Promo Products Materials Guide and FAQ

Helpful tips on our Promo Product lineup.

Materials Guide
1. T-Shirts

We offer various types of T-Shirts, made from 100% cotton from the brand Alstyle. Our current selection of colors include: White, Black, Red, Blue and Gray. Adult sizes range from S to XXL. Kids sizes range from XS to XL.

Note: Ladies' Short and Long Sleeve T-Shirts are Slim Fit

Men's Shirts - Basic
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Tank Top

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Men's Shirts - Premium
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Women's Shirts - Premium
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

 
Kids Shirts
Short Sleeve

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

 
2. Mugs

We offer two different size Mugs, 11oz and 15oz. Our Mugs are made from a high quality ceramic and are microwave and dishwasher safe.

3. Locking-Pin Button

Our Traditional Locking-Pin Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a durable metal locking-pin backer.

Available Sizes:
Round - 1x1, 1.25x1.25, 2.25x2.25, 3x3, 3.5x3.5
Rectangle - 2.5x3.5, 2x3
Square - 2x2
Diamond - 2x2

4. Magnet Button

Our Magnet Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a magnetic backer.

5. Tote Bags

Tote Bags are made of a sturdy, 100% cotton that is eco-friendly and useful for anything from grocery shopping to hitting the gym. The 6oz cotton canvas material is washable and reusable. Dual self-fabric straps offer convenient over-the-shoulder carry, leaving hands free for shopping applications.

Tote Bags are available in Natural (off-white), Blue (royal), and Red colors.

T-Shirt - General & File Setup:
1. What colors are you offering for the T-Shirts?

We offer various types of T-Shirts, made from 100% cotton. Our current selection of colors include: White, Black, Red, Blue and Gray. Adult sizes range from S to XXL. Kids sizes range from XS to XL. (NOTE: Ladies Short and Long Sleeve T-Shirts are Slim Fit)

Men's Shirts - Basic
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Tank Top

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Men's Shirts - Premium
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Women's Shirts - Premium
Short Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

 
Kids Shirts
Short Sleeve

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Long Sleeve

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

 
2. What size T-shirts do you offer?

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T-shirt size chart>

3. What process do you use to print T-Shirts?

Our T-Shirts are printed by a CMYK+W digital print process and can be printed on the front and back of the T-Shirt.

4. Can you print only on the back of the T-Shirt?

Yes. If you would like to order printing only on the back, please choose 0/4 under the color option.

5. What types of files do you accept for T-Shirts?

Current acceptable file types are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

6. What is the total print area for the T-Shirt?

There are two available print areas, 11"x8.5" and 8.5"x11". Both are centered 2" down from the bottom of the collar for the front, and 5.5" down from the top of the collar for the back.

As you can see, the print area (GREEN) will be printed on the shirt. Anything outside that area (RED) will not be printed.

Above is an example of offset position for T-Shirts. As you can see you can achieve a left or right side chest print by positioning the logo or artwork accordingly on the 11"x8.5" document size.

7. How can I get a sample of the T-Shirt?

You can purchase one T-Shirt through our trade site if you need samples for your customers. We do not offer free samples at this time.

8. Do I need to set up my artwork differently for various colors?

No. For all T-Shirts; the background color of your artwork must be transparent if you want the color of the garment to show. Saving a transparent PDF or TIF file is the best way to do this. You can also send in EPS files with no background.

For example, if you want a logo printed on a garment and your artwork contains the logo with a white background, or any background color, it will print as you see it on the file. The logo must be on a transparent background if you only want the logo to print.

9. Do you offer templates to assist in setup for T-Shirts?

To help visualize setup and bleed rules, you can use our T-Shirt templates available here

10. Do I need to setup my T-Shirt files with Bleed?

T-Shirt art files do not need bleed. Please submit your files at exactly 11"x8.5" or 8.5"x11".

11. Do I need to include crop marks for my T-Shirt files?

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

12. Do I need to set up my artwork differently for the women's and youth size T-Shirts?

Yes. Since the womens and youth size shirts are a bit smaller, your artwork must set up vertically only: Width = 8.5 Height = 11. Horizontal files are not accepted.

13. Do I need to set up my artwork differently for the Tank Top T-Shirts?

No. You may set up your artwork just like the normal mens T-Shirts.

14. What brand(s) of T-shirts do you offer?

Alstyle Apparel

15. What T-shirt material do you offer, and how does it fit?

Men's - Basic, Tank Tops and Kids' shirts are 6.0 oz (10.0 oz Canada) 100% Cotton Tubular Jersey. Classic fit, double-needle bottom hem and sleeves with shoulder-to-shoulder tape. Pre-shrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Men's Basic Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #1301

Men's Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #1304

Men's Tank Top reference: Alstyle #1307

Kid's Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #3381

Kid's Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #3384

Men's - Premium shirts are 4.3 oz (7.15 oz Canada) 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Men's Premium Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5301

Ladies' - Premium shirts are 4.3 oz (7.15 oz Canada) 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Ladies' Premium Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5562

Ladies' Premium Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5564

Mugs - General & File Setup:
1. What process do you use to print Mugs?

Mugs are printed by a CMYK digital print process.

2. What types of files do you accept for Mugs?

Acceptable files types at the moment are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

3. What is the total print area for the Mugs?

The print area is 8.5x3 for the 11oz. Mug and 9x4 for the 15oz. Mug. It is then centered and wrapped around the mug.

As you can see, the print area (GREEN) will be printed on the Mug. Anything outside that area (RED) will not be printed. Remember, the print area for the 11oz. Mug is 8.5x3 while the print area for the 15oz. Mug

Above is an example of offset position for Mugs. As you can see, you can achive a left, center, or right print by positioning the logo or artwork accordingly on the 8.5x3 document size.

4. How can I get a sample of the Mugs?

You can purchase one Mug through our trade site if you need samples for your customers. We do not offer free samples at this time.

5. What background color should I use for the Mugs?

For White Mugs, the background color must be C-0 M-0 Y-0 K-0. White color for White Mugs will be ignored.

6. Do you offer templates to assist in setup for Mugs?

To help visualize setup and bleed rules, you can use our Mug templates available here.

7. Do I need to setup my Mug files with Bleed?

The print area is 8.5x3 for the 11oz. Mug and 9x4 for the 15oz. Mug. It is then centered and wrapped around the mug.

8. Do I need to include crop marks for my Mug files?

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

Buttons - General & File Setup:
1. What process do you use to print Buttons?

Buttons are printed by a CMYK digital print process. They are near photo quality.

2. What are the different types of Buttons you offer?

There are 2 different types of Buttons: Locking-Pin Buttons and Magnet Buttons. They are printed and produced in the same way but have different backers.

Please note: our magnet backing buttons are meant for metal surfaces such as refrigerators, metal cabinets. They are not meant for apparel.

3. What types of files do you accept for Buttons?

Acceptable file types at the moment are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

4. How can I get a sample of a button?

A sample of our button product is included in our 4over Unbranded Loose Sample Pack. Complete our Sample Request Form to order your sample pack today.

5. How do I set up my artwork for the different Button products?

All of the different types of Button products follow the same rules as normal print ready artwork. The difference is in the safety areas. Each of the button products have the safety areas a bit different so we do recommend always using our certified templates to prepare your artwork. To download our templates, CLICK HERE.

6. Will the locking pin button align precisely with the orientation of the design?

We cannot guarantee the locking pin will align precisely. If slightly off, you can correct the orientation accordingly when pinning to the fabric.

Tote Bags - General & File Setup:
1. What type of Tote Bags do you offer?

We offer a sturdy 100% cotton Tote Bag that's eco-friendly and useful for anything from grocery shopping to hitting the gym. The 6-oz cotton canvas material is washable and reusable. Dual self-fabric straps offer convenient over-the-shoulder carry, leaving hands free for shopping applications.

2. What color Tote Bags do you offer?

Natural (off-white), Blue (royal), and Red

3. What size Tote Bags do you offer?

Product size: 14.5"W x 16"H x 1" / Printable area: 9"W x 13"H - both sides.

4. What process do you use to print Tote Bags?

Our Tote Bags are printed by a CMYK+W digital print process.

5. Can you print on both sides of the Tote Bag?

Yes, 4/4 printing is available on both sides of the Tote Bag.

6. What types of files do you accept for Tote Bags?

Current acceptable file types are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

7. Do I need to set-up my artwork file differently for various colors?

No. For all Tote Bags; the background color of your artwork must be transparent if you want the color of the bag to show. Saving a transparent PDF or TIF file is the best way to do this. You can also send in EPS files with no background.

For example, if you want a logo printed on a bag and your artwork contains the logo with a white background, or any background color, it will print as you see it on the file. The logo must be on a transparent background if you only want the logo to print.

8. Do you offer templates to assist in setup for Tote Bags?

To help visualize setup and bleed rules, you can use our Tote Bag templates available here.

9. Do I need to setup my Tote Bag files with Bleed?

Tote Bag art files do not need bleed. Please submit your files at exactly 9"W x 13"H.

10. Do I need to include crop marks for my Tote Bag files?

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

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