All our designs are screen printed. For quality and longevity nothing comes close to screen printing. Screen printing is a time honoured process of exposing your image onto silk screens with a seperate screen required for each colour in your design. The more colours in your design, the more time to set up and print your design; but once set up; we can print from 12 to 10,000+

Basically there are 3 different types of print:

  • SIMPLE DESIGN - 1 - 2 COLOUR
  • FANCY DESIGN - 3 COLOURS OR MORE
  • FULL COLOUR - CMYK OR SIMULATED PROCESS

A one colour tee (ie: white print on black tee) is only printed on one side - if you design a print for the front and another for the back of the tee then we need to create 2 sets of screens and a seperate set up for each design.
To calculate the minimum order for your design, we suggest ordering a minimum or 12pcs for every colour in your design. For example; if you need 12 shirts only, you need to keep your design to a one colour only and for a three colour design you will need to order at least 36pcs. As long as the print is the same, you can order a variety of garment styles for your design.

 

1 - 2 COLOUR

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3+ COLOURS

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CMYK/PROCESS

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INKS AND COLOUR MATCHING

The standard ink we use in most of our prints is Plastisol ink, however we can use speciality inks like Metallic, Foil, Puff, Waterbased, Eco Inks, Discharge and more. Just let us know if you are after a particular look and feel. We use the Pantone Solid Coated colour system to match colours.

Artwork requirements

If you are supplying your own design we need your artwork supplied in an Adobe Creative Suite compatible file format; .eps, .ai, .pdf. .psd, .tiff. 300dpi or higher Layered PSD files or Vector files are strongly preferred. For one colour graphics you can also supply high resolution .jpeg or .png files. These need to be created at 100% print size and 300dpi. With vector files, make sure all fonts have been outlined with no placed or linked files.

What is DPI and is 72dpi OK? DPI means dots per inch and we require a minimum of 300dpi. 72dpi is for online only and should never ever ever be used for any print and you cannot take a 72dpi file and upscale to 300dpi. 

Sorry, we can't use Microsoft Office, Paint, Powerpoint or similar files.

READY TO UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN?

You can add your artwork file when using our Quote Form or you can use a service like wetransfer.com to send your artwork to art@illicitcustom.com