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Decoration FAQ's


Few companies come close to offering one-stop shopping for the broad array of decoration options that we offer. Our in-house graphic design and production allows us to offer quick response, convenience, and value. We make it easy for you to Design, Buy and Share and Sell customer-designed sportswear, accessories and signs/banners without minimum order or setup restrictions.

We offer the latest printing technologies that turn blank, basic garments into vibrant, unique and fashion-forward attire!


Embroidery


Our embroidery process creates a hand-made, stitched look perfect for a professional look for your business, group or sports team. We offer a huge free library of instant clipart embroidery designs that can be used without set-up fees or minimum order restrictions.
  • Each design has a file number that you will need to enter when you personalize your embroidery order in our shopping cart.
  • For instant embroidery logos, the first line of text will be arched over the logo you choose, and the second line will be straight under the logo.
You can also create one-of-a-kind logos for your business, family re-unions, sports teams, etc.
In order for your logo to be sewn onto garments, we will need to:
  • Convert your custom logo into a rich, three-dimensional format.
  • A $50 one-time fee will be charged for this service.
  • Order six or more of the same garments, we'll waive this custom logo fee!
    (Sorry, offer does not include full back embroidered logos).
  • Once your embroidery logo is set-up the first time, you can easily re-order without minimum order restrictions.
Please note: The digitized file is created in a proprietary format by our artwork team in order to give you the highest quality finished product available. Because of this, we cannot email or sell the digitized files. Your digitized logo will be saved in your account and can be used on any of our thousands of embroidery ready products.

Please view our Copyright & Licensed Apparel Policy.



Options are available for custom embroidered apparel:

Small Format Embroidery*:
  • Prices include a front, one location embroidery (additional locations will add to price).
  • Depending on the product you select, you'll have several placement options which may include: left / right chest, sleeves, and back placements.
  • Maximum embroidery size for shirts is approximately 4"w x 4"h.
  • The smallest letters can be embroidered 0.25" high.

Cap or Visor Embroidery

  • Available with embroidery decoration only.
  • Prices include a front, one location embroidery (additional locations will add to price).
  • Maximum embroidery size for custom baseball caps: 4.2"w x 2.1"h.
  • Maximum embroidery size for visors: 4.2"w x 1.1"h.
  • The smallest letters can be embroidered 0.25" high.
* Small Format Embroidery is covered up to 10,000 stitches. If artwork exceeds that limit, we will contact you about additional charges.



Sewn On Embroidery / Twill (For Jackets)*
  • Classic, high-end decoration choice (sometimes referred to as appliqué) for: sweatshirts, jackets and team uniforms.
  • Glitter option available to bring your flashiest ideas to life! 8 colors of glitter that can be sewn on sweatshirts and jackets.
  • Technique in which pieces of fabric (usually a poly/cotton twill) are cut out and then sewn or embroidered.
  • Machine washable, won't shrink or run and gives that nostalgic, upscale look.
  • Small format embroidery application charge of $50 does apply (or FREE with purchase of 6 or more of the same garments).
  • Available as large, full-back embroidery that makes your jacket (twill) or sweatshirt (embroidery appliqué) stand out!
  • Upload your logo / design and we'll convert into full back, three-dimensional embroidery.
  • Premium process is stitch intensive and a custom logo charge of $100 does apply (or FREE with purchase of six of the same garments).
*Add an additional 1 week turnaround

Sewn On Embroidery / Embroidery Appliqué (For Sweatshirts)
  • Embroidery appliqué: non-woven, super soft material that looks great on sweatshirts and active wear.
  • Glitter option also available to bring your flashiest ideas to life! Choose from 8 colors of glitter that can be sewn on sweatshirts and jackets.
  • Classic look that is durable, washable and ideal for creating vintage designs.
  • Look for the "Embroidery Appliqué" image on our best-selling custom made sweatshirts.
*Add an additional 1 week turnaround

For more information on Custom Made Embroidery Appliqué Sweatshirts.

Small Format Shirt or Jacket Back Embroidery
  • Logos can be embroidered in a small format size (maximum size 4"w x 4"h) under the collar of your shirt, jacket or embroidered text under the collar across the shoulder blades (text will be approximately 1" high characters).

Full Back Embroidery / Twill Application Costs*
  • 1-5 Pieces    $60
  • 6 Pieces       $54
  • 12 Pieces      $48
  • 24+ Pieces    $45
* Full Back Embroidery is covered up to 80,000 stitches. If artwork exceeds that limit, we will contact you about additional charges.

Click here for Embroidery Fonts and Layouts
Click here for Stock Embroidery Thread Colors
See our entire selection of Custom Embroidered Sportswear

Before sewing your garments we will email you a sewout of your logo on a fabric swatch for your approval. Any delays in final design approval will delay your order. FREE embroidery set-up promotion requires extensive embroidery design set-up investment. Any additions, deletions or alterations from the original design you provided will be charged a $50 alteration fee. If you wish to cancel your order a $50 cancellation fee will be charged for the design set-up investment.

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Laser Etching

Utilizing laser technology, we can etch a design on a variety of fabrics. The end result differs by fabric, but is always a precise, clean mark that offers a unique, upscale look.

  • Our laser can achieve smaller detailing than other laser machines.
  • Take advantage of unique placements, such as across zippers and seams or down sleeves, to create a design that looks like it's part of the fabric.
  • Laser etching is recommended for medium-shade garments.
  • There is a minimum order quantity of 12 or more.
See our entire collection of Laser Etched Apparel.
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Digital Printing & Screenprinting



We offer the most advanced imprinting capabilities in the industry. We can turn your one-color, two-color, or full color designs or photographic artwork into a vibrant shirt.

Check out our huge library of free custom t-shirt designs that helps designing shirts fun and easy. The image design number is located below each design for easy reference and can be entered in the comments box at the personalization interface.

If you need additional help and want our experienced t-shirt graphic designers to help you create that special, memorable tee shirt design, sweatshirt design, banner design, etc. you can uses our Creative Custom T-shirt Design Service. Rates are $40 per half hour. Estimates available by request.



What Method Of Imprinting Is Best For You? Screenprinting or Digital Art Printing?

Screenprinting:
  • Perfect for designs that require a high level of vibrancy or being printed on dark colored apparel.
  • Uses spot color (each color of your design is printed on its own screen which helps achieve the exact colors you are looking for).
  • Maximum size of imprint is limited to 12"w x 12"h.
  • Typically used with quantities of 24 or more due to the extra set-up time required.
Please view our Copyright & Licensed Apparel Policy.

Digital Printing:
  • Used to print art that is full color design.
  • Best for photo tshirts which allows all the beautiful colors and vibrant contrast of the original picture.
  • Can print up to 10"w x 10"h.
  • Direct digital isn’t as restrictive as traditional screen printing and many formats can be used such as: vector art, high resolution bitmap images or digital camera photos.
  • There’s no concern for spot vs. process color, as printing is done directly from the computer to the tshirt printer.
  • No minimums or set up fees.
Please view our Copyright & Licensed Apparel Policy.

Digital Printing Format Guidelines:
  • For the best quality decoration, images should be in vector art format. If vector files are not available, then you may use a Raster/Bitmap image that must be at a resolution of 300dpi, at the final print size or larger.
  • Exact description of the printable area can be found in the product details (Note: the design size should fit the print area. Minimizing the design is always a possibility without losing picture quality; however, enlargements are not since the design will appear "pixelated").
  • Create digital art design files so they can be opened in: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or CorelDRAW.
  • Graphics should be actual print size or larger, with a resolution of at least 150dpi or be in vector art format for best-quality print.
  • Recommended: Maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels.
  • Maximum file size of 3MB (anything larger may not show a live preview).
  • Preferred Formats:
    • - Vector: EPS, AI, CDR, WMF
    • - Raster: PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PSD
  • The colors within your uploaded logo will be produced as they appear in the file (unless specified in design comments).
  • Product design and colors may vary slightly from what you see on your monitor.
  • Some very large vector files or non-standard uploaded images may not show a live preview on your garment; however they are acceptable, and will be saved with your design.

We Have Tshirts to Fit Any Budget — How To Save Money On Imprinted T shirts
  1. Limit the number of colors you wish to print. Fewer colors require fewer screen set-ups and less time to print additional colors.
  2. Limit the number of locations on the t-shirt. Additional placement charges apply if you want to add additional locations.
  3. Order white or light colored t-shirts. T-shirt mills charge more for dark colors and printing on dark tshirts often require printing a white "underlay" to avoid the dark t-shirt color bleeding through the design.
  4. The More You Buy, The More You Save. Order in large quantities and your price per imprinted tshirt can go down dramatically.
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Cadcut Printing


Cadcut printing uses a high-performance print / cut technology to create designs that are contour-cut and applied to garments with a heat-press technology. The specialized films that we use are extremely durable, and soft to the touch. This application is a great method to apply team names and numbers to athletic uniforms and for dark garments. For dark garments we use an opaque film that prevents the garment color from bleeding through the graphic.
NEW! We even have a new glitter option that brings your flashiest ideas to life! Pick from 8 colors of glitter flake film that is heat applied to cotton or polyester garments.

Cadcut Printing Guidelines:

  • Pixel designs cannot be used — they must be converted into vector designs.
  • To convert to vector artwork, you can use a conversion graphics program and follow the steps below:
    • In this type of a program it is possible to open the pixel design and vectorize it "along the curves".
    • It automatically creates curves along the shape of the design.
    • Save this curve and edit it in a vector design program.
    • Note: In general, converting photographs into a printable vector design is difficult and requires a lot of time and effort.
    • Vector designs can be created with Corel Draw, Inkscape, or Adobe Illustrator.
    • Vector designs are limited to 2-colors and should not exceed 11.8” x 11.8”.
    • After the conversion into curves (or paths), proof every object in the design for thin lines which cannot be cut easily.
    • Save/Export designs as .eps
    • Before uploading, your design should be saved or exported into .eps format.
    • When using Adobe Illustrator, go to File/Save As, and select EPS.
    • When using Corel Draw this can be done by going to File/Export/Encapsulated PostScript (EPS.)
    • Note: A common mistake occurs when the pixel design is opened in a vector graphic program (such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw), and is then saved with the .eps file extension. This does not mean the content of the .eps file is vector; it is still a pixel design and will need to be vectorized before saving.
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Dye Sublimation Printing


A big trend today is dry performance or moisture management apparel. Traditional screen printing or cad printing covers fabric with ink or film, making it difficult for air or moisture to pass through. Dye sublimation printing maintains a fabric's 'wicking' characteristics.

When the sublimation dye is placed next to polyester and heated, the polyester molecules open. The sublimation dye turns into a gas and then penetrates the fibers of the fabric when heated. After the heat is removed, the polyester molecules will close and permanently trap the sublimation dyes. The image gets permanently transferred to the polyester garment. When the fabric cools, the fibers close, and permanently retain the brilliant color of the sublimation dye.

One important note is that dye sublimation works only on light colored shirts and cannot be used for designs that require white printing.

Dye Sublimation Printing Benefits:

  • Is permanent and becomes part of the fabric.
  • Makes a t-shirt or jersey light weight and breathable.
  • Maximizes "wicking" properties.
  • Long lasting, brilliant full color.
  • We GUARANTEE that it won't ever crack or peel.
See our line of custom sublimated apparel, custom sublimated t-shirts and custom sublimated jerseys.

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Team Uniform Decoration


We offer the most team decoration choices to help make your team uniforms look like the pros. We offer the following printing options: screenprint, dye sublimate, digital cadprint and sewn on twill.

It’s easy to design custom team uniforms and custom jerseys by using our online designer. Start by selecting any team jersey, choose a layout, select your team colors and personalize the jersey with player numbers, names and jersey size. You’ll be able to see your custom design instantly to proof and submit your order. Don’t forget, quantity discounts are automatically calculated for convenient purchasing.

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Banners and Signs


Our online banner and sign design technologies make designing, proofing and ordering signs and banners without minimum orders or setups incredibly easy. We offer two types of banners to choose from: Full Color Digital Banners and Cut Vinyl Banners. Click here for more information.

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Artwork Specifications


There are 2 kinds of files we will accept; Vector (which are the best type of files to submit to insure maximum print quality), or Raster files(which can vary greatly in image quality). Click and browse for your logo art. Use our “UPLOAD” feature to add your own art to your product of choice, using the Logosportswear Online Design. For a free artwork evaluation, email artwork to ArtHelpDesk@LogoSportswear.com.

Vector Images:

It is preferable to receive vector images from Adobe Illustrator (saved as .ai, .svg, .eps, .pdf), or from Corel Draw (saved as .cdr, .ai, .svg,.eps, .pdf). The most important thing to know about Vector images is that they can be made any size without loosing image quality. Vector-based images are mainly used for spot-color separations such as typefaces, solid-colored graphics and clip-art images.

Other important notes about vector art:
  • Please be sure to convert all paths and all text to “outlines”, which will allow your art to appear as it is intended to appear.
  • Vector PDF's must be 1-page documents to view properly when using the LogoSportswear Online Designer.
  • Vectors files must not have any clipping masks.
Raster Images:

Raster-based images are designed for high-end, photorealistic work. These images are used for digital printing and process color printing. Raster images consist of small pixels (or dots) of color that are connected and can be used to tweak, enhance and lighten photos. Bitmap images are created by scanning artwork or digital photographs, or by "painting" with a photo editing or paint program such as Corel PhotoPaint or Adobe PhotoShop. Unlike vector images, the quality of a raster image is directly related to the image's resolution or number of pixels.

Raster Image - Size & Resolution:

Be aware that images cannot be printed larger than they come to us. Best results are obtained from images that are high-resolution (150 dpi or greater) and larger than the area you request them to be printed into. Images taken from web sites are not high-resolution (generally 72 dpi) and cannot be reproduced well on a T-shirt. So that we can print your Raster image design on clothing and mouse pads, your design (e.g. photo) must be:
  • A Raster file type saved as .png, .tif, .gif, .jpg, or .bmp (transparent formats, i.e. .png, .tif, or .gif, are preferred Raster file types. The Raster file type that works better than others is a .png).
  • Less than 10,000 x 10,000 pixels for best results, and quick upload.
  • Less than 10 mb for best results, and quick upload.
Additional Information:

  • Please don't create your art in a word processing program. Such a design usually has to be recreated from scratch in the correct program.A program like Microsoft Word comes with a good selection of clip art, and allows you to create graphics, shapes and text effects in many colors, but it is difficult (and often times impossible) to print color separations from word processing programs.
  • Also please don't change the format, the file size, or the file extension letters, of your design to make it easier to email.
  • REMOVING BACKGROUND COLORS – Certain file types will show a background color (usually white) when you upload them. For these files if you do not want the background in your art to appear on the garment in most cases the solution is to check the box next to the text that reads “Make background transparent”. Please be aware that this action will remove the background color, and any color in your art that matches the background color.
    Artist's TIP: If your background color is white, this function will remove white in your art image too. If you want to avoid this, and you have access to professional software to adjust the art, you must make a background color different that any color in your art. Overlay your art on top of the background. Crop the art page (or art board) close to the art but the art must not touch the edges of the art page. The background must touch or expand beyond all 4 edges
  • for additional assistance, please call the Logosportswear Art Help Desk, by emailing ArtHelpDesk@Logosportswear.com.
Need to send us a file? Use our convenient FTP Upload Page for a free evaluation.

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Satisfaction Guarantee



LogoSportswear does offer a limited guarantee for custom products because we care about your satisfaction. If your custom product has flaws or defects in workmanship then we will immediately repair your item(s). Before returning any items, you must notify our customer service department and get a return authorization within 15-days of receipt of order.

Blank items on orders under $150 may be returned up to 15 days after receipt of the item with no restocking fee. Orders over $150 or returned within 30 days of receipt are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Original shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

If you are exchanging blank items for different sizes, colors etc., standard shipping rates will apply. Any free shipping discounts at time of purchase do not apply.

All custom products are made-to-order and cannot be returned or exchanged. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes, names, or text so please make sure your order is correct and without errors.

LogoSportswear reserves the right to alter the size and/or layout of lettering, logo, or design so that it will fit imprint size restrictions and look attractive on the item ordered.

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Returns, Exchanges & Cancellations


All custom products are made-to-order and cannot be returned or exchanged. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes, names, or text so please make sure your order is correct and without errors. LogoSportswear does offer a limited guarantee for custom products because we care about your satisfaction. If your custom product has flaws or defects in workmanship then we will immediately repair your item(s). Before returning any items, you must notify our customer service department and get a return authorization within 15-days of receipt of order.

If you would like to return or exchange a blank item, please notify our customer service department and to get a return authorization. Blank items on orders under $150 may be returned up to 15 days after receipt of the item with no restocking fee. Orders over $150 or returned within 30 days of receipt are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Original shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. If you are exchanging blank items for different sizes, colors etc., standard shipping rates will apply. Any free shipping discounts at time of purchase do not apply.

Once an order is received and staged for personalization there are no cancellations. All cancellations must be done in writing via email or fax and there is a 15% restocking fee for the garments. In the unlikely event that a product is backordered and cannot be delivered on time we will contact you immediately via email. Due to dye lot variances, some shading differences may occur on occasion beyond our control.

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Copyright & Licensed Apparel Policy


LogoSportswear respects intellectual property and we ask our users to do the same. Our customers are responsible to see that the content they create does not infringe the rights of others. We do not knowingly reproduce copyrighted material and can not accept any liability for copyright infringement for agreeing to reproduce a customer's order. If you wish to have us reproduce a national brand logo or trademark we do require written proof that that you have permission to use that logo or trademark.

We will NOT decorate any of our apparel products with licensed college or professional team sports logos such as the NBA, MLB, NFL, etc. These require special licensing agreements with the colleges and sports leagues. Please see our Content Usage Policy for more details.

Acceptable Content Guidelines

We respect the rights to free expression and enjoy giving our customers an opportunity to express themselves through our products. We do have a few content guidelines that are customers are asked to abide by. The following content is not permitted at LogoSportswear:

  • No text or images that infringe on intellectual property rights to include copyrights, trademarks and rights of privacy/publicity
  • No text or images that encourages or glorifies drug use/abuse
  • No excessive violence, hate, threatening, or otherwise harmful content
  • No content that is libelous or defamatory
  • No content that can reasonably be viewed as discriminatory based upon race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability
Orders that are deemed unacceptable by these guidelines at the sole judgment of LogoSportswear.com will be cancelled and removed from our Share and Sell marketplace with or without notice.

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