Custom T-Shirts *
Team Uniforms *
Vinyl Graphics &
Vehicle Lettering * Signs
* Embroidery *
ARTWORK - FOR CUSTOM PRINTING
with your great ideas or doodles on that napkin that could use a little
PREFERRED FILE TYPES FOR SUBMITTED ART
I understand that
not everyone is a graphics designer. Heck, if they were, we'd be out of
a job. :D Because of this, we get a huge variety of files types sent to
us. Some of them great - some of them not so much.
Please read through these
design in Illustrator (.ai or .eps) (CS2 version or lower,
please!) is the BEST option.
files (.psd) are also acceptable if your design is a minimum
of 200 dpi @ actual final print size. Also please try to keep each
print color on its own layer.
WORD is NOT
a design program and M.S. PAINT is pretty iffy. If these are your
only options, please let us know beforehand.
Be sure you
are able to either provide rasterized fonts or outline all fonts
used in the file. Though we have over 5000 fonts in our collection,
we, invariably, never seem to have the one you have chosen.
such as .jpgs, .pngs, .tifs or even scanned ink drawings are
acceptable IF they are of a reasonably good quality. If they need to
be reworked and it takes us more than 15 minutes, a fee of $50/hr
may apply (billed in 30 minute increments).
If you got
your image off the Internet - it's probably going to be pretty small
dpi. (tip: when "Googling" images - keep the "image size" tab on
"Large or Extra Large Images" to be safe). Increase the size of your
image to 200dpi at the final print size (see step #2 above) and take
another look at the image to see if the colors are distinctively
separate - (i.e. where one color meets another - is it crisp or kind
of blurry, blotchy or jaggedy). Remember that because it may look
pretty good as a small image on your screen - it may be a completely
different story once we have to blow it up to t-shirt size.
are ideal. 6 ink colors is the max, but you can use half tones if
area is 12" wide x 12".
effects, such as foil, suede ink, glitter, glow, puff, metallic
inks, flock, glow-in-the-dark, etc. may be used in your design at an
It will be
assumed that any artwork you submit is being used in full compliance
with all applicable laws regarding it's usage. You will agree to
assume any liability resulting from claims against GCSS Inc. for
service marks, infringements of trademarks, copyrights, patents and
Once you have
everything all together please
contact us or