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How to Design a Long Sleeve T-Shirt?

Learn how to design and prepare your Long Sleeve T-Shirt for global print with Cloudprinter.com.

Download Long Sleeve 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 file for print, you’ll have to turn off the Long Sleeve T-Shirt Visualisation layer.

Follow these 6 simple steps to design and prepare your Long Sleeve T-Shirt for global print:

    1. Choose from available Long Sleeve T-Shirt sizes
    There are several available Long Sleeve T-Shirt sizes at Cloudprinter.com — from S to 6XL.

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

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

    2. Opt for Long Sleeve T-Shirt material and colour
    Currently, there are 7 available Long Sleeve T-Shirt colours at Cloudprinter.com — grey (ash), white, black, blue, yellow, green, and red.
    You can also check the accessible Long Sleeve T-Shirt materials and choose the one you like.

    When selecting a dark colour of the Long Sleeve T-Shirt, you will need to print some elements with white colour. Here is a short video on how to prepare a print file with white colour: 

    3. Opt for a Long Sleeve T-shirt printing side

    Printing on the Front side of the Long Sleeve T-shirt is available for all the clients globally.

    The clients who are using Cloudprinter’s Print API have printing Front and Back side options available.

    To print on both the Front and Back sides, choose the templates for your size and upload 2 files to send your Long Sleeve T-shirt for global print.

    4. Keep in mind that the print area on the Long Sleeve T-Shirt is fixed — 14х16 in (355.6х406.4 mm)
    The print area doesn't change depending on the size of your Long Sleeve T-Shirt. You can only include your picture within the limits of the print area — 14х16 inches (355.6х406.4 mm). 

    You can either print a picture in the maximum possible size 14х16 inches (355.6х406.4 mm) 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 Long Sleeve T-Shirt. 

    5. Select the picture for your Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    Make sure your picture quality and size are appropriate for the Long Sleeve 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 Long Sleeve T-Shirt all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.