Zwik Designer Help

Zwik Designer (ZD) - Help Menu

  • For Best Usage Results
  • Uploading Your Artwork
  • Easily Add Additional Colors of Same Product to Shopping Cart
  • Color Accuracy
  • Price Calculation
  • Price Calculations Based On Number of Colors
  • Saving Your Zwik Designer Files
  • Product Info
  • Templates
  • Layers
  • Text
  • Cliparts
  • Shapes
  • Images
  • Drawing
2.0 How to (coming soon)

Help is under construction – thank you for your patience.

2.0 How to

2.1  Crop Image
2.2  Fill color for image or text
2.3  Add product to cart
2.4  Change printing method (if avail)
2.5  Change product color and quantity
2.6  Import/export designs (if avail)
2.7  Move layers up or down
2.8  Print designs (if avail)
2.9  Switch to another product
2.10  Image filter effects
2.11  Make curved text
2.12  Remove image background
2.13  Text with mask background



Use Zwik Designer on desktop or tablet (not phone).


Click on “Images” tab to upload your own design file:

SVG (preferred)

PNG, JPG, BMP (300DPI minimum resolution recommended for bitmap files)



To easily add additional colors of the same SKU to be printed with the same design to your Shopping Cart:
After adding the first color of the item to the Shopping Cart (with the desired quantity of each size), “X out” of the subsequent pop-up window that has the large green check mark on it (click “x” in upper right corner of window), and continue adding the next color of the SKU.

(This is only relevant to our “Basic” products.  BIG Catalog product SKUs are not ordered through Zwik Designer.)


Base Product Colors: Apparel colors displayed in the Zwik Designer tool (product templates) are computer generated (based on manufacturers’ PMS color codes), and may not appear as accurate as photographs of the actual color garment or fabric color swatches.  Additionally, (all) manufacturers colors may vary somewhat not only from their marketing representations, but from other items of the same color name and SKU from different dye lots.

Print Colors:  Printed colors will be an approximate match to those uploaded, submitted or selected by buyer.  Pantone PMS color matching is a separate service.  Please contact us if you require exact Pantone PMS color matching (e.g. for logo printing).  Additional fees may apply. 

Variations of Displays: The appearance of all colors displayed on any electronic device may vary by individual hardware properties and settings.

Upload Images
Upload Images
Pantone PMS Colors


Custom printing fees are itemized separately from the printable blank products. 

  • Zwik Basics (no minimum purch items) – Zwik Designer will show both prices, itemized and combined. 
  • Big Catalog ($200 min items) – Zwik Designer will only show printing prices.  
  • DTF Film – Printing is included in the price of the transfer film, there is only one price. 

If Applicable:

To view the current pricing calculation for your item in Zwik Designer, click the link labeled “Price calculation formula” on the bottom of the “PRODUCT” information pane. (Click on the “PRODUCT” tab to view the product information pane. You may have to scroll down to the very bottom to see the link “Price calculation formula”.)

The base price for your selected blank apparel product may vary by size within the SKU.  You can mouseover any dot to the right of the sizes at the bottom of the “PRODUCTS” tab to see any upcharge from the initial base price at top of the “PRODUCT” tab.

Price Calculation Formula - LINK
Price Calculation Formula - LINK
Base Price
Base Price
size upcharge
Size Upcharge
price calc formula
Price Calculation Formula


Hover over the rectangle on the lower left corner of the design area to view the number of colors used in the design.

THERE MAY BE SOME INACCURACIES IN THIS BETA VERSION.  All orders will be manually reviewed for accuracy and pricing will be corrected if needed.

Number Colors
Number Colors


If you save to MyDesigns or the Shopping Cart, it will be stored to your local device, not to your online account.

Using Zwik Designer


The Zwik Designer customization tool allows you to upload, create and/or edit your custom design and view it on a product mockup (not an actual photo of the base product, but a template).

Zwik Designer allows you to add text, images, clipart and other artistic elements to the apparel base product you choose.  Zwik Designer includes libraries of full color images, editable templates, extensive clipart, shapes, flexible fonts, and a freehand drawing feature.   

Zwik Designer

These features can be found through the “Resource Tabs”.

There is a “Layers” tab to help you sort out and edit various elements of your design, if needed.

You will also be able to view product info and attributes for your apparel item, such as colors, sizes, and prices and view information on printing as well. (“Product” tab)

Then you can place the finished item in your shopping cart with the comfort of knowing that you’ll get the design you want!

To change your product from within Zwik Designer, return back to the website product listings.

The product images in Zwik Designer are templates similar to the product, not photos of the actual product, and there may be minor differences.

These are the main parts of Zwik Designer: