HOW DESIGN ONLINE WORKS
We make creating the right custom tee shirts and other custom merchandise for your needs fun and easy! Simply follow these steps to make your own custom tee shirts and other custom merchandise. If you ever need assistance using our site, please contact us.
Design Begin by choosing a product from our extensive selection of garments (or contact us for something special!) Start designing by selecting your artwork and inserting your text. While you're in the design application, you can alter the colors, scale, effects, layout or even change products. As you create your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, the large preview window reflects your changes instantaneously. To change the appearance of the window and your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, click on the FRONT VIEW, BACK VIEW or ZOOM options.
Add Art - Add art to your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs by either browsing general clip art categories, searching with a keyword, customizing a pre-made design from the Idea Gallery, or using your own artwork. For more information on uploading artwork, SEE ARTWORK INFO BELOW. Use the SCALE, ALIGN and COLOR tools to further customize your artwork. Rearrange your design by clicking and dragging on the art or text in the large preview window. Use the LAYERS tool to edit the art, text, or order of the layers.
Add Text - Begin by typing your message in the text box and clicking ADD WORDS. - Select a font, style, and size. - Apply special text effects (optional).
To design shirts for a team, click on ADD SPORTS NAMES & NUMBERS. - Use the SCALE, ROTATE and COLOR tools to further customize your text. - To edit, click on the text in the large preview window or use the LAYERS tool to edit the text in a specific layer. SWITCH PRODUCT Use the SWITCH PRODUCT button to change the style, brand, or color of shirt you are designing. Search through general product categories or scroll through similar styles.
Save / Share Save/Send lets you purchase your custom tee shirts and other custom merchandise, save them for future reference, or send your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs to friends or co-workers.
Save - Enter your email address, a name for your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, and a password in the appropriate fields. - Saved (but unordered) designs are available for up to three months. Ordered tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs are available for up to one year. - When you place an order, your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs are stored and available for re-order for up to one year from the date of purchase.
Share (optional) - Share your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs with a friend or co-worker by entering their email address and a brief message.
Complete Your Order Once you are satisfied with the artwork, text, and products for your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, proceed with the final steps of the process.
Add Comments: Include special instructions regarding the design, printing, or delivery of your order by clicking on the ADD NOTES button and entering the information in the appropriate fields.
Get Quote See the total for your tee shirts and other custom merchandise order (minimum of six pieces) at anytime during the design process by clicking on the GET QUOTE button. Prices shown include Standard delivery option to addresses within the continental United States, to APO's, and to FPO's. Product selection, quantity, and the number of colors involved affect order totals. For more information on our pricing, click here.
Buy Now Review your final tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, see the total amount for your order, and make any necessary changes before you place your order. Once your order has been submitted successfully it will be reviewed by a member of our staff to ensure we have all the information required to proceed with production. What are you waiting for? Try it now!
Will my shirts look like the design I see on screen?
Yes! This is what makes our site so revolutionary. Our patent pending technology shows an accurate preview of how your printed design will look. It is only natural that slight variations may occur due to differences in color calibration between computer monitors and the variation between printing on cloth vs. paper. If you'd like to include detailed instructions about your design, please use the ADD NOTES feature in the design application. Ultimately, our goal is to make you happy. If you need further assistance in creating your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs, please contact us.
How can I design a shirt with my own artwork?
You can upload your original artwork directly to our site. Artwork must be uploaded in two file formats, one for designing and the other for printing. The first format allows you to preview and design your custom tee shirts and other custom merchandise online; the second format is used to print your finished design. Generally, images should be high resolution with a minimum of 200 dpi at the finished printed size. Remember, higher quality photos mean higher quality printing. Color files are preferred, but high contrast black and white photos may also be used. Files must have or be converted to the following extensions for designing and printing purposes.
For Designing: .bmp .gif .jpg
For Printing: .tif .psd .ppd .eps .ai .cdf .ppt other Our design consultants are here to help. If you have additional questions on how to create or upload your own artwork, please contact us.
How do I choose artwork? Select artwork for your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs one of the following ways:
Find Clipart: Browse hundreds of general clip art categories or search by entering a specific keyword. Click on a clipart image to add it to your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs.
View the idea gallery: The Idea Gallery contains a number of designs for inspiration and templates that can be customized to suit your needs. When you find an idea you like, click on it and edit the text or artwork to suit your particular design.
Upload your own artwork: You're always welcome to design a shirt using your own original artwork. For information on uploading artwork, click here. Still don't know what you want? Please contact us. Our design consultants will help bring your vision to life!
Can you help me create artwork?
Yes! Our talented team of designers can create original artwork or recreate existing tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs to suit your job. Whether you need your company's logo printed on shirts for the annual picnic or have an upcoming business or social event requiring a special touch, please contact us for design help.
What if I can't find the font I want?
We carry thousands of fonts. If you can't find the font you need on our website, contact us. Our design consultants will help locate the font or suggest a suitable alternative.
What happens to my design after it's printed?
After your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs are printed, it is kept on file and may be used as a template for others to reference. We reserve the right to display, change, or reuse these designs in any way in our Idea Gallery or for the purpose of advertising. You agree to grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use your design for these purposes.
What if I need to re-order my design?
You can re-order your tee shirts and other custom merchandise designs for up to one year after your order date. Saved (but unordered) designs are available for three months. If you are interested in re-ordering an older design, please contact us.
Can I use any logo I want?
Certain logos are trademarked or restricted and are not allowed for individual use. We make every attempt to protect the intellectual properties and trademarks of others. Logos, trademarks, illustrations, designs, photos and additional copyrighted material appearing on this site has either been licensed, created, or used with permission. Should you attempt to use a trademarked logo, we reserve the right to require written permission from the authorized trademark holder. We will not be held liable for unauthorized use of logos. While using this site, you agree to comply with any and all legal stipulations connected with these marks.
Are there any restrictions on artwork?
We will (at our discretion) reject any design or part of a design that it deems illegal, immoral, or in anyway inappropriate for us to produce. Using this site implies consent to the following terms: You agree to not use the this site to create material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party. Items created at this site should be for personal or business use and are not to be sold commercially. If you have additional questions regarding artwork restrictions, please contact us.