Follow these guidlines and get great results. Garbage-in, garbage-out.
We prefer to receive artwork in the following formats:
- adobe illustrator (*.ai)
- encapsulated post script (*.eps)
- portable document format (*.pdf)
- adobe photoshop (*.psd)
- tagged image format (*.tif)
We can work with some other formats but we recommend starting a dialogue with us before starting a design in a less-common format.
In particular, we highly recommend that you avoid sending word and powerpoint documents. These are unpredictable.
If you are using image files in your design, we have the following recommendations:
- prepare your design at final print size with a resolution of 300dpi
- avoid resizing a low resolution image by a large amount
- avoid small images retrieved online
- if you are using fine detail halftones, discuss with us (some funny interactions with the printing mesh can occur)
Did we say to design at final print size? This bears repeating. Please don't resize your art at the final step since it may end up blurry.
Individual garments may have slightly different dimensions but these max print sizes are good guidelines.
All measurements are width x height:
- Adult unisex garments: 15" x 17"
- Fitted women’s garments and youth shirts: 11" x 15"
- Women’s boy-beater tank tops and toddler: 9" x 15"
- Infant garments: 6" x 10"
- Sleeve prints: 4" x 17"
Due to the vast number of available fonts, please convert all type to outlines in Illustrator in order to ensure that we can properly view your art. This is a simple command that converts the type into a shape that is universally recognizable, and will ensure that your art looks the same on everyone’s computer.