We have been in the screen printing business since 2013. Here at Mckee's Tees, we believe in quality! As a team, we ensure perfection from the beginning to the end of your order! Just send us your design, shirt choice, and sizes, and we will take care of the rest. Screen printing is a popular and cost-effective method that most companies use for their custom apparel needs. Screen printing is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink to a garment. We offer a wide range of quality brand name garments in many styles.
Is Your Design File Suitable For Screen Printing?
For best results, your design files should be made with vector based graphics.
The main difference between vector images and raster images is that vectors will never pixelate or lose quality. Vector based graphics don’t use pixels like normal images; they use mathematical pathways, which means they can be scaled up or down without losing quality. Unlike raster images (jpg, png, etc) that will pixelate if you stretch them too much. Ever try to zoom in on an image and see it’s pixels? That’s a raster type image, not vector.
What is NOT a Vector file
Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg, JPG)
Portable Network Graphics (.png, PNG)
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif, GIF)
Photoshop file (.psd, PSD)
Tagged Image File Format (.tiff, TIFF)
Bitmap file .bmp
File Types for Vector
Encapsulated PostScript File (.eps, EPS)
Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg, SVG)
Adobe Illustrator files (.ai)
Many graphics programs can make both vector and raster type files. Raster images can be embedded in AI files, and vectors can be created in Photoshop, so consult a designer (such as our in-house artist) to be sure.
More Things To Look For
Any raster artwork submitted needs to be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Images downloaded directly from the internet are usually too small at 72 dpi.
Images Inside the File:
If there is any image embedded in the file, we highly suggest you also provide that original image file along with your design file. Embedded images aren’t editable and don’t have enough digital information to be high resolution.
If there is any font in the design file, make sure it has been converted to outlines or expanded (ask your designer to be sure). If not, provide the printer and/or screen fonts that were used in your file. This helps us to edit the text or restore the artwork if the text in the file doesn't load.