Artwork

Bad Artwork = Worse Printing

Screen-printing is the act of printing onto a substrate through a mesh screen.  We all get that, right?  Right.  How it’s done is the part most of us don’t know.  Simply put, we forcibly cram plastic ink through a screen mesh left open by tiny dots from the emulsion onto a shirt that’s not entirely flat.  (Sweet, I got to use the word “cram”!) So, what in the world does that mean?  It means there are a lot of things that affect the final print of your art.  Pretty much, in the simplest of terms it means this – no matter how good your art is, it is going to lose a little bit of its luster...

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Acceptable Art File Formats

We understand there are many ways to create our images and also know that putting them on a tee isn’t always the sole reason for their creation. We receive everything from files built for the big screen from the studios to scans of hand-drawn sketches for school kids. Ultimately, our goal is to put them onto a shirt using only a limited amount of colors and since it’s quite an involved process, providing the optimal file format is always a wise choice. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of file to provide dependant on how it was created but first, let’s start with the unacceptable formats. Unacceptable...

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