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How To Prepare Artwork For Custom Pocket Tees

This article covers artwork requirements for getting great results for your custom pockets.

File Resolution

Recommended file resoluton is 300 DPI. Minimum acceptable file resolution is 150 DPI.

File Size

We recommended file size of 1658 pixels X 2108 pixels.

Pocket Sizes

T shirts come in different sizes and cuts. We have created different pocket sizes so that pockets are proportionally sized for each garment.

Garment Garment Sizes Pocket Size
Mens & Unisex XL+ 4.25" X 4.75""
Mens & Unisex S, M, L 4" x 4.5"
Mens & Unisex XS 3.75" x 4.25""
Womens & Youth S, M, L 3.5" x 4.0"
Kids All Sizes 2.25" X 2.0"

Pocket Design Templates

Since the pockets are similar in size and are proportional in scale they rarely require different artwork sizes to achieve great pocket printing results on different sized shirts. This means you can use a single artwork for all pocket sizes. You can download our artwork template below:

template for custom pocket tees

download the apliiq pocket template.

Using the pocket tee template

We recommend opening the pocket template as it's own layer, then adding your artwork as a new layer to the file. When you export your artwork, make sure to only export your artwork and not the template layer.

Everything within the black outline will be prominently displayed in the pocket. Make sure your artwork extends outside of the black lines so when the pocket is folded you get a true all over print. If your artwork doesn't extend outside the black line our artists may improve your artwork to get the all over print aesthetic.

When you upload your artwork to the website you will still need to position it to look accurate in the digital mock up. To ensure more precise placement, email your artwork to artist@apliiq.com with your order number.

What to do if your file is too small

Sometimes you may need to use existing design element to create your pocket artwork. If your file is too small you still have options to make amazing happen.

  • Consider keeping your artwork small and tiling it. This will create a repeating pattern that can look great as a pocket tee.
  • Try locating a larger version of your file.
  • Our artists can vectorize your artwork for you so it can be properly scaled up. We are happy to do this free of charge, in most cases the artwork will be altered slightly.

File Types

We recommend using .png files to submit your artwork via the website design experience. The website also accepts .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or svg. We are happy to accept vector artwork via email. Please email your order # and vector artwork to artist@apliiq.com.

Pocket Material

All pockets are printed on 100% cotton woven fabric. The cotton is a matte white. If there is any transparency in your file it will be white when your pocket tee is produced.

Pocket Printing

All pockets are printed with digital printing. Digital printing can achieve super bright prints and achieve great photo realism.

Color preparation and matching

Disclaimer: When images are printed the colors may not match exactly what you see on your screen. Unfortunately, there are differences between how colors are rendered on a computer or phone screen versus how colors are constructed with pocket printing.

Our artists do not color correct your artwork on your behalf, but there are steps you can take to improve the colors in your print. Read the color matching article to find out how.