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Predesigned/Personalised Products | How to add artwork to your products

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General Overview

Once you (or we) have configured your standard Customisable (blank) product for photo-upload, you can then duplicate that product and add Artwork designs to it to quickly create a range of Pre-designed/Personalised products.

The base configuration can then be adjusted to compliment the Artwork design that has been added.

 

Step 1 - Adding the Artwork

Use the category search menu on CPP to open the source folder of the Customisable product that you want to duplicate. In this example we are using a phone case. 

  • Search for your Product in Product Manager and select it by clicking the blue '+' icon. From the dropdown menu that appear, click Duplicate. 
  • You will be asked to specify a target folder for the product to be duplicated within. Click to select a Target Folder from the list. The product will then duplicate.
  • Find the duplicated product on CPP by navigating to the target folder using the search tools. The duplicate product will be top of the list.

 

Update the product details accordingly (eg Name). The SKU should remain the same so that the Supplier can correctly identify the Product to be fulfilled. If necessary, SKU mapping can be used if the Predesigned Product has a different SKU in the front end (Retail SKU).

Navigate to the Products Artwork slot via Print Areas > Edit > Artwork. You can then upload your artwork design to the Product.

Important Note: The Artwork that you upload should match the specified Print Dimensions (in mm) to 300dpi and must be PNG format. It is this file that is used in the artwork generation process to produce the output files.

Once you have added your Artwork, be sure to click 'Update Texture / View Background' - see Figure 1. Enabling this will 'stamp' the artwork onto the 2D View of the product so that the design can be seen on the Product visual within the App.

Figure 1

 

Step 2 - Changing the Product Setup

Now that the artwork has been added, you can amend the personalisation options to compliment the design. In this example we are using a Christmas design with image and text components - see Figure 2.

Important Note: When the blank Product is duplicated, all configured functionality is carried over by default. As with any change you make to a product configuration, it is advised that you run a Print Test to ensure that the output is as expected.

Figure 2

Step 3 - Generate your URL

Once you are happy that the Predesigned Product is good to go, you can generate your URL (using Link Builder) and add the product to your website.

Here is an interactive link of the Product - http://app.gateway3d.com/acp/app/?l=acp2#p=1076541&r=2d-canvas

 

Get creating!!!

 

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