Artwork Info

In order to provide you with the highest quality result, we need to receive your logo and artwork in the highest quality. We need your images in what is called ‘Vector art’. Vector Art is perfect for type and logos because the lines are sharp and defined.

We are happy to assist you with drawing it but we will charge you for the time it takes for us to do that. If you already have a graphic person designing your logo then ask them to provide you with an .eps (encapsulated postscript) or .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file and we can be assured we have the best quality copy to begin the process.  We cannot use screen shot photos, faxes, scans. If you are requesting embroidery, you can send us a .jpg file

Vector Art

Some useful tips to follow when you send electronic files for output.
You can easily change colours and resize any part of the art without affecting the resolution. These are usually files that have been created in Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.

Bitmap zoomed in looks like this: 
  Vector Artwork Zoomed in looks like this:
     
   
     

When using Illustrator, turn your fonts into OUTLINES or in CorelDraw use the EXPORT as CURVES function, save it as a EPS file.  These will turn your fonts into Vector Art and enable us to use that file. If you haven’t used these options, it is unlikely we will be able to replicate the exact font in our system.

Art must be at 100% size.
Scans saved as an EPS do not count; they are too rough and will have to be redrawn.

Files and Formats
 
Photoshop  

 Minimum resolution 300dpi

 
     Save as CMYK, Tif or EPS  
       
 Illustrator    Convert text to outlines  
     Placed images to be either embedded or supplied as separate files  
     Save as version CS4 or lower  
       
 Corel Draw    Convert text to curves  
     Save as version X5 or lower  
       
 PDF    Original files are preferred but PDF will be accepted  
     Images to be high res 300dpi and embedded  
     Convert text to outlines  
       
 Fonts    Any fonts must be supplied or converted to outlines/curves  
     Electronic Art supplied on USB or Zip must come with a colour proof which is indicative of final product  
     Where possible please supply PMS colour references/numbers  
       
 Embroidery    Provide as a .DST file where possible  
       

      

Branding Options
       
Screen Printing Screenprinting is when you print spot colours (singles) and 4 colour process on clothing & bags such as T-shirts and Tote bags. On promotional products screenprinting is often used when the logo is too large to be done as a pad print. The most cost effective way of printing is to print 1 colour only.
   
Pad Printing
Pad printing is where a special jig is created (like a stamp) of your logo and its then pressed onto a hard surfaced promotional item such as a pen or desk clock. A maximum of 7 colours are allowed to be used, and certain products can only have a 1 colour print due to the material such as stress items. The most cost effective way of printing is to print 1 colour only.
   
Plastisol
Printing   
Plastisol transfers are used when fine detail is needed. We can use plastisol transfers on caps, cooler bags and lanyards. 
   
Embroidery Embroidery is when your logo is stitched into the product. We commonly embroider caps, polo shirts and bags. It is a cost effective way of branding if your logo is small.
   
Offset Printing
1-4 colour process printing on mouse mats, plus printing of brochures, banners and point of sale. 
   
Laser Engraving   
Laser engraving is a subtle way of branding metal objects with fine intricate logos.
   
Sublimation   
Sublimation is a process where a full colour artwork is dyed into a 100% polyester item. We can sublimate on things like stubby holders, cool dry polos and mouse pads.
   
Thermofilm
Thermofilm is a heat pressable film which is cut to your design using our Roland Printing/Cutting machine. The film is then weeded, and then heat pressed onto your garment. These are excellent for small runs and logos/text only requiring 1 colour
   
Digital Film
Digital Film is a heat pressable film which is cut to your design using our Roland Printing/Cutting machine. We can print a full colour print on the white film, then the film is weeded, and heatpressed onto your garment. These are excellent for small runs and logos.