Our artwork guidelines
For all garment printing services including printing and embroidery please read the below clothing print guide to prevent any delays in receiving your print or to avoid any additional costs, please read our artwork guide below before submitting your designs. Artwork files provides musy be of high quality in order to ensure you receive a quality print, when you first had your companies logo created you should have been supplied with a high res vector which is our preferred file type for your artwork. If you're uncertain on your file types or have an issues with your artwork our in house design team are on hand to help, we can often make changes / adjustments which we won't charge you any extra for however if your artwork isn't in a suitable format and the quality of the file isn't high enough then we offer a re-draw service for a one off fee of £25.00 (you will be supplied with the finished file for future use). We will always notify you before redrawing a file and payment will be required in full before any works take place.
You can e-mail us your questions / queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vector AI files and EPS files
Vector Illustrator and EPS files are the preferred files types as it helps to guarantee high level artwork. It's easy to differentiate between vectors and other formats by looking at the image supplied above. You can zoon into a vector file and see no rough edges or distortion which means you're final design will provide a higher print quality. If you zoom into a bitmap, the image and edges become blocky and distorted which will affect the final print quality.
Don't create a bitmap file and then save it as a AI or EPS file - it's still a bitmap and would be unusable unless we re-draw it for a fee.
Pantone spot colours
All artwork colours should be converted to spot colours. Within Illustrator and other packages, individual colours can be selected and changed to their Pantone equivalents. Please refer to the software documentation, or browse the Internet for more details. When we screenprint, we first print one colour, then print a second colour, etc. This is the reason why we need colour separated files. We can then easily print out the files in colour separation.
Embedding fonts and converting fonts to paths (or curves)
If your artwork for your logo contains any fonts / typefaces, then these MUST be converted to paths (or converted to curves - depending on your software package). By doing this it converts your text into a graphic picture file and if it's not done can affect the final print output and will leave us unable to match your exact font when we receive the file.
TIF and PSD bitmap files - suitable for single colour prints
Any artwork submitted must be sized equal to or larger than the actual print size and must be at least 300dpi at the print size. Colours should be separated in layers. This is not a preferred method and may incur extra costs if we have to manipulate the file.
Adobe PDF files
If you're sending your artwork as a PDFs then it must be created from vector files and still maintain it's editing capabilities.
Don't create a bitmap file and then save it as a PDF file - it's still a bitmap and would be unusable and will then be liable for a re-draw fee.
High resolution JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS, AI
For embroidery artwork we accept all files times as long as it's a high res / high quality image, if it's not a high quality image then the finished print may look poor and not at the standard we work towards. If artwork is provided in poor quality then our in house design team can re draw it for a fee of £25. If you're a first time customer then a fee of £9.99 will apply for logos or graphics to be digitized into an embroidery readable format and embroidery text has a £5.99 set up fee, this is only a one off fee and after your first order we'll hold your embroidered artwork on file for any repeat orders.