When defining a print area you can use a PNG file to create it. This is very useful especially in the case where the print area is not a regular shape or to create print areas with multiple not-customizable parts inside (such as a cover case where you need to leave the space for the phone camera where customers cannot add any designs).
When creating the file, you must follow these rules:
must be PNG format (.png);
must have a transparent background;
must have margins of at least 1 pixel;
the print areas must be in black color. All black parts in the file will be recognized as design areas by Zakeke and users will be able to customize them.
Let's say you want to define a heart-shaped print area on a shirt. The PNG file will be as the one below:
The heart is black (customizable area) and the rest of the PNG is transparent. Margins are at least 1 pixel.
This is what your customers will see on the product in the customizer when they upload a picture:
And this is the final output:
You sell cover cases that have a hole for the phone camera. Of course, that is not a customizable part of the cover case.
The PNG file will be as the one here below:
This is what your customers will see in the customizer:
And this is the print-file: