Silkscreening is one of the most cost effective ways to print images on apparel. It works great for small custom orders such as bachelorette t-shirts or large scale fundraising events. Vector images are required when prepping images for silkscreening. A common question asked is why can’t images be provided in a .jpeg or .png format. The answer to that is that an image in .jpeg or .png doesn’t offer the separation required to print the image. Vectorizing the image breaks down the image into basic shapes such as lines and curves and allows the image to be resized to fit the required print area. When the image is not vectorized, this results in a decrease in quality and crispness when the image is scaled up or down.