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Printful - We print T-shirts, Posters and Other Print Products

Printful - We print T-shirts, Posters and Other Print Products

Price: Free More info
  • No upfront costs - avoid inventory, expensive t-shirt machines, etc.
  • Personal branding - we make it look like you sent it
  • No manual orders - everything is automatically sent to Printful, saving your precious time

Outsource your printing

Printing your awesome designs on different stuff is one less thing you have to think about. Your orders will be automatically sent from Shopify to us at Printful, to print and send out the order. Since everything is printed on-demand, you don't have to worry about keeping inventory, or guessing at what sells best - we've got you covered.

By letting us take care of the production, you can spend your time on what's important to you.

How does Printful work?

When an order is made on Shopify that contains a Printful product it is automatically sent directly to us, where we print and send your order to your customer.

Printful also automatically updates tracking information for that item within Shopify.

  1. Click the “Get App” button

  2. Create an account at Printful or sign in with your existing account

  3. Upload any print files to Printful for products that you would like to fulfill through Printful

  4. Answer a few questions about what you're selling (product type, size)

  5. Grab a margarita and relax!

You can also watch this tutorial that shows you how to do it.

Your profit depends on you

Your profit depends on what you set the end-price at. The higher the price, the bigger the profit margin for you. But we ask for the bare minimum to be able to cover the t-shirt and printing expenses, which we buy direct from the supplier to give you the best prices. You can see our pricing page for suggested price points, to make sure that you get a great profit.

Stuff you can get

  1. T-shirts - American Apparel (t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeves, v-necks, kids, youth), Gildan (t-shirts, tank tops, v-necks), Alternative Apparel (men's & women's, tear-away labels available), Anvil (tear-away label t-shirts) and Next Level

  2. Sweatshirts - American Apparel hoodies, raglan sweaters

  3. Posters - 8x10, 12x12, 12x16, 16x16, 12x18, 16x20, 18x24, 24x36, 44x44 (inches)

  4. Framed Posters - 8x10, 10x10, 12x12, 14x14, 12x16, 12x18, 16x20, 18x24, 24x36 (inches)

  5. Canvas - 12x12, 12x16, 16x16, 16x20, 18x24, 24x36 (inches)

  6. Mugs - 12 and 15 oz. dishwasher/microwave safe ceramic white mugs (Made in the USA mugs available)

  7. Totes - American Apparel E549 Bull Denim Woven Cotton Tote and an "all-over" tote that you can print from seam to seam.

  8. Throw Pillows - 18x18, all-over-print, individually cut and sewn in LA inches, including inside pillow. Pillowcase only option available.

  9. Embroidery - hats, beanies and snapbacks available. Each print file needs to be digitized for one time $5 fee.

  10. All-over t-shirts and tank tops - a dye-printing technique that allows for your ideas to be printed "all-over".

  11. Desk Calendars - spiral bound, easel format calendar for $15.

Interested in more products or sizes? We might be able to help. Email us at support@theprintful.com.

Quality you can count on

Our apparel is created with the latest in garment printing technology using Brother DTG printers and our inks are water based and eco-friendly. This makes the feel much softer than traditional screen printed shirts, but just as durable.

Posters and canvases are printed on Epson Stylus Pro 7900 using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Posters are printed on 10.3 mil thick Epson Enhanced Matte Paper. See more on quality.

We took care of the little things

  1. Sample the goods and see what your customer's getting. You can order samples of your designs for 20% off & FREE SHIPPING, found in the Printful “Submit Orders” dashboard

  2. Use our mockup images. Access images of our products you can use in your Shopify Store here or use our Mockup Generator.

  3. Use our description texts we've pre-written descriptions you can use in your store, so that you don't have to. See product descriptions (click on the product).

All US orders have tracking

When we send an item, we automatically trigger the Shopify shipping notification with the tracking code, which is sent to your end customer so they know where their package is.

Shopify "Unlimited" plan users can also use the feature to override Shopify shipping settings so your customers will have a choice of USPS and FedEx expedient shipping options.

Cool cats already using Printful

These fresh stores know what they're doing. Check 'em out:

  1. Zen Pencils

  2. Raccoon Brand

  3. Prinstant Replays

  4. See America

  5. Chasers

  6. Crafted By

  7. and over 2000 others

Orders ship from Los Angeles

We're located at the heart of LA. By printing locally, we're able to ship quickly from the US. Ideal for everyone, especially international Shopify users! Not to mention we're close to the largest apparel wholesalers in America and just a 20 minute drive away from American Apparel's factory in downtown LA so we can stock Apparel products faster than anybody else.


Have a pressing question not answered? Check out our Shopify FAQ or get in touch with support@theprintful.com

About Printful

We started with our own Shopify store called Startup Vitamins, and realized the need for awesome dropshippers. We know what you're going through, and that's exactly we're your best fit - we know what you need. That's quality, reliability, and kick-ass support. We've worked in the software industry for 11 years (check out Draugiem Group), so we've been able to make the most stable and user-friendly Shopify integration solution. We have a very international team, including cool kids from the US, Canada, and Latvia (that's in Europe). We're super friendly, so if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, hit us up at support@theprintful.com

Always growing

Since we launched the app in Nov '13 our Shopify users have sold $4,103,335.39 worth of print products.

Printful - We print T-shirts, Posters and Other Print Products reviews (44)


Functionally sound - this review is more as a cautionary tale for UK-based online businesses.

Alas! I really wanted this app to work for me. It is, in theory, exactly what I need, but the high cost of the items, the shipping fees and the surprise customs charges meant it wasn't a viable option. We ended up losing money on all products because we refunded our customers their excess customs charges before pulling everything from the online store before too much damage had been done.

on the upside, my customers are delighted with their now super-limited edition items!

If a local option were available, we'd still consider it, as the shipping and customs really were the dealbreakers more than anything. quality of products we used was fine and no fulfillment issues aside from customs.

a pity! We were really keen on this!


I'm a card carrying member of MENSA and have subscribed to their magazine for decades. I also owned and operated a software company that sold around the world digitally in the 1990s long before it was fashionable with 4,000+ customers in 40+ countries around the world (including China, long before they hardly had any internet penetration).

I know good software and I know bad software. And a large part of the determining factor of how good a software is less in the coding, and more in the user friendly simplicity and simple, straightforward instructional help.

On this basis alone, not even to mention the fulfillment issues that others have noted below, I am finding this whole process a little terrifying. And like I mentioned above, I'm a member of MENSA and have been online since 1988.

The fulfillment issues warn me that if I manage to put in the hundreds of hours that it appears necessary to effectively interface with their cognitively disorganized mess of multiple videos here and there and everywhere vainly trying to point back to one of the most poorly designed "dashboards" that I have ever seen, that I'll be rewarded in the end by fulfillment problems that others here that have waded thru all of this have discovered.

They escalated me to their head support guy and it hasn't improved much. When you have to be a professional graphics designer to do business with these companies, something is wrong. They haven't thought thru their business model properly to make it work with the masses of people out there. Native intelligence should be all that is necessary, not narrow professional training in a specific field. In today's world, good programming and good instructions should be able to make the latter no longer necessary.

I am still looking at ThePrintful but I am now also looking at Kite.ly based out of London hoping that the Brits might hold themselves to a higher standard. I'll probably be writing a review over there shortly.

I am like another reviewer here in the sense that IF there is a DTG printer out there that has an APP out there with a dashboard that

1. uploads the graphic in one place and has all of the variants and instructional videos and what not in one visual place to STEP BY STEP take the person thru the process instead of leaving GAPS AD INFINITUM in what actually needs to be done, let me know.

2. Then uploads THEIR products into my Shopify store so that I can sell their products as affinity type items with my company's logo on it,


I'll be there faster than you can say boo. :)

PS Their customer service and tech support is reasonably prompt and they try to be helpful, but I don't think they "get" how poor their interface is with the non-graphic-designer public.


Even if product's initial setup is quite long (hand pick designs for each t-shirt color and size one by one) service looks excellent so far. Quality of print is very good and the ability to order samples is awesome!


Amazing. Hands down.


Great concept, great integration - horrible fulfillment experiences.

I placed three test orders (10 total shirts). The first order had major quality issues on all three shirts in the order. Someone reached out to me to ask about my experience, so I sent pictures of the poor quality prints and one defective shirt and he said it looked like there wasn't enough pre-treatment before the print and said they'd all be replaced. I never ended up getting replacements even after checking on the status and being told they'd look back into it. It's been months now.

Anyway, I placed a second order after being told everything from the first would be corrected (customer service seemed good). I wanted to test out some different blends/treatments (50/50, powerwashed cotton, etc.) to see how they printed and to also see my designs in different sizes on different sized shirts to figure out exactly how I should create my print files for each size. This order had an item out of stock (after several days I find this out), so they asked if I wanted to split it. I did, so they split the order. Before they could print the items that were in stock, another item went out of stock, so it held up this part of the order as well. My first items arrived well over a week after I placed my order and the remainder of the order came several weeks after the order was placed. I was told all of these fulfillment issues were due to them moving to a bigger location and the supplier sending the shirts to the old location by mistake.

After having put so much into my website and t-shirt designs, modifying a lot of shopify code, paying for apps, etc., I wanted this thing to work, so I figured their issues from the move should be over and their new, larger location should be able to store more inventory and put shirts out faster. I placed another order to see if maybe things were running smoothly now. I ordered four shirts. After 7 days, I got an "out of stock, do you wanna split your order?" email. I said to split and 1 of 4 shirts shipped. It's now been 15 days and I have one of the shirts. Two more were marked as shipped on 7/23, although they weren't given to Fed Ex until 7/25. My shipping address is little over an hour drive from where they ship this stuff. They mark is shipped 7/23 and expected delivery from Fed Ex = 7/28. The remaining shirt no longer says out of stock, but it's just sitting there on the order screen, yet to be fulfilled.

Bottom line - unless you want to deal with EVERY ONE of your customers being extremely unhappy, don't waste your time with The Printful.

Also, I've researched alternative drop ship DTG printers and they all pretty much have reviews full of complaints about fulfillment issues.

Print Aura is at least up front about the process, saying that they place the order for the blank AFTER you send in the order to have a shirt printed. I'm sure they're all doing this and that's why it takes 7 days for them to tell you something is back-ordered. I'd much rather see a limited selection of styles than have to deal with these fulfillment issues.

I still haven't gotten my first order replacements yet. The print quality since that order has been fine, but for that order, it looked like someone used a $30 printer to print out an iron on and then applied it in a hurry.

If you run a DTG printing company and you can actually fulfill your orders in a reasonable time, please reach out to me!


The integration works really well. No major drawbacks at all. However, for each Size and Color variation you have to assign the same model all over again. The best solution so far has prepared ScalablePress. There you may bulk assignment for the different sizes and colors.

As mentioned in the previous reviews the major disadvantages are: prices and prolonged turn around period. I would personally recommend you to check other POD Shopify apps this includes Print Aura and Pressera.


Really slow delivery. It took almost 4 weeks to get the shipment in. My customers started complaining :/


Great App, easy to use & products of the highest quality -Highly recommend!!


As far as the app goes it has run very smoothly. It integrates well with my shop and I don't have to do a thing when an order is placed. Yay for passive profits! Some of the issues people listed below are in regard to Printful itself, they are there (slow turnaround sometimes, certain colors don't print well - order a swatch sample!) but the app works great and they have WONDERFUL customer service. Very prompt and friendly.


I've been using Printful for a few weeks now. I really love the concept because it allows me to attempt to start a T-Shirt (brand) company at a low investment. The 2 stars are for 1) their awesome customer service and 2) for the print quality. Some people complained about print quality but so far I have been happy, despite the placement of my logos not matching the product mockup. The customer service is by far their best attribute, while it is impossible to receive real-time customer service, the responses are generally quick and extremely helpful. All the replies from different team members and genuinely helpful.

I would like to offer more of their products to my customers, but the costs are just so high that it's impossible to offer them at a reasonable rate. Example 1: their cheapest mug is $10 and shipping it is $11, so I am charged $21 for a mug: JOKES! I wouldn't want to charge over $12 in the first place for a cheap white mug so charging $25+ to my customers is out of the question. Example 2: their 12x16 canvas is $45 and shipping it is $36, meaning we're already at an unreasonable cost to me of $81: forget about it. My customers don't want to pay $100 for a tiny Cavas of my photography.

- Customer Service
- Print Quality
- No overhead
- Little to no risk

- Extremely high costs of goods
- High Shipping rates
- Product printing can differ from your mockup
- Extremely slow shipping

Overall I am happy with the service because it enables me to test out a market for a brand I wish to create at very little cost to myself. Because I am trying to create a brand rather than make money, I can use Printful. If you are looking to make money, look elsewhere, unless you already have a client base. If you price your products reasonably, your profit margin will be extremely low.

I am using Printful in hopes of building a brand within the next 8-14 months. If I don't succeed, no big deal as the cost is nominal. If I do succeed, I can drop Printful, print local and start making money! Either way: Printful did its job.

*If not for terribly slow shipping and most products being too expensive, I would rate 4-5 stars*

July 13 EDIT:

Fulfilment and Shipping are beyond irritating. I haven't marketed my new store yet so it's Family and Friends only... which makes it even more embarrassing. Point in case: my friend put an order in June. It was shipped June 26. 20 days later, she has yet to receive the product. It's ridiculous. I'll never have repeat customers with this kind of bogus shipping service. And I'm in Toronto! I can't imagine if it were an order outside of North America. I have another order that was placed July 5..... 8 days later and the only update is "Sorting Completed" so it has yet to be fulfilled, let alone shipped. JOKES

Changing my Final Verdict Rating to 1 STAR. Unless Printful helps me out and fixes some serious issue then I can lift the rating to 3-5 stars depending on service provided.




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