Supercharge Your POD Business With Shutterstock

Supercharge Your POD Business With Shutterstock

Here at Printify, we’re always looking for the next way to give our merchants an edge over the competition. As such, we’re thrilled to welcome Shutterstock into our network.

Why Should You Try Shutterstock Integration?


Work from a treasure trove of potential designs and artwork.


New graphic artwork can be created in seconds via user-friendly tools and interfaces.


Pay-as-you-sell, with no upfront subscription costs.

No Restrictions

All included content is available for commercial use.

How Can You Use Shutterstock to Boost POD Revenue?

Printify and Shutterstock Integration Example

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality images (350+ million), photographs, vectors, illustrations, etc., as well as proprietary editing tools. So, when a merchant gains access to the Shutterstock database, they have a massive library of options to explore in search of the perfect print on demand inclusion. 

Before Shutterstock integration, merchants were mainly on their own regarding how they came by, created, or otherwise acquired product designs. Now, everyone is empowered with a mountain of raw potential to adorn merchandise, tinker into more preferable manifestations, or stimulate their own creativity.


Pricing follows a pay-as-you-sell formula per image. In short, one of the following usage fees will apply whenever a product including Shutterstock material sells.

Essentials Collection

A large selection of the most popular stock images from Shutterstock for USD 0.99 per image when your product is sold.

Full Collection

Over 350 million images for 17.5% of a product’s production cost (with a minimum fee of USD 1.49). So, if it costs USD 10 to create a product featuring an image from Full collection, that image would cost USD 1.75 to use.

How Does Shutterstock Work?

This is arguably the best part. Shutterstock is integrated seamlessly within the Printify platform. This means that, during the product creation phase, merchants can choose between adding an image from their computer or using an image from Shutterstock. There, merchants will be able to search via keyword, image type, orientation, or several other filtering parameters.

Printify and Shutterstock Integration How It Works

After an acceptable image (or other content) is selected, merchants will have further refining capabilities through the Shutterstock Editor tool. Therein, users can upload, textualize, and tinker with the many other capacities of the feature. Here are just a few:

  • Crop
  • Remove background
  • Filter (13 currently available)
  • Brightness
  • Saturation
  • Colorify
  • Contrast
  • Hue Rotation
  • Temperature
  • Exposure
  • Vignette
  • Blur
  • Borders
  • Alignment
  • Flip (Vertical/Horizontal)

Once the image or design is perfected, that graphic can be published directly to whichever sales platform a merchant works with. There, those new-and-improved designs are sure to stand out amongst lower quality counterparts.

Printify and Shutterstock Integration Mockup Generator

Using the built-in Shutterstock Editor, you can remove the background, as well as add a custom text. Play around with the different effects to customize the design to your liking!

Printify and Shutterstock Integration Mockup

Try It Today

With such a broad array of useful tools, the use of Shutterstock’s cache is phenomenal for both beginners and those familiar with artistic mediums like graphic design, photography, etc.

Make It Happen Today!

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  1. Ismail
    September 7

    Can I use the images as-is, without any alterations?

    1. Florence Kingsley
      September 8

      Hi Ismail,
      Yes, that is correct. Just in case, more information can be found here.

  2. David
    June 20

    I’m finding that many of the images are medium resolution

    1. Martha Simmons
      June 21

      Hi David,
      If you mean that many of the Shutterstock images have medium resolution, then keep in mind that those are third party designs and there are no guarantees that all images will fit Printify guidelines. You can search for vector files on Shutterstock, which you should be able to scale within the Shutterstock editor as much as you want without losing quality.
      It’s also important to keep in mind, that the medium quality message in our mockup generator is shown according to the DPI of the file, however, the printing quality will be affected by the quality of the pixels, not only the number of them. So, as long as the file doesn’t show any blurriness or pixelation, the outcome could be suitable even in medium resolution.

  3. Ankur
    January 14

    Will the image be charged each time when I receive an order or it will be charged just one time or for the first order?

    1. Naomi
      January 15

      The fee for using the image will be applied each time when the product with the chosen image is sold. The fee will be added to the Printify production cost.

  4. Ankur
    January 13

    Are these copyright free, hope there is no copyright infringement? Can these images be used on various products at one time?

  5. Daniel
    January 12

    My account seems not to be associated with Shutterstock as I dont see the new option when Adding a new Product.
    What I should I do to get it activated/available?

    1. Naomi
      January 13

      Hello Daniel! Please make sure you have logged into your Printify account, this option is available only for registered users. If it still doesn’t work out, please reach out to our support team via [email protected], and they will find a solution!


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