SKU Setup

SKU Code Setup Instructions For Order Fulfillment

Getting your SKU codes correct when setting up for order fulfillment with Shirt Monkey is extremely important. If your SKU setup is wrong, this can lead to missprints or the incorrect items being sent to your customers. Below we have created a guide on how to setup your products to ensure that the SKU codes match our requirements.

Lets Break It Down With An Example SKU Code



The Artwork Code

The first part of the SKU represents the artwork code itself. This will be how the print file should be named and provided to us.

  • This code should be no more than 5 charectors long.

  • This code should be unique to each piece of artwork provided.

  • Artwork that changes colour dependant on the colour of the garment will require different artwork codes *

* For example a print onto a white t-shirt with black text might be SM01, but if you have the same design in white text onto a black t-shirt, this will need to be SM02. We cannot use extentions onto SKU codes for anything other than positioning purposes, for example SM01_Black, SM01_White is not accepted.

Double Sided Designs

Double sided designs should be named with the same artwork code, but use the extention for Front & Back as follows; SM01_Front.png and SM01_Back.png.


The Print Position

This part of the SKU code represents the position of the prints.

F = Front Print, B = Back Print, FB = Front & Back Print

If your design is single sided, F or B should be used to indicate the side of the garment that the print should be placed (front or back). If you design is double sided, FB should be used to inform us that the garment requires a print on both the front and back.


The Garment Code

This part of the SKU code represents the garment code, so that our picking team know which garment to pick for your order. If you are unsure on the garment code, please get in touch with our sales team who can advise you. Example codes might include; N03, GD01, JH001 etc..


The Size

This part of the SKU code represents the size of the garment that we will need to pick for your order.


The Colour

This part of the SKU code represents the colour of the garment that we will need to pick for your order.



This part of the SKU code represents any extras that you might require for your order.

The list of extras available are as follows;

  • Neck (Screen printed transfer pressed on the inside neck)

  • Label (Woven neck label, sewn into the neck)

  • Sleeve (Woven label sewn onto the sleeve)

  • Hem (Woven label sewn onto the hem)

  • Insert (A flyer or leaflet is inserted with each order)

  • Sticker (A sticker is inserted with each order)

  • Packaging (Custom printed packaging is used with each order)

Other extras may be available on request, please get in touch if you have any additional requirements.

Artwork Requirements

Your artwork should be provided as follows;

Minimum 150DPI
PNG or Flattened PSD
Transparent Background
Sharp Edges
No Semi-Transparent Colours

Ideally the artwork will be provided to the size that you wish us to print the files, for example if the print should be 30cm tall, the print file will be set to 150dpi at 30cm height.