Spiritgreen wrote:Happy to help!
Your main shirtcomp image should be halftoned. Woot wants your illustrator file without halftones so they can make their own, but they still ask everyone to convert the whole image to halftones for the shirtcomp, so all derby entries are free from gradients. (That might be one reason you've had some rejections)
I didn't think of this before, but I want to highlight what Spiritgreen said. It is important to convert your WHOLE image to halftones for your shirt comp. This is so that people are voting for the image as it will REALLY look on a shirt. Your design will look much smoother and shinier as gradients, but that's not how it really looks as a printed design. Woot may have rejected your designs because of that, also it's kind of "false advertising" if you think about it... not that you're trying to do that, just saying that making the whole thing half-toned is another way you can fend off the rejections.