Art Work

Computer File & Art Specifications

Design Programs
Adobe InDesign™, Quark™. For the above please create an EPS or PDF file.

Illustration Programs
We accept: Corel Draw™, Adobe Illustrator™ EPS & PDF Please convert all fonts to curves or outlines. This allows us to print your job without having your fonts present on our system.

Photo / Bitmap Formats
We accept Photoshop, JPEG, & TIFF. All photo or bitmap images should be RGB (24 bit) or CMYK (32 bit) 300 dpi.

Acceptable Media
We accept PC Media: CD-ROM; or FTP files.

Without your written permission, we will not print your image for anyone but yourself. Please do not send images that are owned or copyrighted by someone else. You must be the creator or authorized licensee/representative.

Computer Graphics Capabilities:

We use PC’s and the software programs CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator as our primary graphics software. We accept artwork files that can be imported into any of these programs.

If you are sending us photographs or computer art files that contain photo-like images, we usually get very good results with .tiff, .psd (Adobe Photoshop) or .jpeg files. You can also send us .bmp and .gif files, but .tiff, .psd, and .jpeg files give us the best results for creating photo t-shirts or computer art t-shirts.

If you are using a digital camera to take your pictures, shoot them at the highest resolution that your camera allows.

If you are scanning images to send to us, scan at 200 to 300 dpi, this will produce excellent results. If possible, keep file sizes under 5 meg. You can also compress your files using the program WinZip and we’ll unzip them on our end.

You can email your artwork here as an attachment or upload your file here. If it is more convenient, you may also burn a CD and mail it to us.

If you are sending art to be used for screen printing, we prefer vector type files. These are files that have been created in programs like CorelDraw, or Adobe Illustrator. Photoshop .psd or .tiff files saved at 300 dpi or greater should also produce an acceptable result.

Our program of choice is Adobe Illustrator, please save your files as Illustrator EPS files. Also, convert all text to OUTLINES.

We also get excellent results with CorelDraw files that have been “exported” as .ai files.

If you are a CorelDraw user. If you send us CorelDraw .cdr files, please convert all text files to curves prior to sending to us.

We also can use files created in Adobe Photoshop in their native .psd format. Try to keep file sizes under 5 meg. You can compress your files using a compression program like WinZip and we’ll unzip them on our end.

A format that we also have very good results with is the Adobe .pdf (Portable Document Format). It is universally compatible with almost every computer platform.

Here are the type of files that we can accept: (We use PC’s, not Mac’s.)

CorelDraw (.cdr)
Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
Postscript Interpreted (.eps)
Adobe Placed PDF Page (.pdf)
Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Corel PhotoPaint Image (.cpt)
JPEG Bitmaps (.jpeg)
TIFF Bitmap (.tif)
Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
Paintbrush (.pcx)

Camera-Ready Art: Bitmap (.tiff, or .psd files) artwork for screen printing on garments should be saved at (200 to 250 d.p.i.). Ideally, the art will be saved precisely sized to the imprint area specifications of the item that will be imprinted. Black and white line art should be scanned at least at 600 d.p.i. Line art drawings are best if sent to us in vector format, i.e. CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator.

If sending halftone images, keep in mind our maximum l.p.i. capability for printing on garments is 55 lines per inch.

How to prepare Print-Ready Files.