WE USE PANTONE
As a screen printing shop, we rely on the Pantone (PMS) color system for precise and consistent color output. Pantone ensures accurate hues across different printing processes, allowing us to maintain top-notch color accuracy.
WE USE ADOBE
Our T-shirt screen printing shop uses Adobe for designing due to its powerful and versatile tools in applications like Photoshop and Illustrator. These features allow our designers to create intricate and high-quality graphics that seamlessly transfer to T-shirts.
Your selected Preferred Format must be sent at Print size and 300dpi resolution.
Our Thoughts on JPEGs.
We usually don’t accept .jpegs due to a lack of resolution quality.
If your artwork is a JPEG it must be at least 300dpi resolution.
why this is important
In a T-shirt screen printing shop, print resolution is paramount for achieving sharp and vibrant designs on garments. Maintaining a high resolution, typically at 300 or higher dots per inch (DPI), ensures that intricate details and fine lines are accurately reproduced. Best practices involve using vector graphics when possible, as they maintain quality at any size without pixelation. Additionally, preparing designs in the actual print size helps avoid distortions during the scaling process.
WHAT THE IMAGE WILL LOOK LIKE WITH THE RIGHT AND WRONG DPI
STROKE LINE THICKNESS NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST 2PT
Stroke line thickness needs to be at least 2 pt, 2 px, or .34”.
Details smaller than 2pt often will not show up during print.
Non-print areas need to be at least 3pts thick or it is possible they will fill in during printing.
DESIGN TO ACTUAL PRINT SIZE
We love it when you send your artwork to us in actual print size. This helps eliminate confusion but more importantly when at actual size there is no need to increase the size for printing which sometimes causes the quality of the artwork to be degraded.
MAXIMUM PRINT SIZING
ADULT UNISEX APPAREL 12” X 15.5”
WOMEN’S CUT APPAREL 10” X 15.5”
YOUTH APPAREL 8” X 9”
SLEEVE PRINTS 3.35” X 13”
PRIVATE LABELS 5.5” X 3”
Example of print size on a small shirt*
There are an unlimited number of fonts.
We ask that you convert all fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator. If you are not familiar with the process in Illustrator merely highlight the font, then go to object and click expand. This creates lines around your font eliminating the need for us to have the font.