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Art Information & Resource Center

Click HERE for STANDARD Art Requirements
 

 


Email Addresses


Please use the following email addresses to ensure the fastest response:

 

 

Design Releases:
Design Release Checks:
release@greatapparelforyou.com
releasecheck@greatapparelforyou.com (Fees Apply)
New Orders: orders@greatapparelforyou.com
Payments: invoice@greatapparelforyou.com
All Other Emails: info@greatapparelforyou.com

 


Design & Placement Guides


Great Apparel For You has created Design & Placement Guides to help fulfillment clients create art that will result in the best possible Direct-to-Garment prints.

 

Within these guides you will find all necessary art-related requirements, placement guidelines for different printing locations, and a definition of the design release process.

 

Please download the appropriate guides below to get started on the design release process.

 
Design Guide
 

Art Placement (RELEASED

 
Art Placement (CUSTOM)
 
New Design Release Spreadsheet

Right-Click/Save As to Download


Image Software Toolkit


Great Apparel For You has created an Image Software Toolkit to help our clients create the best possible art files for DTG printing.  Please download the GAFY_ImageSoftwareToolkit.zip file and load the appropriate files into your image software. 

The tools include a GAFY Color Profile, GAFY Color Swatches, and GAFY Client Actions.  These files must be properly installed into your image software, and should be used in conjunction with the GAFY Design Guide and physical printed color swatches. 

Please contact us to obtain physical swatches or for any questions.

 

NOTE:  See below for information about Expanded, Oversized color swatches.

 
Image Software Toolkit

Right-Click/Save As to Download


Design Templates Training Video


Great Apparel For You has created Design Templates to provide our fulfillment clients with a starting point for art development.  Below you will find these templates grouped by client type (RELEASE vs. CUSTOM) and preferred file type.  If you do not know your client type, please contact us prior to downloading these files.

 

Each downloadable file includes a unique template for every design location permitted within our fulfillment program (Front, LeftChest, etc.).  Within each template is a detailed instruction layer that should be used in conjunction with our Design Guide (above) to help clients create art that will render the highest quality DTG prints.

Please download the template group that applies to your design preference.

 

If you need a Photoshop Tutorial, please follow this link:  http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-cs6/

 

 Standard Products - RELEASE Clients Only

Art templates vary by client type.  The following templates are for RELEASE clients only.

     

PNG File Creation
Download this template if you design using Photoshop so you can save your final art as a .PNG file.
 

 

Illustrator File Creation
Download this template if you design using Illustrator.  This template includes instructions on how to create a .PNG from your final .AI file.


Photoshop
RGB Templates
 
Illustrator
RGB Templates
         
         

 Standard Products - CUSTOM Clients Only

Art templates vary by client type.  The following templates are for CUSTOM clients only.

     

PNG File Creation
Download this template if you design using Photoshop so you can save your final art as a .PNG file.
 

 

Illustrator File Creation
Download this template if you design using Illustrator.  This template includes instructions on how to create a .PNG from your final .AI file.


Photoshop
RGB Templates
 
Illustrator
RGB Templates
         
         

 Specialty Products - ALL Clients (Dye Sub, Sweatpants, Shorts, etc.) 

The following templates are for RELEASE & CUSTOM clients.

         

PNG File Creation
Final design preparation for Specialty Products must be completed using these Photoshop templates.
 

       


Photoshop
Templates

       

 


Color Swatches


Color Swatches
are provided as a tool to help clients more accurately predict the color of a printed design.  Material swatches (mailed to the client) correspond to digital swatches (downloaded and installed into Adobe products).

Since the color on a computer screen is different from the color that actually prints, find the color you like on the material swatch, then use the corresponding color in the digital swatch.

 

Standard Color Swatches

•  Set of 3 (underbased & non-underbased DTG, Dye Sublimation)
•  Printed 6" x 8"
  Free

Expanded & Oversized Color Swatches

•  Set of 3 (underbased & non-underbased, Dye Sublimation)
•  Printed 13" x 19" 
  $40 (includes postage)

Non-Underbased Color Swatches on Specific Garments
 

•  Standard Swatch (10" x 12"):  $7.50
•  Expanded Swatch (13" x 19"):  $15.00
•  Cost of blank garment & shipping will be added to invoice

 


 Non-Guaranteed Fulfillment Items


NOTE: 
Due to the garment dying process, certain materials and/or combinations of materials & colors degrade irreparably during washing and/or the DTG curing process.  Great Apparel For You strongly advises all clients to avoid selling items that MAY have problems with DTG printing and curing.  The items below have been identified as problematic, and are therefore not covered by any guarantee.  If a client chooses to offer and print on any of these items, the client does so at its own risk.

 

Per Section 21 of the Decorated Garment Fulfillment Contract, Great Apparel For You will not warranty the following items, and the client will be responsible for payment for these items regardless of the appearance and quality of the finished goods.

 

Garment Styles

Colors Date Added

All Styles Less Than 90% Cotton

All Colors

6/17/2009

All Styles

Orange

8/1/2011

All 1x1 Ribbed Styles All Colors 11/1/11

Holiday Schedule 2016

Great Apparel For You only imports & ships print-on-demand fulfillment orders on weekdays.  Due to holidays & courier closures, we do not process and/or ship on certain days throughout the year.  Below is our current closure schedule for the calendar year.  This schedule is subject to change without notice.
Friday, January 1  (New Year's Day)
  No Shipping
Monday, January 18  (Martin Luther King Day)
 
Monday, February 15  (President's Day)
   
Monday, May 30  (Memorial Day)
  No Shipping
Orders Imported Next Business Day
Wednesday, June 3  (Supplier Maintenance Day)
 
Monday, July 4  (Independence Day)
   
Monday, September 5  (Labor Day)
  No UPS Shipping
Orders Imported Next Business Day
Monday, October 10  (Columbus Day)
 
Friday, November 11  (Veterans' Day)
   
Thursday, November 24  (Thanksgiving)
  Orders Imported Next Business Day
Friday, November 25  (Thanksgiving, Day After)
 
   

Shipping & Handling Charges

When a Fulfillment order ships, clients incur Shipping & Handling charges.

Shipping Costs:
  • Clients incur actual courier ship cost.
     
  • All orders are shipped from zip code 60612 with delivery confirmation using United States Postal Service (“Thick Envelope”) or United Parcel Service (“Package”).
     
  • Clients may designate any of the following shipping methods:

    - USPS - First Class (USA Only)*
    - USPS - Priority (USA Only)
    - USPS - Express (USA Only)
    - USPS - First Class International*
    - USPS - Priority International
    - USPS - Express International
    - UPS - Ground (USA Only)
    - UPS - 2nd Day Air (USA Only)
    - UPS - Next Day Air (USA Only)

    * Recommended in all cases.
     
  • We will ship the order per the specified method EXCEPT in the case that USPS First Class service is selected.  When sent First Class, we automatically bump up to the next class of service based on weight requirements & lowest cost:

    - Domestic:
           o USPS First Class Mail (0.1 - 12.8 oz)
           o USPS Priority Mail (12.9 oz - 63 oz)
           o UPS Ground (7+ lbs)
    - International:
           o USPS First Class (0.1 - 63 oz)
           o USPS Priority Mail (4+ lbs)
     
  • Shipping estimates can be obtained at USPS.com and UPS.com (garment weights are included in client reports)

Handling Costs:

  • Clients elect program: Shipping BASIC or Shipping PLUS.

    - Shipping BASIC:
           o Monthly Fee: $0.00
           o Domestic Address: $2.50/order
           o Military Address: $2.50/order
           o International Address: $5.50/order

    - Shipping PLUS:
           o Monthly Fee: $15.00
           o Domestic Address: $1.00/order
           o Military Address: $2.50/order
           o International Address: $2.50/order

Product Image Creation (Mock-Ups)


Images of YOUR Designs on YOUR Items!
 

 

These internet-ready product images are created from YOUR production art files.

  • Receive images of EVERY style/color combination in your fulfillment program (including back images when appropriate).
     

  • Images are named using “smart” nomenclature (i.e., design XJ27A on a White Gildan 2000 is named XJ27A_G2000_White.jpg).
     

  • Images are 1000 x 1000 pixels with a solid white background (JPG format).
     

  • NOTE:  Available for Fulfillment Clients Only

$5/Design Regardless of Image Count

 

Click Here for Sample Product Images

 


Blank Images


High-Resolution Blank Garment Images
 

Blank Shirt Images blank_t-shirt_images blank_t-shirt_images_back blank_womens_shirt_images blank_girls_shirt_images blank_hoodie_images blank_hooded_sweatshirt_images blank_baby_onesie_images blank_baby_creeper_images

 

These high-resolution internet-ready shirt images comprise most fulfillment garment style & color combinations and have a transparent background.  They are included with our hosted web solution, GarmentDeli.com, and are also available for purchase:

Existing Images

 

$15 per Style per Side (Front OR Back)

 $100 for 10 Styles per Side (Front OR Back)

$250 for 30 Styles per Side (Front OR Back)

 

$25 per Style BOTH Sides (Front & Back)

 $150 for 10 Styles BOTH Sides (Front & Back)

$300 for 30 Styles BOTH Sides (Front & Back)

 

Non-Existing Images

 

$25 per Style

PLUS

$5/color ONE Side

$8/color BOTH Sides

 

 

Click Here for More Sample Blank Shirt Images

 

 

 

 

Download Size Charts

 

 

 


Miscellaneous Fulfillment Pricing
 
 Fulfillment Bulk Order Discounts: Our Print-on-Demand Fulfillment Program offers a built-in bulk discount schedule.  To qualify, clients must order a minimum of 24 pieces in a single order file going to a single location.  The order can comprise multiple designs, and THE DISCOUNT IS APPLIED TO THE PRINT COST ONLY.

Quantity Per Order ID Print Cost Discount
1 23 0%
24 49 10%
50 99 15%
100 199 20%
200 499 25%
500 + 30%
   
 Adding Styles: $12.50/style DURING enrollment/set-up
$25.00/style AFTER enrollment/set-up
   
 Branding Location: $50.00 one-time set-up fee
Art is ganged on 13" x 19" sheets
   • 1-color sheets:  $18.75/sheet (min 10 sheets)
   • 2-color sheets:  $18.75/sheet (min 10 sheets)
   • 3-color sheets:  $23.85/sheet (min 10 sheets)
   • 4-color sheets:  $28.90/sheet (min 10 sheets)

*  PMS color matching (if required):  $35/color/order
** Contact us for options & details
*** Certain items require specific placement.  Click here for details.
   
 Hang Tags: $85/1000 tags
$200/5000 tags
   
 Expanded & Oversized Color Swatches:
(BOTH White & Black Fabric)
$40 (includes shipping)
Printed full size (12" x 18")
Standard size swatches available free of charge

Download 1: 
Expanded Illustrator Color Swatch
Download 2:  Expanded Photoshop Color Swatch
   
 Stocked Inventory Program: For pre-fabricated items
Contact us for options & details
   
 Art Development & Release Services: $40/hour (billed in 6 minute increments)
   
 Garment Deli T-Shirt Shopping Cart: Visit GarmentDeli.com for details about how to sell custom shirts online.

 

 

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