Getting Started
Kicking off your first project is easy!

Click on "new design" and you'll either be able to select from one of our templates, or creating a design from scratch.


Fretting where to start when creating a new design? Not to worry, we've got you covered.

We have a vast array of templates to choose from when creating a design.

So many in fact, we had to create distinct categories for each! CALA Blanks, CALA Templates, and Packaging. Each template has been hand curated by the team at CALA to get you up and running in no time.

New Design:

Can't find what you're looking for in our templates? No problem, just click "continue without template" to create a new design from scratch.

Next, Title your design, and upload some reference images.

Sections, Explained

To simplify the process for you and your production partner, we've categorized your design materials into three categories.

Designs ✏️
Have hand drawn sketches, guidance photos, or illustrator files? 

Designs is where you upload anything that communicates what you'd like your final creation to look like.

Materials 👕
3M reflective fabric? Heavy denim? Zippers? Buttons? 

Materials is where you upload photos or sketches of the materials you'd like to have used for production. If you're looking for ideas, you can always use CALA's blanks library at

If you need help with this step, let us know and we'll help you find the perfect materials. We'll also help you source the materials, so you don't need to have these materials on hand.

Artwork 🎨
Whether you're adding the design for your tags/labels, or a graphic for the logo embroidery, you'll add the artwork files to this section of CALA. Check out our artwork upload guidelines here.

Once you've added your design files, it's time to add any comments and measurements you may need!

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