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Making sure your art looks its best

Please provide artwork to the specifications defined below. Your artwork must conform to these guidelines in order to achieve desired output. Any art files submitted that vary from the below requirements may incur delays and additional charges.

Vector Files (Preferred Format for Screen Printing)
  • Accepted formats – .ai, .eps or .pdf
  • CMYK color mode
  • ALL fonts converted to outlines/curves
  • Art file must be provided at 100% (actual size of output). If other print size is required, please include that information in your P.O.

Maximum print areas:

Standard Left/Right Chest = 4″x4″;
Standard Full Front/Back = 12″x12″

Bitmap / Raster Files
  • Accepted formats – .psd, .tif, .pdf or .jpg
  • RGB color mode
  • Minimum 300 dpi
  • Transparent background
  • Art file must be provided at 100% (actual size of output). If other print size is required, please include that information in your P.O.

Maximum print areas:

Standard Left/Right Chest = 4″x4″;
Standard Full Front/Back=12″x12″

ALL Bitmap images connected with the particular design MUST BE included with the file and conform to our bitmap requirements.

Bringing Out the Artist in Everyone

Designing something that will be worn by others can be daunting, even if you’re an artist. Use these Same Day Tees tips to make sure your design is the best it can be.

  • Know your design. Take the time to explore variations on your design before committing. Also, don’t forget that it will be on a shirt. It helps to create a design actual size in order to get a better idea of how the finished product will look.
  • Be detailed. Attention to detail will serve you well in everything, including tee shirt design. Keeping the little things in mind will ensure that your design comes out looking crisp, clean and perfect.
  • Keep it simple. Simplicity can be very effective when it comes to designing shirts. Think back on some of the most iconic logos, etc. What do a lot of them have in common? They are striking in their simplicity. Your design can make a big impact without being intricate.
  • Get your message across. This ties in with simplicity. In order for your shirt to have the greatest impact, you need to be sure your message can be understood immediately upon looking at the design.
  • Don’t overload. Using too many colors, shapes, etc. can detract from the essence of your design. Complementary colors and minimal text will help create an amazing tee shirt.
  • Keep copyrights in mind. While it can be fun and effective to use recognizable images and variations of them, make sure you have the legal right to use them.