If you are wanting to submit your own artwork for custom printed tees, we have put this page together to help you make sure that your files are in the best possible condition for us to use.
Whether this is your first time submitting artwork, or you are a professional graphic designer, it never hurts to double check these common areas that people tend to overlook.
RASTER VS VECTOR
The short answer is: VECTOR EVERYTIME!
We have added a slider here to demonstrate the difference between Raster vs. Vector. The most common mistake people make is to assume an image that looks good on screen is ready for print, but in reality, it is not.
Raster files are pixel-based artwork meaning these files cannot be increased in size without the loss of image quality (pixelation). If raster files are to be used you must assure that they be of 300dpi at print size or larger if possible.
Vector files are, simply put, mathematical equations that are represented on our screen. These equations (vector artwork) are indefinitely scalable, meaning they will not pixelate no matter what size you make them.
WHAT IF MY ART IS WRONG?
If the art you submitted is incorrect or doesn’t meet print standards, we will contact you and advise you on what needs to be fixed. If you are needing our assistance with art, we can do our best to re-create what you send us at our hourly art rate of $65.00/hr. We can estimate the amount of time required to prepare the artwork before we ever get started.
FILE TYPES WE ACCEPT
Art being submitted for print must be in the following formats.
**Raster files must be 300dpi to print size or larger
In order for us to open your artwork for your custom T-shirt design that contains fonts we do not have, you need to create outlines around your fonts. This will enable us to open your files without needing the used font on our systems.
For Adobe Illustrator users here are a few tutorials on how to do this:
Convert Text to Shape Tutorials < CLICK FOR LINK
*Please do not send us your fonts, we will NOT open them. It is your responsibility to ensure your artwork is in the correct format.
INCLUDE PANTONE COLORS
If you are need a Pantone color matched, please include this in your file in order to get the most accurate reproduction. We use Pantone Solid Coated for our color matching process, and although Pantone colors are usually accurate please match your color to the physical Pantone swatches.
For Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop users here are a few tutorials on how to do this:
Matching Pantone Color codes in Adobe < CLICK FOR LINK
*Please be aware that slight color shifts may occur depending on the fabrics or threads. We do our absolute best to match your colors but there may be factors out of our control on certain items which prevent us from matching the color perfectly