When ordering a wide range of shirt sizes for a screen print order, customers sometimes run into the issue of the design not fitting on the smaller shirts. PS: 12×15 Design Area (typical adult shirt) There are a few different solutions to the sizing problem.
Option 1 – Create Two Different Sets of Screens
This options looks great because the design is scaled appropriately for each shirt size group. However, since each set of screens must be burned, set up, and run separately this is essentially equivalent to running two different orders. We will typically offer this options as long as there are at least 12 shirts for each set of screens (i.e., 12 youth and 12 adult). There is an additional screen fee of $15 per color.
Option 2 – Scale the Artwork Down
A more economical option is to simply re-size your artwork so that it can fit on the smallest size shirt in the order. The downside to this approach is that the design can look smaller than intended on the larger shirts. Typically, with this approach, the artwork will have to be contained in an 8″ x 10″ print area.
Option 3 – Increase the Shirt Sizes
The last option is to simply adjust the shirt sizes in the order. Generally, this just means eliminating any Youth X-Small and Youth Small shirts from your order. Most kids are ok with their shirt being a little loose fitting anyways!