Artwork Requirements

Learn about the requirements for print ready artwork OR how to get a custom graphic designed for you. Please read these order guidelines carefully to learn about our minimums, company policies, payments, etc. If you have a specific question please visit our faq page or send us an e-mail.

Acceptable File Types

  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai) 
  • Vector (.eps)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)

We require all files used for screen printing or print to be in Adobe Illustrator, eps or pdf. Files also need all fonts outlined and images embedded. For files that need to be digitized for embroidery a good quality jpg or png file will also work. If your artwork does not meet these guidelines, there will be an additional fee for us to recreate your graphic or provide you with a custom design. If artwork cannot be viewed in outline form there will be a fee to convert it to the proper format.

Graphic Sizing

We size your graphic to fit the smallest shirt in your order. We use the same size graphic for ALL shirts unless a different sized graphic(s) is requested (note that having multiple sizes for one graphic will be an additional cost). Our proofs will show you approximately how your graphic will look on and ADULT LARGE shirt.

Art Approval

Art approvals will be sent via e-mail usually within 24-48 work day hours after order has been placed. The digital mock-up must be approved or acknowledged with an approval in writing--No verbal approvals will be accepted. Failure to approve your artwork will result in a delay in production. After approvals are signed or consented via e-mail there will be no further changes allowed. *Note: Palomar Printing is not responsible for hindrance on production due to delayed approval of the digital mock- up. Please be sure to check your mock-up for artwork accuracy such as: color, dimensions, spelling and product information. If you miss an error on your approved art, Palomar Printing is not liable for this mistake.


We can use any standard screen printing ink color, or any PMS solid coated color for printing. With all ink there is a gradation on different colored apparel.  We will make every effort to keep ink colors uniform. Using different ink colors for the same design on different shirt colors will result in an ink change fee. Embroidery thread colors will be matched as closely to the original artwork as possible.