If you’re hoping to create a beautiful print, be sure to follow these artwork guidelines. By doing so, you can ensure that your print comes out perfectly. Plus, you’ll be able to avoid any frustrating problems along the way.
- Submit files in PNG format with at least 150 DPI (300 DPI preferred for best printing quality)
We recommend using PNG for designs with a transparent background. For other designs, we advise preparing files in JPEG instead.
- Create files in sRGB colour profile
To ensure your design looks the same when printed as it does on screen, make sure you create your print file in sRGB colour profile.
- Use our online mockup designer to determine the size of your design
Our online designer will tell you the exact measurements in CM of your design. You can increase / reduce the size depending on how big you would like it printed. When printed, your design will be printed at the exact measurements you create on the mockup.
- How you position your design on your product will be printed in that position
Our online designer is very accurate. Use it to place your design in the exact position you would like it to be printed. We will follow your size & position as best as we can do get your print looking like your mockup.
TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
- Avoid semi-transparent designs
Semi-transparent graphics (or elements with lowered opacity) don’t translate well in DTF printing. We advise using solid colours if possible.
- Create designs with the necessary DPI
Simply typing in a new resolution value into the file won’t result in a higher resolution print. If your graphic’s resolution is too low, the best solution is to recreate it. Our system will automatically determine if your files aren’t up to resolution & point you in the right direction to have it recreated (see here)
- Use transparency to your advantage
Black ink will appear grey on black garments because of the white under base used during printing. Leave these areas fully transparent when designing black garments.
NO GARMENT IS PERFECT
Garments are not like other products that are made by machines. Shirts, sweaters, hoodies, etc, are all sewn together by human hands and it’s because of this Human element that variations in the garments may occur.
For example, two shirts of the same size, may actually be cut and sewn differently causing a slight variations in actual size. This also goes for Hoodie pockets and seams. We try to inspect each shirt for obvious variations and/or defects due to the garment’s manufacturing, but sometimes these issues slip through our hands. If you receive any garments that you are not 100% satisfied with due to rips, holes, or inconsistent seams, please let us know and we will work with you to correct the problem.
We’re moving with the times and taking garment printing to another level with our DTF (direct-to-film) technology. It’s perfect for eCommerce—no setup fees and no minimums.
DTF is the technique we use for most of our garment prints. We use eco-friendly water-based inks that provide unlimited colour combinations and make detailed prints pop.