Tips and FAQs
TIP #1 - For a quality image on your apparel, send as high a resolution (dpi) image as possible. The better the picture, the better the outcome.
TIP #2 - Don't use closeups or "cropped" images. If you send a high resolution picture that has some room around your vehicle, we can crop it to the "proper" size to make it fit your selected design without losing any sharpness. See examples below:
This picture is cropped too close. Not enough background is available for your picture to fit the oval of your design.
This picture has PLENTY of room to adjust the picture to obtain the best fit possible for the design. More room is better!
TIP #3 - Think about your colors when ordering your shirt and selecting your designs. Some vehicles look GREAT with certain designs and colors, and not so great with others. The same applies to the designs as well. Some look better with certain colored shirts, some don't.
TIP #4 - Double-Check your description (if you requested a customized shirt). We will try to catch spelling errors before sending your proof, but unfortunately, we might not always catch them. PLUS, don't forget that you'll have another chance to check your wording/spelling when we send you the proof.
TIP #5- If you want a LARGE image of your car/truck/bus/motorcycle/ or whatever you are highlighting, you might want to choose designs from one of our 3 Oval Designs or from our Naked Designs. They provide significantly larger images of your vehicle as compared to the other designs we offer. If you want some really awesome designs to surround your image with, then, of course, we have those available also. To make a comparison, look at the two examples below featuring the same image on two different designs. Both of the designs shown below have the same width, yet the design on the right has a much larger image of the car.
Question: How durable are DTG printed garments?
Answer: Our printer, the Epson F2100 is known for having the highest rating in garment decorating washability. The UltraChrome ink that we use, in conjunction with proper pretreating yields as good or better durability than properly cured screen printing.
Question: I want to order a black shirt, but the design I want has black lettering also. What can I do?
Answer: Go ahead and order your shirt. We will change the lettering colors (for example, black lettering to white on black shirts and vice versa) to be appropriate on the shirt you order. Again, proofs are sent on all orders to ensure that you are receiving exactly what you want before the shirt is printed.
Question: The proof I received has a watermark on it. Why?
Answer: All of our images are watermarked to protect our images from being copied illegally. All images on our site are copyrighted.
Question: I don't see my size listed. Is it possible to get sizes that are not listed as available for sale?
Answer: Yes, possibly. Please contact us (see Calendar/Contact Us button below) and we will try to accomodate your request. Please be advised that extra time might be needed to stock the item you are requesting.
Question: I want to put an old photo on a shirt that doesn't have a good image. Can you still put it on a design?
Answer: Possibly. If you are scanning the image, scan it at the highest resolution possible. Usually, we can give you a quality image, even with an old photo. For an example, check out the "Tuffy's Girl" shirt shown on the "Naked" Designs page.
Question: I want my image to look "antiqued" like my old photo. Is this possible?
Answer: Yes, but currently, only on one of our "Naked" Designs. Just request an "Antique" look in the remarks/Special Instructions section when you upload your photo.
Question: I have a photo that I paid to have made by a photo studio. Why can't I use it on my shirt?
Answer: Again, this goes back to copyright. Unfortunately, even though you paid for the image from the photo studio, we CAN NOT reproduce it without the expressed WRITTEN permission from the photographer.
Question: I don't want my design as large as the one shown on your website. Can I request to have it made smaller?
Answer: Yes, just specify how wide you want the design to be from end to end (in the remarks/Special Instructions section on the photo upload page) and we will try to accommodate your request if possible. We print the design for each shirt as large as possible (approximately 2 to 3 inches from the edges of the sleeve seams on images printed on the back of the shirt). Images on the front of a shirt will be smaller than those printed on the back; they just look better. Of course, the image size we print on a medium shirt will be a different size than the one we print on a 2XL shirt.