How To Submit Your Artwork
The best way for us to receive your artwork is “CAMERA-READY”, which means we don’t
have to make any adjustments and you don’t get charged any art fees.!. For best results, customer’s
artwork should be clear, sharp, black and white, and the exact size you want printed for high
quality reproduction. Please remember that the reproduction can be no better than the artwork
What Is Camera Ready Artwork?
Camera Ready Artwork is a nice crisp black and white copy that can be scanned directly into the
computer with no adjustments. . These include excellent photo-copies, high quality computer
print-out from either a laser printer or ink-jet printer. Art should be no larger than 8”x11”.
Make sure all lines are thick and no gray scale is used. Remember that reduction or enlargement
of any artwork or logos results in loss of detail and the quality of the finished product is not as
good as the original. We can usually add text to the artwork at no additional charge.
What Electronic Formats Are Accepted?
All computer generated artwork must be PC based (not MAC) and in vector format, created by a
vector based graphics program such as Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. Our file
format of preference is Corel Draw (cdr) or .EPS files. We can accept Adobe Illustrator(.AI files),
.PDF , .CDR or .EPS files. We also accept some Adobe Photoshop Files, please save them as .eps
When submitting electronic artwork make sure that all text has been
converted to curves or outlines and that all outlines are set to scale and when using multiple colorsin your design please send 2 files. The 1st file is for reference and needs to be in the colors thatyou want printed.
For best results please use Pantone Spot colors. We will match ink colors as close as possible.
We can not guarantee exact color matches due to variances in computer monitors and printers.
Send a 2nd file with the art in ready for print form. These files needs to be in black and white. If
you have more than 1 color in the design you may separate the colors in to CMYK .
Can I Create Artwork Using Microsoft Office Programs? NO
Microsoft Word, Excel, Works, Publisher and Power Point are not vector based graphics
programs meaning that artwork created in these programs can not be used for screen printing.
The files can be used as a point of reference but more than likely the artwork will need to be
recreated with art charges.
Are Web-Base Images Acceptable?
Web-based images such as JPEG, GIF, TIF and BMP are not acceptable formats. They can be used as a reference but will more than likely incur art charges in order for the artwork to be recreated. The cost for vectorizing an image is $10 -$45 depending on complexity of the artwork
Can We Submit Hand-Drawn Artwork? YES
Hand drawn artwork is acceptable as long as it is black and white, using a black felt tip pen (not
a ballpoint pen or pencil). Any traces of pencil marks need to be completely erased before
submitting. Artwork should not be any larger than 8” X 11”. No gray scale shading.
Graphic Art Sizing:
Please design all final art to the actual product size desired.
* Standard Adult Full Chest: 10.5” x 11.5 ?
* Adult Back: 10.5in x 11.5
* Youth Full Chest: 9? x 9?
* Left Chest: 4” x 4”
* Sleeve Print: 1” x 4”
* Vertical Sleeve: 11.5” x 3”
* Vertical Leg Adult: 17” x 3”
* Vertical Leg Youth: 14” x 3”
* Short: 4”x 5”
* Short Seat: 2.5” x 10”
* Yoke 2” x 2”
THESE ARE STANDARD SIZES. SPECIAL SIZES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOM
NEEDS UPON REQUEST
Are images created on other T-Shirt Sites Acceptable?
Designs that you have or create from online sites can be used for reference only. Designs sent
from other sites are unacceptable for artwork and will need to be recreated. It is not considered
as art ready. Fonts will be matched closely as possible and images will be replaced with similar
images. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND GETTING ART FROM OTHER SITES.
Can I use my own fonts?
We will be happy to use fonts that you provide, however you will need to convert all fonts
to curves or lines before sending your art. If you do not or can not convert the fonts to lines
or curves you must email us the font file that your design was created with.
To email a font file –
Click on the start menu on your computer, click control panel, click fonts, select the font file and
save it to your desktop. Then attach the font file in your email.
If you do not provide us with your fonts, we will match the fonts as closely as possible.
FYI – most the time, our computer will choose the worst font possible, so provide your own.
FYI: the advantage vector files have over raster files is that they can be reduced to postage stamp
size or enlarged to the size of a billboard while remaining sharp!
RASTER ART includes files done in Photoshop such as tiff, jpeg or illustrator files that may have
been exported to jpeg files. Please save 1 color artwork in bitmap option at a resolution of 300 dpi
or higher. Saving artwork at a lower resolution will result in very choppy looking artwork.
All artwork generated by Tha T-Shirt Shop will be submitted via email in jpg or pdf. for art
approval. No printing will be done until we
receive an electronic approval via email
Please feel free to contact our Art Department with any questions regarding the submission of
artwork. This could possibly save you money and production time.
Art Department – (972) 664-4171
Can you do the art work for me?
Our Art Department would prefer to do artwork for you. It is always best to have original artwork
designed by the the company that will be printing your design. That way you’ll get excellent results.
Art work is priced @ $45 per hr. Most jobs will cost $25. All art services must be prepaid.