To insure that your design or logo gets reproduced to our exacting standards, follow these helpful DOs and Don'ts.

When submitting your own artwork, please DO:

  • Provide us with clean, black and white art that can be easily scanned or copied onto vellum for producing screens, or converted to a digitizable image for embroidery. Allow enough time to send your artwork via FedEx or UPS, if necessary,


  • Scan your black and white artwork at a high resolution:

300 dpi for very large graphics (7 x 7 in. or larger); 600dpi for mid-size graphics (4 x 4 in. to 6 x 6 in.) and 1200 dpi for very small or very detailed graphics (business cards, etc.). Send your scanned TIFF or PCX files to us at our Web Site as an attachment.

  • Email files or send us diskettes or CD-Rom disks with CorelDRAW® files (version X4 or earlier), or Photoshop/Illustrator files (version CS2 or earlier) saved to IBM format. When creating graphics in CorelDRAW, be sure to use ARTISTIC TEXT , not PARAGRAPH TEXT.
  • Set up multi-color files using Pantone spot colors or CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) spots. These types of files require less preparation time and can usually be easily separated for screen printing.
  • Convert all text to curves or paths, when exporting from CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator. This will insure that no font conflicts will occur.

Please DO NOT:

  • Send halftone images as original art for screen printing. The halftones often cause moire patterns in a screen-printed image, and do not scan or copy well onto vellum.
  • FAX your artwork. A faxed image rarely makes a good reproducible graphic. If faxing is the only way you can get us the art, expect some additional art charges to be quoted in your cost estimate. Depending on the complexity of the graphic, it may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to re-construct a poor-quality faxed graphic.
  • Send us color art using custom colors, unless your wish your art to be reproduced as a four-color (CMYK) process image.

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