Optimizing Canvas and Print-Ready Designs


The canvas within our editor serves as a virtual workspace where users can effortlessly manipulate and enhance their images and templates. Acting as a blank area or digital representation of the content being edited, the canvas provides users with a visual and interactive editing environment. It allows users to perform a wide range of actions, including cropping, resizing, adding filters, applying effects, and making various adjustments to their content. With the canvas as the primary editing area, users can easily observe and preview real-time changes as they edit. Additionally, the canvas facilitates the arrangement and positioning of elements within the project enabling users to overlay multiple layers, merge or rearrange them, and create complex compositions. The maximum size of the canvas is 8000x8000 pixels (about 111x111 inches or 9.25x9.25 feet). This value has been defined to offer the best experience for customers based on the different capabilities offered by our platform.

Print-Ready Design Guidelines

General Principles

When working with physical sizes such as inches, the canvas size is calculated based on 72 pixels per inch. For example, an letter format size of 8.5x11 inches in this case would be 594 x 846 px = (8.5 x 72) x (11 x 72), or an A4 size of 8.3 x 11.7 inches equals 594x846 px. The DPI of the images that are part of the Print Ready PDF are controlled separately/automatically, taking into account the logic mentioned below. Except for images, all the content is embedded into the export print ready pdf as a vector in order to maintain the best definition possible.

Size and Resolution Specifications

For ensuring the highest quality in printed images, it is recommended to adjust the DPI settings of the images according to the size of the print, not exceeding the specified DPI values for optimal results:

Small Size Prints (1-13 inches): DPI should be set up to 600 to achieve sharp details, suitable for prints that are typically viewed from a close distance.

Medium Size Prints (14-26 inches): Setting the DPI up to 300 offers a balanced compromise between image resolution and file size, ideal for medium-sized prints.

Large Size Prints (26+ inches): A DPI setting of up to 72 is recommended. At this scale, the finer details are less discernible from afar, and a lower DPI helps improve application performance.

Extra-Large Prints (112+ inches): Prints of this size are not supported due to the impact on application performance and the practical limitations of printing technology.

By not exceeding these DPI recommendations, you can ensure that your prints are of the highest quality appropriate for their respective sizes.