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Simplified Aspect Ratio Chart for CafePress Images

On the CafePress® forums one common question is "How many different images of the same design do I have to make?" Products that are the same shape, same aspect ratio, and non-bleed (the image does not go to the edges of the product) can use the same image regardless of size. But even products that don't share all those things might be able to share images. When the background is white or transparent the fit doesn't have to be as perfect. And you don't have to use the entire image area for non-bleed items, like apparel. Experiment! For ideas on using the fewest number of images to fit the most products check the image efficiency article.

This is a simplified image size/aspect ratio chart for various products at CafePress. It will make it possible for you to easily see which products can share the same image, and which ones might depending upon the shape and background. See the image size page for more information on what it all means. See the Product Image chart to see the minimum recommended image sizes for each product. Some products can be printed either horizontally or vertically. The posters don't have a set aspect ratio because they are trimmed to fit. See the quick chart for just the aspect ratio list. (For comparison see the Zazzle guidelines)

Product Width in Pixels Height in Pixels Aspect ratio Bleed? Comments
  Dimensions at 200 DPI for
the largest of the products
sharing aspect ratios
     

Sticker (Oval)
Sticker (Rectangular)

7001100 0.636bleed Make the image fit the Oval Sticker and it will fit the Rectangular Sticker.
Oversized Wall Calendar
Vertical Wall Calendar Cover
2300 2500 0.657 bleed  
Boxer Shorts 2400 3600 0.667 no bleed This one can be a lot smaller if it isn't going to be used on the Mini Poster Print. If the background is white or transparent planning for the bleed area of the Mini Poster Print isn't important.
Mini Poster Print 2400 3600 0.667 bleed  
Greeting Cards (inside) 900 1300 0.692 no bleed This is the inside image of the Greeting Cards, If the same image is going to be on the Postcard planning for the bleed area of the Postcard is only important if the background is not white or transparent.
Postcards 900 1300 0.692 bleed  
Ornament (Oval)
Rectangle Magnet
2000 2800 0.714 bleed Make the image fit the Oval Ornament and it will fit the Rectangular Magnet. If you aren't trying to also make it fit the Large Framed Print you can use a size of 750 x 1050 instead.
Large Framed Print 2000 2800 0.714 no bleed If you want to also fit the Oval Ornament provide for the oval shape. If the background is white or transparent then the bleed area is unimportant for the Rectangular Magnet.
Note Card (front) 900 1150 0.782 bleed  

BBQ Apron
Jr. Raglan
Kids Baseball Jersey
Women's Cap Sleeve T-Shirt
Women's Raglan Hoodie
Women's Tracksuit
Small Poster

1600 2000 0.800 no bleed *Small poster has no set aspect ratio but if you want to make maximum size use 3200 x 4000
2.25" Button (Round)
Magnet (Round)
Mini Button (Round)
Ornament (Round)
Wall Clock (Round)
2000 2000 1.000 bleed The bleed areas for these items are not identical. If you have a transparent background and design for the circular shape then your design can fit all of these, plus all the tiles, plus the shirts. If your background is not transparent then either it can cover the entire image (i.e. be a square) and useable on these round items and on the tiles (but awkward on the shirts) or it can be round and useable on these items and the shirts, but awkward on the titles.
Framed Tile
Tile Box
Tile Coaster
2000 2000 1.000 bleed If the background is colored then it isn't a good idea to use the same design for the shirts. A square image on a shirt usually looks tacky. The actual design, of course, makes a difference. If the background is transparent then images that fit the tiles can also be used on the shirts.

Ash Grey T-Shirt
Baseball Jersey
Dark T-Shirt
Classic Thong
Dog T-Shirt
Fitted T-Shirt
Golf Shirt
Green T-Shirt
Hooded Sweatshirt
Infant Bodysuit
Infant/Toddler T-Shirt
Jr. Hoodie
Jr. Raglan
Jr. Ringer T-Shirt
Jr. Spaghetti Tank
Kids Baseball Jersey
Kids Hoodie
Kids Sweatshirt
Kids Light T-Shirt
Kids Dark T-Shirt
Light T-Shirt
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Long Sleeve Dark T-Shirt
Maternity T-Shirt
Maternity Dark T-Shirt
Men's Sleeveless Tee
Messenger Bag
Organic Cotton Tee
Ringer T
Sweatshirt
Teddy Bear
Throw Pillow
Tote Bag
Value T-shirt
Vertical Wall Calendar Pages
White T-Shirt
Women's Cap Sleeve T-Shirt
Women's Dark T-Shirt
Women's Light T-Shirt
Women's Long Sleeve T-shirt
Women's Long Sleeve Dark T-shirt
Women's Plus Size Dark Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Women's Plus Size Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Women's Plus Size Dark V Neck T-Shirt
Women's Raglan Hoodie
Women's T-Shirt
Women's Tank Top
Women's Tracksuit
Women's Dark V Neck T-Shirt
Women's V Neck T-Shirt
Yellow T-Shirt

2000 2000 1.000 no bleed  
Golf Shirt
Small Poster *
4000 3200 1.250 no bleed  
Note Card (front) 1150 900 1.277 bleed  
Yearly Calendar
Wall Calendar
2300 1800 1.278 bleed  
Bib
Large Framed Print
2800 2000 1.400 no bleed If the same image is going to be used on the Rectangular Magnet then planning for the bleed area of the Rectangular Magnet is only important if the background is not white or transparent.
Rectangle Magnet 700 500 1.400 bleed  
Greeting Cards (inside) 1300 900 1.444 no bleed This is the inside image of the Greeting Cards, If the same image is going to be on the Postcard planning for the bleed area of the Postcard is only important if the background is not white or transparent.
Postcards 1300 900 1.444 bleed  
Oversized Wall Calendar
Vertical Wall Calendar Cover
3500 2300 1.522 bleed  
Sticker (Oval)
Sticker (Rectangular)
1100 700 1.571 bleed Make the image fit the Oval Sticker and it will fit the Rectangular Sticker.
Jr. Hoodie
Jr. Raglan
Kids Baseball Jersey
Women's Cap Sleeve T-Shirt
800 400 2.000 no bleed  
Ash Grey T-Shirt
Baseball Jersey
Cap
Fitted T-Shirt
Golf Shirt
Green T-Shirt
Hooded Sweatshirt
Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirt
Jr. Ringer T-Shirt
Kids Hoodie
Kids Sweatshirt
Kids T-Shirt
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Men's Sleeveless Tee
Organic Cotton Tee
Ringer T
Sweatshirt
Trucker Hat
White T-Shirt
Women's Light T-Shirt
Women's Long Sleeve
Women's Raglan Hoodie
Women's T-Shirt
Women's Tank Top
Women's Tracksuit
Yellow T-Shirt
2000 800 2.500 no bleed shoulders
Large Mug
Mug
Stein
1663 600 2.772 no bleed  
The following products may be compatible with designs using different aspect ratios if the image background is white or transparent. The more similar the aspect ratio the better the fit.
Journal 1100 1700 0.647 bleed  
Greeting Cards (front)110015000.733bleed  
Note Card (inside) 750 1000 0.75 no bleed  
Framed Panel Print 180024000.750no bleed  
Mousepad 160019000.842bleed  
Mousepad 190016001.188bleed  
Framed Panel Print 240018001.333no bleed  
Greeting Cards 150011001.364bleed  
Mini Poster Print 360024001.500bleed  
Large Poster*700046001.522no bleed Since the small poster and the large poster are each trimmed to size they can share the same image, even though at maximum sizes they don't have the same aspect ratio.
Black Cap (Oval)9005001.800bleed  
Small Framed Print 280012002.333no bleed  
Sticker (Bumper) 21007003.000bleed  
Women's Plus Size Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Women's Plus Size V-Neck T-Shirt
2400 800 3.00 no bleed shoulders
License Plate Frame 12501408.929no bleed  
License Plate Frame 204018011.333no bleed  

* Posters are trimmed to size, so they don't have a set aspect ratio.

What do the colors mean? The colors make it easier to see products with the same aspect ratio. Keep in mind that even if they share the same aspect ratio, two products can't always share exactly the same image. For example, the rectangular sticker and the oval sticker have the same aspect ratio. But the oval sticker is a different shape. As a result all images created for the oval sticker will properly fit the rectangular one, but the reverse is not always true.

These products can be rotated
(at least in real life, not always in the designer)
Aspect Ratio vertical   Aspect Ratio horizontal
Small Framed Print 1200 2800 0.429 no bleed 2800 1200 2.333

Sticker (Oval)
Sticker (Rectangular)

700 1100 0.636 bleed 1100 700 1.571
Journal 1100 1700 0.647 bleed 1700 1100 1.545
Large Poster* 4600 7000 0.657 no bleed 7000 4600 1.522
Mini Poster Print 2400 3600 0.667 bleed 3600 2500 1.5
Postcards 900 1300 0.692 bleed 1300 900 1.444
Greeting Cards 900 1300 0.692 no bleed 1300 900 1.444
Rectangle Magnet 2000 2800 0.714 bleed 2800 2000 1.4
Large Framed Print 2000 2800 0.714 no bleed 2800 2000 1.4
Greeting Cards 1100 1500 0.733 bleed 1500 1100 1.364
Framed Panel Print 1800 2400 0.750 no bleed 2400 1800 1.333
Small Poster * 3200 4000 0.80 no bleed 4000 3200 1.250
Mousepad 1600 1900 0.842 bleed 1900 1600 1.188

 

Here is a quick chart with just the various aspect ratios listed.

Width Height Aspect Ratio Width divided by Height
70011000.636
110017000.647
240036000.667
90013000.692
200028000.714
110015000.733
180024000.75
160020000.8
160019000.842
200020001
190016001.188
400032001.25
230018001.278
240018001.333
150011001.364
280020001.4
13009001.444
360024001.5
700046001.522
11007001.571
9005001.8
8004002
280012002.333
20008002.5
16636002.772
21007003
12501408.929
204018011.333

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