Our Printed Apparel Design Process is as simple and straightforward as can be. All Artwork Deposits Credited towards your final order.

Step 1: Getting Artwork Started

We understand you want to see what your badges, patches, etc., will look like to get approvals and buy-in from your team. So we start every project with art proofs. We’ve made getting started easy:


Design Your Own FAST & FREE. Create your own apparel by placing rough shapes and text for your department on any garment. Save, print, or email the mockup to yourself and share with your team.


HDG★ Tactical will prepare a Final Design Art Proof. For a $100 deposit (credited towards your final order) we will recreate your actual department badge and patch in perfect detail. Exact requirements are established for the design as well as the strict specifications for its color matching and scale so this is the best option for getting quick approvals. We will email you a PDF of your Final Design Art Proof to share and get project approval from your entire team.


Ordering all Artwork and Garments at the same time shows us you’ve seen what we do and have confidence in our work. NO upfront Artwork deposit. MIX-AND-MATCH* your design on different items by placing Custom T-Shirts, Custom Polos, and Custom Outerwear, in your Shopping Cart. Then upload your artwork. A $100 Artwork Credit will be applied in the Shopping Cart, just click to activate.

Step 2: Proof Approval

To ensure that our custom design has successfully met your requirements we always provide a pre-production Final Design Art Proof. Created by one of our expert designers, the Final Proof provides an accurate representation of the final product. You can either print out the proof, sign with approval and fax or respond to our email with approval.

Step 3: Purchase Garments

If we started your project with artwork only, it’s time to MIX-AND-MATCH* the same EXACT print on different items (Color & Design must be exact) by placing Custom T-Shirts, Custom Polos, Custom Outerwear, and Custom Headwear in your Shopping Cart and creating a new order.

Step 4: Production

Once you approve the Final Proof and we have an order for the items to be printed, the project can be scheduled for production. During the final step, the approved proof is established as the standard to which final production will be matched.


Get Your Project Started Today!


* Minimum order is 12 pieces for Printed Apparel. You can split this up between sizes, apparel colors, apparel types, as long as ink color(s) and print locations stay the same across all garments.