What kind of art files to submit for screen printing?

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We sometimes receive questions from customers who are unsure about which file formats to send to our designers regarding screen printed work.

To hopefully clear up some confusion, here’s a rundown of what we would prefer and not prefer when it comes to art file submissions.


To ensure the highest quality of print, we prefer vector files. Vector artwork allows us to resize your design without it losing quality. We also need your artwork to be high resolution (300 DPI).

Vector Formats:

– .ai (Illustrator) file

– .eps file

If you cannot send us vector artwork, .psd (photoshop files) and .pdf are second best. But please remember to submit high resolution (300 DPI) art and to have artwork created at the size you would like printed.

Please avoid sending us .jpg, .png, sketches, photographs or anything low-resolution. If you must, please have artwork created at the size you would like printed.

We have two designers on staff who would be more than happy to create unique designs for you or help with your existing artwork. Please inquire about art development fees.


We try our best to match the colors you want. Colors vary slightly from computer monitor to computer monitor. If you want the most accurate results, you may come into our store and pick a color from our Pantone swatches.

Again, if you ever have questions when submitting artwork, our two designers on staff would love to assist you. We also do custom graphics for small businesses, company apparel, athletic apparel, events and more! Check out our team store page and shop page to get an idea of what we offer.