What types of art may not be submitted?
We have a strict policy against any art that is, or may be perceived to be, offensive. While not limited to the following examples, we cannot work with any art that includes any:
- Violation of intellectual property rights of others
- Material which would constitute libel, fraud, or other illegal activity
- Encouragement of violence, abuse, or dehumanization of people or groups, regardless of cause
- “Hate speech,” i.e., abusive, threatening, demeaning or insensitive words, symbols, or images on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation
- Encouragement of hate or harassment of private individuals (as opposed to public figures), regardless of cause
- Material that would promote, feature, encourage, or normalize the use of hard drugs or drug culture
- Explicit sexual content or nudity of a non-artistic/health/medical nature
- Sexually suggestive images or text involving children
- Material that would promote, feature, or encourage underage drinking, smoking, or marijuana use
How does the ordering process work?
Email your art to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include any information you may have, such as
- What kind and color of apparel
- How many pieces do you want printed
- How many locations (front, back, sleeve, etc)
- What color of ink you would like
- What sizes are you looking for (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL…etc)
- What quantity do you want in each size
And anything else that is important to you. Don’t worry about any details you don’t know. Just send what you have. We will respond by asking you about any needed information.
What Kind of Art Do I Need?
Our favorite format is vector, where the file name ends in .ai, .eps, sometimes in .pdf. Often this type of file is generated using Adobe Illustrator. Using this format we can easily enlarge your file to the size you would like without distortion of the image.
We also accept rastor or bitmap files, where the file names end with .jpg, .bmp, .png, .psd, etc. This type of file is often generated in Adobe Photoshop. A file in this format can be easily reduced in size, but not enlarged without it getting pixelated (saw-edged). To successfully design your art for screen printing in this format, first set your resolution to 300- 400 dpi, then set your artboard to the final size you desire your imprint to be once it is on the apparel. Then create your fantastic art. Do not enlarge your art after designing, but before. Do not take your art from the home page of a website because it will likely be 72 dpi, which is too coarse for good results and will need to be redrawn.
Will You Design My Art for Me?
Yes! Design work is $50/hr and most art takes an hour or less. We can limit it to a certain amount if you desire.
Can I Give You Hand-Drawn Art?
Sure, preferable artwork is inked with a high contrast.