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High Resolution Vs. Low-Res Images

I am firmly putting on my Sales/Service Representative hat to work through a series of questions I get asked about using your own artwork in a design. What files work best? How do I upload my files? How do I make sure it prints the way I want it to?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about cool things that you can do with a photo, but before we get to that point, we need to start with selecting and uploading your images. I’m going to piece together the process for you, with some quick tips and insights along the way. I’ll start today’s post with a reminder than you can call our sales reps at any time and they can help you through any step, or do it for you.

Let’s begin! *gong*

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Many of you like to create photo t-shirts using your personal photographs. Adding your photo to our Design Lab is easy… the tricky part is knowing whether the quality is good enough to print. Sometimes small photos can look OK in the Design Lab, but they won’t print well. Why? The Lab is scaled down for easy viewing on everyone’s monitor. So, you need to check the size you have made your image on the shirt in the Lab. Then see if your image is good enough to size up to those dimensions.

Still confused? Well, watch my short video and it will all become clear. And if you want to dive a little deeper into image quality and resolution, check out this video. Both videos will help make your ordering process smoother, plus it will get your shirts to the printer faster!

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Custom Photo Christmas Card

Did I just hear a collective groan at the thought of family Christmas card photos? Oh, that was just me? Shoot. Here’s the thing. I’m allergic to Christmas – well, the trees anyway. But my family insists on having one each year. So our Christmas morning photo stars me playing the role of Rudolph, completely red-nosed. (Bet you’ll have no problem picking me out of the above photo!)

Our customers, on the other hand, have taken the Christmas card to a whole new level…with custom apparel. Here are some customer photos featuring holiday group shots. Enjoy! Read more –>

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Photo T-Shirts

I’m jealous of kids nowadays growing up with pictures of their childhood and families taken by digital cameras with great definition. The pictures  my parents took when I was an adorable kid (sigh, those were the days) were fuzzy at best, and you have to look past the blurriness to really enjoy the photo. However, on second thought, maybe acid-washed onesies are better left as a hazy memory… Read more –>

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When I think of koozies, I think about tail-gates, the beach, camping, and (thanks to working at CustomInk) weddings. Weddings? Yeah, weddings. Read more –>

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