What if I don't have artwork yet? Have no fear, you are NOT alone. We do need you to have some kind of an idea though. Build a Pinterest board, find a font you love, show us a design you like or draw it out. Our designers can take your idea and make it come alive, but the more you provide on the front end of the process, the quicker it moves and the less additional design charges you'll incur.
Ideal formats and sizes: Our designers prefer .ai, .eps or .pdf files. If sending us fonts you've downloaded or purchases, we'll likely ask you to “Convert text to outlines” so we don’t need to worry about our designers having the font. You can also send us the fonts with the art. If possible, we prefer to have the art sent to us at the size you actually want it printed on the shirt. Especially if it’s a raster image. Also, we typically prefer to get the file that the art was created in.
If the file is full color or raster we like to get the files in: .png with a transparent background at the actual output size. We can also work with .psd or .tiff files at 300 DPI. If the files are too large to upload you can share a dropbox folder with us or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Art Fees Every print job has a standard $45 artwork fee. The reason is simple - we want your designs to be amazing, and in order to achieve the best results, we have the best designers working on your files. Our designer touches every file that comes into our shop - from organizing it within our system, prepping it for print and ensuring that production has all the design specs on hand during press time. If you provide art files as requested, rarely will you ever exceed this fee. If your job will require additional design time, you'll be notified prior to placing your order.
Art Approval We require all art approval through our online invoices or via email. It’s extremely important that you thoroughly review your mockup before approving it. We will not be responsible for errors, misspelling, or otherwise in approved digital mockups and artwork.
Color So MANY options, right? Color is tricky. It can look different on your monitor than your smartphone than in person. It can change slightly from fabric to fabric when its printed. We have a ton of great colors on hand and will make recommendations on popular, vibrant and eye-catching colors. We'll also make recommendations for ink colors based on the color of shirt/garment you have selected. We'll do our best to match your vision with our colors and get it as accurate as possible. If you have specific PMS branding colors, we can accommodate those requests as well.
Helpful hint: If you are printing on a dark shirt and would like a white or very light colored ink, you will need a 'base' applied to your design. The base allows the color to pop more and avoids it looking dull against a dark shirt. This base also serves as another color, which is a slight cost increase. If you are on a really tight budget, consider going with a light colored shirt and dark ink, which will not require a base and keep your costs down.
4946 Voges Rd Madison, WI 53718
(Located just behind Premiere Paint)
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I really appreciated how responsive they were throughout the entire process. They are good people who really want to help you create something special."
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