Artwork Requirements

Making sure your art looks its best

At Graphitti, we go the distance to ensure your design will look the way you want it to when it's printed on a t-shirt. Please submit your artwork following these guidelines in order to achieve the desired output. Any art files submitted that vary from the below requirements may incur delays and additional charges.

Screen Printing Requirements

File Types:
•    CorelDraw (.cdr)
•    Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
•    Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
•    Vector (.eps) - PREFERRED FORMAT
•    Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Files submitted in Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop must be at least 300 dpi and must contain the layers. Artwork submitted in Illustrator; convert text to outlines. We will NOT proceed with the order if the artwork is of poor quality.

Color Mode:
•    Spot Color

•    All fonts must be converted to outlines/curves
•    OR font files must be included with submitted art

•    Art file must be provided at 100% (actual size of output)

Maximum print areas:
•    Standard Left/Right Chest = 3.5″x3.5″
•    Standard Full Front/Back = 11″x11″

We will do the very best to fix pixelated art, adjust placement for centering, and removal of background colors and boxes on uploaded images.
If your design is extremely pixelated or the colors will be difficult to see when printed, our team will notify you by email or phone before we print your order. If you have a specific question please visit our FAQ page, or send us an e-mail.

Graphic Sizing

We prefer art files to be submitted to size in order to expedite the processing of your order. However, if you are unsure of how to do this – you can leave it up to us. We size your graphic to fit the smallest t-shirt in your order. We use the same size graphic for all t-shirts unless different size graphics are requested (minimums apply). Having multiple sizes for one graphic will be an additional cost.

Proof Approval

Proofs will be sent via e-mail or text within a reasonable time after the order has been placed. The digital proof must be approved or acknowledged with a response within 24 hours. If you do not approve the proof within 24 hours your order may be delayed. After approvals are signed or consented via e-mail there will be no changes. *Note: Graphitti is not responsible for hindrance on production due to delayed approval of the proof. Please be sure to check your proof for artwork accuracies such as spelling, dimensions, color, and product information.