Why Design With USA Shirt Co.?

Your swag needs two things to be amazing: your artwork and our know-how. Let us tell you a little about ourselves and a lot about the process to make sure you get a finished product that wows.

How Will My Design be Printed?

We use Direct to Film Printing, rather than the more common screen printing. You might remember screen printing from souvenir shops – the result is often stiff and filmy with limited colors. DTF transfers are digitally printed with water-based inks, so your design can have as many colors as you can dream up! The DTF transfer also results in a softer end product – and it’s less expensive!

About the USA Shirt Co.

While USA Shirt Co. was founded in 2011, you could say we’ve been in printing forever! Our owner, Mike Aukscunas, grew up working for his parents’ magazine publishing company and eventually took over the business. As magazines fell out of favor, Mike switched to a focus on other print media, like banners, signs, shirts and, then, Direct to Film (DTF) printing. That’s where we’ve been ever since!

About the Design Studio

Our design studio will meet you where you are. You can start from scratch, upload finished artwork, or build upon a partial design. Don’t worry about getting stuck with one design, shirt style or color – you can make changes until you hit the “order button.” And even then, you get to review a proof!

Best Practices for Art Prep

If you start from scratch in the Design Studio, we’ll make sure your design is formatted properly, but if you upload any design elements, make sure they adhere to the following:

  • Image resolution of 300 dpi+
  • Fully transparent images with crisp edges (Fuzzy edges and poor background removal can appear as unwanted white outlines.)
  • Design using CMYK colors
  • The Golden Rule: Input directly affects output. If a submitted image is dull, fuzzy or lo-res, it will print that way.

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