ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

 
 

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

We prefer Adobe Illustrator files (.ai or .eps). 
Please be sure to do the following to your file:
• Convert all fonts to outlines (If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, click here for instructions)
• Make sure all placed images are 300 dpi and are embedded in the file
• Convert all colors to Spot Colors (PMS/Pantone Colors)
• Save art at the physical dimensions that you would like it to be printed
• Please indicate if there are any Pantone PMS colors that need to be matched. If no colors are indicated we will match the ink colors as closely as possible to the way your supplied artwork looks on our
• Please send all art ready to print. If it needs work, you may be charged an art fee. We will, of course, let you   know before hand, so you can authorize any additional changes.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

We also accept Adobe Photoshop files (.psd, .tif, .eps)
Please be sure to do the following to your file:
• Create art at the physical size that you want it to be printed and save files at 300dpi
• Please keep all layers in tact, and save art on a transparent background.
• Please discard all unused layers. 
• Please indicate if there are any Pantone PMS colors that need to be matched. If no colors are indicated we will match the ink colors as closely as possible to the way your supplied artwork looks on our monitors.
(Note: If the art has been flattened or merged, additional art charges may apply)
• Please send all art ready to print. If it needs work, you may be charged an art fee. We will, of course, let you   know before hand, so you can authorize any additional changes.

MOCK UPS

In addition to your high resolution/vector art files, it is recommended that you also include a lo-resolution (72 dpi) visual mock up of where you would like your design(s) printed on the garment.  This can be done by using one one of our pre made templates here.

MAXIMUM PRINT SIZES

• Our maximum print size for adult t-shirts is 15" wide x 20" tall.
• Our maximum print size for adult zip up hoods is 15" wide x 18" tall.
• Although these are the most common garments we print on, you can also view/download a layout of our max print areas for a variety of items here   

SENDING FILES

There are a few different ways of getting your files into our hands:
• email your files along with all other order details to one of our reps (10mb max)
• send us a Dropbox link to retrieve your files
• send your files via one of the common file transfer services: We Transfer, YouSendIt, SendSpace, etc.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.....

If have any questions concerning submitting art, please give us a call or drop an email to our art department at dan@americaniconmerch.com.
We will be happy to help you out with the process!