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PL401 Sublimation T-Shirt

American Apparel

Print file guidelines

Print sizes

In order to print high quality prints, we need high quality print files. So here are Printful's print file design guidelines.

All print files must be scaled to print size. Graphics that do not meet our guidelines might not be printed correctly.

  • Exact placement is not possible.
  • This item is cut and sewn.
  • Best when designed with patterns and full bleed images.
  • Text placement will not be precise.
  • Price includes full print.
  • Any space without graphics prints out white.
  • Top stitching can be either black or white thread.
  • If you want a custom logo on your top, you need to create and submit a separate logo print file. The logo template is found in the downloadable top template below. 
  • Logo is printed on a white background, so white graphics won't be visible. 
Matching your design on both sides
The 42"x34" print file is scaled down proportionately for smaller shirt sizes. Maintain dimensions when saving and uploading to Printful.
Download t-shirt template

Must follow print file guides


  1. File formats
    Please submit your files in JPG, PNG or PSD format/at least 150 dpi.

  2. File dimensions & uploading
    Please maintain dimensions when saving and uploading to Printful.
    Remove guidelines when saving image-based file (.JPG or .PNG).
    Include additional mockup image with guidelines for correct positioning.

  3. Outline your fonts
    All fonts in the print files should be converted to outlines so you don't have to send over the font files. See this tutorial on how fonts affect your print files and how to format them.
  4. Custom logo
    To add your logo to the top tag, create a separate print file for your logo and submit it along with your top print file. The logo template is found in the downloadable top template folder.

Smudges & White Streaks

Expect to have smudges, blurs and creasing near edges, seams and collars of garment. When printing flat artwork onto a constructed garment, some imperfections will occur, particularly under the arm. Keep this in mind when designing, specifically placement of important artwork.


Single-Sided Prints

Single-sided prints will show the bare garment color on the non-printed side. We currently offer sublimation apparel that is only available in white. Single-sided prints will clearly show the unprinted side if you use the full print area.


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