T-Shirt Preparation Guidelines
This article contains instructions on preparing your T-Shirt Template for submission to GraphicRiver.
Creating Files for Screen Printing. Screen printing is best suited to designs with few colors (no more than 6). Each color requires its own screen.
- Each screen in the design adds to the cost of printing.
Creating Files for Direct to Garment Printing. Designs with many colors can be submitted. These can be printed using DTG (direct-to-garment) digital printing.
- Ink is layered to produce the print, because of this, the result isn’t as vibrant as a screen print.
- DTG cannot produce specialty colours such as fluorescent colours and metallics. It also changes the tone of extremely bright and pastel colours. If your design absolutely requires these colours, we suggest that you create a screen print file.
- File type for Screen Printing: Vector EPS, CMYK or Pantone color library.
- File type for Direct to Garment Printing: Vector EPS, in RGB color mode. This is because there are many different garment printers out there and they will convert RGB files to a colour profile that matches their requirements.
- To be considered a T-shirt template, the design must incorporate editable text.
- Document non-standard fonts in the item description and a help document included in the .zip.
- Finished designs must be actual size (the same dimensions as the shirt print).
- In the item description, state whether the file is set up for screen printing or direct to garment printing.
Technical Requirements for Screen Print Designs:
Each colour should be separated onto a dedicated later. For example, a layer of everything red and another for everything blue.
For help with our upload process including how to format your submission title, tags and description, please read this article. A Step by Step Guide to the Upload Process