Your original art is what makes the Spoonflower community and Marketplace what it is! Before uploading any design, make sure your files meet our necessary file type, size and color space requirements. Once ready to upload, we recommend working from within an active Spoonflower account. This will allow you to access your designs in the future if you ever want to repeat the project.
Spoonflower prints all of our products in the sRBG color mode. We do not recommend working with CMYK or Pantone Colors when selecting the best color options for your design. If you may need more information regarding how color works with our printing process, please go here.
For best results, we recommend uploading a JPG or PNG file at 150 dpi. We allow any JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIF files under 40 MB. We do not accept any PDF or Microsoft Word Document files. If you may need to convert one of your files prior to uploading, we highly recommend using an alternate site or your own program for this.
Keep in mind, we are unable to accept files larger than 40 MB at any time. All files must be uploaded directly on our website.
If your file is over 40 MB, you can try compressing the file a bit. In most design programs, there are options to compress a file when saving. For example, if you are using Adobe Photoshop, we have found that saving a file as a .JPG and selecting “High” instead of “Maximum” (when the image quality prompt pops up) is a great way to reduce the size of a file without compromising the quality.
PRO TIP: If you are concerned with how your design will print, it is best to view your design at 100% in the design program of your choice prior to uploading to our site. Our design preview window will always be displayed at a lower resolution to protect your design on our site.
1. Select Your Files (max 8)
Once all the files you hope to upload are ready , click on the Choose Files button. Search your computer for the design file, select it, and click OK. You can upload up to 8 files at once.
2. Confirm Copyright
To upload any design to our site, you will need to agree to our Terms of Service. A small check will appear once this agreement is fully processed.
Learn more about what images are allowed for upload to Spoonflower here.
3. Upload Your Files
Click the Upload button. A spinning wheel will appear once your files begin loading, along with the note "PROCESSING IMAGES". This typically averages no more than one minute, but can take up to 5 minutes depending on the quantity and sizes of your files.
See the video guide below for uploading a design:
See Also: Sizing Your Design
See Also: Repeat Options
See Also: Previewing and Printing a Design