logo design:

Following the tips below can help assure the artwork you provide will achieve the dynamic results you want when your logo is screen-printed or embroidered on your customized apparel.

It can also help increase the efficiency and quality of the decorating process. Art that is "ready" for use is provided in an electronic file that can be used for pre-press and printing without making modifications. Below are a number of important considerations and tips to help get your art ready for decorating.

Acceptable artwork format:

Art may be provided in any of the following formats. Please note the modifications that may need to be made it order to make each format ready for decorating.

For all three formats, proper resolution is critical for clean results. The standard resolution for printed artwork is 300 dpi (dots per inch).

Mechanical artwork:

The traditional standard for acceptable mechanical artwork is "camera-ready black and white.” Mechanical artwork can be supplied on a sheet of white paper or bromide, and should be no larger than 8.5" x 11".

Hand-drawn artwork:

A logo that has been drawn by hand is a great starting point, but it will need to be digitized and modified for practical use.

Digital artwork:

Images created in Adobe Illustrator, is preferred over mechanical and hand-drawn artwork for quality of the result and efficiency. However, digital artwork may still require modification and/or preparation for the decorating process.

File suffixes:


If your digital artwork file ends with any of these suffixes, it can be used to properly prepare your art:  (eps.) (Ai.) (PDF) – All HIGH RESOLUTUION (300 DPI) graphical images as well as fonts must be converted to outlines in order for sizing manipulation.




Any time you supply digital artwork, be sure to include a printed proof as reference.


Disk formats:

When providing your artwork on disk, it is best to use one of these more standard disk formats: CD-ROM

E-mailed art:

When sending your artwork via e-mail, to is sure to provide all of the basic elements, including:

Unacceptable artwork format:


Artwork provided in the following forms, or similar forms, will not be able to be modified into ready art... therefore delivering extremely poor results when translated into decoration for a garment.



Logo placement:


Consider these lesser-used, but highly noticeable garment locations for a unique logo/artwork placement. Logo placement to be confirmed with each vendor


Illustrations below demonstrates possible embroidery locations for clothing items – each however to be confirmed with supplier and embroidery house, on a garment by garment basis.