Creating a new pre-decorated product in InkSoft is a very simple process and can usually be done in around 5-10 minutes. You will need to have products loaded to your main store that will serve as the blanks for the pre-decorated products. (click here for the quick start guide on how to add products)
The complexity of art and number of colors on the product will determine how long this process with take.
You will need to log into the InkSoft backend for your store and click Products ->Add New Product-> New Pre-Decorated Product
The Design Studio will load with the same item each time. You can choose a different product to design by using the following steps.
Design your product. You can use your own art with the upload image feature or use the built in Artwork > Design Ideas or Artwork Clip Art.
After you have designed your product click Save. Enter a name for your design and click Continue. This will start the save process. You will see a short animation then it will return you to the design studio. IMPORTANT – Hands off!! Do not touch anything!!! Look that the chrome tab and you will see a spinning circle. This means that the system is working. It is creating your design on all the colors for the product. If the product has a lot of colors this could take some time. When the system is done it will automatically take you to the product information page for your new product.
Once the product information page loads we can then fill in specific details about the product. At a minimum you may want to change the name, SKU and price so that they are unique and something you understand. It is also advisable to at least add the SKU to the keywords field. This will make the product searchable on the storefront (not as important on fundraiser but important on other multiproduct stores). Some settings to check/change:
To Bulk Edit the Colors offered on a product - use this screen shot to help.