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Screen printing imprint sizes

For screen printed shirt orders, there are two basic imprint sizes to choose from, either a crest size design or a full size design. There is no extra charge for a full size design and there is no price difference between a design with a lot of ink coverage or a little ink coverage.  The design for your shirts is sized to fit the smallest print area available (usually the smallest garment) on your order.

Crest size design

Crest size designs (also called ” left chest” designs) always fit inside of a 4″ by 4″ area. Circular designs will normally be sized slightly smaller than the maximum 4″ diameter for the best appearance on the shirt.

Full size design

A full size design will be the maximum size for the smallest size shirts you have ordered. Find the smallest shirt size in the table below and the corresponding imprint size is the maximum allowed. Circular designs will be printed slightly smaller than the maximum size for the best appearance on the shirt. Below are links to the imprint sizes for some common garments, please check each garment page for accurate imprint information.

Imprint Size links for Popular Garments

Gildan 100% Cotton T-shirts, item B110 Gildan 50/50 Hooded Sweatshirts, Item B176 Gildan 50/50 Crewneck Sweatshirts, Item B175 You may also provide us with a specific design size as long as it isn’t larger than the maximum allowed for the smallest size of shirts you have ordered.

Relative design size

Your design will stay the same size across all the shirts you order. If you order a full range of shirt sizes from youth smalls to adult XXLs, the design size will be the same 9.5″ wide by 11″ tall size on each different size shirt. This means that the design will look “larger” on the smallest shirts and “smaller” on the largest shirts. On the average sized shirts, the design will look the “right” size. The graphics below approximate the visual effect this will have. Youth Small – – Youth Large – Adult Medium – – Adult XL – – – Adult XXXL