Turn Your Art into Clothing with Printful: A Step-by-Step Guide

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Make Your Art Into CLOTHING โœฆ How I Design and Sell Apparel with Printful" by MadameBerry
TLDR Teach viewers how to turn their art into clothing and accessories using Printful's print on demand service.

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    Printful is a print on demand service that allows artists to expand their business by putting their art on various apparel items, without the need to invest in bulk inventory.
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    When designing apparel, it's important to use templates provided by platforms like Printful to ensure that your art fits within the visible area and takes into account any cut-out zones for pockets or zippers.
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    Artists can add their designs to their online store using Printful's "add to store" button, selecting color and size options for better inclusivity, and only pay when they make a sale.
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    Setting the product's up charge high enough is crucial to ensure profitability, taking into account shipping, taxes, and payment processing fees.
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    "Keeping pricing fair and consistent for all sizes, even if it means making less profit on larger sizes, can help maintain organization in store listings and prioritize customer satisfaction."
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    Direct-to-garment printing creates a film or texture over the garment, but the ink can crack over time.
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    Sublimation printed items have bolder colors on average than their dtg counterparts and don't have a texture that sits on top of the fabric.
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    The embroidery team at Printful is helpful in addressing design elements that may not translate well to embroidery, such as adding lost details with black thread.

Timestamped Summary

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    Learn how to turn your art into clothing and accessories using Printful, a print on demand service that eliminates the need for bulk inventory by manufacturing products only when there's a sale.
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    To design apparel, start by making your art and using Printful's templates to determine the visible area, then keep your canvas at a reasonable size and export a png with a transparent background.
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    Design and sell apparel with Printful by uploading your artwork, using the product template dashboard to preview and position your design, and then adding it to your online store with color and size options.
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    Set the product description and categories, check the add size chart button, set the product to be private, and set a high enough up charge to make a profit.
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    Set a fair price for your clothing items, regardless of size, to maintain customer trust and keep store listings organized.
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    Printful offers two methods of printing for apparel: direct garment printing, which creates a film-like texture on top of the garment, and sublimation printing, which embeds the ink within the fabric fibers.
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    All over print garments can pill and fade over time, but sublimation printed items have bolder colors and feel like regular fabric, and Printful also offers sublimation printed shoes.
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    Avoid small details and gradients when designing embroidery items, stick to solid color blocking and line art; purchase samples to assess print and fabric quality and catch mistakes before finalizing designs, resulting in a closet full of self-designed clothing.
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