We have the ability to work with most file formats although some are more preferable than others. Here is a list of all files we accept.
Vector files (.ai .eps .pdf) are great for maintaining the quality of your design when resizing and have wonderfully smooth lines.
Raster based (.psd .tiff .png .jpeg) files are made up of a grid of square pixels. The more pixels in the grid, the higher the resolution, the higher the resolution, the more detailed the image.
Resolution is represented by the term dpi (Dots Per Inch).
When using Raster Files please make sure they are at least 300dpi from the very beginning of the design process.
When preparing a new document, follow these steps to produce print ready files every time.
For designs with a gradient or tonal element to work with the Screen Printing process, we will have to use the Halftone technique.
A Halftone image is made up of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, to create the illusion of a gradient or tonal effect.
It is best if you provide your design without the halftone applied. It is much better for us to do this to get you the best reproduction of your original design.
If your design has any text element, please ensure that you either Outline Text if using a vector file or Rasterise Type or Convert to Smart Object if using a Raster file.
If your Text hasn’t gone through the above process, and we don’t have the font on our computer, it will replaced by another font.
There are limits to the size of the print we can produce. Please refer to the attached diagrams for the Maximum Print Area.
N.B. These are the parameters set by our equipment and may exceed the size of the garments.
The Pantone Plus Coated guide is our reference, if the colour is not in the guide, we will use the closest match.