Your Design Editor For Web-to-Print

Explore our cross-platform Web-to-Print design editor, merging smart templates, automation, and modern image editing.

Enjoy full customization, allowing you to effortlessly scale and automate workflows for both your customers and teams.

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Transform Your Web-to-Print Workflow

Streamline Design Creation

Give users a kick-start with templates! Define placeholders, control design elements, and effortlessly guide customer edits. This not only elevates conversions but also unlocks new revenue streams through personalized templates.

Enable Mass-Personalization

Our templates support text variables that enable mass personalization of print products such as postcards, brochures, and flyers.

Connect your templates to a data source and automatically generate designs at scale.

Generate Print-Ready Designs

Configurable bleed margins, page clippings, and spot colors ensure a smooth print production process. SVG shapes and stickers will have a consistent, pristine resolution and minimal download size.

Generate pixel perfect PDF files that are ready-to-print.

Automate Design Validation

Minimize operating costs by eliminating common false print errors.

Our SDK supports automatic design validation, flagging errors such as elements extending beyond the bleed line, helping your customers generate high quality, print-ready designs with minimal risk.

Create Custom UI

Our SDK is not just your typical library or embeddable iframe, but a graphics processing engine that comes with a number of user interfaces.

Tailor the UI to your customer needs, define the exact feature set for creating print-ready designs.

Automatically generate custom themes based on color schemes or customize the UI to fit your brand.

Scale Across All Platforms

We built a single creative engine that is portable to any platform, thus transcending the limitations of building individual SDKs for web, Android, iOS and so on.

This eliminates an entire class of errors plaguing web-to-print applications.

Text rendering, for instance, is uniform and consistent across all platforms.

Everything you need

Key Capabilities

Extensive features to serve any use case and enable a smooth and enjoyable creation process.

Editing

Transform

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Crop, flip, and rotate with ease. Preset crop ratios to common formats.

Filters

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Over 60 state-of-the-art filters allow users to control the style and mood of their creations.

Adjustments

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Fine-tune designs with an exhaustive set of adjustment operations such as brightness and contrast.

Effect & Blur

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Add a unique mood to designs with effects & blur.

Element Snapping

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Snap stickers and text to control points for more precise placements.

Blend Modes & Grouping

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Define the blending behavior and grouping.

Undo & Redo

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Allow users to undo and redo all editing operations.

Printing

Cutout Lines

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Create and customize cutout shapes for web-to-print.

CMYK/ Spot color support

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Integrate CMYK and Pantone color spaces, customized color libraries, including your brand's colors.

Templating

Design Templates

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Create role based design templates to jumpstart users’ creativity.

Text Variables

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Enable mass personalization and creative automation by embedding variables.

Placeholders & Lockable Designs

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Constrain templates to guide your users’ design and ensure brand consistency.

Configurable Presets

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Enforce a consistent aesthetic across all creations by using preset filters, adjustments, fonts, and crop ratios.

Customizability

Build Custom UIs

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Use the headless API powering all creative operations to implement an entirely custom UI.

Theming

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Change the editor theme to fit seamlessly with your app.

Media Libraries

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Set up custom libraries that are easily sortable.

Toolbar Customization

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Reposition toolbar elements, change icons, or rename tools to fit your use case.

Internationalization

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Add support for additional languages, and customize any button label.

Export Options

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Export designs in JPG, PNG, or PDF with custom quality, page ranges, and dimensions.

Your partner in crime

Why IMG.LY ?

Battle-tested

Our SDK has matured in demanding environments, powering 500+ million creations per month.

Scalable & Future-Proof

We regularly release new features and improvements to help you stay ahead of industry shifts.

Customization

Our SDK can be flexibly customized, you can even build custom UIs and extend the editor functionality.

Cross-platform

Our SDK is optimized across platforms ensuring consistent rendering and interoperability.

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Bring beautiful photo editing to your applications.

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Empower your users with an easy-to-use design editor.

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Unleash your users' creativity & leverage user generated content.

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Empower users to create, collaborate , and automate design tasks in your app.

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Powerful video editor for your iOS, Android, and web applications.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

IMG.LY’s solution engineers did a deep dive on our business case and helped us implement a custom print kiosk UI

André Albrecht
Digital Solution Manager
 @ 
Brother

Our customers create over a million personalized postcards each year choosing from over hundreds of templates with IMG.LY’s SDK. It’s the only solution that allows us to build our own specialized, on-brand UI that integrates seamlessly with our platform.

Jeanine Zaalberg
Product Manager
 @ 
Swiss Post

Our app has photo-editing at the very core of its experience and the editor has been invaluable in making that vision happen. There are no other tools on the market up to the quality of PE.SDK.

Toby Green
Lead Developer
 @ 
Elbi

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Reach out to our sales team or start a free trial.

FAQs

What is the difference between creative automation and variable data printing?

Creative automation refers to the general process of programmatically creating or editing designs, all aspects of a design are subject to change whether colors, fonts or element position. In addition a data source can be used to update dynamic elements of the design.
Variable data printing refers specifically to using data to create variations of a specific design template. The designs thus created are then further processed in a down-stream printing workflow producing physical prints.

Can I implement roles and permissions using the SDK?

While there is no functionality included with the editor that allows implementing roles and permissions you can use any backend technology or framework to control access to the editor. Furthermore our SDK features are extendible allowing for hooks where permissions can be checked and the editor behavior customized accordingly.

Can we integrate our own assets (Sticker, Frames, Overlays)?

Yes, absolutely! Please refer to our documentation for more information on that topic.

Can I see what my design would look like on print?

Yes, CE.SDK has a live preview function that visualizes the final product, allowing you and your users to better manage expectations.

Which platforms/ frameworks are supported?

Our IMG.LY SDK is suitable for web and mobile (Android & iOS). Supported frameworks are React-Native, Flutter, Ionic, and Cordova for mobile and React, Angular, Svelte and Vue.js for web. For more information, please visit our Guides.

Can I import existing designs files into the SDK?

You can always import individual elements as PNG, JPG or SVG, we are currently working on importers for PDF and the most common design file formats.

Which export file formats for print do you support?

All CreativeEditor SDK scenes can be exported in PNG, JPEG, TGA, BIN, and PDF. See the export guide in the documentation for more information on exporting scenes.

Can I enable/ disable a function by default?

Yes, you have full control over the Editor’s UI and functionality. You can also take full control over the editing process with smart templates, lockable designs and placeholders.

Do you offer integration support?

Yes, apart from accessing our complete CreativeEngine documentation you can also contact our support team. We offer different levels of support based on your license type.
To explore your use case and potential solutions with us simply get in touch.

Which frameworks do you support for building custom UIs?

You can use any Javascript framework to implement a custom UI on top of our headless CreativeEngine API. You can find dedicated getting started guides for React, Vue, Angular and Svelte in our documentation.

Which server-side technologies do you support?

You can run the CreativeEngine in a Node.js environment and deploy it on any platform with Node.js support. See this guide on how to deploy on AWS for reference.

Can I try your Editors to see how it works?

Yes, we offer a free trial for all our products. You can get your free trial right now.

Can my users edit their photos using IMG.LY SDKs when they are offline?

As the editor works client-side, a permanent internet connection isn't necessary for the editor to run properly. Once the device reconnects, available updates can be installed and the export tracking will be communicated. However, if you require the SDK to work in a purely offline environment please contact our sales team to request an offline license.

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