Tee Shirt Printing

Max. Area Size: Full Bleed Size 12.00″ x 12.00″ or 2100 x 2100 pixels

Typical Print Area: 10.00” x 10.00” Unless Specified.

If Specified a Full Bleed to 12.00” x 12.00” is Available Upon Request or Call for Custom Graphic Designs to defy all know perimeters.

Artists at Empress Signs LLC. can help you achieve your vision from start to finish. Note our one time set-up fee is waved for bulk orders of 25 garments plus and repeat orders.


Resolution refers to the number of dots per inch (dpi), or the amount of detail the image has.
Most documents prepared for upload should be 175 dpi at 100% of the final print size.
Higher resolution means a more detailed image, and also larger file and longer upload time.

Your document should be created in CMYK mode so that the colors that you see on the
screen most closely match the final printed product. If you create your document in RGB, the
colors in your printed product may vary slightly. Many of the bright values produced by your
monitor cannot be reproduced in print.

Converting Fonts to Outlines:
Text can be converted to curves (paths) in some graphics programs. This will fix upload errors that result when fonts are not embedded in your file. Following these easy steps will help ensure that your text prints clearly.

How to convert fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator Select all text.
Click Type Menu> Type> Create Outlines
Text now has a blue outline.
Save a copy and re-upload.

Image Sourcing

Digital Imaging

You may create printed products on our web site using digitized images from a variety of sources. Your designs, photos and images can come from a digital camera, scanner, or the Web.
Any image you plan to use must be saved at approximately 300-dpi at 100% output size for the very best printing results. It’s helpful to know that shrinking an image on a product will increase its resolution. For example, an image captured at 600 x 900 pixels has 150-dpi at 4” x 6”. However, it can be printed at 300-dpi by reducing its dimensions on the product to 2” x 3”.

Images from a Digital Camera

If you wish to use images from a digital camera, before you snap pictures make sure the camera is set at a high enough resolution to result in 300 DPI at the intended photo print size. Most cameras have various settings for resolutions. The highest resolution for your camera depends on how many megapixels it has.
You cannot increase the resolution of a photo after it is taken, except by reducing its printed dimensions (after you upload the image). Be careful when cropping a photo after it is taken. Cropping will reduce the number of pixels in the final image.

Images from a Scanner

Like a digital camera, a scanner must be preset to the proper resolution before image capture. Many scanners default to 150-dpi (or spi). Set your scanner’s resolution so that it results in 300-dpi at the image’s final print size. If your resulting scanned image is smaller than the recommended size or has less dpi than you need, you should either rescan your original at a higher resolution, or use the image for a smaller printed area.


Images from the Web

Images found on the web are typically at a resolution of 72-dpi. This resolution is much too low for quality printing. In addition, most images on the web are protected by copyright laws. For these reasons, we do not recommend using images from the web.

Acceptable File Formats

Empress Signs LLC. supports a variety of file formats for uploaded designs.

Adobe Acrobat 9 Document (*.pdf) (recommended)
Adobe Illustrator CS3 Artwork (*.ai) (recommended)
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Image (*.psd) (recommended)
Bitmap Image (*.bmp)
GIF Image (*.gif)
JPEG Image (*.jpg,*.jpeg)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Document (*.ppt)