when your design hits the proper spot. Smaller designs and logos come out great on the left or right chest. Of course, make sure the design doesn’t get too close to the armpit. A third of the width is a fair measure for placement.

Design frame is red: Design cannot be printed. Drag it into the print area.

If the design frame is green, you’re good to go!

Use Contrasting Design + Product Colors

A dark design on a dark product will not come out great, even if it may look okay on your monitor. The same is true for bright designs on bright products, as well as any other color combinations that are too similar. Choose a contrasting color and product combination to assure that your products come out top-notch.

Product and design colors don’t offer enough contrast


Adjust Design Size for Product Size

Our product image in the Design Tool shows you a standard size (i.e. M). Choose your design size in relation to the standard size. If a customer is eyeing a different size, the design won’t automatically be adjusted to the product.

Specifically, if you’re preparing a product with a huge printing area, you should make sure that the design doesn’t look too small. You’ll want to make the design a bit larger on products like aprons, blankets or pillows to achieve optimal results.


Beware of Zippers or Seams

We can’t print on the seams or zippers. Never put your design, photos and text in these areas. It may be possible to create a product this way in the design tool, but we won’t be able to process and print the order.





What are SPOD’s printing techniques?

Printing Techniques

Digital direct printing is the standard print method for SPOD. 

In computer-controlled production, the colors are sprayed onto the item. Digital Direct is SPODs standard print method, as it’s the most favored choice.

  • Available for all file formats
  • Brilliant print results
  • Smooth surface thanks to dyed-in-fabric prints

This is how we print: Digital Print


Digital Direct

Digital Direct


Thermo sublimation

Thermo sublimation


The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then put onto the product by means of thermal evaporation.

  • Used to print on accessories like mugs and phone cases
  • Available for all file formats
  • Minimum resolution for pixel graphics: 400dpi
  • The product’s surface will be colorized

Digital Transfer/
Laser Transfer

Laser Transfer


The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then printed on the product by applying heat. White products receive a transparent foil, color products a white transfer foil.

  • Used to print on accessories like bags and caps
  • Available for all file formats
  • A matte foil creates a design that can be easily sprayed on the product



Laundry test for best print results

Before products are added to our range, they are put through rigorous testing to ensure they live up to our high standards. Products/prints must go through a cycle of ten washes without losing color saturation before we consider them satisfactory for our customers. We accept nothing but brilliant prints with realistic color reproduction. This is the best way to establish quality assurance.

Colors may look different on the printed item than they appear on your monitor. This may be due to different reasons:

  • To print pixel designs, we need to render the color scheme from RGB to CMYK and make color corrections if necessary. This may lead to slight color variations.
  • Every screen displays colors differently. A combination of brightness, contrast and saturation can change color effects significantly.
  • The color of the fabrics effects the print result. The example below illustrates how different colors come out on white, black, and other colored fabrics.

If your monitor hasn’t been calibrated to ensure color fidelity, the print result is more likely to meet your expectations if the colors on your screen are set to look a bit brighter or more vibrant than the standard settings.

How is the product price calculated?

The base price of your product is based on how many of the product’s print areas contain designs. SPOD does not charge per design; rather, we charge by how many print areas you add designs to when creating/designing your product(s). The first print area is included in the base price.

These prices could be reduced based on the order volume. Please refer to the “Is there a volume discount?” article for more information.

The price you’ll pay will be visible throughout the entire product creation process and product base prices can be seen on our product assortment page.

How do I edit my existing products?

In order to edit a product it must first be duplicated.

To duplicate a product, select “Products” from the vertical left-hand menu of your Shopify dashboard. You will be redirected to a list of your created products. Select the product you want to change/duplicate from the list. When the product detail page opens, click on the “More actions” dropdown menu at the top of the page and select “Use product as template”. Doing so will open the design tool. Simply create your new product and sync it to Shopify.

The original product will remain unless manually deleted. Click here to learn how to delete products.