There are few things you’ll need to know when creating any Fathead Custom Creation:
Find Your Photo
The first and most important step to a Custom Creation, is finding a great photo or image. You may already have a photo or you may plan to take one. Either way, you need a high resolution image (a large digital image). The higher the resolution, the sharper and larger the image can be. Below is a list of suggested guidelines for your file size:
Use an image more than 2MB in size.
Use an image greater than 1800 x 1800 pixels in size.
Use an image with between 180-300 DPI (Dots Per Inch).
If you're planning on taking a photo, use a digital camera that can take a high quality, high resolution digital photograph. You may have to adjust your settings to get the highest picture quality. Below are some guidelines when taking your photo:
Limit the use of zoom. Zooming takes resolution away from the image.
Get as close to the subject as possible to utilize all the space.
Make sure there is adequate lighting; dim photos make for a dim custom creation.
We'll check the image when you upload it and tell you if it's going to be OK for the Custom Creation size you chose. If you receive a warning that resolution is too low, we recommend you upload another photo. Please note: because these are one of a kind items, all sales of Custom Creations are final.
Most importantly, you must own the rights to the image(s). If you took the photograph that you’re sending us then you own the rights. If someone else took the photograph, you need permission from that person to use the photograph for a Fathead Custom Creation. If you used a professional photographer he or she should be able to provide you with a release form. If you upload a licensed image or an image you do not own the rights to, we will not be able to produce your Custom Creation.
Once you select your custom type and size, you will be asked to upload your photo(s).
You can upload JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PNG photo files through our online tool when creating your custom Fathead.
For other file types, including PDF, PSD, AI, EPS and SVG, or if you are experiencing difficulty uploading a file, please call 1-877-328-8877 for professional assistance.
Choose Your Product
We offer a variety of product types and sizes:
Die Cut Vinyl Prints
Vinyl Mural Prints
Big Head™ Cut Outs
Street Grip™ Ground Graphics
Stand Out™ Cut Outs
You will have the option to request a free digital proof via email.
If you decide you want a proof, allow up to 2 additional business days for turnaround. If you need your finished order faster or if you're happy with your current selections, we suggest you skip this option.
Processing and Shipping Time
Custom Creations take 7 to 14 business days to process and design plus shipping time. If we have any problems with the photo you sent, we’ll let you know. Free digital proofs (optional) are sent by email so you can see exactly what your custom order will look like before we print. We recommend that you receive a proof due to the fact that sales of Custom Creations are final.
All sales of Custom Creations are final. We will gladly exchange your Custom Creation within 30 days of delivery ONLY if you received it damaged or defective. To exchange your item you must have a return merchandise authorization number issued by Fathead. Call 1-877-FATHEAD (1-877-328-4323) for assistance.
Custom Die Cut Vinyl Prints – Starting at $24.99
Custom Die Cut Vinyl Prints feature your photo or image with the background removed.
Die Cut Vinyl Prints are made of self-adhesive, moveable, reusable vinyl.
Like with all of our Custom Creations, a large, high resolution photo (more than 2MB, more than 1800x1800 pixels in size, between 180-300 DPI) works best. The subject that you want cut out should take up most of the photo.
Want to create a die cut image of your company’s logo? We can do that too; just upload a high resolution image.
Die Cut Vinyl Prints are available as small as 8” x 10” and as large as 4’ x 6’6” (48” x 78”).
Red eye correction and additional color effects are available for an additional charge. Just select your option(s) when creating your custom product.
Be sure your subject to be cut out is in the center of the photo and fills up the frame as much as possible. Don't cut off part of your subject – we can't add it in later.
If you want us to cut out the background so you can put up the boy in the blue baseball uniform and the ball, you need to tell us. Please give us instructions in the “Design Instructions” section when creating your custom product. Please note: With your die-cut vinyl print, you may select up to three separate people or objects to be cut out from the background. If you wish to do so, please indicate below which items you wish us to include in the finished product. For information on additional cuts, please contact customer service at 1-877-FATHEAD (1-877-328-4323).
Custom Canvas Wraps feature your full photo or image printed on artist quality canvas, wrapped around the sides of the wood stretcher.
Your image is printed on artist quality canvas, then gallery wrapped and secured to a wood stretcher. A dust cover is added to the back and mounting hardware is attached so your Custom Canvas Wrap is ready to hang.
Canvas wraps are available as small as 8” x 10” and as large as 3’ x 4’ (36” x 48”).
You have the option to have your photo on up to four separate canvas panels. Your one image will be divided among the panels. With a single panel, you can upload up to five images to create a collage.
You have the option to upload up to 5 images and choose from a variety of layout options for your image(s).
We offer three wrap options (black edge, white edge, photo wrap) and four wood frame options (gold, walnut grain, black wood, white wood) for an additional charge.
Red eye correction and additional color effects are available for an additional charge. Just select your option when creating your custom product.
You have the option to add text to your Canvas Wrap. Choose from 5 fonts and a variety of layout and size choices.
Custom Big Heads are a cut out of almost any image.
Big Head Cut Outs are made of 3/16 inch foam core.
Big Head Types:
You have two Big Head options to choose from:
Standard: Cut out of a single face
Premium: Cut out of a full person, animal or object
For best results, use a large, high resolution photo (more than 2MB, more than 1800x1800 pixels in size, between 180-300 DPI) that is zoomed in on the person, animal or object that you want to be made into a Big Head.
Optional 2-Sided Big Head:
Our standard Big Heads are printed on one side with the Fathead logo on the other side. You have the option of creating a 2-sided Big Head. The printing on the reverse side will be the mirror image of your photo. This means that any images, numbers or letters will print in reverse.
Custom Stand Out cut outs are a freestanding cut out of a person.
Custom Stand Outs are made of 3/16” extruded polystyrene with clay coated liners. The durability and quality of this material ensures that your Stand Out is in a class of its own. They are printed with cutting edge digital printing technology, allowing for the most vibrant and detailed standees available.
The size is determined by the height of the Stand Out. Custom Stand Outs are available in 3 sizes,: 4’ (48”), 5’4”(64”), 6’2” (74”). Note: The height of the Stand Out is from the top of the Stand Out to the bottom of the Stand Out. If there are objects above the subjects head (e.g. a baseball bat) the bat height is included in the total height of the Stand Out. The maximum width of a Stand Out (all sizes) is 3’9” (45”).
Since a Stand Out is designed to be taller than it is wide, an image of a vertically orientated person (or people) makes for an ideal Stand Out. If the photo you upload includes more than one person and they are detached, make sure you provide specific instructions for which part of the image you would like made into a Stand Out. You will be able to do this in the Design Instructions step when you are creating your custom Stand Out.
Custom Stand Outs include a base that provides structural support. You can choose from a variety of base color options, including the original photograph.
Custom Street Grip™ Ground Graphics – Starting at $89.99
Display your custom design on an outdoor surface.
Custom Street Grip Ground Graphics are printed on super tough, precision cut, slip resistant vinyl that is removable but not reusable.
Custom Street Grips are available in two sizes: 24” x 36” and 36” x 48”
Street Grips work best when applied to concrete, asphalt or cement. They are not recommended for use on laminate tile, carpet, sealed concrete or any finished flooring, as it will likely damage the surface when removed.
Display your custom design on the side, back or front of your vehicle.
Custom Auto Decals are printed on super tough, precision cut vinyl that is removable but not reusable.
Custom Auto Decals are available in four sizes: 1’ x 1’ (12” x 12”), 2’ x 2’ (24” x 24”), 3’ x 3’ (36” x 36”) and 4’ x 4’ (48” x 48”).
Auto decals are intended for the back, front or side of a vehicle. They will not damage your car, providing strong adhesion that also removes cleanly. They are Weatherproof with outdoor durability from -50 degrees F to 225 degrees F (-46 C to 107 C).