** WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THROUGH OUR PROCESS AND UNDERSTAND IT AS BEST AS POSSIBLE. BUT WE REALIZE IT’S A LOT. IF YOU’D PREFER TO REACH OUT AND ASK US QUESTIONS DIRECTLY FEEL FREE TO AT [email protected]
Getting set up is easy and it’s free to apply!! After you’ve read through our process here and you’re ready to go, you’ll just fill out the New Member Submission Form [Click ‘New Applicants’ button at bottom of this page] with your profile photo/info and design files. Once your first design is approved and the fee is paid (via a private link we send you), we’ll build your store for you AND send you a free shirt of your first submission.
The cost of your first submission will include a one-time registration fee ($40). This covers us for the set-up work involved in building your official profile page/store, hosted on our online community marketplace complete with:
*If you’re already registered and selling, then the process of submitting new designs/design ideas begins with Step 2 and ends with our New Design Submission Form [button labeled ‘New Submissions’ at the bottom of this page and in our ‘Members Portal‘].
To choose the right product/package for your design, it’s important to understand the difference between Sublimation Printing (Premium Handmade Tees, Hoodies, and more) and Direct-To-Garment (DTG). Not every design is suited for sublimation printing and likewise, not every graphic will work with Direct-to-Garment.
We’ll help you make the final determination during our approval process. But it’s always best to go in knowing exactly what you want, by understanding exactly what you’re working with. Here’s what you need to know…
THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF PRINTING METHODS OFFERED…
The Sublimation Process used for our Premium Products works best with hi-resolution, photo-quality designs and graphics. For the Tees, you’ve basically got 4 main panels (front, back, left sleeve, right sleeve) and a collar to work with as your canvas. The hoodie has 8 (those same 4, plus 2 outer and 2 inner panels for the hood) with 2 additional panels for the sleeve’s cuffs completing the whole. Because these products are so custom, the background and design elements must be laid out by you, the member, using the guides and boundaries provided in the template(s) (download below), to qualify as print ready. The PSDs (Photoshop Documents) includes a help layer with a step-by-step guide to properly preparing/exporting your design for us to template. For those who don’t have Photoshop, we made a version of the template for the FREE design software GIMP, all the same directions apply. If you have a design but would prefer that we lay it out for you, that work is covered by an extra $50 prep fee if you so choose. We actually recommend this, but it is not required.
Here’s an example of what the layout template looks like when you choose to do it yourself (below), with an example of how it will translate on mockups. The colors indicate which of the respective panels each corresponds to…
We’ll bring your designs to life utilizing the latest generation of DTG (direct-to-garment) technology known as ‘Direct-To-Film’. This is the eco-friendly process of printing onto a special transfer film with eco-solvent ink. The printed film is carefully applied to the surface of the cotton apparel using a heat press machine, where heat and pressure transfer the ink from the film onto the fabric, creating vibrant and durable prints. This method allows for intricate designs with high-resolution details to be directly transferred onto cotton, offering flexibility, efficiency, and vibrant color reproduction compared to traditional methods like screen printing.
The finished product is soft with a lifetime print that will never fade or crack, printed right here is the USA 🇺🇸. And because we manufacture on-demand, there’s almost no wasted inventory or expenses. The tees are 100% cotton and the hoodies are 80%, both are unisex and come in black, white, and grey with Navy Blue, Military Green, and Cardinal Red available for the tees in addition! We offer printing on 1 side (front or back) or on both sides (front + back), both with a printable area of 10.5″w x 12.5″h. If you need sleeve prints or oversized prints we can accommodate that as well upon request. Our submission form makes all your options very clear and easy to decide on so no worries!
For those who don’t have Photoshop, we made a version of the template for the FREE design software GIMP, the export directions are slightly different, but can be found clearly in the directions layer.
Our Direct-to-garment (DTG) products work best for hi-resolution designs with solid shapes, vector-based graphics and/or text, professional logos, and other graphics with clearly defined edges and boundaries. DTG will not work for graphics that have drop shadows, glows, blurry edges, smoke, mist, magic etc. NOTE: IRL, this example would look as shown on the top part of the image here (left), with the edges nice and crisp when magnified in Ps, as seen on the bottom (left). Remember, the sharper the edges, the better the result!
Here’s some important specs to consider before submitting. Your artwork needs to meet the following guidelines to be produced as is:
TEE + HOODIE TEMPLATE (2-Sided):
TEE + HOODIE TEMPLATE (2-Sided):
Your design should not depict any REAL messages of hate (ie: un-ironic swastikas, kill the joos, n-words, etc… that means you, Gab! 😂 jk, we love you) or blatant calls for violence against any person, group of people, or institutions… NOTE: the key word there is blatant, if you’re creative about it and it’s not in bad taste that’s a different story (see: RISE’s ‘Blindfolds & Cigarettes‘ Design Series). RISE INTL. reserves the right to make the final call on matters like this, but generally speaking, we’re very hands-off and accepting of 95% of ideas.
NOTE: It’s important you prepare what you send us to meet these guidelines as closely as possible, to make our job as painless as possible. If the design isn’t print ready, an additional $50 prep fee may be required for us to get it there. Don’t worry tho, if it’s not ready we’ll let you know what it needs, and we won’t proceed until we have your express consent. Please, just try not to send us low-res potato photos as your design. We have important standards to meet as a brand and we’ll do all we can in cooperation with you to ensure your products are up to them, and that your customers are always beyond satisfied.
GOT AN IDEA, BUT NEED US TO DESIGN IT?
No problem! We offer a CUSTOM DESIGN ‘ADD-ON’ for a one-time flat fee of $200. This gets you…
**We will assess every request for our design service but reserve the right to turn down any idea based on our level of availability and the complexity of the job. We’re a small team running our own brand as well so we hope you understand. Don’t hesitate to inquire, tho! We’re always down to help out frens so if we can’t do something ourselves, we can always recommend another service that can.
Now that you’ve learned our process, and prepared your design, choosing the right product/package should be easy! Your 6 options are listed below. The great part about RISE INTL. is that once we’ve set up your store/profile and your design’s been submitted & approved, we handle all of the rest! There’s no ongoing fees or work required to maintain your store, just promote and collect your checks as they sell. Our services rendered in all 6 Processing Packages include…
Note: These are our 6 most base-level packages. If you’d like to do something more custom, we’re happy to discuss it with you. Get in touch!
Once you know what you need and your ducks are in a row, it’s time to rock! Below you’ll find links for 2 applications: one for new applicants and one for new submissions from established members. All you’ve got to do is fill out the required information, upload your files, and await our response. It’s free to apply! You only pay once your submission is approved. Either way, we typically respond within the first 48 hours and look forward to speaking with you. Thank you for your time and energy in this culture war. Let’s build!