Looking for a way to make your company stand out? Try printing your logo onto fabric or wallpaper to create a variety of branded materials such as custom table coverings and photo backdrops for events, custom masks and more! Using a free design program called Canva, we’ll walk you through the steps for getting your logo prepped and uploaded to print through Spoonflower. Keep reading below and you’ll be creating your own branded materials in no time!
First Things First: 3 Tips to Keep in Mind
Ready to get started?
Using a free online design program called Canva, we’re going to walk you through how to format your logo for print on fabric, masks or even wallpaper! Create a Canva account to get started, then follow along in the video or the written steps below.
Tip: Try using a ruler and a piece of paper to draw different sized squares or rectangles to visualize how large you want your logo to be. Once you’ve decided on a size, you’re ready to move on.
Go to Canva.com, click on the Create a design button in the top right corner and choose Custom dimensions.
Once you have your custom dimensions worked out, enter the height and width in inches or centimeters. And click Create a new design.
From the toolbar on the left side go to Uploads, and then click the button to Upload an image or video or drag and drop your logo file from your computer.
After its finished uploading click on your logo to add it to your canvas.
I’m going to resize our logo to be 2″ x 2″. With the logo selected, click and drag in from one of the corners to resize. You’ll see measurements pop up next to your cursor as you’re resizing so you can set it to a specific size.
Tip: Resizing the logo might move it from being centered. To fix that, click on your logo to go to Position in the top right and align it to both the Middle and Center.
We’ll need to add a solid white background color to our file for it to export correctly as a PNG. If your logo has a background color that isn’t white consider making the background match so it prints seamlessly, otherwise it’ll print as separate squares (see below).
Now we’re ready to export! In the top right corner where it says Untitled design, rename your file. Then click the arrow next to the Download button and select one of the File Type options from the drop-down. I’d recommend staying with the default PNG. Then click Download. Canva will export and download the file to your computer.
Go to Spoonflower.com and next to the logo at the top of the website click the Upload Your Design button (or under Design & Sell click on Upload Your Design). Follow the instructions to upload your logo.
Tip: To save your design and reorder it again in the future, you’ll want to make a free account.
Once your logo is done uploading you’ll see a screen like the one below. Use this page to customize how your logo repeats and to adjust the printed size.
Spoonflower offers a few different options for repeating patterns. A basic repeat (the default option), half-drop, half-brick, centered and mirrored. For this project, we’ll want to avoid using the centered or mirrored options, but feel free to play around with either the basic, half-drop and half-brick options to see what works best for you. If you choose something other than the basic option be sure to click Save this Layout to save your settings.
Remember when we had to make our file 2X larger in Canva? Now we’ll need to resize it on Spoonflower so it prints at the original size we wanted. My file was 2″ x 2″ for a 1″ logo output. Under Design Size, I’m going to keep clicking the Smaller button until the measurements listed underneath are as close to 2″ x 2″ as I can get. When that’s resized how you want, don’t forget to click Save this Layout.
To see how your logo looks on fabric or other products, click View All Products located to the left of your design:
Tip: Every design uploaded to Spoonflower is set to private by default. Your design won’t be public or marked for sale unless you choose for it to be by clicking on the Sell or Display buttons at the bottom of the design page. To mark your design for sale, you must order a proof first.
Click on any of the rendered images on the All Products page to learn more about that specific product and place your order!
Ideas to Further Customize Your Design
You may decide to experiment with further customization by using the steps above to add additional logos or design elements on a larger canvas within the Canva platform. Or, for something even more custom, consider commissioning an artist from the Spoonflower Marketplace to help you create a professional and on-of-a-kind design for your brand. Spoonflower makes it easy to contact any artist you love by sending a message directly through our platform. First, be sure to log into your account. Next, navigate to an artist’s Spoonflower shop and click the Connect button under their profile image.
If you use Spoonflower to print your own masks, wallpaper or anything else, we’d love to see it. Be sure to tag us on Instagram so we don’t miss it!