To make it easy and less time consuming for the user, the designer tool provides them pre-decorated design templates. The user starts working on this template and moves on to customize it by choosing specific colors, cliparts, fonts, text effects of their choice for the design.
In order to personalize the design, user can add photographs, names, quotes to it. Uploading of photographs is possible through Facebook and Instagram as well as the user’s device. The text effects of the tool include text art, text cloud, text on path, curve text, etc. Image effects of the tool enable the user to apply image filter effect and image mask effect to their pictures and remove backgrounds of the pictures.
The designer tool provides bleed mark, crop mark and safe zone features when the user is designing business cards, vinyl signs, brochures. The tool allows the user to browse the web for the perfect background pattern for their vinyl banners, business cards. For laser engraved product designs, the tool auto-converts images uploaded by the user to black & white and gray scale.
The tool provides real time updates for cost of printing while the user is engaged in designing. The tool also presents the user with a 3D preview of the custom product before they check out. The user can save their custom product design and share these designs on social media.
Printer is allowed to add any number of design templates, cliparts, fonts and other assets to the tool. They can configure the tool’s language, currency, unit, color theme to set up multiple stores. The printer/admin is also allowed to add, edit or remove any feature of the designer tool.
The printer sets variable print and price rules for size variant, color variant, white base, design area, etc. They can set these rules in a way that allows them to charge different prices for different printing methods.
The tool allows the printer to assign decoration areas of any shape- rectangular decoration areas of A1, A2..sizes as well as any irregular shape. They can also assign multiple decoration areas on a single product. The tool makes it possible for the printer to assign specific printing methods to specific decoration areas.
The printer can access print-ready order files in SVG, PNG and PDF formats from designer admin, the store admin and the inkXE desktop application. The tool helps the printer set up marketplace for customizable product designs and promotional product designs.