The T-Shirt lab is a flash based application that allows you to choose a product and customise the printing and positioning of your own design.
These are the steps to customising your garment:
Choose a Product
Choose the Position
Upload Your Own Artwork
Adding to the Cart
Checking Out and Payment
Firstly, choose the product that you’d like to print on. Filter the products by type from the Select a Product menu by clicking the down arrow.
Choose the product by selecting a thumbnail. The available colours are displayed on the right of the products; select the relevant colour box to change the colour of the product.
Depending on the product chosen there are may be several positioning options to decorate i.e. front, back or left and right sleeves.
Select the position you would like to decorate by clicking one of the available options on the left.
The designer will display a bounding box on the garment which indicates the print area where the design can be printed, please ensure your artwork is within the bounding box.
There are several different options for customisation including adding text, choosing artwork from our catalogue and uploading your own artwork. Each process will be explained in detail below.
To add text, click in the type box (1) and type your slogan or words. To change the style of the letters or layout of text make a selection below the type box (2). Options include Bold, Italic, Underlined, Left Aligned, Centred and Right Aligned. The colour and font (3) can also be changed by clicking the arrow and making a selection. To apply a text affect (4) click the arrow to view and select an effect.
The colour palette also has special vinyls that can be choosen, these are identifable by name.
To be able to move the text you have added, click and hold within the box (1) and release when in the desired location. Click and drag the double arrow (2) to change the size of the object. To rotate the text click the circular arrow (3) and turn accordingly. To delete the text click the x (4) and to zoom in click the maginfying glass (5).
To add logos from our catalogue select the Artwork tab and under Select a Symbol (1) you choose a category. To the right the available symbols will be displayed, again you can click the arrow (2) to expand and see all the logos. The colour of the logo can be changed by clicking the colour box (3). To change position, rotate or resize the logo see above in the Adding Text paragraph for details, it’s the same options.
On the last tab of the lab you can upload your own artwork to decorate your garment. To add your design, browse to your artwork by clicking the Click here to upload (1) button. If you already have artwork uploaded you will be able to select it from the Logo preview (2) pane.
You will need to accept our Terms and Conditions to be able to upload your artwork.
The upload window will appear once you accept the T&Cs, browse to your artwork by clicking the Click here to upload your Artwork (1). You artwork will need to be of 300dpi at least to be able to upload and in the supported formats. The up loader has a colour picker where you can remove colours (2) and you can also set the sensitivity of the picker (3). You can enter a name for your Artwork (4) and click the Add to Design (5) button to upload. Your artwork will now be viewable in the Logo preview window (2) and can be added to the garment.
To be able to move the logo you have added, click and hold within the box (1) and release when in the desired location. Click and drag the double arrow (2) to change the size of the object. To rotate the logo click the circular arrow (3) and turn accordingly. To delete the logo click the x (4) and to zoom in click the maginfying glass (5).
Once you have positioned your artwork, select the size and quantity of the garment or check the Order multiple sizes box to order different sizes. Click the Add to Cart button to start the purchase process. When you are ready to check out, click the Go to Cart button to complete delivery and payment details. The price is displayed above the sizes and in the cart you will be able to view the discounts applied.
You will be presented with the web basket where you can change the quantities, save for later or choose the Proceed to Checkout option.
On the Checkout, add your details, delivery and billing information and choose how you would like the order to be delivered. For payment there are two options, to pay by phone or to use the PayPal service and enter your credit/debit card details. This option does not require a PayPal account and can be used by international customers as well.