Want to use your own artwork? No problem!

But just remember, your print will only be as good as your artwork. Use the guides below when creating your print files, and if you’re unsure about your artwork, just reach out! One of our designers will make sure everything checks out.

Also, make sure to read about the types of printing to be sure you’re following the right guides!

Full Color Digital

  • High-resolution Pixel or Vector art
  • File types: PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG
  • For printing on dark garments, do not use fades, shadows, or glows.
  • Must be your original artwork, nothing from the internet .(Facebook, Google, etc.)
  • See “Art Formats Not Accepted” below

Plot Printing

  • Cad-Cutable Vector art with closed compounded lines
  • Provide in EPS format
  • All fonts converted to outlines
  • Minimum object size of .1″ Anything smaller will not print.
  • Created in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or similar
  • Must be your original artwork, nothing from the internet (Facebook, Google, etc.)
  • No t-shirt color restrictions
  • See “Art Formats Not Accepted” below

Screen Printing

  • All Files must be 300 dpi or Vector Form
  • Preferred file types are .PSD, .EPS, .AI, .PDF
  • Acceptable but less preferred are .TIF, and .JPG
  • Design should be sized to the size it will be printed
  • Text must be converted to outlines
  • Standard Screen Size: 14” W x 17” H
  • Maximum 6-8 Colors (Screen Printing pricing is based on number of colors in your design. Keep in mind that each shade of a color is considered a color.)
  • Must be your original artwork, nothing from the internet (Facebook, Google, etc.)
  • See “Art Formats Not Accepted” below

Printable Areas

Girl Sizes Mens/Unisex Sizes Youth Sizes
Girls Small – 11” W x 18” H Unisex Extra Small – 12” W x 20” H
Youth Small – 13” W x 13” H
Girls Medium – 12” W x 19” H Unisex Small – 13” W x 22” H
Youth Medium – 13” W x 16” H
Girls Large – 12” W x 20” H Unisex Medium – 15” W x 23” H
Youth Large – 14” W x 19” H
Girls Extra Large – 12” W x 21” H Unisex Large – 17” W x 24” H

Please note that not all shirts will be sewn exactly the same. These dimensions are to be used for reference as a “safe” zone to avoid printing on any seams or edges.

Any print that goes over a seam can result in imperfections in the print. (Which can be very cool-looking, if you’re into that.)

Art Formats Not Accepted…no matter how nicely you ask 😉

  • MS Word
  • MS PointPoint
  • MS Publisher
  • MS Paint
  • Anything from the internet that you do not own (Myspace, Facebook, Google, or anything similar)

Definitions

Vector Art

Vector images are images described by shapes such as circles and squares, as opposed to bitmap images which are described by pixels – squares of color arranged in a grid. The shapes are precise mathematical descriptions of the image and can be scaled without becoming blurry or “pixelated” (that blocky look that bitmap/raster images so often get when scaled up). These mathematical shapes create solid blocks of colors. Vector art is akin to the type of imaging typically used to create cartoon images found in comic strips.

Bitmap (Pixel) Art

Bitmap art utilizes pixels that are saved in a file as a series of numbers. Pixels create several dots of color in order to create the image. A bitmap image is quite literally a collection of squares that, taken together, make up the image. The squares might be of different colors, but they are all the same size. Reduce any bitmap image to its parts and you’ll see this in detail. Because a bitmap image is a collection of squares, it doesn’t hold up well to expansion. Designers, when talking about vector and bitmap images, often talk about the resolution of those images. That is how many dots per inch an image has. The more dots per inch, the better the resolution of the image. The higher the resolution, the better detail the image generally has; conversely, the lower the resolution, the less detail the image has.

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