Custom Artwork Uploader

Artwork Policies

File Formats

We support a variety of file formats for uploaded designs.

  • Adobe Acrobat 9 (.PDF) (recommended)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 (.AI) (recommended)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 (.PSD) (recommended)
  • JPEG Image (.JPG, .JPEG)
  • PNG Image (.PNG)
  • TIFF Image (.TIF, .TIFF)
  • EPS image (.EPS)

Image Resolution Requirements

Resolution refers to the number of dots per inch (dpi), or the amount of detail an image has. For best results, uploaded photographs and artwork should be saved at a resolution of 300 dpi, which ensures a higher-quality, more-detailed t-shirt image.

  • Toddler & infant apparel - 8” x 5.75”
  • Plush t-shirts - 2.5” x 2”


CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) are the colors used in the printing process, whereas RGB (red, green and blue) are the colors used by screen displays such as your monitor. Please note that JPEG files are almost always in RGB.

Your document should be created in CMYK mode so that the colors that you see on the screen most closely match the final printed product. If you create your document in RGB, the colors in your printed product may vary slightly. Many of the bright values produced by your monitor cannot be reproduced in print.

Copyrighted and Distasteful Images

Please refrain from uploading any copyrighted material. At Bear Buggy we reserve the right to refuse any artwork or distasteful photographs from being printed.

Converting Fonts to Outlines

Text can be converted to outlines in some graphics software. This will fix upload errors that result when fonts are not embedded in your file. Following these easy steps will help ensure that your text prints clearly.

How to convert fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator

  1. Select all text.
  2. Click Type Menu > Type > Create Outlines
  3. Text now has a blue outline.
  4. Save a copy and re-upload.

If you have any artwork questions, please do not hesitate to message us through our Contact Us feature.

Can’t drag and drop? Use our simple uploader!

So you took a look around our product configurator and played with the thousands of personalized combinations, but were still left wanting more? Well, we have developed something truly special just for you! With our custom artwork uploader, guests can submit their individually created artwork, favorite family photos, company logo, organization logo, or practically anything that falls within our artwork policies. If you encounter any problems with your upload, simply contact our customer service team and we'll take care of it for you--free of charge!

Upload your artwork in three easy steps!

  • 1) Enter your email address.
  • 2) Drag your artwork to either the bear or the gray box below to begin uploading, or use our simple uploader to browse for your artwork.
  • 3) Submit your artwork. We will review and someone will respond to you within 24-48 hours.
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