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ART SUMBISSION

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Direct To Garment Artwork Guidelines

All artwork should be submitted as Vector art [.eps, .ai] or as a high resolution [300 dpi] raster image [.psd, pdf, or .tiff] with layers and transparent backgrounds. Converting artwork from 72 dpi to 300 dpi will not yield good results and in most cases can't be used.

Additional Charges

• Fleece Upcharge: $2.00 per piece/Must be 90% cotton or higher

Download the DTG printing form, after order placement email document to info@bulldogcustomtees.com


Heat Applied Transfer Artwork Guidelines

Screen printed transfers require vector artwork. You can send us vector artwork and we can print it as is or with adjustments. You can send us bitmap artwork that we will convert to vector. Send us the best artwork that you have. Download the Artwork Requirements PDF.

1. Size: maximum is 11.25" x 14": Although not required, it is a good idea to send us your file at the size you want it printed.

2. Convert text to outlines: For vector files, convert all text to curves/outlines before sending.

3. Colors: We use spot colors for screen printing. You can use spot colors when creating art, but it is not required. Use consistent colors in your file.

4. Line Thickness:
  • Recommended .012" line thickness for Screen Prints.
  • Recommended .025" line thickness for Glitter Film printes.
5. Show-Thru Thickness:
  • Recommended .04" show-thru thickness for all Screen Prints.
6. Special effects, fades, shadows, shading, etc. are not recommended for Screen Printed Transfers:
Some special effects can't be produced with screen printing. Consider our digital transfers if your art contains these items.

Acceptable File Formats:

[AI] Adobe Illustrator: All versions. Best if files are saved as .eps. If using Creative Cloud, save as CS5 .eps. Will accept .ai if saved with "Create PDF compatible file" is selected. All artwork should be on the artboard.

[PDF] Adobe Acrobat [PDF]: All versions. PDFs can contain vector and bitmap graphics/text. All text should be converted to curves/outlines. All artwork should be "ON" the page.

[BMP/JPG] Bitmaps/Jpgs: Files with extensions .jpg, .tif, .gif, .psd, and .bmp are viewable files. These files will be used only as guides from which the artwork will be recreated for screen printed transfers.

Image Print Area:

Adult

Standard 11" x 11"
Maximum 11.25" x 14"
Jumbo 13" x 15"

Youth

Med/Lg 10.5" x 10.5"
Small 8.5" x 8.5"
Toddler 5.5" x 5.5"

Chest

Standard 4.5" x 4.5"
Maximum 5" x 5"
Pocket 3.5" x 3.5"

Cap

Standard 4.75" x 2.75"
Maximum 5" x 3"

Visor

Standard 4.75" x 2.75"
Maximum 5" x 2"



DESIGN SERVICES

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There is no charge when you use the EasyPrints idea book artwork. We understand the importance of creativity, if our clipart selection does not include what you're looking for, we encourage you to reach out to our creative team for a customized graphic apparel design. Our graphic design team is ready and willing to help with the design of your custom t-shirts for events, business staff, or just for fun.

Design Placement Chart [click below]

Send Us Your Art Files:


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