VERY GENERAL ART INSTRUCTIONS
With the right type of artwork in hand, Famous Marks can easily size and prep logos to fit specified imprint areas for all promotional products. In all cases, we prefer vector files created in Adobe Illustrator and saved as an .ai or .eps file. Always “select all” and convert your fonts to outlines before sending. Please note PMS / Pantone colors used in your art. Please inquire for additional instructions.vector art
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T-SHIRT PRINTING BASIC GUIDELINES
ARTWORK (also see fonts and colors, below) * send vector files with fonts converted to outlines/paths (please "select all") * convert colors to spot colors and indicate pantone (pms) numbers in the file * keep stroked paths to a minimum of 1pt * any placed image must be 300 dpi - minimum * please send any placed image file along with the vector art (to size) * hard gradations can produce banding, use a smooth blend when building halftones * percentages of color less than 8% print as zero * percentages of color greater than 90% will print as solid due to dot gain POSITIONS AND OUTPUT SIZES * keep art 1" to 2" from all seams including neck and arms; 1-1/2" from neck collar seam * 2.5" down from bottom collar seam is approximate starting point for full front/full back art * 4" down from bottom collar seam is approximate starting point for art placed on "left chest" * 12" down from the bottom collar seam is recommended maximum length for full front or back art MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED OUTPUT SIZE * left chest imprint is 3.5" x 3.5" * on or over pockets is 3" x 3" * adult imprint (full front or full back) is 13" x 13" * youth imprint (full front or full back) is 10" x 10" * toddler imprint (full front or full back) is 6" x 6" * jumbo prints (full front or full back) is 18.5" x 22" (may increase printing cost) * sleeve imprint - short sleeve - is 3.5" w x 5" h * sleeve imprint - long sleeve - is 3.5" w x 13" h FONTS AND COLORS (also see ARTWORK, above) * 10-11 pts is the preferred font size for t-shirts and twill shirts * 12 pts or higher is recommended for printing on pique and other rough surface materials * when printing with water based inks - we cannot pms match colors * when printing with water based inks - shirts must be 100% cotton OTHER * a brand new BeefyT, large, measures approximately 23" across, armpit to armpit (for mockups) * all art subject to approval * all quotes confirmed after art has been approved for printing If in doubt about anything - please inquire (contact email@example.com, 919.779.5968 x301).
LOGO PLACEMENT CHART
View many standard embroidery and screen printing placements on wearables and towels. Click here to view PDF.