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How to Design a T-Shirt?

Learn how to design and print T-shirts globally with Cloudprinter.com in just a few simple steps.

Download T-Shirt Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your T-Shirt for print, you’ll have to turn off the T-Shirt Visualisation layer.

Follow these 6 simple steps to design and prepare your T-shirt for print:


  1. Choose from available T-Shirt sizes.

    There are currently 5 available T-Shirt sizes at Cloudprinter.com — S, M, L, XL, and XXL. 

    Choose the one that fits you best and keep in mind that the print zone remains the same independently of the T-Shirt size.  

    For now, only regular fit T-Shirts with a round neck are available, but more types are coming soon.

  2. Opt for T-Shirt material and colour.

    Currently, there are 8 available T-Shirt colours at Cloudprinter.com — grey, ash, white, black, blue, yellow, green, and red. 

    You can also check the accessible T-Shirt materials and choose the one you like.

  3. Decide whether you want to print on the front or the back side of the T-Shirt.
    You can choose whatever fits you best — place your picture on the front side of your T-Shirt, on the back side, or print on both sides. 
  4. Keep in mind that the print area on the T-Shirt is fixed — 16х14 in (406.4х355.6 mm).

    The print area doesn't change depending on the size of your T-Shirt. You can only include your picture within the limits of the print area — 16х14 inches (406.4х355.6 mm). 

    You can either print a picture in the maximum possible size (16x14 in) or place a picture of a smaller size wherever you want within the limits of the print zone. 

    It concerns printing both on the front and back sides of your T-Shirt.

  5. Select the picture for your T-Shirt.

    Make sure your picture quality and size are appropriate for the T-Shirt print area. 

    That's important to make sure the picture isn't blurred and meets your expectations when printed. 

    You can go for a multi-colour or 1-2 colours picture — whatever is better for you.

  6. Prepare file for printing.
  • Set 300 DPI resolution;
  • Choose RGB print;
  • Save the file in PDF/X-4.

Well done! Now you can print your T-shirt all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.