How to Create Tech Packs
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Written by Christopher Ike
Updated over a week ago

A tech pack is a must-have if you are a fashion designer looking to design and produce an apparel product, such as a hoodie, shirt, hat, dress, etc. They let you communicate your ideas to a manufacturer to ensure a smooth production run.

Creating a detailed tech pack can challenging, especially if you use a spreadsheet. But using Uphance makes the experience a hassle-free one.

What Are Tech Packs?

Tech Packs, or specification sheets, are a blueprint of an apparel product. They contain all the technical details, including technical sketches Bill of Material, Point of Measurement, branding information, etc. a manufacturer needs to create your garment design.

How to Create a Tech Pack

With Uphance, you can easily create a detailed tech pack and send it off to a manufacturer quickly and easily. Here are the steps to go about it.

Step 1: Open the product

The first step to creating a tech pack is picking the product you want to create a tech pack for. To do so, navigate to Product Information >> Products

Step 2: Open the design tab

After picking the product you want a create a tech pack for, the next step is to open the design tab to start creating the tech pack.

To do that, click the product and then the design tab like so:

Upon clicking, you will see the tech pack design interface:

Step 3: Start creating the tech pack

So the first thing you will want to do is to select your product’s development stage. There are 4 options you can select: Prototype, Sales Sample, Preproduction, and Bulk Production.

You can develop the tech pack across these stages.

For example, if it’s still at the Prototype stage, enter the start and due dates. After completing the Prototype stage, click the Mark as Complete faded button. Upon clicking, the development schedule will automatically move to the next stage.

Step 4: Upload the technical sketches

To upload the technical sketches for your tech pack, click the + icon like so:

You can upload as many sketches as you want and add descriptive notes to each sketch to communicate your ideas better to a manufacturer.

After selecting the sketch, select the view and then click the check icon like so:

Step 5: Select a template and enter the sizing specification

When you are done uploading your sketches, select a template and enter your sizing specification.

To do so, click the Size specifications template dropdown box and select an option.

Then enter your desired sizes in the Requested and Actual columns for each POM (Point of Measurement).

Finally, if you have a special note you wish to add to your tech pack, enter it in the Notes section.

Step 6: Download your tech pack

If you followed step one through to step five, you are now ready to download the tech pack. To do so, click the dropdown box at the top right corner and click the Tech pack download icon like so:

But if you wish to email the Tech pack instead, click the mail icon next to the download icon.

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