Artwork & Design

Design Concept 

At Champion System, we need you to come to us with either a completed design or clear ideas, or a design concept. We can then take those and turn them into reality for you. Ideally, your ideas can be conveyed by a digital drawing, vector files, and/or images - any way you can get your design concept clearly across to us - we will then create design proofs based on that input and go from there.

At Champion System, we understand getting the right design is important. That's why we don't charge for changes - you can have as many designs and as many changes as you need to get your design right.


Our customers send us all types of logos and artwork to use in custom design. Unfortunately, not all formats are acceptable for digital sublimation printing.

Most logos that are pulled off websites or business cards, etc, are of a very low resolution, meaning they will not appear sharp and clear when printed. For the best results on your custom clothing, we prefer the following file types:

  • Adobe Illustrator - AI files
  • Encapsulated Post Script - .eps files
  • High resolution - .pdf files

These files must contain vector-formatted content. Vector formatted means that they can be resized and manipulated without losing resolution on the file, meaning they will look sharp and clear on your custom clothing. See the illustration and details under Common Questions below.

Print Colors 

Champion System uses the industry standard Pantone Matching System to ensure that the colors in your design are printed accurately. That means every color choice in your design files must have a Pantone system code selected.

Please note that the color chart is a rough way to choose colors as the shade and tone may vary depending on computer monitors, fabrics, and inks used. To be absolutely sure, a Pantone Colour Formula Book is recommended and can be found in most art and print stores. You can also find the color swatches here.

Please Note: Our color swatches on the website may be a different shade or tone due to differences in monitors.

If you are not 100% certain of the colors you have provided us, we suggest you request a COLOR SWATCH - they are free but will take at least two weeks to produce. A color sample will ensure you are 100% happy with the color before production.

Common Questions

What is a vector file?

Vector art is created in a vector-based software program like Adobe Illustrator and usually have file endings like .EPS or .AI (mylogo.eps, or These sort of files use mathematical equations to draw lines to ensure the image can be scaled easily.

The picture left shows the difference between a vector logo and a raster logo (.JPEG, .JPG, .GIF, etc.). When the vector logo is enlarged, it stays crisp and clean. When the bitmap logo is enlarged, it becomes distorted. If you send us a .JPG logo and we enlarge it to fit on your apparel, it will become distorted.

How do I know if my logos are vector files? 

If the file you have ends in .JPG, .GIF .or BMP, it is definitely NOT vector artwork. If the file ends in .AI, .EPS or .PDF, it's most likely vector. If you're not sure if your logo is vector, email the logo to and they will be able to help you.

I don't have vector logos. What should I do? 

Contact your sponsors or sources of the logs and ask them to email you their vector logo. Most likely they have one on file, as vector logos are needed for all printing needs like business cards, brochures, etc. If you absolutely can not get vector logos - we can refer you to sites that offer these services.

I have logos from a website. Will those work? 

Website images are designed to load up quickly, which means they are low resolution and we can't use them.

How about business cards. Can you use those? 

Sorry, business card images are also low resolution and won't work.