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If you are unsure about how to create your artwork, please feel free to use our online designer. If you’d like more detailed instructions on preparing and sending your files, keep reading the guidelines below.
Please submit all files at the size you wish them to be printed. If you are unsure of what size and placement will be best, our customer service rep will be glad to help out.
Generally, screen-printed images on the full front or back of a shirt print are between 10 and 12 inches wide by any height up to 14 inches. Left chest prints are approximately 3.75″ wide. We can print as large as 14 x 15 inches.
For digital printing, the standard size is up to 8.5 x 11 inches but we can print oversize up to 13.5 x 17.5 inches. For best results, make sure your files are the actual size you would like them printed and in RGB format (and a minimum of 150 DPI).
Illustrator EPS, PDF, etc.
Here are a few guidelines for the best results:
Note: These instructions relate to screen printing only. Digital print files are simply digital print files. Submit them to size and we’re all set.
Submit all full color, photographic files in RGB format. We can guarantee the best color fidelity if the file is in these “unadulterated” formats. If you are having an image scanned just for your t-shirt design, request RGB from your service bureau or scanner operator. Many high-end scanning units will scan images in CMYK. This is great for offset, but not so hot for screen printing. Some places will simply convert the file from the original CMYK format to RGB. This is acceptable but not the best way to do things. The key issue here is that when an image is in CMYK mode its palette of colors has been reduced for the offset printing process. If the image is to be spot color separated, we can often reproduce a wider range of colors than offset printing. Giving us the image in CMYK will limit the possibilities. Also, when a CMYK image is displayed on your monitor, the appearance of the image is controlled by a number of preferences you have set up for dot gain and printing inks. In RGB these factors will be ignored.
Photographic color and grayscale files should be to actual size, at least 150 ppi. The optimal dpi is 300.
IMPORTANT: For embroidery, we recommend 300 dpi minimum. Please make sure the file represents the actual size to be embroidered.
What if your files are detailed and your resolution is below 150? You’re likely to be disappointed with the result. There are several techniques we can employ to compensate for a lower resolution original, so please do not try to raise the resolution by plugging in higher numbers. It’s best to contact us early in the process for help resolving this issue. (Note: if there is type in your image, it should be set in a draw or layout program. Small, anti-aliased type looks too soft when printed on a t-shirt, even if it is 150 ppi at printing size.)
Sending your artwork via email is easy and convenient. GET ME BEDAZZLED can also accept different types of media, including USB flash drives and CDs/DVDs. We recommend sending via google drive for extremely large files. Simply email our support team @ email@example.com and we will provide you with a google drive link to upload your files.
If possible please compress all files to a .zip when sending through e-mail to protect the data. All files that travel over the internet are converted to text somewhere along the line. Zip compression protects your files from data corruption and makes them more easily accessible.
We can receive up to 8 megabytes of files per email. If your images are larger than 8 mb, please send your files in separate emails with your name in each of them.