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With our built-in features, creating print-on-demand products with PrintBase and ShopBase (PrintHub) has become faster and more convenient. Before we get to that point, let's figure out how to successfully launch new campaigns with PrintBase and ShopBase (PrintHub).

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Demo - Simple personalized campaign

In this article

A. Prepare all necessary files
B. Choose base products
C. Edit campaign design
D. Create a personalized campaign
E. Edit name, price and display of campaign
F. Launch campaign
G. Campaign status

A. Prepare all necessary files

Before creating a campaign, you should prepare all necessary artwork files that will be printed on the product. PrintBase and ShopBase (PrintHub) allow sellers to create product designs by uploading multiple image files (image layers), and adding multiple layers of texts (text layers).

Supported image file formats: .PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, and .PSD.
Supported color mode: RGB.

Please visit this link to download our resource package for a simple personalized campaign. In this resource package, you could find the sample assets as following:

A .PSD file for the template artwork used in this article.
Font files for text personalization.
.PNG files to picture choice personalization.

These files can be named upon your preference, however, simple names will be easily remembered and customized.

B. Choose the base product

Our base products are divided into many categories such as All Over Print, Apparel, Home & Living, etc. Find your desired base products in the corresponding category. To have an overview of all product’s specifications, please visit our catalog page.

From PrintBase admin site, go to Catalog.

If you're using ShopBase (PrintHub), from ShopBase admin site, go to Apps > Print Hub > Catalog.

Select one of several desired base products in different categories. Click Create new campaign.

PrintBase interface: choose the product and click Create new campaign
Moreover, you can choose Campaigns on PrintBase or ShopBase (PrintHub) admin site. A new window Add more products will appear for you to choose the products. Next, click Update Campaign to start.

Create a campaign on Campaigns with PrintBase
Create a campaign on All Campaigns with ShopBase (PrintHub)
Click Update Campaign to create a campaign
You can choose up to 25 products at a time but be aware that more than 9 products will affect the shopping experience of customers.

C. Edit your campaign design

After performing all the steps in section B, you will be directed to a new editor window where you can select the color variations of the product by clicking the + button in the Color section. You can preview products with the respective colors by hovering over the color boxes. Feel free to tick or untick the colors you want for your products.

Color variations are NOT applied on All-over-print products
After choosing color variations, you can select product's sizes in Size section.

All sizes will be selected by default. You can click on each size to select or de-select it. Tick Select all if you want to choose all sizes
Next, you can upload product's artwork by clicking the box Add your first layer to start customize your product below Front side, Back side, Layers. It depends on the product type that you click Image Layer or Text Layer to upload the artwork that will be printed on the product.

Designs need to follow the dimension and template of your desired products.

Click the Image layer or Text layer to edit the uploaded artwork in terms of Location, Size, Opacity, etc. of each artwork.

After clicking Text layer, text edit page allows you to edit Text, Font, Size, Color, Letter case, Location, Rotation, Opacity.

For campaigns with multiple products, you can synchronize layers of one product to another by using the Link, Sync, and Auto-sync buttons. Please refer to this article on how to use these buttons .

Link, Sync, and Auto-sync buttons
In case you want to align the layers so they are balanced and look better in the print area, choose among Scale to fit, Center vertically, and Center horizontally buttons as shown below. When you click Scale to fit, the Layer will be aligned to be in the print area, in the middle of the center area, meeting DPI requirements of the product (usually 150 DPI). When Center vertically is clicked, the layer will be horizontally centered. When Center horizontally is clicked, the layer will be vertically centered.

Scale to fit, Center vertically, and Center horizontally buttons
If you want to delete a layer, select that layer and click on the trash can button as shown below: the trash can button on the left to delete the layer on the product and the trash can button on the right to delete the layer on all products.

Delete a layer by clicking on the trash can button
Tick Show print area to check if your design is compatible with the print area.

Click Preview to see the mockup for your product.

D. Create a personalized campaign

You can add personalization to designs on products. This feature will allow buyers to add/select/change text and images upon their wish to print on the product.

Click Custom option button at the bottom left corner to add your custom options

Choose Add custom options section.

In Add Option menu, process to create your personalized campaigns.

Refer to this article to know more about different types of custom option.

After you finish adding a custom option for your campaign, click the < button next to Add Option, you will see the custom option you just created listed in the column Custom Options. Hover over the option, you will see the display of two choices: + Add option above and + Add option below, click either one to add a new custom option for products.

Click the button next to Add Option to return to the list of personalized features
Click Add option above or Add option below to add new personalized features
After setting up all custom options for your personalized campaign, you can set up conditional logic for them by clicking the two-arrow button. This will shorten your option list and build a flexible flow to collect customer's personalized information. Please check out this article for more information on how to set up conditional logic.

You can read these two article for step-by-step guides on how to create personalization in your campaign: Create a personalized campaign with PrintBase & ShopBase with simple custom options such as Text, Droplist, Picture choice, Image, and Checkbox; Step-by-step Guide: Create a personalized couple campaign with PrintBase & ShopBase with advanced custom options such as Text, Picture choice, Droplist, and Checkbox, along with conditional logic for some options.

If you do not add this feature to your campaign please go to part E to edit name, price, display of campaign, then part F to launch campaign.

Furthermore, if you have a non-personalized campaign and want to personalize it, or if you already have a personalized campaign and want to update it, go to the campaign detail page and click Edit personalization.

In the campaign editor page, you can add, delete, and make changes to your custom option. Then, click Save changes to update your campaign.

Campaigns created before March 15th, 2021 won’t be editable.

E. Edit name, price and display of campaign

After editing the artwork to fit your design (and create custom options for your personalized campaign), click Continue to add the description, change sale price, title and tag.

Page where you can edit price, title, description and product tags
Pricing: You can change Sale price and Compare at price. Profit will be automatically calculated for you. You can also set individual price for each product variant.

PrintBase will automatically exchange price on PrintBase to your store's currency by using current exchange rate.
Title: You can add title to your campaign. Maximum number of characters for one campaign is 255.

Description: We have available descriptions for your campaign, so what you add to Description will be displayed on product page.

Tags: You can add tags to your campaign and separate each keyword of a tag using comma.

Select product main image: You can select the main product and color that highlight your design the best.

Staff: You can create and assign staff to your campaign to analyze their performance in Analytic dashboard.

F. Launch campaign

When you have finished section E, press Launch to officially launch the campaign to the store.

Campaigns will be launched and available with first images of each variant, along with other campaign's information (such as title, description, sale prices, etc.), for you to start selling first. Other images will be launched afterwards.
You can view your campaign on storefront by clicking View on Online Store according to campaign name in the All campaigns page.

This is how your campaign will be displayed on the store

G. Campaign status

Please visit this article for a guide on different campaign statuses in PrintBase & ShopBase.

To ensure seamless operation of PrintBase and ShopBase stores, limitation will be set for campaigns created, duplicated and bulk duplicated daily on a store. Please refer to this article for more information.

Related articles

Overview of campaign
Create a personalized campaign with PrintBase & ShopBase
Create a personalized couple campaign with PrintBase & ShopBase
Understand campaign statuses in PrintBase & ShopBase
Campaign FAQs & Troubleshooting
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