ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

Below are artwork specifications including file type requirements and artwork specifications for each of our garments.

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

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File type:

Use PNG files

 

Transparent Background:

The background of your design ie any area not to be printed needs to be set to transparent (to read more about transparencies click here)

 

Using the correct file type is very important!

 

For more on how set up your file, and Photoshop templates click here)


Resolution:

300dpi   (sometimes this is listed as ppi, it is the same thing).

 

Size:

Your artwork should be saved at the correct size for the print with the design filling the whole are ie no excess space around the edge of the design

 

For print sizes of each garment, see below for the sizes of each print area.

Colour:

RGB, 8 Bit   (do not embed any colour profile)

Please note:

  • The PNG file you upload is what is used to print from, so needs to be set up correctly.   
     

  • Ensure that you are using high resolution graphics and text. Pixelated artwork won’t print well. 
     

  • Keep the background transparent, DTG is a digital form of printing, anything in the file will be printed, so ensure that the background is clean of any stray pixels.
     

  • Avoid semi transparencies, when printing onto coloured garments, the machine will print a layer of white ink underneath the entire print area. This means you can't use fades and semi-transparent areas within your design, or they will appear predominantly white where the under-base layer is showing through.

    For more on transparency, click here

     

  • DTG printers uses RGB colours which is different to CMYK which is often used in other forms of printing. So you should use RGB.
     

  • JPEG files can be used as well as PNGs however, JPEGs can not handle 'transparency' so they are only suitable when the artwork is square or rectangular with no clear parts where there is supposed to be no print. For more on setting up your file click here

 

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS & PRINT AREAS PER GARMENT

T-shirt (standard fit)

 

Max print area front and back is 400mm wide x 500mm high at 300dpi (this is 4724 pixels wide x 5906 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Standard Tee Front.jpg
Standard Tee Back.jpg

T-shirt (fitted)

 

Max print area front and back is 300mm wide x 360mm high at 300dpi (this is 3543pixels wide x 4252 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Fitted Tee front.jpg
Fitted Tee Back.jpg

Tank Top

 

Max print area front and back is 300mm wide x 360mm high at 300dpi (this is 3543pixels wide x 4252 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Tank top Front.jpg
Tank Top Back.jpg

Hoodie

 

Max print area front and back are different on the hoodie due to the pocket.

 

Front print: area is 360mm wide x 300mm high at 300dpi which is 4252 pixels wide x 3543 pixels high. 

 

Back print: area is 400mm wide x 500mm high at 300dpi (this is 4724 pixels wide x 5906 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be set to a minimum of these size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Sweatshirt

 

Max print area front and back is 400mm wide x 500mm high at 300dpi (this is 4724 pixels wide x 5906 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Longsleeve T-shirt

 

Max print area front and back is 400mm wide x 500mm high at 300dpi (this is 4724 pixels wide x 5906 pixels high). 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the garment it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Tote Bag

 

Max print area front and back is 260mm wide x 300mm high at 300dpi which is 3071pixels wide x 3543pixels high. 

 

If the design is to be printed full size across the bag it should be a minimum of this size to fill the print area. 

 

Artwork should be a PNG with any area not to be printed set to clear.   Files should be RGB 8-bit and not have embedded colour profiles.

Hoodie Front.jpg
Hoodie Back.jpg
Sweatshirt Front.jpg
Longsleve Tee Front.jpg
Tote Bag Front.jpg
Sweatshirt Back.jpg
Longsleve Tee Back.jpg
Tote Bag Back.jpg

NEED HELP?

If you need help creating your products, please contact us at support@hawkrlive.com