Art Prep

This is how to set up your art for screen printing.

To get things started, we need you to supply your artwork.
If you know your stuff, the best format to get your art over is as an Adobe Illustrator file, to 100% the size you want it to print, with all fonts outlined.

Next best is a 300 dpi file (JPG, PSD, EPS, PDF) to full print size.
If you kinda know your stuff but arent TOTALLY sure – we outlined the process below to help out.

Beyond that…just get us whatever you can and we can help work it out to something that will print nice and neat



1. In photoshop select FILE > NEW
2. Figure out how big you want your art to be and then enter that info in the dialogue box. If you are not sure, bust out a ruler and lay      it across your chest and figure what width works for you. The MAXIMUM size for standard printing is 14.5 x 16.5.

  • Fill out the sizing in inches as you need.

  • Set the DPI to 300 and the color mode to RGB.

  • Hit OK and that gives you a blank screen to start your design.

         (standard widths are between 8″-11″, large would be 11″-12″, and large format is 12″-14.5″. pocket prints are 3″-4.5″)

3. Create your masterpiece.
    It would be great if you could use a different layer for each color, if not, no worries. Gradients should be on a separate layer. It it is      difficult to separate them as crisp as the original.

4. When you are done save your file. FILE > SAVE AS                                                                                                                                             If you have layers in your file choose .PSD if not choose . JPG under4.jpg

5. Email that file to us. If it is OVER 5 meg, just call or email letting us know.