When it comes to making custom shirts, one of the things that you have to do is prepare your print file with your logo, design or artwork on it so that it is ready to put onto the shirt. But how do you do this and make sure that you get exactly what you want?
How to Prepare the Perfect Print File for Custom Shirts?
The first thing that you need to do is a test run. You should always get your design on a shirt and make sure it is exactly what you want, and that the colors are displaying properly before you order in bulk. You especially want to make sure that your shirt and image colors are not similar if you want your image to display properly.
Preparing the file
As for preparing the file itself, you have likely done the design work in a program like Photoshop, and if not, then you can definitely import the work into Photoshop. You can export your file in several different ways, but the printer will likely have a method that they prefer. Some of the common file formats when it comes to shirt design include PSD, TIF, PNG and PDF. Of course, you also want to save an editable version of your file in PSD format no matter which type of file you export to. If you are saving from illustrator, then you can save as AI, EPS or PDF.
The most important thing that you can do is to ensure that you outline all fonts to convert them to vector shapes that they can be resized without changing the resolution of the image. You also want to create a separate layer for your garment color and label it within your file. However, even if you rasterize and flatten out your artwork layers, do not combine your artwork with your garment layer.
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The bottom line is that there are plenty of custom shirt designs to choose from, available at Retro Shirtz Online or inside our storefront.