Creating Your Tea Towel Design

Your design can be created on paper or digitally or using a combination of both. Either way it should be at the final print size required or in the correct proportions to the final print size of your chosen product. This is to prevent your design looking distorted if it has to be stretched to fit.

For product sizes and print areas please use our templates (Here).

For school tea towels or similar please use our School Tea Towel Artwork Guide (Here)

Preparing artwork on paper:

For single colour designs or outlines it is best to use white paper and a black pen – a gel pen or artists’ graphic pen is perfect but not biro or pencil. Any pencil lines you have drawn over should be carefully rubbed out and any mistakes covered over using white correction fluid.

When adding colour, please bear in mind that reducing the number of colours will keep your overall costs down and can make your finished product look more striking.

If you have any handwritten text that you would like us to typeset then please let us know the font you would like us to use. If your chosen font is not readily available then we may suggest something similar or ask you to send the font. Similarly if you have a logo to be added to your design, we can do so from either a digital file at a minimum of 300 dpi or from a clear printed copy.

If you are sending several drawings which you would like us to layout for you then please enclose a rough sketch of your preferred layout and we will compile your drawings for you.

There is no extra charge for typesetting, adding your logo or compiling your layout.

Preparing artwork electronically:

Please use the tea towel size guide or relevant template (Here)

The templates/size guide gives you the maximum print area for your design. For edge to edge prints please bear in mind that 0.5 cm of the design at the outer edges will lost in hemming.

When sending scanned artwork, please ensure that images have been scanned at a minimum of 300dpi at FINAL print size and have not been upsampled.

Single colour images should be sent in greyscale and multi-colour images in RGB.

Our preferred file types are:
Print ready PDF
Illustrator EPS or Photoshop PSD, tif or jpeg
Coreldraw CDR

Where applicable fonts should be converetd to curves or embedded. If possible an ICC profile should also be embedded in digital files. We can accept digital files by email or via a file sharing service such as  WeTransfer. If you have any queries as to whether your file type is suitable then do please give us a call.


Your design can printed in your choice of colour(s). If you have specific colour you would like us to reproduce then please send us Pantone Colour Matching System Uncoated Plus Series references, or colour swatches for us to create your custom colour from.

Single colour designs can be printed in a variety of colours. E.g an order for 200 tea towels could be 100 printed in Navy Blue and 100 in Red. There is no extra charge for colour changes subject to a minimum of 100 prints per colour. For more frequent colour changes e.g 50 Red, 50 Black, 50 Brown and 50 Purple , each colour change is subject to a small charge.

All our printing is done using water-based environmentally friendly inks which meet the Global Organic Textile Standard V6 and are washable at up to 40° Centigrade.


Your design may already incorporate your own border or not require any border. However, if you would like to add a border to finish off your design then please choose from one of the borders shown below.