Now we're ready to have some real fun! Welcome to The Print Bar's interactive, online designer specifically for custom printers + creative geniuses (aka YOU!) We've broken our top design tips into sections to pass on our insider tricks so you and your new custom printed t-shirt or garment is fully pro!
ARTWORK SIZE + RESOLUTION
A good rule of thumb for uploading any image or design: “bigger is better”. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise - size does matter!
Click “Add Design” and simply select + upload your chosen image. If you have a small quality/low-resolution file you wish to use then the chances are your print may turn out poorly and be very blurry - but don't panic! We have an inbuilt image quality meter which goes from green (high quality) to orange (medium quality) to red (very low quality!) so you can see this change when you upload an image / increase your image size.
If your image is in the red when you make it larger we recommend:
- Sourcing a new image (Google search rules!)
- Asking your designer to provide a larger file for print (specs below)
- Giving us a call / emailing our team to chat about your options
IMAGE FILE FORMAT BEST FOR PRINTING?
If you're creating your own artwork for print we recommend exporting your image as:
- PNG file with transparent background
- RGB colour mode
- 300 DPI
- Scale artwork to fit an A3 artboard
You can also check out our Top Ten Design Tips blog post or our Top Free Photoshop Resources for more handy hints here.
ADDING TEXT + TEAM NAMES/NUMBERS
Just want to add a catchy slogan to your T? We got your back! You can add custom text anywhere to your shirt, change the colour and even choose from a plethora of fancy fonts to give your textual t-shirt some panache!
Just click ADD TEXT or ADD TEAM NAMES and follow the prompts. Once you've added text/team names to your garment, you can use the controls on the right-hand side to change the text colour, font and even the size and position of the text (pictured below)