Custom artwork can be created for you even if all you have is an idea. If you have no prior artwork or only notes from a client, you can depict your concept to our artists. We are able to scan, take a picture, make suggestions, or take notes about your idea and bring it to life. Supplying the art team with as much detail as you can is the best first step toward receiving the art you want. Once the artwork is completed you are able to make suggestions and revisions as you see fit. If your garments need to be delivered on an exact date, it is encouraged to place the order early if you anticipate a lot of adjustments will be made. All custom artwork is subject to art charges. See the Pricing Sheet PDF on the Resources page for more info.
Artwork that needs to be rebuilt can be provided in a variety of mediums – from hand drawn artwork to high-res jpgs or Photoshop files. Our art department does the work of converting your art to be “screen printing ready”. A couple examples of rebuilding artwork could be: a logo that is of low resolution but needs to be cleaned up, or recreating hand drawn artwork into a vector file. You can send us a variety of file formats for rebuilding such as – JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSD. It is highly recommended to send vector art such as AI, EPS, PDF or SVG files, as they require the least amount of art time (see Processing Artwork below). If a client supplies you with file formats such as, DOC files (Word), XLSX files (Excel) or PPT files (Powerpoint), they will first need to be converted to one of the file types listed above (PDFs are highly recommended), as we are unable to open these file types. All artwork that must be rebuilt is subject to art charges. See the Pricing Sheet PDF on the Resources page for more info.
Artwork that is sent as “vector art” such as AI, EPS, PDF or SVG files, are considered ready for processing. The art department will place the vector files into the T Productions printing template, and will make any adjustments necessary. Changes may include: switching any process colors to Pantone colors, resizing the artwork to the correct dimensions, or adjusting intricate designs to become more print-friendly. When submitting your vector art for processing, keep in mind that all fonts should be converted to outlines and any linked files should be embedded in your files. Art charges usually are not applied in this scenario because of how little time is needed to set them up for printing.
Separations are different methods of preparing artwork for production, by essentially blowing the artwork up into different groups of color. We are capable of 4 different methods: spot color, simulated, index, and process. Please see the Separations page under the Service tab for more specific info. Here you will find which method is best suited for each situation.