Artwork Guidelines for Your Custom Transfer Designs

Do you want to add a personal touch to your design by adding your own artwork, or even adding your customer’s artwork?  You can upload your own artwork to use in Easy Prints® layouts or as a full transfer design.

There are two ways that you can send us the art; you can upload the artwork in Easy View, the online designer, or upload it in the upload portal.


Line Thickness Requirements

Your line thickness must be at least .012″ to print properly


Before you send your artwork, check that it is set to the correct size, that lines and spaces are thick enough, and that your designs for digital transfers are set to CMYK.


Screen Printed Guidelines

When ordering screen printed transfers, make sure that you save your artwork as a usable file type such as a an Adobe Illustrator® file (.ai), a .pdf, .eps, or .svg file for vector artwork. Or an image file such as .jpg or .tif for raster files. Create the design at the size that you would like it to be printed at, keeping in mind that the max transfer size is 11.25” x 14.”

Also, make sure that your text is converted to curves, use consistent colors in the design (you are charged by the number of colors for screen printed transfers), set your line and show-through thickness at.012” or larger, set halftones at 30 dots per inch, and avoid effects in your artwork for screen printed transfers.

Check out the specific guidelines for each transfer type on each product page to get more in-depth information on how you can prepare your artwork for use on screen printed transfers.

Change text to curves

For both screen printed and digital transfers, your text must be converted to curves


Full Color Digital Guidelines

The same file types that can be used for screen printed transfer artwork can be used for your digital artwork as well.

Lines should be at least .012” thick, and all open spaces should be at least .04” thick.

The product pages for each full color transfer explains the guidelines of preparing your artwork to be printed digitally.


Keep in mind that we have a collection of more than 5,000 custom design layouts that are free for you to use on your transfer designs as a Transfer Express®  customer. Adding your own artwork is a great way to add extra personalization to your transfer designs, but you can create custom artwork with our layouts as well.

Use our art, make your own, or do a combination of our artwork plus your own.  Keep in mind that price varies with each option. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call and talk to a customer service representative (800.622.2280)!



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Dealer Services

Please call our customer service dept at 1-800-622-2280. Thank you

Gloria Castillo

I need a quote of this logo to put as a tag in shirts

Dealer Services

Hi Gloria,
Please upload your logo at and you’ll be able to get a quote there. Let us know if you need any assistance. Thank you


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Arte this guideline available somewhere else?

Dealer Services

Thanks Jim for bringing this to our attention! They are now updated.


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