Templates help you make your print on demand products faster, and with the assurance that they will look good when uploaded. Now, Threadless does in fact provide a spiral notebook template on their site. But it's not very helpful, being just a rectangle in the dimensions Threadless suggest [2000 x 2826px].
My file, in contrast, has more useful markings on it. Firstly, I specify what areas will be cut off in the photos of the product. Second, I mark where the spiral binding occurs, so you know not to put anything important in that area. Third, I added guidelines so you can centre your design in relation to where the binding ends. I feel like this is important because, if you just centre the art according to the document bounds, it may 'appear' more off-centre.
The text that is centred based on the canvas looks too far to the left, compared to the text that is centred based on the edge of the binding.
Download The Template
This file is a transparent .PNG, so you can just layer it over your artwork, align your artwork, then delete the guide layer.
The PSD version has the guidelines and instructions separated onto different layers. It also has guides that your artwork will snap to, making placement of designs super easy.
Please note that, whichever template you use, you should save your final image in JPD format. The reason why is detailed in this blog post.
I hope this template will be helpful for your print on demand career. If there are other items you would like templates for, leave a comment below!
Peace, love and sunshine,
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