How does the Artist Earnings work?

Our Artist Earnings system operates on a “base fee” for each product sold. Artists will earn the entire difference between the base price and the sale price of a product (this includes both new prints and reprints). If your design is currently up for sale, you'll start to earning on unit 1 of your next reprint. If your design is already receiving Artist Earnings, it will continue to do so under the new compensation formula.

Retail Price - Base Fee = Your Artist Earnings

Each product has a "Base Fee", which covers production and logistical costs. For your Earnings, subtract the "Base Fee" from the retail and you keep the difference as Artist Earnings. 

Find Base Fees for all Threadless products on our Terms & Conditions:

The Base Fees Applicable to Artists via the Website (not sold through Artist Shops). The prices for Artwork sold outside an Artist Shop are set by Threadless.com and are subject to change in Threadless.com’s discretion.


Threadless provides the following Base Fees on Threadless.com:

T-Shirts Base Fee
T-shirt $18.00
Extra Soft T-shirt $21.00
Women's Fitted T-shirt $18.00
Unisex T-shirt $18.00
Triblend T-Shirt $22.00
Premium T-shirt $26.00
V-Neck T-shirt $18.00
Tank $18.00
Women's Scoopneck $22.00
Women's Dolman $22.00
Longsleeve T-Shirts Base Fee
Longsleeve T-Shirt $22.00
Baseball Triblend T-Shirt $24.00
Women's Longsleeve Scoopneck $29.00
Sweatshirts Base Fee
Zip-Up Hoody $59.00
Pullover Hoody $49.00
Sweatshirt $54.00
French Terry Zip-Up Hoody $36.00
French Terry Pullover Hoody $30.00
French Terry Sweatshirt $29.00
All-Over Sublimated T-Shirts Base Fee
Sublimated Mens Tee $29.00
Sublimated Triblend Mens Tee $31.00
Sublimated Tank $29.00
Sublimated Womens V-Neck $29.00
Sublimated Triblend Womens Tee $31.00
Kids / Toddlers / Babies Base Fee
Kids T-Shirt $18.00
Kids Longsleeve T-Shirt $20.00
Kids Pullover Hoody $32.00
Kids Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Toddler T-Shirt $15.00
Toddler Longsleeve T-Shirt $18.00
Toddler Pullover Hoody $32.00
Toddler Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Baby T-Shirt $15.00
Baby Bodysuit $15.00
Baby Longsleeve Bodysuit $18.00
Baby Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Dresses Base Fee
Racerback Tank Dresses $36.00
Pants Base Fee
Leggings $33.00
Lounge Pants $22.00
Art Prints Base Fee
Mini 8" $8.00
Small 12" $18.00
Medium 16" $21.00
Large 18" $28.00
X-Large 24" $40.00
Framed Art Prints Base Fee
Mini 12" $58.00
Small 17" $70.00
Medium 22" $102.00
Large 24" $140.00
X-Large 30" $180.00
Stretched Canvas Base Fee
Small 14" $57.00
Medium 16" $71.00
Large 22" $108.00
Mounted Acrylic or Aluminum Print Base Fee
Mini 12" $51.00
Small 17" $130.00
Medium 22" $200.00
Large 24" $250.00
X-Large 30" $455.00
Indoor Wall Tapestry Base Fee
26" X 36" $19.00
50" X 59" $40.00
59" X 80" $59.00
Phone Cases Base Fee
Perfect Fit $21.00
Double Duty $24.00
Throw Pillows Base Fee
14" X 14" $18.00
16" X 16" $21.00
18" X 18" $24.00
20" X 20" $28.00
26" X 26" $39.00
Totes & Bags Base Fee
Tote 13" X 13" $15.00
Tote 16" X 16" $18.00
Tote 18" X 18" $19.00
Weekender Tote- Woven Handle 24" X 16" $27.00
Weekender Tote- Rope Handle 24" X 16" $29.00
Duffel Bag- Small $43.00
Duffel Bag- Large $50.00
Backpack $43.00
Drawstring Bag 19" X 15" $31.00
Laundry Bag 18" X 32" $19.00
Laundry Bag 28" X 36" $28.00
Zip Pouch 8.5" X 6" $12.00
Zip Pouch 12.5" X 8.5" $14.00
Blankets & Throws Base Fee
Fleece 30” x 40” $26.00
Fleece 50” x 60” $44.00
Fleece 60” x 80” $58.00
Sherpa 50” x 60” $49.00
Sherpa 60” x 80” $68.00
Woven 37” x 52” $36.00
Woven 50” x 60” $50.00
Woven 80” x 80” $79.00
Shower Curtains Base Fee
71" X 74" $48.00
Rug Base Fee
22.5" X 37" $24.00
3' x 5' $52.00
4' x 6' $84.00
5' x 7' $105.00
Bath Mat Base Fee
24" X 17" $18.00
34" x 21" $28.00
Duvet Base Fee
104" X 88" $134.00
88" X 88" $114.00
68" X 88"' $99.00
Beach Towels Base Fee
30" X 60" $26.00
63" X 72" $32.00
Mugs Base Fee
11 oz. White Mug $11.00
15 oz. White Mug $13.00
11 oz. Black Mug $11.00
15 oz. Black Mug $13.00
12 oz. Latte Mug $13.00
15 oz. Travel Mug $24.00
15 oz. Travel Mug with Handle $21.00
20 oz. Water Bottle $18.00
Notebooks Base Fee
5" x 7" - Blank $15.00
5" x 7" - Lined $15.00
6" x 8" Spiral - Lined $10.00
Hats & Beanies Base Fee
Snapback $22.00
Cuffed Beanie $18.00
Knit Beanie $18.00
Dad Hat $22.00
Skateboards Base Fee
Skateboard $49.00
Skateboard with Hanging Hardware $60.00
Pins Base Fee
Enamel Pins $9.00

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