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

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General Overview

Once you (or we) have configured your Customisable (Base) product, you can then use that product as a Base to add Artwork designs to and quickly create a range of Pre-designed/Personalised products. This article covers the process involved in manually uploading your artwork. The configuration can then be adjusted to compliment the Artwork design that has been added.

In this example we are using a phone case and applying a Christmas design to it. 

Important Note: This article will presume some general familiarity with CPP Navigation and terminology.

 

Step 1 - Adding the Artwork

  • Use the category search menu on CPP to open the category folder of the Customisable product that you want to duplicate and apply a design to. A category folder MUST be specified to allow manual duplication.
  • Search for your Product in Product Manager and select it by clicking the blue '+' icon. From the drop-down menu that appears, click Duplicate. 

 

  • You will be asked to select a target folder for the product to be duplicated within on CPP. Select an appropriate category to confirm the duplication. You MUST have write access to the folder that you select (indicated by a 'W').
  • Find the newly duplicated product on CPP by navigating to the target folder using the search tools. The new duplicate product will be top of the Product Manager list.
  • Click to Edit the product and 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 (eg Retail SKU). For more information on this please contact support@custom-gateway.zendesk.com
  • Navigate to the Products Artwork slot via Print Areas > Edit > Artwork Advanced. 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. PNG is recommended file format for upload - but Jpeg is also accepted. It is this file that is used in the artwork generation process to produce the output files.

 

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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