Vector Art

Vector Art is art that is built (actually drawn) in a vector or object based program such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Corel Draw or Macromedia Freehand. Each object in vector file can be selected and individually manipulated independently from the rest of the image.

Vector Art – The BEST to send us! Common files extensions for this type of file include .ai, .eps, .cdr and .fla. When providing such files, it is important to convert fonts to curves or create outlines for all text used. For a vector art file (i.e. Adobe Illustrator file) with no placed images resolution is not a concern.

Photo Realistic Art (Raster)

Photographic Art (or photo realistic design) is art that incorporates scanned in imagery, or art that is built in a pixel based program such as Photoshop, Fireworks or Photopaint. Raster Art – Common file extensions for such files are .psd, .tif, .jpg, .gif and .png.

Safari Sun accepts vector as well as raster files from the following programs:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash
  • Corel Draw
  • Macromedia Freehand
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Microsoft Photo Draw

This includes any art built in a vector based program that also incorporates imported or placed photographic elements. In order to reproduce a photographic image, we require a digital file with a resolution of 300 dots (pixels) per inch at final print size or the actual photo.

CorelDraw files may be used. All Type or Text must first be converted to outlines. The file must be saved as ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FILE type, which is an option when you hit save, in a pulldown menu in the dialog window box.

PLEASE CHANGE ALL FONTS TO OUTLINES BEFORE SENDING. Failure to do so will result in font substitution- our computers will substitute your fonts with whichever font they can.


If you are unsure about any of the above directions, but would still like to setup your own artwork. Contact us and we’ll give you a better idea of what we mean by shirt ready art.

If you are looking to send multiple files, we suggest that you zip them up and send using our Large file Upload area here.

Excessive Revisions – Safari Sun reserves the right to apply an art charge for excessive revisions.
Complex Art Fee – Safari Sun reserves the right to apply a $99 art charge for complex art.

Artwork Policy

  • Safari Sun Wear specializes in custom graphic design for our customers. Your artwork belongs to your order. We do not allow others to print or reproduce your designs without your permission.
  • All custom artwork created by Safari Sun is the property of Safari Sun.

$50 Deposit – Safari Sun requires a $50 deposit to begin work on your artwork. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE but is applied to the balance of your custom garment order.

Safari Sun School Logo Policy

  • References to schools shall be portrayed in a positive or neutral regard. Safari Sun will not print anything that portrays a negative image about a school. References to a school will not be printed if such references may potentially be perceived as negative towards a school.
  • Safari Sun will not print any offensive gestures, words, and/or graphics if references to a school are made. This includes, but not limited to profanity, alcohol or drug use, or other such illegal activities.
  • Safari Sun will not print any racially motivated or derogatory messages and/or graphics.
  • Safari Sun reserves the right to refuse service. Questionable artwork will not be created or printed.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, our Customer Service Sales team will be at your service just Contact Us via email and a representative will contact you promptly.