Can I sell my designs using your graphics on Print-on-Demand (P.O.D) websites?
Yes definitely! Bare in mind you will need to upload and sell a flattened, Original Design* where the Resources cannot be extracted or edited/customised by a third party.
In other words: you may sell pre-designed End Products “on demand” (i.e. as your customers order them) using a printer/production partner, as long as your customer doesn’t have control over the design in any way that allows them to move/rotate design elements, or personally customize the design. However, uploading original, flattened artwork (such as backgrounds, invitations, cards etc.) and allowing third parties to add custom text using the P.O.D website’s standard font options is allowed.
For example, your customer may order a tee shirt you’ve designed as a pre-made End Product; next, your print-on-demand provider produces and delivers that End Product to your customer. This is permitted under the license terms.
Designs must be uploaded flat. A layered PSD, vector file or transparent PNG file is NOT permitted. This means that the Resources may not be uploaded separately allowing the end users to edit and move the graphics.
Fonts may NOT be embedded or uploaded to any P.O.D website, as this would allow for third parties to work with them who have not purchased a licence for the fonts.
*An Original Design is achieved by using the graphics or patterns (also known as the Resources) as part of a wider design and not stand-alone. By adding text, backgrounds, other design elements, and overlapping elements, etc., you can create a unique, original design and ensures that Resources cannot be extracted.
Read more about the requirements regarding commercial use from the related articles below.
If you're still unsure about anything regarding the license, please email us with a visual example of your design and we can double check that for you!