DTF Transfer Artwork files are printed as submitted.
Please review and submit artwork that meets the following guidelines.
Improperly prepared files can cause delays in production.
*We reserve the right to refuse to print text or graphics that contain profanity or otherwise offensive content.
Your artwork file will be sent to the printer, unless you select the "Help From Designer" option.
We will not be responsible for any issues related to the artwork or file setup.
Do not include artwork notes, multiple copies of artwork, multiple layers, etc...
(Multiple copies or layers are allowed on Gang Sheet uploads)
A hard, defined edge in your artwork will give you the best looking result. Soft or fading edges with transparencies will show white ink when transferred onto a dark colored garment.
Any backgrounds included in the artwork file will print (even if they are just to represent the garment color). If you do not want a solid background printed, save your file using a format that allows transparencies - .PDF, .PNG
NOTE: .JPG and .JPEG files have solid backgrounds. Use your design software to remove the background and save the file in one of the formats above.
This free online tool may be helpful.
Convert all fonts in your file to curves/outlines. This only applies to Vector file types, like PDF or EPS.
The smallest individual design or logo we allow is 0.25 inch x 0.25 inch (6.5mm x 6.5mm).
If your overall design / artwork has pieces that are smaller than 0.25 in. x 0.25 in., that is OK.
Artwork line thickness should be at least 0.02 in. (0.5mm) or thicker. Any part of the artwork thinner than this will likely NOT print or transfer to the garment.
You can check your design by making a 0.02 inch circle and moving it over your artwork. If the circle overlaps elements of your design, then they are too thin.
Click the image to see an example.
The Width & Height you choose on the product page ONLY sets the Artboard or Page size. Those dimensions should match your design's desired Height & Width. When your file loads into the Designer, make sure it fills up the page. Any extra space between your design and the edge of the page will be included in the sizing and pricing of your design.
Watch this video to see how to correctly setup your DTF files.
You do not need to mirror your design unless that is how you want it to look when pressed on the garment. We automatically mirror all designs before printing.
The colors on your screen (computer, tablet, or phone) are not an accurate representation of how your artwork will print.
DTF Transfers are printed in CMYK, but your screen displays in RGB. Some colors might print how they look on screen, but we cannot guarantee the colors will match.
We do not match or target colors for DTF prints. This includes spot colors, Pantones, or matching colors of any other products we distribute. We suggest a sample run if you have any concerns about specific coloring.
Here is a basic color chart you can download to order as a DTF Transfer. This will give you a general idea of which CMYK values to use. But because these values can vary while printing, there is no guarantee on color matching.
Design files with Pantones color values will be converted to CMYK before printing. This conversion often results in innacurate colors. For best results and the most accurate color representation, use CMYK colors in your design files.
You can upload a single image design file OR a design file with multiple images, but the transfers will be shipped to you on a roll, not cut apart.
To get help from our team of artists/designers, choose the option on the Product Page - "Help From Designer > Yes Review My Design +$25".
A non-refundable fee of $25.00 will be charged for our team to review your file and make minor adjustments.
If more extensive changes or multiple proofs are needed there will be an additional $25.00 Fee for each 30 minutes worth of work.
We accept several different file types, but some work better than others. Some work within our Designer Studio, while others only work as a File Upload. Here a list of our Preferred File Types and others we accept.
Vector = PDF
Raster = PNG
Vector = SVG
Raster = JPG, JPEG