Prepare Your Art for Printing

We need your art to be vectorized in order for it to be printed. Preferred file types are: Adobe Photoshop files, Illustrator files, EPS, PDF, TIFF, or high resolution JPEG files. For those of you who are design savvy, please set your artwork to the final print size (300 DPI) and outline/rasterize all fonts and shapes.

If your file is not 300 ppi, you cannot just increase the resolution of the file. This is called "upsampling" and will result in a blurry image. If you are creating your file in Adobe Illustrator or another Vector-based software, just size your image to the size you want it to print.

Low resolution images will not be printable (although you may send low resolution images to give us a general idea of the design for quoting). Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files do not transfer well and are not recommended!
If you're still a bit confused, please ask or show us what we're looking for. If needed, we'll do our best to recreate your idea and make sure you're well aware of any additional design fees beforehand. 

File Types We Accept

  • Illustrator (.AI)

  • Vector (.EPS)

  • Photoshop (.PSD)

  • PDF

  • JPEG

  • TIFF

We prefer .AI or .EPS files first because Vector images can be scaled without affecting quality. We prefer .PSD or .PDF second & .JPG or .TIFF last.

Sizing Your Design

Your screen print logo or design should be sized to the size it should be printed. If you want your print to be 8" wide, please be sure the actual design within the file is 8" wide, not just the background of your design file.  As always, if you’re not the savviest designer, we can help. Just let us know up front so we can adjust the art accordingly.

Text, Outlines, & Fonts

If you are creating your file in Adobe Illustrator, you will need to choose "Create Outlines" on all your text. This allows us to open the file without requiring the font.

Printed or Sewn-in Tag Information

It is required by the US Government that the following information be included in all garments:

  • Size

  • % of Material

  • Country of Origin (for the garment, not your brand)

  • Care Instructions

These are non-negotiable. We cannot list "Printed in the US" or "Processed in the US" instead of listing what country the shirt is manufactured in, it *must* have the country information on the garment. If you are unaware of the information needed for the shirts you are ordering, please leave your tag files editable and add place holders for the information. When you submit your artwork, please submit the editable tag file (PSD or AI) as well as the fonts used to create the tag. The fonts are very important as we cannot edit fonts we don't have.

PMS Colors & Pantone Matching

There is an issue with pantone matching, and that is that not every color looks the same on every monitor. A certain red on your screen may appear to be a different red on ours. There is no universal color calibration for computers. It is always best to try to supply your own pantone colors if possible. The best way to do this, and the most accurate way, is to purchase a Pantone Plus Series Solid Coated Formula Guide. This can be purchased as part of the set (Coated and Uncoated) through Amazon for $92 + shipping. The reason why it's best to buy the book, once again, is the pantone guide on your version of photoshop is still using your color calibration, and will not necessarily be accurate.

Max Imprints

Please note that not all shirts will be sewn exactly the same; these dimensions are to be used for reference as a "safe" zone to avoid printing on any seams or edges. Be sure to check the specific product page for "Size Specs" specific to that garment. NOTE: Any print that goes over a seam can result in imperfections in the print. (Which can be very cool-looking, if you're into that.)


  • X-Small - 12" x 20"

  • Small - 13" x 22"

  • Medium - 15" x 23"

  • Large - 17" x 24"


  • Small - 13" x 13"

  • Medium - 13" x 16"

  • Large - 14" x 19"


  • Small - 11" x 18"

  • Medium - 12" x 19"

  • Large - 12" x 20"

  • X-Large - 12" x 21"