Art Guidelines & Pricing

Artwork Submission Guidelines

Thanks for considering MavDog Printing Company for your branded merchandise. We look forward to working with you to help you get the best value for your custom printing needs.

The quality of the finished imprint or embellishment is largely dependent on the quality of the original image/artwork supplied, and pairing it up with with the best substrate garment type, fabric type, weave, etc. While we do not have setup charges for print ready artwork for most items, we do charge industry standard setup charges when applicable.

If your artwork is submitted incorrectly, we can recreate your artwork into the correct format for a fee. Once completed, you’ll receive a copy of the new art file for future use.

Please note: improperly submitted and non-usable artwork will delay the start of production and push the shipping/delivery/pick up date back. Orders will not start production until approved artwork is received and payment has been made or payment terms have been set up.

Vectored Formats
All artwork should be submitted in one of the file formats below, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, with all fonts converted to curves (paths or outlines) with a transparent background.

  • PDF – print ready (Preferred format)
  • EPS
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • CorelDraw (.cdr)

Production Ready Art
Artwork should be submitted as a high resolution file (minimum of 300 dpi) at the finished imprint size, with all fonts converted to curves (paths or outlines) and have a transparent background.

Acceptable file formats:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PSD
  • TIFF

If Raster elements are part of the artwork:

  • They should be embedded
  • They should be provided at actual imprint size
  • The original source document should be 300 dpi or higher at the original size

Digital Photographs

Acceptable formats:

  • PSD
  • JPG
  • Image size should be at least 100% of the intended print size; please include finished print size
  • Image resolution must be 250 – 300 dpi (preferred) or higher
  • Save as in RGB color profile (preferred) or CMYK

please note: smaller size and lower resolution may result in a substandard, blurry or pixilated final image.

Please email artwork to:


Acceptable formats:

  • DST (.dst)
  • If logo needs to be digitized, please submit original artwork per the above guidelines.


  • Sew area must have the capability to be hooped.
  • Some artwork/logos may need editing depending on line thickness/font size.
  • Text smaller than 3/16th of an inch tall, or line width less than 1/16th of an inch tall, cannot be sewn.

Artwork Services Pricing

  • Design Services: $65/Hr
  • Vector File Conversion: $35 per file


  • Up to 10,000 stitches: $30
  • 10,001 thru 18,000: $45
  • 18,001 thru 50,000: $65
  • 50,001  and up: QUR