Make your artwork print ready

Please use the following resources to prepare your files for print. Feel free to contact us if you still have questions.

Prepare Your Files

Preparing your artwork is the most important step for great printing.

All files must be at least 300 dpi or Vector Format. If your file is not 300 dpi, you cannot just increase the resolution of the file. This is called “upsampling” and will result in a blurry image. If you are creating your file in Adobe Illustrator or another Vector-based software, just size your image to the size you want it to print.

Thread Wolf Screen Printing - Preparing Your Files - 300DPI

Please Note: 3 or more color changes is no longer considered the same design!

Half Tones: Please allow us to halftone the images for you. If we do not control the halftones, we cannot guarantee the quality of the print. We do understand that some designs are complex and will require separation fees, as a client you may be inclined to try to separate or halftone the image yourself to try to keep your cost as low as possible. Unfortunately this does not work. Our computers in the art department are calibrated to set the halftones specifically for the films and screens that we use for printing. Often times if you try to separate or halftone the image yourself it may cause more art charges than you would have originally incurred.

Accepted File Types

We accept the following File Types:

Thread Wolf Screen Printing - File Types Accepted

We prefer .AI or .EPS files first because Vector images can be scaled without affecting quality. We prefer .PSD or .PDF second & .JPG or .TIFF last.

Size Your Design

Size you design the way you would like it to appear on the shirt

Your design should be sized to the size it should be printed. If you want your print to be 10″ wide, please be sure the actual design within the file is 10″ wide, not just the background of your design file. We will have garment templates available for download coming soon.

Thread Wolf Screen Printing - Size Your Design

Convert Your Text To Outlines

All those cool fonts in your design, yeah I can't see them.

If you are creating your file in Adobe Illustrator, you will need to choose “Create Outlines” on all your text. This allows us to open the file without requiring the font.

Thread Wolf Screen Printing - Convert Text To Outlines

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