Hey there, Shirt artists! Here’s an important update to our current design guidelines:
Tl;dr - Stop incorporating/relying on the shirt color in your design files!
In the future, we’d like to give customers the opportunity to choose the color they want a design printed on, even if we think their choice is a little odd (we’re looking at you, Lemon). The customer’s always right, right? This means that the print file will need to print consistently, regardless of the shirt color the customer chooses. So what does this mean for you?
From now on, please do not incorporate or rely on the shirt color in your design files. Your design will need to be shirt color-agnostic, so that it will print the same way, regardless of which color fabric it’s printed on.
Here’s an example of what this will look like:
In the old way, if you wanted a black outline around your kitty cat, you would create blank areas in the print file where the outlines were supposed to be, and then put the design on a black shirt (see example below).
In the new way, you will need to add the black outline to the art file so that there will always be a black outline around your kitty, regardless of which shirt color the design is printed on. Even if it’s Lemon.
Make sense? Good! When should you start? Now! What else should you know about our design guidelines? Click here for a quick overview! And post your questions below. Thanks!