TIPS for DESIGNING for DIGITAL
PRINTING WITH SPOONFLOWER
» Dark lines on light colors look cleaner than
light lines on dark colors.
» Large areas of solid color are the most likely
to show unwanted effects (like banding).
» With the digital process that Spoonflower
uses, dark blacks will show up as charcoal.
» Try to keep the total number of different
colors under 30.
» Staggered design elements often work better
than linear repeats. Any shifting of the fabric
grain, which sometimes happens when the
fabric goes through the printer, will be less
» Refer to the Spoonflower FAQ for helpful tips
on preparing your image for upload. Also,
Rachel Galloway at Mamma Made Designs has
written a four-part series about designing for
CUSTOM CUTENESS (Clockwise from top right): Red
Energy Mandala by Dana Weekley; custom CRAFT fabric
by Samantha Hahn; Birdhouse, Fall, and Synchronized
Swimmers by Isabelle Kunz.