RB IMAGE DIMENSIONS AND FORMATS

[updated 28/12/2017]

I got pretty sick and tired of answering questions about this 20+ times per week… going to the RB Help Page … copying the text (and re-formatting it) then posting it into a Comment. This way is much easier!

Its just a direct copy from the RB Help Pages…

Link to the RedBubble Page HERE (it has pictures and videos and stuff!!! … they’re even giving away free cars!)

(my lawyer has advised me to let you all know that RB is not giving away free cars or anything else, and that anything I say while I am off my meds should not be taken seriously!)

 


 

Dimensions and Format

General Info

When it comes to uploading your images to Redbubble we prefer big, high-resolution original files which make fantastic prints.

And when we say big we’re really referring to the number of pixels in a file.

The file size (in MB) is actually not the best indicator of whether a file is suitable for printing on Redbubble. In the example below the image has a file size of 3.04 MB (quite small) and a resolution of 3779×1974 (reasonably large). Kooky, right? A file that may look quite small is actually totally suitable for printing at large sizes, all because of those pixels.

Below are the resolution thresholds for every one of our products. Take note that larger sized designs will be scaled down to fit the smaller dimensions, whereas smaller designs will not be scaled up.Our uploader will stop a design from being added to certain products if it doesn’t meet their minimum requirements. If you’d like to use a single image file for every product, we’d recommend starting with at 13500×11462 pixels (suitable for our king size duvet covers). That way it’ll be big enough to fit every product we offer!


 

Wall Art & Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards:
1300×900 pixels (1 megapixel) more info on cropping, borders and aspect ratio for cards here

Framed Prints and Stretched Canvas:
2400×1600 pixels (4 megapixels) for the small print
3240×2160 pixels (7 megapixels) for the medium print
3840×2560 pixels (10 megapixels) for the large print

Metal Prints:
Extra Small – 2400×2400 pixels
Small – 3200×3200 pixels
Medium – 3600×3600 pixels
Large – 3840×3840 pixels
Extra Large – 4800×4800 pixels

Posters:
2500×3500 pixels for the smallest print
3500×5000 pixels for the medium print
5000×7100 pixels for the large print

Photographic Prints:
2500×3500 pixels for the small print
3500×5000 pixels for the medium print
5000×7100 pixels for the large print

Postcards:
1300×900 pixels (1 megapixel)

Calendar images:
2182×1906 pixels for the months
2371×2875 pixels for the cover

Art Prints:
3840×3840 pixels will cover all sizes up to extra large.

Art Prints dimensions can change, floating your different shaped images whilst the paper sizes remain the same.

Acrylic Blocks:
4×4 & 6×6: 1860×1860 pixels

Gallery Boards:
The ratio for your work is decided by our systems when you upload an image.

It then analyzes the image and applies the closest ratio. If you would like to change the ratio for your image you will need to upload an image at the recommended ratios.

For more information on gallery board sizes, check out Uploading for the New Gallery Board. (link)
The best way to do this is to use the Photoshop templates to export image at the perfect size. (link)

Alternatively resize your images as per the following preferred aspect ratios & dimensions:

1:1 (square) = 3060 × 3060 pixels
1:25 = 3360 × 4260 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)
1:4 = 1560 × 2160 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)
1:5 = 1260 × 1860 pixels (this is for portrait orientation. Please invert the dimensions for landscape uploads)


 

Apparel

Generally speaking…
2400×3200 pixels will cover the printable area, although you can resize larger images to fit when uploading.
The file must be a PNG for transparencies to be saved.

Long T-Shirts:
2875×3900 pixels

Premium T-Shirts:
2875 × 3900 pixels

Mens Graphic tee:
3873×4814 pixels will cover the printable area.

Womens Chiffon Top:
3711×3814 pixels for all sizes.

Womens Contrast Tank:
3870×4280 pixels for all sizes.

Womens Graphic Dress:
4020×6090 pixels for all sizes.

Womens A-Line Dress:
6310×6230 pixels for all sizes.

Leggings:
4350×4032 pixels for leggings.

Scarves:
5748×5748 pixels for scarves.

Pencil Skirt:
2152×2502 pixels for pencil skirts.

Mini Skirts:
2152×2502 pixels for mini skirts

 

More details on designing for clothes can be found here
Product templates for clothes can be found here


 

Stickers & Home Decor

Stickers:
600×800 pixels for small size
1100×1100 pixels for medium size
1700×1700 pixels for large size
2800×2800 pixels for X-Large size

(The file must be a PNG for transparencies to be saved. We recommend uploading a file with the maximum pixel requirements (2800×2800 pixels) to ensure your design is available on all 4 sticker sizes)

Phone Cases & Skins:
1187×1852 pixels will cover the printable area, however you can resize larger images to fit

iPhone Wallet
2087×1956 pixels

Laptop Skins & Studio Pouches:
4600×3000 pixels will cover the printable area, however you can resize larger images to fit
Please note slight cropping of the image on the smaller pouches will occur

Laptop Sleeves:
4125×2956 pixels for all sizes

iPad Cases & Skins:
2696×3305 pixels will cover the printable area

Throw Pillows:
2188×2188 pixels for the small pillow
2438×2438 pixels for the medium pillow
2788×2788 pixels for the large pillow

Floor Pillows:
4625×4625 pixels for the 36″×36″ pillow

Tote Bags:
2175×2175 pixels for the small tote bag
2625×2625 pixels for the medium tote bag
2950×2950 pixels for the large tote bag

Drawstring Bags:
2475×2775 pixels for drawstring bags

Duvet Covers (125 max DPI):
8570×11250 pixels for the twin duvet (including bleeding)
11000×11000 pixels for the queen duvet (including bleeding)
13500×11462 pixels for the king duvet (including bleeding)

Mugs:
2700×1624 pixels for tall mug
2700×1120 pixels for standard mug
2376×2024 pixels for travel mug

Spiral Notebooks:
1756×2481 pixels for spiral notebooks.

Hardcover Journals:
3502×2385 pixels for hardcover journals.

Wall Tapestries:
13500 × 11462 pixels for all sizes

Clocks:
2940×2940 pixels


 

Other stuff you need to know…

Format
When uploading your files to Redbubble, we can only accept JPEG or PNG. TIFF and PDF files won’t work correctly and what’s more it will make kittens cry, so please don’t do that.

Color
We recommend using the sRGB colour profile to get your works looking as glorious as possible. Some products, such as t-shirts will print in the CMYK colour spectrum, but we can safely say that this conversion will happen automatically during printing.

Bleeding and cropping
As with all professional printing practices, the actual printed product will often vary slightly from the online preview. We’d advise you to steer away from placing text or borders on the outer edges of the printable areas, as there will always be a small margin for bleed on all printed products.

Other Important notes
Please do not manually increase the pixel dimensions of your image. We use the number of pixels in an image to determine which sizes are appropriate – if you change the pixel dimensions you will trick our quality control software – but the products will come out looking blocky and horribly pixelated. And not everyone loves that Minecraft look.

If your image size or format is not right, this might restrict you from saving your work to some products. We automatically determine which products your file can be used to create, so that we only ship creations that both you and we can be proud of.

Images above 300Mb, or 13500×13500 pixels in size, cannot be accepted on the site due to the unreasonable load they place on our servers. Keep ’em trim guys.

Images can pass the minimum threshold for a product without being the same aspect ratio, which can lead to white space or parts of your image being cut off – it’s a good habit to check the previews for each product to ensure that everything fits and make changes (add background colour, use tile feature etc) if needed!

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