Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Forest Hill,MD USA 21050
Here's my thoughts:
I worked in a screen-printing place for a while as an artist and here are our requirements:
left front "pocket" - usually 3"x3", no larger than 4"x4"
full back- no larger than 14"w x16"h
We accepted high res (300 dpi) files ONLY TIFFs, EPS, native Illustrator, Photoshop, or Freehand files. JPEGs should be avoided as a final submission because they are a lossy format and you lose detail, depending on complexity of design. All fonts must be converted to paths or outlines.
Maybe submit a 72 dpi sample for consideration, then ask the winner for final artwork at actual size at high resolution? We always faxed or e-mailed low res versions to clients prior to production.
Other considerations- colors (solid colors are best, gradations are really hard to replicate, but shades of 1 color can be done with halftones), white on dark colored shirts requires 2 hits, meaning more money, photgraphs can be "fake" 4 color processed.
Any questions? feel free to contact me.
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