Art Requirements & Guidelines for Shops

Art Requirements & Guidelines for smash.gg Shops

1.Intro & General Tips

Please follow along with these practices while designing your shop products to ensure that your items will be printed at optimal quality. 

General Tips

  • All artwork must be at least 300 dpi resolution.
  • Poster art should be in .JPG format and in the right ratio for poster size (either 11” x 17” or 18” x 24”).
  • Apparel designs should be in either .EPS or .PNG format (with a transparent background) and have a canvas size with a dimension of at least 11”.
  • See the product section of the Shop Planning guide for information on the pros and cons of our various print options

1.1.For Tournament Organizers

DTG printing
  • Printing bright colors on bold colored garments can cause printing problems. DTG printing on red or pink garments should be avoided.
Screen printing
  • Quantity minimums of 45 units per design.
  • Design can be printed across multiple apparel types and count towards minimum but design must be completely identical in color and size.
  • Prices vary based on number of colors used.
  • Important! Any custom color swatch that does not match the listed smash.gg swatches below (in Artist Section) will cost an additional $20 single charge per color. Best to have your artist match their design to these colors if you are committed to printing screen.
Stickers 
  • Can generally print any custom shape for similar prices to planning doc.
Wristbands 
  • Can be printed or debossed and ink filled.
  • Can print all-round the wristband, one side or both sides of exterior band.
Vinyl printing
  • No minimums on printing, similar cost to DTG printing.
  • Used for custom tags and simple logos.

1.2.For Artists

DTG Printing
  • No color or design restrictions – gradients, large range of colors are ok.
  • PNG transparent file in 300 dpi.
  • Printing space is 11” x 12”.
Screen Printing 
  • Should be simple in design and limit number of colors used for printing.
  • EPS file using vectors (not pasted images), converting text to outlines, removing strokes and use the available smash.gg color swatches shown below.

Stickers 
  • Any design or color can be printed, artwork in high resolution of 300dpi in PNG or AI files.
Wristbands 
  • Can be printed or debossed and ink filled.
  • Wristband artwork in high resolution 300dpi in PNG or AI files.
  • Can print all-round the wristband, one side or both sides of exterior band.
  • Keep in mind that intricate designs/small details cannot be debossed.
  • Limited number of band colors but any color can be printed on them.

Vinyl printing 
  • This requires precision cutting and hand application so the design must be simple.
  • EPS file using vectors (not pasted images), converting text to outlines, removing strokes and use the available smash.gg color swatches below.
  • Designs should match colors of available vinyl color.

2.Content Guidelines

Shop content has strict family-friendly guidelines. If your design is too explicit for a PG movie, explicitly targets groups or individuals, endorses harm through substances or violence, or is found to be theft of intellectual property, smash.gg can decline adding that design to your shop. Designs must also be original artwork and should not infringe on any copyrighted images or ideas.
 
OK Content Guidelines
  • Content containing imagery of alcoholic beverages, but not endorsing the use of them or their effects.
  • Content negative towards neutral actions or wholesome concepts.
  • Original artwork inspired by existing properties that is transformative in nature as a parody or builds upon the existing work.
 
NOT OK Content Guidelines
  • Content glamorizing or otherwise promoting the effects of adult or illegal substances.
  • Profanity or content of a sexual nature, including content that alludes to profanity/sexual references without outright stating or depicting it.
  • Content representing extreme violence or suggestive of suicide.
  • Works directly copied from entities or artists who have not granted permission for their works to be used. Or original artwork inspired by existing properties that is not transformative/parody.
  • Content negative towards or attacking individual players or groups.
  • Overtly politicized or religious content.
  • Unexplained inside jokes; when creating your shop with our ecommerce team, you should be able to comfortably explain any jokes or references.

3.Any Questions?

Still unsure about any topics covered here — or just have something on your mind about shops? Our ecommerce team is here to help! If your shop request has already been accepted, you can reach out to your ecommerce specialist for assistance via their contact email address at any time. For general or quick questions, TOs can use the smash.gg support chat (indicated by a blue, circular button on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen) to live chat with a support agent as well.

For other inquiries, send an email to us at ecomm@smash.gg, and an ecommerce specialist will get back to you at earliest convenience.

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