📝 Printing File Preparation Tips
1- Create and upload elements of your artwork
For best results, we recommend building your artwork in our mockup generator platform. This means you create elements of your artwork in your usual design software and save each element (e.g. logo, slogan) as a separate file. You do not need to create a complete printable file with all the elements together. You can upload your elements as individual files in our mockup generator and position them there to create the printable layout you require.
2- Submit files in PNG, JPEG, PDF, AI, PSD, or EPS format with at least 300 DPI
We recommend using PNG for designs with a transparent background. For other designs, we advise preparing files in JPEG instead.
3- Avoid semi-transparent designs
Semi-transparent graphics (or elements with lowered opacity) don't translate well in DTG or DTF printing. We advise using solid colors or simulating semi-transparency by halftoning
4- Create designs with the necessary DPI
Simply typing in a new resolution value into the file won't result in a higher resolution print. If your graphic's resolution is too low, the best solution is to recreate it. Always try and have at least 300 dpi
5- Use transparency to your advantage
Black ink will appear gray on black garments because of the white underbase used during DTG or DTF printing. Leave these areas fully transparent when designing for black garments.
If images are uploaded with a non-transparent background, this background will appear when printed. Please make sure to remove the background in your design by saving it in a png format.
We don't print white ink on white shirts. Any designs for white shirts containing white color will have areas with no print on them.
White ink elements on bright-colored garments might look tinted. This is most evident on red, maroon, and other similarly colored garments.
Follow instructions on laundry tag for best care results. InstaCustoms is not responsible for damage caused otherwise.
There might be slight discrepancies in print placement.
For smaller apparel sizes, we may scale down artwork proportionately to fit it within the printable area. Note: For Sizes XS, S, we will automatically scale down your artwork proportionately to fit within the printable area of approx 9X12 (inches)