License confusion for print on demand

Hello! The commercial license on products used for print on demand mentions x number of products for sale but the license info for print on demand use under the support page mentions end product sales.

Trying to understand the difference between commercial and extended commercial license, does 5000 for commercial and 250,000 reference number of sales or number of individual/unique products created TO sell?

Here’s the link to the license info on the support page:

Here’s an example of the commercial license on an actual product on

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Hey @erikkhill as far as I’ve understood the license terms here the 5000 end products relates to units sold. So customers can sell up to 5000 units collectively that makes use of the resource they bought and use on their end products.

Hope that helps!


I think the confusion here is print on demand sellers are just reselling content because of the wording. Its not making it specific that you have to create a new design with the stuff you bought. The difference between commercial and extended is the amount of volume you sell, are you going to sell more than 5,000 units then you need the extended version.

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You cant resell design, you can resell design printed on material, substrate x-times like stated inside the licence.

no you cannot. If you are selling anything as-is you are basically just reselling other artist work.

I have copied the part where it says in creativemarkets legal terms that pod is strictly prohibited

Prohibited- means you cannot do that, although they failed to put “strictly” in front, which is confusing because prohibited can sometimes mean permission but the x icon is next to all the items you cant do and a check mark next to the ones you can. I agree whoever wrote this didnt write it very well, but its pretty clearly print on demand is not allowed.

5. PROHIBITED USES (these uses may be available with an extended commercial license or custom license, contact Creative Market to find out more):

5.1 - End Products

On-Demand Applications (Such as Print-on-Demand and Create-on-Demand Services) . Any use that allows anyone other than the Licensee, such as an end user, to customize a digital or physical end product is prohibited, whether for Commercial use or Non-commercial use. This includes, but is not limited to, “print on demand”, “made to order”, or “download on demand” application.

5.2 - Social Media, Marketing, and Advertisements

Physical (Printed) Advertisements for Commercial Use In National Markets or Global Markets is prohibited : “ National ” market means any distribution or display of advertisements beyond a 200 mile radius within a single nation/country. “Global” market means any distribution of display of advertisements in more than one nation/country

5.3 - Digital Development

Website Software Development, Mobile App Development, Desktop Application Development, and Video Game Development : is prohibited for Commercial use or Non-commercial use.