How To Send Art For Custom T-Shirts


How To Send Custom T Shirt Artwork

Below are a few tips for preparing and sending artwork for custom printing. Please review these instructions then email your art files directly to us. Click Here To Send Us Your Art
Please contact us if you have any questions about providing artwork. 800-859-1975

Types Of Artwork For Custom T Shirt Printing
Vector Artwork
Vector artwork is preferred for most screen printing projects.
Vector Art ExampleVector artwork is an image created of points and paths. This results in artwork that is editable, scalable, and able to be separated for spot color screen printing.

Common vector file formats include:
.ai .eps .cdr .cmx .pdf

Raster Artwork
Raster artwork is great for full color printing.
Raster Art ExampleRaster artwork is an image created of many pixels. This results in artwork that is not editable, scalable, or able to be separated for spot color screen printing.

Common raster file formats include:
.jpg .bmp .pdf .psd .tif .pcx

Acceptable Software Applications
Vector Format Files
• Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .eps, .pdf)
• Corel Draw (files saved as .cdr or .cmx)
• Freehand (.fh, .pdf, .eps)
Raster Format File
Adobe Photoshop .psd
• .tif
• jpg, png, gif

Art Reminders

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• Convert all fonts to paths or curves. (Text converted to paths can no longer be edited as text.)
• For Mac users, an alternative is to include both screen and printer fonts.
• Multiple color jobs should be created using spot color mode rather than process color mode.
If possible, send proofs of color separations for multiple color jobs.
• Include all EPS and Tiff files used in creating your document.
• Do not email files larger than 2 or 3 meg. Large files should be saved to a zip disk than mailed or shipped to us.
• When creating artwork, remember that our printing process requires the "trapping" of colors on multi-color jobs.

    Common Questions
• Q: Can I send a .jpg, .gif, png file for art?
• A: Yes only for viewing. These files are usually lower resolution and will not reproduce well at all. We need a higher res. file like .tif or .psd. These files should be sent at a resolution of 300+ at actual size.

• Q: I want a 2 or 3 color design. Can I send a .tif or .psd. 
• A: Yes for viewing purposes only. Art for 2 or 3 color will require it be created in a vector based program. Raster images can only be separated as 4 color process.

• Q: I'm not sure what I need to do
A: Please either click on the link to the left for immediate online assistance, email your question to or call us Toll Free during regular business hours at 800.859.1975

  Art Resources
  Choose and get Free Fonts -
 If you find a find on one of these sites you may pull it down for yourself and send it to us or you can tell    us what site you found it on and we'll get it.

 Explore millions of royalty-free images, illustrations
(under most circumstances you'll want to search illustrations and vectors) These are both pay sites but, there is literally millions of pcs. of art available that can be used in your print job. Buy the pc you want, download it and send it to us to use on your job.

Email artwork files to

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Contact Information
American Imprints, Inc.
26071 Merit Circle - Suite 113
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Toll Free- 800-859-1975

Local Phone- 949-753-1975
Fax- 949-753-4708
Email- in business since 1987
We are Orange County's one stop shop for custom screen printing. Promote your business, school, event, team, group, or organization with customized t-shirts, corporate apparel and more.
    We offer an abundance of apparel styles, colors, sizes and price ranges to accommodate your individual taste and requirements. If you already have an idea of what you want that’s great. If you would prefer suggestions or recommendations for what might work best for your image or logo, we are here to help you. If you’re looking for a new style or color we can show you the latest fashions.
Styles. Fabrics. Textures. Colors. These all play an important role in the outcome of the screen printed, or embroidered product. Choosing the right garment can be easy or somewhat overwhelming. Let us know if we can help you make a selection. Email us or call 800-859-1975.
We have a huge selection of custom shirts and other great printable garments to choose from. We invite and encourage you to browse our easy to navigate online garment and hat catalogs. Printed catalogs are available upon request. Click here to search our online garment search engine.
We offer custom screen printing and embroidery to businesses, schools, teams and other organizations in Orange County, California including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Niguel and San Clemente, as well as to those in other cities California.

We serve the entire USA
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