Printify’s New and Improved Mockup Generator Is Live

Printify’s New and Improved Mockup Generator Is Live

For years Printify has offered a free product design mockup generator to all our users in a bid to make it cheaper and effortless to get products to your store. As time goes by, our seller needs continued to evolve. To make sure we capture their every need, we felt that there was a need for an upgrade.

Focused on ease of use and how it looks, we’ve made a few changes and kept all the important elements the same. To help tweak and optimize the use of the new mockup generator, we rolled it out to a select group of users and made it available to new sellers. Therefore some sellers will find it familiar.

Main Benefits of the New Mockup Generator

The Printify mockup generator is the foundation of a successful eCommerce business and where you’ll probably invest most of your time. With these new improvements, we aim to make the experience even better for you.

  • Better look & feel – The mockup generator underwent a UI update that is more appealing smoother to use.

  • Design panel for ease of use – You can now switch layer positioning and functions on the design panel on the right-hand side.

  • Effortless design – Faster to create products and upload them to your online store.

  • Mobile view optimized – The new mockup generator is better adjusted to work on mobile devices.

  • Mockup images – We’ve improved product details and preview and included lifestyle mockups for new products.

*Please note: The Printify mockup generator underwent a mostly UI update. This means that no functional elements were removed and it retains all its important features and uses that you have come to love.

Quick Preview of What’s New

We are so proud to introduce to you a new and improved mockup generator. 

Now You Can

1. Easily Drag & Drop Your Design to Upload

2. Duplicate an Existing Layer

3. Switch Between Design Layers Simply by Drag & Drop

4. Create a Single Product With Different Designs/Variants More Easily

How to create a single product with different designs?

5. Preview Your Designs on High-Quality Product Images With Improved Lifestyle Mockups for Our New Products

How to Use the Free Mockup Generator

The video below will take you through the steps fo creating your first custom product with the free Printify mockup generator.

Check out this help center article for more details.

And as always, the mockup is designed to easily add products to your store on online eCommerce platforms like Etsy, eBay, Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix and more.

Enjoy the New and Improved Mockup Generator From Printify

We have been testing it for a while and are confident that it doesn’t just look good, but also makes it easier for you to design your products to sell. For all users with pre-loaded designs in your account, rest assured that the new mockup generator is compatible and you don’t need to re-upload your files. 

If you need more help on navigating the new mockup generator, check out our help center and don’t forget, we have a detailed design guide to get you started. Enjoy and cheers to a successful print on demand business with Printify!

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  1. James Ajao
    November 5

    Hi how do i use the model mockup option

    1. Martha Simmons
      November 8

      Hi James,
      Our Mockup Generator is free to use, and the mockup images are added automatically to your listing upon publishing the product on your store. You may also edit the mockup images when editing your product details.
      If, however, you were referring to something else, please feel free to reach out to our merchant support team via [email protected] for more help.

  2. samia
    October 21

    Is the mock that is generated close to what the image will look like on the actual product? I am hoping the generator will provide a more accurate preview in terms of the colors that will be printed from the image file

    1. Martha Simmons
      October 21

      Hi there,
      In the mockup generator you can see the product previews, which gives you a more or less realistic understanding of how the design will look in real life. If, for example, the preview looks slightly blurry, you may want to improve the design’s quality to make sure you get the best outcome possible. When it comes to colors, please know that they may be slightly different in real life as well, as colors can look brighter or darker on different computers. To make sure you don’t run into any issues, you can have a careful look through this Must-Read Design Guide.

  3. jubei
    September 8

    For some of my items I cannot update the title/thumbnail image. I choose the black tshirt option but it’s stuck on another colour?

    1. Martha Simmons
      September 8

      Hi Jubei,
      If you are using Printify mockups, then you can save the images/mockups for your products in the Mockup Generator under “Edit design”. However, if you are using custom mockups, then you won’t be able to edit them in your Printify account. For more detailed instructions on how to sort this out, please reach out to our merchant support team via [email protected] or the live chat box in your Printify account.

  4. Mark
    July 28

    when integrating with Prestashop1.7 the mockups do not all get published to the prestashop catalogue, is there a fix for this?

    1. Martha Simmons
      August 10

      Hi Mark,
      Please try and clear the Prestashop cache and then try publishing again. If that doesn’t work, please do not hesitate to reach out to our merchant support team, so they can further investigate the matter.

  5. Naddy
    April 20

    Hi I just sign in with a premium plan, but this lifestyle mock-ups are nowhere to be found in the preview of the product still have just the plain basics one.

    Why is that?


    1. Martha Simmons
      April 20

      Hi there!
      Many of our products still don’t have the lifestyle mock-ups, but we are working on adding them. Most all over print (AOP) products should have the lifestyle mock-ups available.
      Also, if the specific product will have the lifestyle mock-up, you will be able to see it regardless of the Printify plan you have.

  6. Gauspo
    April 2

    We just signed up for a year subscription to Placeit because you advertised its mockups on your website. Please clarify how to integrate this new mockup from Placeit (png file) with Printify mockup generator.

    1. Martha Simmons
      April 7

      Hi there!
      While Printify currently doesn’t have a direct integration with Placeit, you can still use your design file to create your desired mockup and download it to your computer. Then manually upload it to the product listing in your store (not in Printify). You can check step-by-step instructions here.

  7. Lucy C
    November 3

    This update made it unusable and now I’ve wasted so much time for nothing!! It is insisting I change more variants even though I have options! WHY!?!? It won’t let me continue and basically doesn’t work anymore. This is beyond frustrating and I’m very angry about this.

  8. Tristram
    November 1

    I very concerned about the final mock-up generator JPG resolution. I don’t understand why such a low resolution image is considered acceptable when consumers will no doubt need to view the details on a t-shirt design. This is a well established UX standard, and high resolution images of products to increase conversions has been established years ago. Both EBay and Amazon have been providing high-res product images to potential buyers for a long, long time.

    How can I increase the image quality of the JPG of the product created by the mock-up tool so when ported via API to my retail platform, buyers don’t have to guess about the details of the design printed on the shirt they are considering purchasing?

    Even if I chose to generate my own high-res images (highly impractical) for each design variable (t-shirt color etc), the daunting process uploading each additional image just to make sure I’m not sabotaging possible sales, would be incredibly time consuming and utterly untenable.

    I’ve just moved my entire product line (500+ unique items) from Printerly to Printify, because their customer support was not very attentive, relying on their database-driven bot support, which was just not very helpful.

    Can someone please address this as I prepare to launch for the upcoming holiday season?

    Thank you very, very, much.

  9. Sonya
    September 11

    There has to be a way for us to add additional images of our product. If we do photo shoots with models or have special room shots for products that are more on brand than the images you offer there has to be a way for us to include them before posting on Shopify. Otherwise everytime we make an update we lose the images that need to stay there. This is a total waste of time and energy. There needs to be one more step in the process that says “upload additional product images here” that we can include with the one’s you’ve provided for us or delete the ones we don’t want to use that you have provided. Branding is key for any successful business and there’s no way the shots you provide can fill everyone’s needs.

  10. eric smith-gunn
    September 5

    Hi Printify
    First off I love this site but you offer new mockups from Placeit but you have no means to add them to the Mockup Generator. Is there a way to create and add new Mockups?

    1. Elina Stafecka
      September 9

      Hi Eric, we are planning to add new mockups during the Holiday season. Stay tuned – If you are our user, you will get a notification via email. 😉

  11. Joe
    August 25

    Hello, Prinitfy
    I’m struggling with putting lifestyle photo for my printify product.

    For my design I create some lifestyle photos with some models.
    Then I upload it through Shopify, as I can’t find where to add it on Printify.
    And additional photo(s) look great on my Shopify pages.

    How do I add them to Printify

    How can i fix that?

    Thanks XX

  12. Alan Cunningham
    July 16

    Hello, How do I get a lifestyle mock-up and/or a real model wearing the designs I create?

  13. Brynn
    June 20

    I am wondering how you get a lifestyle photo ( a real person to have your shirt on them) can you please help me?

  14. Isabel
    May 27

    Hello, Prinitfy
    I’m struggling with putting lifestyle photo for my printify product.

    For my design I create lifestyle photo on Placeit with some model.
    Then I upload it through Shopify, as I can’t find where to add it on Printify.
    And additional photo is shown OK on my Shopify.

    But when I update product on Printify again – my uploaded lifestyle photo disappears
    How can i fix that?


  15. Liz
    March 5

    I would like to know if Printify will offer “all printed” design option. In other words, if there any way I can add a Layer in the whole Tshirt? I prefer to buy those type of products in Stores instead of the ones that only offer the design in a particular area.

  16. Al
    February 15

    Hello I’m not a fan of the new process when creating shirts now the alignment buttons do not work. for example I would click center and it soes not move the design to the center.

  17. Casey Chourney
    February 13

    Is there going to be lifestyle mockups for non-new product, like mockups for the most popular items? If so do you have an ETA?

    Thank you,

    1. Elina Stafecka
      February 14

      Hi Casey! Yes, we are working on that! We will keep you posted. 🙂


  18. Jay
    February 3

    I dont like it, I liked being able to align my art dead center unless I missed that part.

    1. Elina Platonova
      February 3

      Jay, you can locate your design however you prefer by using positioning and alignment feature. In case you have any troubles you can contact our support team at [email protected].

      Best regards,

  19. Sue
    February 2

    I am so excited about these updates! Thank you for making things easier! Love the new mockups, the easier way to change layers, easier duplication! 🙂 Great Job!

    1. Elina Platonova
      February 3

      We are happy to hear that you enjoy our updates! 🙂

  20. Chris
    January 31

    The alignment buttons dont seem to work on hoodies

    1. Elina Platonova
      February 3

      Hi, Chris! Could you please elaborate more on this issue and contact our support team at [email protected]? We tested alignment buttons and everything works fine on our side.

      Kind regards,

  21. Iryna
    January 31

    When choosing a large number of colors for T-shirts, some of them cannot be seen in the preview, because they are closed by the Next button.

    1. Elina Platonova
      February 3

      Thank you for letting us know, Iryna. Our team is looking into it.

      Kind regards,

  22. JTEESinc
    January 31

    incredibly annoying!!! despite all variants chosen had a design allocated, the new mock up generator insists there are variants without a design!!! refreshed several times and started again…still same result….gave up. went over to printful…time wasted. please sort these glitches before you release an update

  23. Robert
    January 30

    Cool 🙂


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