Bitmap Art vs Vector Art

Bitmap art is created in progams like Photoshop and paint programs.  They have many limits when it comes to t-shirt printing and much of the time they are unsuitable for t-shirt printing.  Image above shows the the rough edge detail of bitmap art (on left) vs the crisp edge of vector art (on right).  As you make the bitmap larger, the detail gets worse.  On the vector, detail is crisp at any size.

Crisp And Clean

Art is created and rendered using mathematical equations.  This is the file type of choice when images are large and must be precise.  The 

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Odds are over 90% that it is bitmap art that it was created to small and to low quality to use to create a 13" print on a t-shirt.  If the art file ends with a name like .ai  .cdr  .eps .pdf (sometimes)  -like this may be a vector file -everything else is a bitmap .jpg  .gif .png

Spot Color Example

This is an example of what a spot color design looks like.

Full Color Example

This is what a full color design looks like.  It takes at least 4 colors to print it and pretty much only works on white garments.  Rule of thumb, if you want a design like this expect to buy at least 144 shirts  and expect to pay at least $600.

1 Color Design

These are examples of a one color print on a garment at one location, for example the front of a shirt.  To print a one color print on the back of the shirt would cost more.  It would then be called "a one color print on each side".  Yes, it costs to print black, it is not free. To change the print color on some of the shirts adds at least $20 each change.

When ordering shirts with one print color at one print location, expect to pay at least.


2 Color Design

These are examples of 2 color print on a garment at one location.

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How Many Colors?

5
Black
Red
Green
Purple
Yellow

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