If you are a designer or working with a designer on a screen print project, then we have assembled our best advice on designing for print. When you follow these tips, you’ll get the best results in your final product. Good artwork preparation will help save cost, time, and avoid pitfalls down the road.
Create your artwork in adobe illustrator.
Ensure text and small details are readable.
Choose the color garment you want to use and use this color as layer 1 of your document.
Text should be no smaller than 12 point
Lines should be 1 point or wider
Print with high-contrasting colors to aid in legibility
Pick an area to decorate.
Prepare your file
to send to us.
Choose your print colors.
Limit your selection. We can print up to 8 colors per location, but every color added is an additional cost.
Incorporate shirt color into the design if you can.
Choose print colors that contrast well with
Size your graphic to be the exact print size you want
Outline any fonts you used
Outline any paths or strokes in your graphic
Keep the layers, do not try to flatten the graphic or separate your colors
Save it as an .ai file
What does it mean to be print ready?
To avoid any setup or artwork fees, clients must submit vector artwork files.