Step 1 - Is CMYK right for your design?

Step 1 - Is CMYK right for your design?

What is CMYK printing?
CMYK, otherwise known as 4 color process, is a printing method which allows you to print a full color image on white / very light shirts with only 4 screens. It stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Each ink is highly transparent, and printed on top of other colors to create a natural blending effect. The artwork is split into these four colors, and each color is then turned into a halftone image, to capture gradation and shadow.

Step 2 - Pick Your Shirt Color & Style

T-Shirts are Unisex Cotton Bella + Canvas / Long Sleeve Shirts are Gildan Heavy Cotton

Step 2 - Pick Your Shirt Color & Style

T-Shirts are Unisex 100% Cotton Bella + Canvas
Long Sleeve Shirts are Gildan Heavy Cotton

What shirts work best for CMYK?

Due to the transparency of the inks, CMYK is designed to be printed on white shirts. We have seen CMYK look great on lighter shirt colors. However, if printing on a colored shirt, you can expect the color of the shirt to blend with the transparent ink. For example, cyan ink on a yellow shirt will appear green, since the transparent cyan will be mixing with the yellow of the shirt. Therefore we are only offering white or neutral colored shirts for CMYK printing.

  • Works best on white shirts!
  • Light colored shirts will also work, but shirt color will show through.
  • Will not work on dark color shirts.

Step 3 - Prepare Your Design

Step 3 - Prepare Your Design

Artists retain all rights to their artwork
• We suggest beginning with one design since there is a minimum of 5 shirts that need to sell to produce your item. (See Step 4 - Rates and Terms below)
• Preferred file type: .ai, .psd, .png or .jpeg
• Resolution: 300 dpi at print size
• Size: Design needs to fit between 12.5 inches wide x 15 inches tall

All designs on Raw Paw Drop Ship are Screen Printed by hand. Other similar services to ours, mostly use a process called DTG (Direct to Garment) and only Screen Print at large quantities. We believe skillful Screen Printing achieves the most vibrant, best feeling, and longest lasting prints.


Step 4 - Rates and Terms

Step 4 - Rates and Terms

The shirt price is dependent on the amount of colors in the design:
1 CMYK Design on T-Shirt: Sells for $28
Long Sleeves Shirts: Sells for +$2
If you want to sell your shirts for more to earn additional profit let our team know after you submit your design. 

Shirts SoldProfit Per ItemTotal Profit
10 $8$80

 A minimum of 5 shirts must be sold in order for shirts to be produced.
• If less than 5 shirts are preordered in 3 weeks, all sales will be refunded to customers. 
• Preorders are active for 3 weeks after shirt is listed on site.
• Production begins 5-7 business days after the preorder is finished.
• If upon completion you would like to run your preorder again, you can relaunch for another 3 week preorder period.
• Payouts will happen 3-5 days after preorder ends.
• Raw Paw Drop Shippers who are under the age of 18 require appropriate permission of their Parent or Legal Guardian.
• Under the age of 18 - All financial information must belong to a Parent or Legal Guardian with their permission.

Customer Service:
• Raw Paw handles all customer service inquiries.
• Due to the small size of our business, all sales are final.

Content Limits:
• Abusive, threatening, defamatory, or harassing designs are prohibited. This includes anything that is discriminatory or promoting harm. Show us what you are thinking, we have an open mind. 
• Nothing in violation of someone else’s privacy or intellectual property rights.

• Domestic Standard Shipping: 9-12 business days after the preorder is finished.
• International Standard Shipping: 12-15 business days after the preorder is finished.
• Shipping fees are calculated based on current USPS rates and are applied at the check out. 

Step 5 - Fill Out Your Info

Step 5 - Fill Out Your Info