General Custom T-Shirt Design Tips

Every person who visits our design lab has a different reason for creating a t-shirt, and we know it can be a challenge to get all your needs met. Here are some tips to put the design in your head down onto your t-shirt. Start Designing Now

Use high-resolution images.

Sure, your logo design may be great, but when enlarged onto physical t-shirts you wear on your body, it may become a little blurry. Make sure the images you upload are a decent resolution (this means the bigger and clearer the picture, the better). Don't get too cautious because of this warning, though - if we think there's any possibility that your final product won't be how you imagined it, we'll email you right away. Our design lab currently accepts .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .bmp files, but our graphics artists also can work with .pdf, .eps, .psd, .ppt, and .doc files. All of our stock clipart is already high resolution, so you can be assured that those images will come out crystal clear on your final product.

Get feedback.

Whether it's from your friends or from our graphic designers, it's always a good idea to get some feedback or constructive criticism on a design before sending it off to the screen printers. We provide a simple-to-use save feature on our design lab that generates a link to your design so that you can send it to your friends.

Keep it simple.

Sometimes, less is more. A tip from one of our graphics artists: "Your t-shirt should stay focused on it's purpose." Is it documenting an event? Is it an artistic t-shirt? Is there a funny quote to be read? Add art and make it stylish, but keep the purpose easy to recognize.

Get exactly what you have in mind.

Have a special request? Don't hesitate to ask. The following are requests that we receive frequently for large group events:
→ Ordering the same design on different colored t-shirts
→ Adding a sleeve print design
→ Ordering the same design on different t-shirts
Check out some of the other things we can do or send us an email at [email protected].
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