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Submitting Tshirt Art

We prefer that you submit the original file — just be sure to carefully proofread all text before submission. We are not responsible for misspellings or incorrect dates. You may submit artwork on cd, dvd, thumb drives, via email or just upload directly to our web site. Be sure to clearly identify all submitted materials with your name, address, phone number and contact information. In this way we can ensure their return with your order. When sending us disks, be sure to clearly identify each enclosed folder.

We suggest that you include a printed mock up or PDF. Drawings and other works can be submitted on paper, but because they require scanning and clean up, we charge a small design fee for these submissions.

By sticking to these easy guidelines, you minimize costs and turnaround time. Most importantly, you help us create the best possible art.

We accept files from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Photoshop files should be at least 300 dpi at the final printing size. A full back print can be made into a smaller left chest print, but a left chest print cannot be made into a full back. Acceptable file formats include .eps, .tiff, and .psd. Jpeg’s and .gif’s are unacceptable. Do not flatten your artwork. Document Color Mode should be set on CMYK. Please use a true 100% black swatch versus “Rich Black”. If you are using Pantone inks, use the pantone swatches-coated.

Illustrator files should submitted at 100% printed size. Templates are available on our website. All fonts must be TYPE>>CREATED TO OUTLINES. Document Color Mode should be set on CMYK. If you need a Pantone Ink Color mixed, use the PANTONE solid coated Swatches.

Adobe Illustrator: Create to Outlines

Adobe Illustrator: Solid Coated Pantone

Adobe Illustrator: Solid Coated Pantone

Screen Printed Tshirt Samples

Catalogs

American Apparel is a leading basics brand for young adults and people of all ages, with both wholesale and retail divisions globally. The company is known for cutting-edge advertising and product branding. Its “Made in Downtown LA” operations have contributed to significant brand awareness and a cult status worldwide.

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  • 2001 FINE JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE

     
    2001 FINE JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE
     

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    The softest, smoothest, best-looking short sleeve tee shirt available anywhere! • Fine Jersey (100% Cotton) construction (Heather Grey contains 10% Polyester) • Durable rib neckband

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  • TR401 Tri Blend Short Sleeve

     
    TR401  Tri Blend Short Sleeve
     

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    Enjoy everything you love about the fit, feel and durability of a vintage T-shirt, in a brand new version. • Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon) construction • Polyester retains shape and elasticity; Cotton lends both comfort and durability; addition of Rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look • Durable rib neckband • Fits slimmer than our 2001

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  • BB401 POLY COTTON SHORT SLEEVE

     
    BB401  POLY COTTON SHORT SLEEVE
     

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    An ultra-soft, ultra-comfy unisex T-shirt that feels like you’ve owned it for years the moment you put it on, and for years to come. • Poly-Cotton (50% Polyester / 50% Cotton) construction (Heather Grey contains 10% Polyester) • Durable rib neckband • Fits slimmer than our 2001

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  • F497 FLEX FLEECE ZIP HOODIE

     
    F497 FLEX FLEECE ZIP HOODIE
     

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    Best Seller. A fitted zip-up hoodie with kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood. Constructed from our extra soft and durable Flex Fleece. • Flex Fleece (50% Polyester / 50% Cotton Fleece) construction • Medium is approximately 23 3/4 (60.32cm) in total length • Metal zipper • Hooded with White finished Polyester drawcord • Kangaroo pocket • True to size

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  • 2102 WOMEN FINE JERSEY TEE

     
    2102 WOMEN FINE JERSEY TEE
     

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    Our most popular women’s item. The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt available anywhere. • 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction (Heather Grey contains 10% Polyester) • Durable rib neckband • Form-fitting

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  • Tr301 Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Women's Track Tee

     
    Tr301 Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Women's Track Tee
     

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    The women’s version of our Tri-Blend Track Shirt; enjoy everything you love about the fit, feel and durability of a vintage T-shirt, in a brand new version. • Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon) construction • Polyester retains shape and elasticity; Cotton lends both comfort and durability; addition of Rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look • Durable rib neckband • Form-fitting

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Founded in 1995, Alternative is a fashion lifestyle brand best known for comfort, simplicity and our commitment to sustainability. Through innovative apparel design and involvement in purposeful causes, we aim to connect people, inspire creativity and catalyze change.

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  • 1070 PERFECT VINTAGE TEE

     
    1070 PERFECT VINTAGE TEE
     

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    Now with a slightly heavier fabric, fuller fit and redesigned neckline, our top-selling vintage-soft men’s Basic Crew comes in a full spectrum of sharp colors that won’t fade. Made with 100% combed and ring-spun cotton.

     

    • 100% Combed and Ringspun Cotton
    • Men’s Classic Fit

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  • Basic Womens Crew T-Shirt

     
    Basic Womens Crew T-Shirt
     

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    Now with a fuller, more contemporary fit and redesigned neckline, our top-selling vintage-soft women’s Basic Crew features a convenient tear-away label so you can customize with ease and comes in a full spectrum of sharp colors that won’t fade. Made with 100% combed and ring-spun cotton.

     

    • 100% Combed and Ringspun Cotton
    • Women’s Classic Fit

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  • Rocky Hoodie

     
    Rocky Hoodie
     

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    A knockout when it comes to style and comfort, the Rocky features drawstring ties, a kangaroo front pocket and an antiqued nickel zipper. Made of our sustainable Eco-Fleece and part of our eco-friendly Alternative Earth collection. Unisex regular fit.

     

    • Eco Fleece
    • 50% Polyester, 46% Cotton, 4% Rayon
    • Men’s Classic Fit

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  • Adrian Hoodie

     
    Adrian Hoodie
     

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    This zip-up hoodie is made in soft Eco-Fleece for lightweight warmth. Features a slim silhouette, drawstring hood and kangaroo pockets.

     

    • Eco Fleece
    • 50% Polyester, 46% Cotton, 4% Rayon
    • Women’s Classic Fit

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  • Basic Eco-Jersey Crew T-Shirt

     
    Basic Eco-Jersey Crew T-Shirt
     

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    This soft crew neck tee in lightweight Eco-Heather Jersey delivers a perfectly worn-in look and feel.

    • Eco Jersey
    • 50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon
    • Slim Fit

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  • AA 1927 Racerback Tank Top

     
    AA 1927  Racerback Tank Top
     

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    Tailored from soft Eco-Heather Jersey, this tank top features a flattering racerback cut and rolled hems for a casual look.

     

    Eco Jersey

    50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon

    Women’s Classic Fit

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We have so many choices and options for garments, that it would be impossible to list them all. Here are a few more of the top sellers outside of American Apparel and Alternative Apparel you might consider. If you don’t see what you are looking for, feel free to contact us, and we will try to help you realize your dreams.

  • 3600 Next Level Premium Fitted S/S Crew

     
    3600 Next Level Premium Fitted S/S Crew
     

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    The Next Level 3600 Premium Fitted S/S Crew neck tee is a signature style from the Next Level brand. This men’s super-soft fitted crew t-shirt is a comfortable and light garment. The 4.3 oz 3600 jersey tee features 100% combed cotton, has a tear away label, and is available in many different colors. This garment is also perfect for your custom screen print needs.

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  • 3900 Next Level Boyfriend Tee

     
    3900 Next Level Boyfriend Tee
     

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    This is NOT a juniors garment. This shirt fits like a relaxed ladies cut. Self Fabric:100% Combed Cotton Jersey 32 Singles 145g 4.3oz Neck: Set in Collar 1 x 1 Baby Rib

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  • 6010 Next Level Tri-Blend Crew

     
    6010 Next Level Tri-Blend Crew
     

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    Self Fabric:. 40 Singles Poly/ Cotton/ Rayon Jersey 145g 4.2oz 50% Poly 25% Cotton 25% Rayon Neck: Set in Collar 1X1 Baby Rib Label: Satin The Softest most comfortable T-shirt you will ever wear!

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  • 3001 Canvas Jersey Short Sleeve Tee

     
    3001 Canvas Jersey Short Sleeve Tee
     

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    This updated unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves and designed with superior combed and ring-spun cotton that acts as the best blank canvas for printing. Offered in a variety of solid and heather colors. Features: Sideseamed. Retail fit. Unisex sizing. Shoulder taping. Fabrication: Solid Colors: 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, 30 single 4.2 oz. (Ash – 99% combed and ring-spun cotton 1% poly) Heather/Blend Colors: 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% poly (Ath. Heather – 90% combed and ring-spun cotton 10% poly)

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  • 5280 Hanes 5.2 oz. ComfortSoft® Cotton T-Shirt

     
    5280 Hanes 5.2 oz. ComfortSoft® Cotton T-Shirt
     

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    Hanes Adult 5.2 oz Comfortsoft Heavyweight 100% Cotton T-Shirt

    Features:
    5.2-ounce, 100% ComfortSoft cotton (preshrunk)
    Double-needle coverseamed crewneck
    Lay-flat collar
    Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
    Double-needle sleeves and hem
    Hanes EasyColor program, haneseasycolor.com
    Ash is 99/1 cotton/poly.
    Light Steel is 90/10 cotton/poly.

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  • G200 Gildan Ultra Cotton® 6 oz. T-Shirt

     
    G200 Gildan Ultra Cotton® 6 oz. T-Shirt
     

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    100% preshrunk cotton Double-needle stitching throughout 7/8″ Seamless collar Taped shoulder-to-shoulder Ash Grey 99/1, Antiques:(Cherry Red, Irish Green, Royal) & Sport Grey 90/10 Dk Heather, Heathers:( Cardinal, Indigo, Navy, Sapphire) 50/50 cotton/poly Safety Green, Safety Pink and Safety Orange are 50% cotton, 50% polyester

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Screen Printing Ink Choices

 

Plastisol Ink

Plastisol is the most commonly used ink in tshirt screen printing. Its most identifiable characteristic is, as the name suggests, a more plasticized texture with a solid opacity. The ink sits on top of the fabric instead of soaking into it, giving the print a slightly raised texture.

 
 

"Vintage" Printing

When screen printing with plastisol ink, there is an option to only apply one hit of ink. This technique creates a more vintage, lighter look. It also allows for less elevated texture and more of the fabric to show through the print.

 
 

Discharge and Pigment (Eco $$)

Discharge ink is used to print lighter colors onto darker textiles. It works by removing the dye of the garment and replacing it with a pigment color of your choice. The pigment dyes the fabric itself as opposed to applying a surface layer of ink onto the garment. Once laundered, you will notice virtually no textural difference between the printed and unprinted areas of the garment. It is especially beneficial when printing designs with fine lines and lots of detail.
*It should be noted that pigment dyes cotton fibers only, therefore garments composed of polyester, rayon, etc will not be affected by the dye, creating in varied results.

 
 

Gold/ Silver Foil ($$$)

Foil is a screen printing and heat press combination process, resulting in a final design with a reflective/mirrored effect. Adhesive glue is applied via screen printing, then your choice of metallic foil is applied with heat and pressure. Foil comes in Silver and Gold, as well as various other metallic colors. Foil garments are more of a novelty and will not have a longterm or predictable lifetime.

 
 

PMS Coloring Matching ($25 Per Color)

The idea behind the Pantone Matching System is to allow designers to 'colour match' specific colours when a design enters production stage. This system has been widely adopted by Graphic Designers and Printing Houses for a number of years now. We are happy to offer this service as well.
If you are planning on submitting artwork that takes advantage of the Pantone Matching System, keep all your choices at 100% of that color and select Pantone Solid Coated only. Matte and Uncoated selections will default to Solid Coated Colors.

 

FREE PLASTISOL STOCK COLORS

Primrose Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Chrome Yellow

Golden Yellow

Orange

Vermillion Red

Scarlet Red

Brite Red

Cardinal Red

Flag Red

Maroon

Peacock Blue

Brite Blue

Columbia Blue

Mono Blue

Royal Blue

Light Navy

Navy

Lime Green

Brite Green

Tahiti Green

Aqua Marine

Kelly Green

Chrome Green

Khaki

Sienna Brown

Dark Brown

Gray

Hot Pink

Rose Magenta

Magenta

Purple

Violet

Templates

Add-On Numbers

Add-On Numbers

Prices are Per Set. Minimum of 12 sets. We cannot accept returns.

Add-On Names

Add-On Names

NOTES : 5/8" available in 1-color only. Prices are per name. Minimum of 12 sets. We cannot accept returns.

Add-On Names and Numbers

Add-On Names and Numbers

Distance between Name and Number is approximately 1 3/4". Prices are Per Set. Minimum of 12 sets. We cannot accept returns.

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