T-shirt colour guide with Red Bubble conversion

I’ve posted this over at the forums but I thought it was important to post here as well.

The following chart was made to help take the guess work out of how your t-shirt design colours will look after Red Bubble’s colour conversion.

I simply took a CMYK swatch palette from Photoshop and put it on a t-shirt in Redbubble. As a result, all the colours were converted.

Update- I’ve now added coordinates so you can easily find the relating colours between each swatch set.

-In the first block of swatches is an extensive range of CMYK colours which you can use while in RGB or CMYK mode to colour your designs. On the bottom is how these colours will be converted on RB’s shirt design preview.

Hope this helps everyone.


  • Damien Mason
    Damien Masonalmost 7 years ago

    Chris you are awesome.

  • BigFatRobot
    BigFatRobotalmost 7 years ago

    a very big cheers good sir!

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryalmost 7 years ago

    You, sir, are a legend.

    This shall prove invaluable.

  • Liviu Matei
    Liviu Mateialmost 7 years ago

    thanks for this. smart, really smart:)

  • SquidHead
    SquidHeadalmost 7 years ago

    Hey chris, I loved that you’re knowledgeable about this stuff.

    I actually work at the place where redbubble prints their shirts.

    Due to the processes that we go through here to convert the artwork to be print ready and the type of ink we use, the colors that we recieve from redbubble on any piece of work will dry about 2 shades darker then it appears on a computer screen.

    I needed these though, super-convenient.

  • FreedomFighters
    FreedomFightersalmost 7 years ago

    cheers chris!

  • jozzas
    jozzasalmost 7 years ago

    I’d be interested to see how it came out on an actual shirt as well!

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tyleralmost 7 years ago

    This is brilliant Chris!

  • Jason Towers
    Jason Towersalmost 7 years ago

    Nice one — thanks, Chris.

  • webgrrl
    webgrrlalmost 7 years ago

    thank you!!!!!!!!