Artwork Guidelines

Use Professional Design Software

Adobe Illustrator CC

and previous versions

*Accepted files include .ai and .pdf

Adobe Photoshop  CC

and previous versions

*Resolution should be 300DPI at
the Printing Size
 and the Color
Mode is CMYK.

Corel Draw X6

and previous versions

*Files must be converted to
.pdf before uploading.

Set Size

Submit your artwork right-reading (as it would look when applied to a garment). Our artists will mirror the image for you.

Send your artwork at the exact size that you want it to print. For example if you upload an image that is 8"x8", we will print your image at the size you uploaded (8"x8"). If the artwork needs to be resized please specify the exact size when contacting us.

Check Small Details

1,2 or 3 Color Printing
Line/Area Thickness

1 point or 0.01388 of an inch.

Full Color Printing
Line/Area Thickness

3 points or 0.04166 of an inch.

Any Non-Printing
Area/Gap Thickness

2 points or 0.0277 of an inch

Convert Fonts

All type must be converted to a non-editable format. Type that is still “live” or editable may not display properly on a computer with a different font library

Adobe Illustrator CC

Outlines | Select all text and select
“Type” > “Create Outlines”

Adobe Photoshop  CC

Rasterized | Select each type layer and
select “Layer” > “Rasterize Type”

Corel Draw X6

Curves | Select all text and select
“Arrange” > “Convert to Curves”

Application Guidelines

Use a commercial grade heat press. Hand Irons can't cut it. 

We recommend 
Insta Graphics Heat Press Equiptment.

Do NOT use any extra covers (Teflon sheets, heat platen covers, or pillows)

TIME

5 Seconds

TEMPERATURE

Set Temp. To 

375º

PRESSURE

Medium 40 psi

PEEL

Hot / Immediately

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