PrintReady Integration

Order Desk can pull your print on demand orders in from your shopping cart(s), sync your print details into them, and then submit them to PrintReady. As PrintReady fulfills the orders, the shipment details will be pulled back into Order Desk and sent back to the original shopping cart if your store is set up for it.


Basic Settings
Product Settings
Shipping Class Match
Sending Orders to PrintReady


To enable the integration, click on Manage Integrations in the left sidebar. Under the Print on Demand tab, find and enable the PrintReady integration.

Enter the credentials PrintReady gives to you and click to connect.

To find your PrintReady credentials, please contact your rep from PrintReady. Order Desk support is not able to help with finding or resetting your PrintReady credentials, as they are created and provided by PrintReady.

Basic Settings

Default Shipping Class

Choose the shipping class you want PrintReady to use for orders.

If you need to apply specific methods for certain orders, match your method names to PrintReady's names in the Shipping Class Match section below.

Procurement Type

Select your procurement type; Auto is recommended. If Auto is selected, Order Desk will build full SKUs with the color and SKU unless the print_sku has an asterisk (*) in it. For more details, please see the Preparing Your Items section below, specifically the print_sku instructions.

Select Inventory or Custom if all of your products are one of these. If selected, the proper value will be passed to PrintReady.

Please speak to your PrintReady rep for more information about which type you should select if you are unsure.

Default Design Type

Select your default design type.

If you need to select more than one type, you can add design_type directly to the item metadata of each item that will be different from your default selection. For more details, please see the design_type details in the Preparing Your Items section below.

Third Party Shipping ID

If you have a third party shipping account that you want PrintReady to use, add the shipping ID here.

Please speak with your PrintReady rep for more information about whether or not this field should be set for your account.

After Import, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after they are successfully sent to PrintReady.

You can use one of the default folders already in your store or create your own. Read the Working with Folders guide for more information.

After Shipment, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into as PrintReady sends back shipment details.

Default Shipment Return Address

Set your default return address for PrintReady to use on your order shipments.

If you need to customize the return address for certain orders, you can save different return addresses to your Store Settings and then use a rule to set the return address to specific orders. If a return address is not added to the order, the default address set here in the PrintReady settings will be used.

For information on adding additional return addresses and applying them to specific orders with a rule, read the Store Settings guide.

Product Settings

For more information on what the product settings within the PrintReady integration do, please read the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.

Shipping Class Match

If the shipping methods you set up in your shopping cart(s) don't match the shipping method names PrintReady uses, they won't know what methods you intend for them to use. When this happens, the default mail class applied above will be used instead for all of your orders.

To tell PrintReady what methods you want them to use, you will need to match your method names to theirs. This can be done in the shipping class match section. For detailed instructions on setting this up, please read through the shipping class match guide.

Sending Orders to PrintReady

Getting your orders ready to send to PrintReady will take some set up time. For a detailed walkthrough of how to use Order Desk with your Print on Demand orders, please read through our Print on Demand Fulfillment guide.

Preparing Your Orders

The following fields can be set as checkout data or order metadata to add or change the details that are sent to PrintReady about the order.

Field Name Field Description
ShippingAccount Third-party shipping account number to be used for the order.
PackingSlip The URL for the PDF to be included as the packing slip on the order. Details here.
DateToShip The Y-m-d date format for the date the order should ship. By default, 26 hours are added to the current time.
DateDropDead The Y-m-d date format for the date the order should reach the customer. By default, this value is not sent.

If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, see the How to Work with Checkout Data guide.

Preparing Your Items

The following fields can be set as variations or item metadata for each item in an order. Replace the "x" with a value specified in the table, i.e. print_url_2, print_location_2.

Field Name Field Description
print_sku The base part number for the garment. The color and size will be added to the end of the SKU where appropriate, so only the base SKU is necessary. Add an asterisk (*) to the SKU if this is a custom product and the size and color should not be appended. The * will be removed before sending to PrintReady.
print_url_ x The URL for the artwork file. Values 1-8 accepted. If only sending one, print_url can be used.
print_preview_ x The URL for the preview of the final product. Values 1-8 accepted. If only sending one, print_preview or image can be used.
print_location_ x Each design also must include a print location. Valid values are Full Front, Full Back, Rt. Sleeve Above Cuff, Left Sleeve Above Cuff, Back Yoke, Left Front Chest, Right Chest. Values 1-8 accepted.
print_design_id_ x If PrintReady has given you a Design ID for your product, use this field with the ID as the value rather than using a print_url. Values 1-8 accepted.
print_design_code_ x If you are sending a print url (not a Design ID), use this to send a customer design code with your products. If this field is not used, no customer design code will be sent to PrintReady. Values 1-8 accepted.
colorway_ x The Colorway ID (for embroidery thread color) for the print. Values 1-8 accepted.
design_type_ x The design type for the item if different from the default setting. Options are Embroidery, LaserEtch, Applique, DigitalPrint, ScreenPrint, HeatTransfer, DyeSublimation, ReverseApplique, DistressedApplique, HG CYLINDRICAL, HG Dye Sublimation, HG FLAT, Poster, STICKER, Pinback Button and Magnet. Values 1-8 accepted.
color The color of the garment. An attempt will be made to match color set here to PrintReady's color abbreviation list.
size The size of the garment, if applicable.
print_mill Custom procurement only, to pass a mill for the item.
procurement_type The type of procurement for the garment if different from the default setting. Options are Custom, Contract, or Inventory.
custom_text_x To add custom text ( e.g. a name or uniform number). These will be added along with the print_url. You can append a 1, 2, 3, etc., to add more than 1. If there is more than one line of text in a particular area, separate the values by a line break.
custom_details_x For every custom_text value, you must include a corresponding custom_details value. This holds the details of how your custom text will be printed. You will need to include a comma-separated list of values in this order: Font, Color, Position, Width, Height, Notes. Notes are optional. Here's an example of how this field would look: Arial, Black, Front, 3, 8, Optional Note Text

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