Serigraphx utilizes a 4-color press to deliver high-quality and affordable-priced products to our customers. We specialize in spot color process1 enabling us to provide free or affordable artwork to meet your needs.
If you rather we use 4-color process2 to reproduce your artwork, a $50 fee3 will be charged for each color separation (CMYK) film to create the several hundred different colors dictated by the artwork. Also note that this process has best results when printed on a white shirt.
The "text" artwork you specify during your online purchase is free. If you want to include a logo or design in addition to text, you must contact us prior to ordering. Oftentimes Serigraphx will not charge you for artwork, but may be necessary due to the complexity of the design. Serigraphx will provide you with a quote upfront so that you may make an informed decision on your purchase.
What you need to know before submitting artwork to Serigraphx
Our file format of choice is a generic eps file that can be opened and resized at any size and resolution we require. Our program format of choice is Adobe® Illustrator, with the design spot-color separated with no trapping or overprinting. Other acceptable exported files include psd, tif, jpg (jpeg), or gif, as long as these exported files are provided at the full size or the reproduction at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Furthermore, any and all fonts must be included with the exported file and all fonts must be converted to vector paths prior to export. Please note that conversion of such files into vector art by Serigraphx may incur artwork fees and that MICROSOFT WORD, POWERPOINT OR PAINT PROGRAM FILES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL FILES AND CANNOT BE USED!
Files being submitted to Serigraphx should be either emailed to us as an attachment or sent via regular mail in a CD format.
Standard Production Specifications
MAXIMUM ART PRODUCTION DIMENSIONS (width x height):
- left chest designs: 4" x 3"
- full front or full back on adult apparel: 12.5" x 14"
- other garments: vary by specific product
Dimensions may reduce if printing on junior and adult sizes S or M.
Kids and infant sizes will reduce maximum dimensions further.
1Spot Color process is any color generated by an ink (pure or mixed) that is printed using a single run. Spot color artwork designs are normally created in a vector based software program such as Adobe® Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand.
24-color process is a technique where four main colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, & Black - or CMYK) are used when a photographic image needs to be printed.
3In the event of order cancellation, this fee is non-refundable if color separations have already been made.