Digital printing is created using special graphic programs, we print vector or bitmap files.
Convert text to curves:
Images should be saved at a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) and at the size it will be printed. Enlargements of your file will cause poor image quality. Web site images are created at 72 dpi - low resolution, these images do not print well.
Color/Mode should be CMYK (process):
For vector files, convert all text to curves/outlines before sending. For Photoshop files, please rasterize/render all type layers.
Special effects, fades,etc. can be used: @50% (FIFTY PER CENT)
Digital printing is done in CMYK process colors. RGB colors should be rendered in CMYK; before sending the file.
Line thickness & show-thru thickness:
Our digital printing will reproduce multi-color fades and and other special effects within your artwork, but all fades, colors, effects, etc, should be done in process CMYK colours.
All versions. Save the files as eps if using Creative Cloud, save as CS5. eps. Save Ai files with "Create PDF compatible file" selected. All artwork should be on the artboard. Note the colour "white" will not show on your computer and cannot be printed now BUT we are working on the technology and "ACE will have soon.
All version. PDFs can contain vector and bimap graphics/text. All text should be converted to curves. All artwork should be "ON" the page.
Most files with the extension .jpg .tif .gif .psd and .bmp can be viewed. Grayscale and full color bitmaps, such as photographs, can usually be used AS provide for digital printing depending on the resolution and print quality.
PSD CPT Photoshop
All version. Grayscale and full color bitmaps can usual be used as provided for digital printing depending on the resolution and print quality.
SCREEN PRINTED ARTWORK GUIDELINES
Screen printing require Vector artwork. Please send us only Vector artwork and we will print it as is or with the necessary adjustments. Send us bitmap artwork that we will convert to vector.Send us the best artwork you have.
Size: maximum is 12" x 12" It is a good idea to send us your file at the size you want it printed.
Convert text to curves: For Vector files, convert all text to curves/outlines before sending.
Colors: Screen printing is done using pantone spot colors. Supply the pantone numbers for each colour. Use consistent colors in your file.
Line Thickness: Recommended minimum 1 point.
Special effects,fades,shadows,shading,etc.are not recommended: Some special effects can not be produced with screen printing. Consider digital printing if your art contains "special effects".
Acceptable File Formats:
AL Adobe Illustrator
All versions. Best if file are saved as .eps .if using Creative Cloud,save as CS5 .eps. We accept .AI if saved with "Create PDF compatible file " is selected. All artwork should be on the artbord.
PDF Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
All version. PDFs can contain vector and bitmap graphics/text. All text should be converted to curves. All artwork should be "ON" the page.
BMP JPG Bitmaps/Jpgs (photos)
Most file with extensions .jpg, .tif .gif, .psd and .bmp can be viewed. For screen printed transfers, these files will be used only as guides from which the artwork will be recreated.
PSD CPT Photoshop
AZZll versions. For Screen print these files will be used only as guides from which the artwork will be recreated.