PRINT ON DEMAND PRODUCTS EXPLAINED

  • Print On Demand products are virtual products that as the name suggested are produced when ordered
  • Print On Demand Products enable designers & licensors to create unlimited product ranges without needing to invest in stock
  • Print on Demand products look just the same as any other ecommerce product the key difference is that when ordered they trigger an automatic artwork collection
  • Although they are not customised by the user so do not need an online customiser – some products do benefit from dynamic colour change
  • Artwork is created when the product thumbnail is created then automatically sent to the printer when the product is ordered

Our Tools for Creating Print On Demand Products

Over the past few years we have spent our time adding features to the Custom Product Platform so that we can cater for almost any requirement you might have for creating virtual or on demand products off the shelf.

Standard Thumbnail

Virtual Thumbnail

Colour Change App

Image Galleries

Options App

POD Wizard

External Artwork Link

FTP Artwork Collection

Sometimes print on demand products also need to have configurable options for variables like colour and size. How these options are displayed or presented will vary dependant on variables like your website limitations, stock holding, invoicing and artwork generation to find out more about these different options please take a look at our Creating Configurable Options page

Common Applications for Print On Demand Products

Licensed Products

Artists

Designers

Photographers

Fashion

Home Decor

The Importance of Automated Artwork Collection

Although you do not necessarily need any form of customiser for print on demand products you do still need automated artwork collection to make their production economic. If you have to manually retrieve artwork then it will take a lot longer to produce products

Fortunately our Customisation App covers this area as well and collects the print ready artwork from either our servers or a nominated FTP location. Artwork is auto stored and made print ready at the same time that the product thumbnail is created using the print on demand wizard

Blogs, Videos & Support Resources

Visit Portfolio Website

See Example Print on Demand Products Created in Gateway CPP

Visit our product personalisation apps website to see examples of Print on Demand products
Visit Portfolio Website

Find Out About Other Types of Customisable & On Demand Products

Blank products that are customised by the end userFind Out More
Also known as predesigns which have been added to a customised product so they can be personalisedFind Out More
Products are made up of parts or components as well as being customisableFind Out More