Art Requirements


Files should be provided at size to be printed, at 300dpi in Photoshop, Illustrator vector files, High resolution JPEGs, and bitmapped files are ideal. If your art is in another format don’t worry, we can probably use it or even re-create it if necessary. Because of font substitutions and formatting issues Word documents, and Powerpoint slides will not work so please convert these to a pdf file before sending. Low resolution files and images from the internet will not work. A good rule of thumb is if it looks good on your screen at the size you want it printed, it will look good on your shirts; if it looks bad on screen, your shirts will not look as good as they possibly could.

Embroidery artwork must be re-created in our embroidery digitizing software so the quality is not as important as screen printing and digital printing.


Generally, a line of text is between 10-13″ wide, depending on the size distribution of the shirts. A full front image is usually between 7″ and 12″ wide, depending on the height of the design. A left chest print is generally between 3.5″ and 4.5″ wide, again, depending on the height of the design.

It is very helpful if you can size the image in the file and provide a mockup image of what you would like the finished garment to look like.  If this isn’t possible don’t worry, if you’re not sure we can size it for you and send you a proof with sizing info and a mockup.

Getting it to us is easy, you can email it directly to, or upload it using our online ordering system.

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