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T-Shirt Design & Logo Placement Guide

By Shirtspace | Oct 26, 2017 |  Updated Jan 03, 2020

Screenprinters and decorators have inevitably spent time determining the placement of their designs. Not too high, not too low, not too far left or right, and placement of dreaded chest prints. Eyeballing is an ok way to do it, but a more efficient way is to measure.

Below is a helpful guide that takes the eyeballing out of design placement.

Front of T-shirt

Taking into account the size and shape of your design, as well as the size of your garment, the top of the design should begin 4”-6” from the neck. Center the design between the left and right seams and you’re good to go. Kids tees are slightly different and should be 1.5”- 3” below the neck and centered between the left and right seams.

Back of T-shirt

Designs placed on the back of shirts should be approximately 5” from the collar and centered between the left and right seams.

Left Chest without Pocket on T-shirt

From the left shoulder seam, measure 7"-9" down and center between the center and side seam of the shirt. Another option is to measure 4"-6" to the right of center. The latter is a bit easier, but both are good options.

Left Chest with Pocket on T-shirt

This one is really straightforward. Center the design either directly above or on top of the pocket.

Left Chest on Polo Shirt

 From the left shoulder seam, measure 7"-9" down and center between the placket and side seam.  Another option, and arguably easier,  is to measure 4"- 6" to the right of the placket.

Left Chest without Pocket on Button-down Shirt

From the left shoulder seam, measure 7"-9" down and center between the placket and side seam. You can also measure or 4"-6" to the right of the placket.

Left Chest with Pocket on Button-down shirt

Similar to the pocket t-shirt, center the design directly above or on top of the pocket.

 

Comments

Salvatore - Sep 16, 2020


I always thought it was 3inches down from neck. It looks weird if I was to place it lower.

Vilmarie Bermudez - Sep 03, 2020


This is great thank you. I wanted to know what the best or proper spacing when creating a business shirt with all the wording.

Best T-shirt Design - Aug 29, 2020


T-shirt design is creative work. Thank you for your wonderful blog. It's a really helpful blog for us. And I hope you will write more blogs.

ShirtSpace - Jun 22, 2020


Hi Kim! If you're wanting to print your design on both the shirt and the pocket we would recommend using these guidelines- Front of T-shirt Taking into account the size and shape of your design, as well as the size of your garment, the top of the design should begin 4”-6” from the neck. Center the design between the left and right seams and you’re good to go. Kids tees are slightly different and should be 1.5”- 3” below the neck and centered between the left and right seams. But, if you're wanting to print your design a little off-center so that it's not at all on the pocket, you could try shifting your design to prevent printing from on the pocket. We hope that makes sense, but please let us know if you have any additional questions!

Kim Stranger - Jun 15, 2020


I have a t-shirt with a pocket on it but I want the design to be on the T-shirt not the pocket how do I place it?

Gabriel Jaji - Jun 06, 2020


I bought my Real Madrid shirt unfortunately there was no option for personalisation. Is it possible to have it done by you?

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