Art Approval

At Boathouse, we’re committed to making sure you love your design. Creating your sublimated gear is a collaborative process between Boathouse and you. Your active participation in the process is vital for a successful outcome. Our graphic artists will create a digital illustration of your sublimated style for your review and approval.

Additionally, if you have the time and the budget, our Design Studio can create a unique and Completely Custom design for you. We can create custom colors, logos and sublimation designs for your team. Custom sublimation designs created by Boathouse for you, will be your proprietary design and will not be made available for use by other teams. To create a custom design please contact us directly here.

How to add custom logos on my garments?

You may choose from any of the Boathouse stock symbols, mascots, fonts and layouts or upload your own artwork.

Logos that you send to us must be provided in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) or (.eps) format. Our talented graphics team will then completely take on the onus setting up your design to be print-ready for your garment. 

How much does my custom artwork cost?

You may choose from any of our preset sublimation designs, playground patterns stock logos, layouts and fonts for a $39 setup fee. If you choose to upload your own art, additional fees may be charged if your logo is not provided in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) or (.eps) format. Individual sublimated names are $2 per name. (solid stock fonts only)

Are there any licensing costs to my artwork?

To use images protected by trademark or copyright, we first need permission from the school or owner to use the chosen design on your garment. If it is determined that you have used licensed artwork, our Art Approval team will need to contact you and charge your credit card for the additional licensing amount before your order will be released to the production floor.

Can you re-color my logo?

Absolutely! If you want to change the colors of your logo or have additional comments on the image you uploaded online, just leave us a message here with your order number and we’ll incorporate those changes to your artwork. Please note that licensed logos may not allow changes due to copyright.

Will I receive a mock-up of my garment before production?

Yes, your order will not be released into production until you approve the artwork on your garment. Based on the artwork file you upload online, our artists will design and scale your artwork to match the dimensions of your garment. You will receive a preview of your custom artwork via email, where you can review the colors, size and layout of your art. Here are a few examples of the art approval sheet you will receive for sublimation, embroidery, heat seal or screen print artwork.

During the art approval process, you can make changes to your artwork (Custom artwork fees include one round of revision. Additional fees apply for further changes). Please note, additional edits on art will also impact your estimated shipping date.)

When will I receive my art approval sheet?

You will receive your art approval sheet via email, usually within 7 - 10 business days after your order is placed. All artwork must be approved before production begins. No changes can be made once your garment has been approved for production, so please proof your artwork carefully.