Design & Artwork Draft

Design & Artwork

Whether you want to handle it all and use our free in-house design support, or hand over your idea to a professional designer, we’ve got you covered when it comes to design. 

Design Your Own Apparel

If you’d like to design your own apparel, you can download the design templates and get started!

You’ll upload the finished design files in your account and our team of designers will make them into print-ready proofs for your approval.

Free Design Support

While you control the process, your in-house design services will help take your ideas and make them ready for print.

Utilizing the design lab, create a starting point or a design concept. Or, you can upload all vector logos and graphics along with design instructions within your account. Either way, our design team will use what you submit and create print-ready proofs.

Professional Design Services

If you want a seasoned pro to take charge of your design, we offer professionnal design services through Pfaltzgraphic. 

They will create unique design options for you to choose from and apply the chosen design to the apparel you’d like to order.

No Limits to Creativity

With no design set-up fee, limits on colors, or printing placements on your apparel, your creativity can be let loose at Champion System.

What you need to know about logos and colors.

What is a Vector?

Our customers send us all types of logos and artwork to use in custom design. Unfortunatelynot all formats will print on your apparel well.

Most logos pulled from other places, such as websites or business cards, are of a low resolutionMeaning, they won’t print clearly on your appparel. To  make sure your logos are crisp and clear, we need one of the following file types:

  • Adobe Illustrator – AI files
  • Encapsulated Post Script – .eps files
  • High resolution – over 300 dpi – .pdf files

Why do we need these types of files? These files are referred to as Vector format files. Vector files can be resized and manipulated, to whatever size we need, without making them look blurry when printed.

Choosing your Colors

When you look at colors on a screen, they can change based off of what screen you’re using. To make sure the color printed is your color, Champion System uses the industry standardPantone Matching System. Every color on your design will be matched to a Pantone, so be sure to take a look at the Pantone Color System to choose your colors.  

Please note, our color chart online is a rough way to choose colors, because, again, the shade and tone may vary depending on the screen. To be absolutely sure, a Pantone Color Formula Book is recommended and can be found in most art and print stores. 

Have more questions?

Check out our extensive collection of design and artwork FAQs or feel free to contact us.