STEP 1 After clicking on the design lab button. Get started by creating an account or if you are an existing customer login to see your past designs or create new ones.
STEP 2 Next choose the brand, style, & color of the garment you would like to use by clicking the slect product button in the upper left corner of the screen.
STEP 3 Next begin creating creating your design by clicking on the "Add Clipart" button from the menue bar at the top of the page. Or if you already have a design created upload your image using the "Upload Your Art" button in the menue bar.
STEP 4 Next the image you selected will appear in shaded print area on the garment you selected. The box is shaded to show the maximum print area available when using the Design Lab. For larger prints or custom print placement please contact us and we will take care of it for you. At the botom of the page Tool Bars will help you size, align, add color and choose where to print your design. Allowing you to create your own custom masterpiece.
STEP 5 Next Put the finishing touches on your design by adding text. Click on the "Add Text" button in the menue bar. Add your team name, slogan, and more by going to the "Enter Text" tool at the bottom of the page. Here you can add outlines, change the color align your text, pick your style of font and shap your text to fit your design. You can also fine tune the fit and placement of the text by using your mouse and draging highlighted selection arrows.
STEP 6 Once you are finished with your design you can start your order by clicking on the "Shopping Cart" and adding shirts by size to your cart. Or save your design to share with others or to make changes later.
STEP 7 Once you have your order in the shopping cart just click on "Checkout" and follow the
How do I get prices?
Many printers post stock prices. Because of the fluctuation of both wholesale prices and our regular bulk purchases at sale prices, we are able to give discounts on many items at any given time. To get the best possible pricing, please call(770) 590-7823 or e-mail for a quote.
Can I order online?
Yes if you have artwork or are looking to DIY click here. For custom orders we recomend contacting us because of the large number of variables and the intricacies of each individual project, the safest and most efficient way to ensure perfect results is to contact us directly by calling or by e-mail.
Do I need to supply my own artwork?
No, but you can if you'd like. Although we can reproduce your artwork, our staff will create finished artwork for you. We start with thumb-nail sketches from your idea and work towards the finished product from there. Generally you'll get two or three sketches to choose from at which point you can pick one or mix and match aspects from each of the sketches. Once the idea is complete, we work up a finished piece that you can see on your desktop.
If I supply the artwork, what format does it need to be in?
Unless you are a graphic artist and have experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, or Corel, please call before you begin any digital artwork. For the most part, jpeg, gif, bmp, ppt, qxl are not conducive to strong results and require extensive reworking. Even though a piece of artwork may look beautiful on the monitor, it may not be set for the proper resolution, layers, color gamut, trapping, etc., to achieve the desired results. Drawings and photographs generally reproduce very well. However, DO NOT FOLD OR MARK THEM UP! Enclose any written directions on separate sheets of paper.
How many colors can I use for my print?
Pretty much as many as you'd like. We have as many as 14 print heads on any one press but by means of mixing colors and simulating colors through blending, there is virtually no limit to the number of finished colors.
Are there minimums?
Yes. Our minimum for color imprints is 24 pieces.
What is the turnaround time for my shirts?
As a rule, once the artwork is approved, turnaround is about 5 to 7 buisness days. If you get in a bind and have a short delivery date, let us know. We'll work with you if we can and we'll let you know if we can't. (We promise not to laugh.)
Should I use 100% cotton or blended T-Shirts?
In almost all cases, the 100% cotton is the way to go. The all cotton shirt is much more comfortable to wear and with all of the new manufacturing processes, the shape and size of the shirt stays very consistent. The exception comes primarily when working with youth shirts. The blended shirts are a bit more wear and tear resistant and can survive the playground a little better.
If I run out, can I get more?
Yes. Re-runs of 36 pieces or more are charged at the same rate as the original run with $11.00 re-setup fee per screen.
Does Cotton Graphics do contract printing?
Yes. We're happy to print customer-supplied shirts. Contact us for pricing and minimum quantities.