NEED DESIGN HELP?
If you're ready to start designing, click below.
To simplify the design process, we've added several features and tools that are helpful to experiment with.
First, notice the placement options: FRONT and BACK (digital print only). These options allow you to choose which side you'd like for placing a logo or image centered to the cap and CamelBak logo.
To scale an image or text, drag and drop one of the corners. Moving inward shrinks the element, moving outward increases the size. Click and hold the rotation icon above images or text to spin the element. If you exceed the Grey Zone marked "PRINT AREA", the box will turn red. This is an indicator that some of your elements will be cut off when printed.
The key to a great digital print is uploading a good quality image. Choose files with high resolution (300 DPI) and images that are clear and crisp. Every imperfection in your image will be visible on the print. It is also best to avoid extremely dark images. Lighter images will generally print better.
If you want to remove the white background from an image and don't have a design program, like Photoshop, there are many free tools online, such as PhotoScissors*, that will help isolate the subject in your image from the background. Save your files as a transparent .PNG to preserve the transparent background you create.
On stainless steel bottles, you can select laser etch. For this to work, your image must have transparency. If you upload a solid .JPG file, you will simply see a large rectangle on the bottle (as in the image on the left). If you proceed to checkout when your preview shows a plain rectangle, what you see is what you'll get. By contrast, using an .PNG file type will give you the best possible look (as in the bottle on the right).
For best results, ensure that your PNG image file uses all black to indicate where the bottle will be etched. Lighter colors can result in etching that is fainter than expected. As always, review carefully before proceeding to checkout.