Tips & Tricks


File Preparation

High Resolution Artwork

When you art sending file for print, all files must be at least 300 dpi or Vector Format.  Always design your art to the final print dimensions you require.  Providing low-res art will result in a low-res looking print.  Always feel free to contact our art department for tips and tricks.

Create Outlines In Illustrator

Always remember to convert your text to outlines.  If you are using Adobe Illustrator just select your text that you want to convert > Go to ‘TYPE’ > Choose ‘CREATE OUTLINES’.

Artwork and Print Sizing

Standard print size on a mens shirt is 13×17 and Oversized is 17×22.  These numbers change depending on the garment.

Tips & Tricks


dischargecolourEvery shirt starts in its natural color cotton, it’s then dyed into your shirt color.  Garment dyes used when dying Kelly Green, Royal Blue, Red and Turquoise shirts are often stubborn to discharge printing. This is why we recommend using our Fashion Soft (Vintage) ink when printing on these colors.

A great way to save

savingsYou can save a lot of cash when you minimize the amount of colours in your design. Think about minimizing your number of print locations as well.


An added back print or sleeve print will raise your per piece cost. Feel free to ask us how you could save more money.


pantonebookWe primarily reference the Pantone chart for all our color mixing and matching.  Using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator will give your accurate Pantone or PMS colours.

A solid investment would be to purchase your own Pantone book.

I want to print over seams

seamsWhen you print over a zipper, pocket or seam it creates an inconsistency, because these are thicker portions of the garment. When you print over these portions of the garments, it creates a gap in the print where the ink from the screen does not touch the shirt due to the ridge caused by the seam. Thats when your print starts to get ‘globby’.