Printify is a well known print on demand platform used by thousands of people.
They have a fantastic range of products that you can sell, and they have their own mockup generator that allows you to easily create several mockups for each product.
In this article, we’re going to take you through the step by step process of creating mockups using Printify’s mockup generator so you can create some quality promotional images for your print on demand products.
Let’s get started.
How to create mockups with Printify’s mockup generator:
Before we dive into the steps, if you’re looking for unlimited downloads of hundreds of high quality mockups that are perfect for print on demand sellers using Printify then you might be interested in using Placeit’s mockup generator.
We’d recommend Placeit as they have such a huge volume and variety of templates, including many for common print on demand products and brands such as Bella+Canvas.
You can get 15% of your Placeit subscription by clicking the button below:
Step 1: Choose your product
You can use Printify’s mockup generator without signing up for an account but we’d recommend doing it anyway as it’s free to do and you get a couple more features that you can utilize.
Once you’ve signed up for a free account, navigate to the product catalog and choose a product that you’d like to create a mockup for.
For example, we chose the Bella+Canvas Unisex Short Sleeve Tee:
If you’re looking to only create mockups for a particular product, all you need to do next is scroll down the page and click a ‘Start designing’ button for one of the print providers, and this will take you to the design editor.
Note: If you want to create a mockup in a particular color, make sure you click the ‘Start designing’ button for a print provider that offers that color:
Step 2: Upload your design
In the editor you can choose where you want to place the design on your chosen product, for example on our t-shirt we could choose to have the design on the front or the back of the t-shirt.
You’ll have different options depending on the product you’ve selected:
Note: Check out this article if you need some inspiration for print on demand designs.
Next up you need to upload a design that you want see in your mockup images you can select files from your device, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
Alternatively, you can choose a design from the Shutterstock library, create a new design via the ‘Custom text’ option, or use free elements from the ‘Graphics’ tab to make a new design:
If you click on the Shutterstock option, you’ll see a popup like this where you can search for designs from Shutterstock’s library to add to your product.
Note: The problem with using designs from Shutterstock is that you can’t get designs with a transparent background, so keep that in mind:
In the ‘Graphics’ tab you text elements that you can use, shapes, and also graphic such as plants, pets, patterns, and more that you can add to your product design for your mockups:
Clicking on the ‘Custom text’ option will add a text field to your product that you can edit, resize, and format it how you like:
You can also add multiple design elements (e.g. a graphic and text element) and whatever you add as your design you can save as template to be used in future product mockup designs:
To access your saved templates you can go to the ‘My templates’ tab and select them from there, you can also see previous design elements that you’ve used in the ‘My library’ tab:
Note: Again, you’ll need to be logged in to access your library and saved templates:
Once you’ve uploaded or created a design it’s time to choose a product color or colors for your mockup images.
You can select these by clicking the ‘Select’ button at the top right of the editor and choosing the colors that you want for your mockups:
Once you’re happy with your design and color settings you can now click the ‘Preview’ button at the top of the editor area, this will take you to a tab with your mockup images:
Step 3: Download your mockups
You should arrive on a page that looks similar to the image below, with your mockup image options on the right hand side, and color option below them:
You can select an image, and this will make it appear as the main image on the left side of the preview area, and you can also select a different color and this will reload all the mockups in that new color.
The last optional step is to add a mockup background. You should have the option to add a background image to any mockup that has a blank background in the preview area.
Note: You’ll need to be logged in to access this feature:
Once you’re happy with your mockup image you can now download it.
To do that simply click the download button at the bottom left of the preview area, and this will download a PNG file of your selected mockup image:
You’ll need to select each mockup and download them individually as there doesn’t appear to be a bulk download option at the moment.
Bonus step: Get even more mockup options
If you’re looking for more apparel mockups for your print on demand products, you should definitely checkout Placeit’s library. Here are some of the top categories for mockups of products that you’ll find on Printify:
- Bella+Canvas 3001 – over 300 templates
- Bella+Canvas 6681 – over 100 templates
- Bella+Canvas 3005 – over 20 templates
- Gildan 5000 – over 50 templates
- Gildan 18000 – over 20 templates
There’s many more apparel mockups on the site, as well as incredible mockup templates for other products in Printify’s inventory such as mugs, tumblers, phone cases, art prints, pillows, and so much more.
Get 15% of your Placeit subscription by clicking the button below:
Alternative mockup generators
There are quite a few alternative mockup generators that you can use if you don’t find what you’re after on Printify’s mockup tool.
The best alternatives at the moment are probably Placeit and Smart Mockups, here’s a list of the best alternatives:
- Smart Mockups
- Media Modifier
- Artboard Studio
- Mockup Mark
- Printiful’s mockup generator
Answers to some commonly asked questions regarding Printify’s mockup generator:
Does Printify provide mockups?
Yes, Printify has a their own mockup generator that allows you to create a range of mockups for any product you choose from Printify’s inventory.
Their mockup generator is very easy to use, and the best part is that it is 100% free.
There are some superior mockup generators such as Placeit’s which can be used by print on demand sellers in conjunction with the free templates from Printify to create a library of fantastic mockup images to promote your products and designs.
How do I create and download mockups from Printify?
Here are the steps to create mockups on Printify:
- Sign up for a free Printify account
- Login to your account
- Choose a product from Printify’s inventory
- Upload or create your design
- Choose the product color(s)
- Go to the ‘Preview’ tab
- Select your mockup
- Choose the background image or color (optional)
- Download your mockup
Go back and read this guide if you need more information on how to use Printify’s mockup generator.
Does Printify have free mockups?
Yes, Printify is 100% free to sign up for, and at the moment it is 100% free to create mockups via their mockup generator.
You can use these mockups for free when promoting your products too. Just follow the steps in this guide to create your free mockups using the Printify mockup generator.
How do I get more mockups from Printify?
You can get more mockups from Printify by using their mockup generator to get more mockups for your chosen product.
Some products have more mockups that others so it will depend on the product you choose..
You can also get even more mockups from alternative mockup generators, in particular we would recommend Placeit and Smart Mockups as they have so many great templates that print on demand sellers can utilize.
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- T-shirt mockup generators
- Bella+Canvas mockup generators
- Printful mockup generator
- Placeit mockups
- Print on demand mockups
- How to use Placeit with Printify & Printful
- More mockup resources and templates
Wrapping things up
So, there you have it, that’s how you can quickly and easily create high-quality mockups using Printify’s mockup generator.
Tools like Printify’s and other online mockup generators make the process of creating product mockups for your print on demand store insanely easy.
Enjoy creating, and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, leave a comment below!