The Key to Having a Great Looking T-Shirt

August 11, 2016

Every St. Louis screen printing and digital T-shirt manufacturer, as well as custom embroidery company, share a few common denominators and that starts with starting out with good clean artwork that is not only well put together, but is color separated and created using 300 dots per inch established in the size they want it to appear on the apparel. We could be the best St. Louis screen printing company out there and use the very finest state-of-the-art machinery out there, but the completed product is never going to be any better than the artwork that it originated from. The reason I mention that fact is that it needs to be created somewhat close to size of how you want it to appear. If you take something small and you blow it up substantially, it will start to break up and distort. Most of the people out there are clueless when it comes to what is usable. Many people ask us to use a business card and say just take it off of that. However, that just simply is not going to work. Not all artwork is created equal. There are a lot of different ways that we can figure out that the artwork is going to lend itself to a superior finished tee shirt or not well before we ever put it on the press and start the production process. Normally the more colors that an image is composed of, the more things can go wrong and the more complicated the application. This also will obviously play a role in pricing. The most simple of custom T-shirt designs are going to be a one color application on a light-colored background. The two most important components when trying to determine how to bid a job are the amount of colors that the logo will consist of and also the amount of T-shirts that it is being applied to. This is because the very nature of screen printing mandates that you have the same exact setup for one unit as you do 200 of them at a time. The exact same amount of cleanup is also required after the job was completed.

If the image is cleaned and ready to go right from the start then that is going to save a lot of time. On the other hand, if it needs to be redrawn and re-created then it can run into quite a lot of money depending on the image itself. Most of the time artists charge by the hour and the price can range anywhere from $50-$100 per hour so it is best to be very clear and concise when conveying direction to the individual who’s going to be working on it in order that he can get it right the first time and not have to go back repeatedly and make different revisions. We have a proven system that we have developed over the years in order to make sure that everything is not only spelled correctly and laid out perfectly according to the way you like it well before we ever put it into the production schedule.

We also have the best equipment that modern technology can currently offer. We are a St. Louis digital T-shirt printing company who also can cater to all your custom embroidery requirements. Please give us a call when choosing a t-shirt company.