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Artwork Best Practices for Best Results

Vector art (files with the extensions .cdr, .ai, .svg, .pdf, .eps) will always produce the highest quality results.

For optimal performance, raster images (files with the extensions .png, .psd, or.jpeg) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 3040 x 2880 pixels, or 12.8 inches by 9.6 inches. When expanded up to the scale needed for printing, art that appears pixelated on screen sometimes appears pixelated when printed.

We will contact you to go over your choices if we feel that the file print will not meet your expectations or our standard requirements.

Embedded Fonts in vector files

Please make sure that any text in your artwork has been “Converted to Curves” (Corel Draw) or “Converted to Outlines” (Adobe Illustrator).This ensures that any text, regardless of the font used, will print exactly as it appears and transforms text into vector shapes. Additionally, it keeps formatting mistakes from happening when someone accesses your artwork.

2PT LINES & 2PT KNOCKOUT

Your artwork’s fine lines and details should be at least two points thick. If an object in your artwork doesn’t comply with this rule, it could print incorrectly or not at all.

In your artwork, the spaces between details should be at least two points thick. When printed, spaces and other places that don’t adhere to this rule may fill in.

How can I find out if my artwork complies with these rules? To verify the quality of your work, open the file in a vector editing tool (such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel, etc.), create a line with a stroke of 2 points, depending on the guidelines you’re checking, and then compare that line to any objects or spaces that seem off. While processing your transaction, we’ll notify you if there are any conflicts that may result in poor-quality print.

GRADIENTS & OPACITIES

We use very high-definition printing, so all textures and gradients will print smoothly and without any halftones showing! But since every job is printed with a strong backing, there are a few fixes:

Images are unable to disappear into the garment. All gradients and edge blurring must end at a sharp edge supported by a sturdy foundation. Edge and backing might be the same color as the artwork’s backing, white or black.

Partially transparent images or portions of images are not possible. If there is transparency, we can replicate the effect using the artwork’s current color, but please be aware that it won’t be completely transparent on the shirt.