Inked Wear - Screen Printing and Embroidery(801) 335-0399How to Prepare Art

How to Prepare Art

How does the ordering process work?

Email your art to us at and include any information you may have, such as

  1. What kind and color of apparel
  2. How many pieces do you want printed
  3. How many locations (front, back, sleeve, etc)
  4. What color of ink you would like
  5. What sizes are you looking for (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL…etc)
  6. 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.