Design Tips & Templates

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The BoardPusher Skateboard Designer currently accepts images in JPEG and PNG formats. If you want to have transparent images, you have to use PNG. Full bleed for most decks is 9 x 33 inches at 150 DPI or above. Longboards require 11 x 42 inches.

Accepted Image Formats JPEG, JPG, and PNG
Min DPI (anything under will be resized) 150 DPI
Full Bleed Size (for most deck sizes) 9 x 33 Inches
Min Size for Full Bleed 1350 x 4950 pixels


Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Move Left
  • Move Up
  • Move Right
  • Move Down
  • +Enlarge
  • -Shrink
  • [Rotate CCW
  • ]Rotate CCW


Don't put anything important right on the edge of the board in the Skateboard Designer (e.g. If you want your name in small print on the very bottom of the deck, it could get cut off if you don't leave some room on the edge). The board size in the Skateboard Designer is approximate and the graphic can shift slightly in printing.

If you want a graphic to print to the edge of the deck make sure to extend it a bit over the edge in the Skateboard Designer to give it a bleed for printing . Again, the board size in the Skateboard Designer is approximate and the graphic can shift slightly in printing. If you upload a full bleed image to cover the whole deck that is 9 x 33 Inches, the Skateboard Designer will automatically give it the correct bleed. 

Avoid enlarging a photo or other Jpeg graphic to be larger than it's original size in your graphics program. This can cause the final graphic on your deck to print out pixelated or blurry.

Base Types

Standard Full Color White Base

  • White remains white
  • Completely opaque
  • No color shifts
  • Recommended for photos and all types of graphics

Natural

  • White shows natural wood
  • Semi-transparent, wood grain shows through lighter colors
  • Color shift slightly darker
  • Recommended for text and vectorized graphics

Metallic Silver Base

  • White shows metallic silver
  • Semi-transparent, metallic silver shows through lighter colors
  • Color shift slightly darker and more reflective
  • Recommended for text, vectorized graphics and bright photos

NEW! Holographic Base

  • White shows holographic foil
  • Semi-transparent, holographic foil shows through lighter colors
  • Colors shift in light provding a complete holographic effect
  • Recommended for text and vectorized graphics
  • Only available on select shapes and has $5 extra production fee

Feel free to contact us with any questions about base types and what will work best for your graphic.



Deck Templates

If you want to upload full bleed designs, you can use the templates below to know exact size and truck placement for each deck shape. Minimum resolution allowed is 150 DPI, suggested resolution is 300 DPI. To download a template, right click on a link and select "Save Target As".

Deck Shape Jpg Png
7.25/Mini Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
7.5 Inch Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
7.62 Inch Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
7.75 Inch Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
7.87 Inch Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
8 Inch Popsicle 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
8.25 Inch Popsicle   150 DPI - 300 DPI
8.5 Inch Popsicle   150 DPI - 300 DPI
8.75 Inch Popsicle   150 DPI - 300 DPI
9 Inch Popsicle   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Square Nose   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Cruiser 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
Old School   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Pintail   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Longboard 150 DPI - 300 DPI 150 DPI - 300 DPI
Bottle Tail   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Coffin   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Mini Cruiser   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Punk Nose   150 DPI - 300 DPI
Retro Rocket   150 DPI - 300 DPI