T-shirt Print Placements

September 23, 2013

There are over a dozen different places to print a t-shirt, but here are most common conventional print locations we have seen in the t-shirt printing industry.

left-chest-print Left Chest Print – Standard print for businesses and clothing lines that is more subtle than a large front print.  Often paired with a large back print.

front-print Large Front Print – Standard full front print.

back-printLarge Back Print – Standard back print.

front-corner-printLeft Hip Print – Used as a bottom tag to add small touch to the garment.

inside-tag-printInside Tag Print – Label Print – Gives the shirt a personal and professional touch. Often paired with tear away tags. Tag prints usually include brand name, tagline, website, country of origin, and size.

small-back-print Small Back Print – Yoke Print – Used as a simple print on back for emphasis of company or brand name.

Left Chest Print with Large Back Print – Most common print for businesses. Creates a professional looking shirt with company logo on the front left chest and company information large on the back of the t-shirt.left-breast-print-back-print

Left Sleeve Print – Usually 1 color. Used to further brand name on the shirt or add sponsors.  Does not have to be on left sleeve but that is the most common.left-sleeve-print

Side Seam Print – Must be done on a shirt with no side seam (called tubular shirt) used to break from the standard placements.side-seam-print

WKIS Parmalee Shirts

September 19, 2013

Recently did an order for WKIS Country. Its a 2 color plastisol print on Navy Next Level shirts. Great example of the use of the shirt color as part of the design.  Clean, simple, effective.


What are artwork fees?

September 9, 2013

When it comes to t-shirt printing many customers who provide their own artwork may incur artwork fees. In this post we will explain what kind of artwork needs to be cleaned up and why.

Basically if your logo or design is low resolution 72 DPI (web quality)  it will look fine on a website or email, however to print a clean version of it it should be vector or high resolution (300 dpi)  print quality.  If you provide a logo from a website most likely there will be artwork fees to “clean up” the artwork.  The costs will vary depending on how intricate the artwork is,  text will have to be redone and lines redrawn so everything looks crisp when printed.  We charge $30 per hour for artwork design and clean up, and before we do the work we will quote on how much it will be.  We encourage all of our customers to provide print ready artwork if available to avoid artwork fees, however if you need it we can do the work for you in-house at Pylon Press.

Below is an example of artwork for the city of Oakland Park. The left shows an enlarged version of the artwork that the customer supplied, you can see how jagged and difficult to read it is, on the right side we cleaned it up and converted it into a 1 color design as that is what the job called for.