Art & Graphics Design: One Hour Free Design time.
Do you already have Production ready graphics?
If so, please email your files to
Please check out the Graphic Guidelines below to ensure the best quality result.
If not. No problem.
We are ready to take your napkin sketches, visions, or "I just want something awesome looking"
goal and make it production ready.
We can often complete design projects in under one hour. If so, NO CHARGE.
If it takes longer, we charge $20 per half hour. Our talented designers are fast and expert in creating effective
graphics within YOUR constraints.
We will not run up a design bill.
We will give you an estimate of how long any work will take.
We will get your permission before starting any design work.
Kinds of files
Vector files are the most flexible way to create artwork. These files are made up of lines (vectors), not pixels. They can be scaled up or down without losing image quality. These files usually end with AI, EPS, or PDF. For these kinds of files, we only support Adobe Illustrator (version CS3 and below). Some images (photos, for example) cannot be created in Illustrator. These are known as raster files.
An image comprised of pixels is known as a RASTER image. It is made up of tiny squares (pixels). The quality is determined by the number of pixels (or dots) per inch (DPI). Unlike vector art, raster images LOSE quality when you make them bigger. For these kinds of documents, we only accept Adobe Photoshop files (version CS3 and below). These files usually end with PSD, TIF, or PDF.
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If your image has any shading, it will be screen printed using halftone dots. Most of the time, halftone dots are fine. In some cases, however, the shading can be more distracting than beneficial. The images to the right show a smooth-shaded original and an example of what it might look like screenprinted.
Convert all your color swatches to SPOT colors. Use Pantone Matching System (PMS) coated ink swatches. By doing this, you ensure color accuracy and speed up the production process.
Please provide files at 100% of printed size. For acceptable sizes, see Standard Imprint Areas below. If you’re submitting Photoshop files, create them at 300 DPI. For larger images (like those for banners), 100 DPI is fine. DO NOT send us a JPEG, GIF, or any other file from the web. These low-quality files are not suitable for printing.
Convert ALL TEXT to outlines (paths). In Illustrator, it’s called Create Outlines and it’s under the Type menu. In Photoshop, it’s called Rasterize Type and it’s under the Layer menu. This allows us to open your file without any font issues. Please don’t send us your fonts. If you use Corel Draw or Freehand, export your file as an Adobe Illustrator file and convert text to paths.
If you e-mail your files to us, ZIP them first, and please make sure they are 5 MB or less.
For larger files:
- you can bring them in on a CD or portable USB device.
- Call or email for FTP instructions.
Standard Imprint Areas for Shirts
Full Front or Big Back (adult): 12” wide x 12” high (Max. imprint size 15” wide x 15” high).
Full Front or Big Back (youth): 9” wide x 9” high.
Left Chest: 4” square (3.5” square if above pocket).
Center Chest: 6” – 9” wide.
Long Sleeve: 3.5” wide x 16” high.
Short Sleeve: 3.5" wide x 3.5" high.
| Sizes are not absolute but should |
be used as a general reference.
The smallest shirt in your o
rder will dictate the
maximum size of your artwork.
Things to Avoid
DO NOT send us files 72 dpi or smaller.
DO NOT apply trapping to your art.
DO NOT send web files (GIF, JPEG, or PNG).