Artwork Specifications

PDF, .eps or .ai files are encouraged for best printing results. Photoshop (.psd) files can be used, but need to be provided at full print size and 160dpi. Please read through the graphic examples below for more information on file types we accept and their benefits. If you need further artwork help contact us regarding graphics.

Color Matching

Colors will be matched to screen unless otherwise specified by a Pantone Matching System (PMS). PLEASE be sure that if like a specific color to note your PO or ask your sales rep to note it on the order. If colors are not specified and your product is delivered to you and you are unhappy there will be no refunds. One hour will be allotted to matching your colors. If more time is needed artwork charges may apply.

To choose a pantone color from the web, use the pantone matching guide.

Graphic Examples

High Res or High Resolution – The high resolution raster image (psd, tiff, or jpg) you see in Example 1 is very crisp when blown up “to size” (45″ x 45″), as seen in Example 2. When a file is not “high res” you will notice, as shown in Example 3, when it is blown up to the size used on a t-shirt or team shirt the file becomes very distorted and unreadable. This is why we ask that when providing a file it be “to size” with a 150dpi resolution or higher.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Vector and Non-Vector – Vector images (.eps and .ai file types) are made up of points, as seen in Example 4. These points can be scaled up and down and the graphic will never lose its sharpness. In Example 5, the non-vector image is made up of pixels instead of points. In most cases this pixelated graphic will have to be redrawn in a program such as Illustrator to achieve the sharpness of Example 4.

Example 4

Example 5