The Print Bar allows you to easily design your own tshirts.
All you have to do is choose a garment and then upload your tshirt design. It really is that simple. You can upload photographs, logos, illustrations or any type of design.
Screenprinting & digital printing on any type of garment!
No minimums or maximums on all orders, call us and we can make it happen!
Delivered direct to you within 1 or 7-14 business days!
Extensive range of printable garments from ethical manufacturers!
Best file formats for tshirt design?
Our online tshirt design platform allows you to upload a wide range of file types. But we suggest using high resolution 300dpi PNG files if your image is a raster file. Or using pdf, eps or svg files if your image is a vector file.
What is a vector design file?
All images fall into two categories, raster files or vector files. A vector file is a file that can be resized without losing any quality. There are no pixels because it is a mathematical formula that determines how the image displays using shapes, lines, curves and fills. This means you can enlarge the file and zoom in on it infinitely and you will always have crisp edges. They come in a variety of formats such as eps, ai, pdf and svg. Vector design files will get the best t-shirt printing result.
What is a raster design file?
Even though you can get a great amount of detail from a vector file. Some images, such as photographs, call for a wider range of tones, shading and detail that go beyond vector files. These files are made up of tiny pixels that display a colour but are set at a certain size. When you zoom in on these files you will see pixels and jagged edges, but when viewed at the size they are meant to be viewed at they appear clear and crisp. These design files come in a variety of formats such as png, jpg, tiff, psd and gif formats to name a few.
The best way to get a raster file to appear crisp on a t-shirt design is to ensure that it is 300 pixels or dots per inch (dpi) at the size that you want it printed at. I.e if you have a chest print that is 250mm wide you need to make sure your design has 2953 pixels across.
Our online tshirt designer application will let you know if your uploaded design is the correct dpi by showing you a green quality bar. If the quality bar is yellow or red it will not be at 300dpi and therefore could be blurry or pixelated when printed.
What do I do if my t-shirt design is low resoltion?
We suggest using a freelance graphic designer to fix your artwork for you. We can either do this in house for you or the cheapest way to get your design fixed up is by using a freelance graphic design service like Fiverr. See here.
Free t-shirt design software
Feel like creating your own design? If you don’t want to splurge on an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription there are a few free but wonderful design apps available such as Inkscape and Gravit Designer which are vector based programs. Gravit is one of the best ones available. Or Gimp (which is a raster based program).
There are tutorials that show you how to use them and it will take you a couple of hours to get the hang of the program and then you’ll be easily creating your own designs from scratch.
The great part about Gravit is that there are lots of youtube tutorials showing you how to use the program. This video is a good intro to the platform here.
If you have a specific task you need help with you can simply do a you tube search to find out how to do that.
How do I crop a t-shirt design that has a background?
If you have an image that needs a background removed, it's best to either make a note on your order, or engage a freelance graphic designer (on platforms like Fiverr) to remove the background for you.
The best free design program you could do this in is Background Burner, which you can find here.
Once you have removed the background you need to save this design as a PNG file so that it uploads with a transparent background.
Where can I get tshirt designs from?
You can either use google image search (make sure you use the large image filter) to find designs and upload them to our site. Or you can use professional design template services such as Creative Fabrica.
Creative Fabrica have a huge range of fonts and design templates that you can customise. They are a great platform to help you create a unique design for your t-shirt. See here;
You can also source free images from platform like Unsplash. See here.
Let's get started!
Can someone make a tshirt design for me?
Fiverr is also a great platform to get t-shirt design work done if you don’t have any graphic design skills. You can simply choose a freelancer and send them your concept and they’ll do the rest. See here;
Once they send you a design make sure you ask them to send you a Vector eps file or a 300 dpi PNG file so you get the best print result.
And if you need any advice or questions you can always reach out to our team anytime.
Make money using your tshirt designs!
We have an excelling print on demand platform that allows you to sell your designs and make money without spending anything at all. See here more more information on how to do this.