All custom printing and embroidery projects require some form of artwork. It could be anything from a straight line of type to an intricate multi color design. Our art department can create a design to your specifications. We can work from your ideas and sketches or we can create something appropriate for your company or event. Of course we will be happy to custom quote your job. If you are creating your own art, please check our tips below.
Embroidery: Our digitizing department will turn your design into a computerized stitch file. This file is often referred to as a "tape." You can e-mail image files such as a TIFF, JPEG, or GIF to email@example.com. Faxed artwork should indicate color placement. Tape charges only apply the first time you order a design, no tape charge for re-orders.
Screenprinting: The final art product for screenprinting is color separated film positives. Multi color artwork needs to be created on a vector based program like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. All text should be converted to curves before it's sent. Be sure to use a "PMS Spot" color palette, not CMYK or RGB. You can test to see if your color separations are correct by checking your separation menu. It should show the colors in your design, not "Cyan " "Magenta" "Yellow" and "Black." These files should be PC format with a tag like CDR, CMX, or EPS.
TIFF's, JIFF's, GIF's, JPEG's, and other scanned and created images that are a single color or black and white photos are easily incorporated into a design, or used alone.
Images created in low resolution are prone to "sawtoothing" of formerly smooth curves, "posterizing," or "pixelating" when enlarged to t-shirt size.