“Please remember, it’s called artwork because someone has to do work to the art.
You do work, is free. We do work, is pay.”
– Alessandro Vito Danegere
All artwork should be given to us at the size you want it printed.
It’s a good idea to print it out and put it on a friend or yourself in front of a mirror to check sizing.
Once you’ve got it on a body and are satisfied with its size, figure out where on the garment you want it.
For instance, if the design is printing on the center chest, tell us that, and measure from the top of the
collar to the top of the design so we know where you want the impression. Our standard distance on
center chest for men’s is 3″ up to a large and 4″ up to 4XL, and 2″ from the collar for women’s.
For other placements, note distance from the closest outer edge of the garment. Please provide a
comprehensive layout proof (comp), specifying colors and placement. You can use our templates to
make your comp, which are available here.
We prefer Adobe Illustrator for vector artwork
and Photoshop for raster drawings.
We do not accept Quark, Microsoft Word, Paint, Pixelmator, Publisher or whatever other low-budget application you found on the web or stole from your office.
All fonts should be converted to outlines & Pantone colors specified.
We can print generic colors like “blood red” but it may not look like what you see on your screen.
Raster art (Photoshop) should be at minimum 300dpi.
Low-resolution files from Google images will not print well. For multi-color jobs each color needs to be on a separate layer. This means if your artwork has 3 colors, there will be 3 layers in the file. No more, no less. If you really want to impress us, hand in a properly channeled DCS2 .eps.
Our largest impression size on shirts without bleed is 20″ x 23″.
If you want the print to bleed, print off the edge of the garment, additional charges will apply.
For sleeve prints keep it 3″ wide or less. Impression size for posters is up to 36″ x 48″.
We also accept camera-ready art.
That means either art you drew with your own hands on paper like a real artist, preferably with a
solid black ink, or a black & white laser print that we will easily be able to scan. To be clear, camera-ready
art is one color black on a white sheet of paper. You can make a black & white photocopy of an
original drawing to get a good idea of how the image will work as camera-ready art. Color photos
or other multi-color prints from your inkjet are not camera-ready art. Any artwork time we need to
do will be billed at $60/hour. Multi-color jobs that require separation by us will require art time.
You will be notified by us prior to doing any work on your art.