Direct To Garment Printing

Acceptable File Formats

All of the following file formats are acceptable for direct to garment printing.


We prefer to receive artwork in the following formats:

  • Corel Draw (CDR)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Encapsulated Post Script (EPS)


For the following formats please submit at 300dpi or more and at final print size:

  • PDS
  • TIF
  • JPG
  • PNG

Tips For Best Results With Direct To Garment T-Shirt Printing

  • Please set the color mode to RGB
  • Design to final print size for optimal print quality
  • Convert type/fonts to curves, outlines or rasterize

Microsoft Word, Publisher and Power Point are NOT acceptable formats. Files that do not meet the above requirements may be subject to artwork charges after review. Slightly lower resolution images can be used, but they must be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please note, most images taken from the internet are not useable.


Charges For Various Tasks

  • Design, re-size or clean-up graphic ~ $60.00 per hour
  • Proofs ~ two at no charge. Subsequent proofs charged at $10.00 each.
  • Scan image and/or add text ~ $5.00 minimum.
  • Scan of clip art selected from Hawn-Smith, Inc. library ~ $3.00 minimum.

Reproduction of color photos (scenery, people, etc) onto garment wear is charged at scan/text price plus print charges. The better the photos, the better the image. What you see is generally what will reproduce.


General Information

Hawn-Smith, Inc. is not responsible for loss or damage to substrates and/or artwork supplied by customer.



Please send your artwork to:

Have A Question?

PLEASE CALL US AT: 208.263.0518 or CONTACT US via email (please include your name, phone number and the best time for us to contact you).