Select one of the above questions to find out it’s answer. If you don’t find what you are looking for don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Preparing Files for Printing

CMYK is the standard color mode used for commercial, offset printing. It is comprised of four inks: C=cyan, M=magenta, Y=yellow, and K=key (black), which when applied in different concentrations, produce the desired hue. Since CMYK printing is a mixture of four inks, it is also often called “process color. Save all files that will be offset printed ie, business cards, flyers, brochures, poster, banners, ect. in this format. For screen printing & web graphics please check out the FAQ's below.

Try to avoid raster or bit-mapped images as they may cause problems in processing art. If that's all you have insure that all raster files (or linked images) are saved at 300 dpi minimum.
All art should be at the exact size you want it to appear on your garment.
If converting vector art to raster, leave the anti-aliasing option turned off.
Outline any type layers.
Leave your background color transparent, or match it to the apparel color in your order.
If your files do not meet these requirements -- or if your artwork is not optimized for the screen printing process -- please consult with us to make sure your images are printed accurately

The Standard format for web & mobile device images is RGB (red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.) The resolution should be set at a minimum of 72 dpi (dots per inch) as that is the resolution of monitors reading the web. We suggest higher resolution files that we can size accordingly
Typical file types include .jpg, .png & .gif formats. Each has a specific function as some may render clearer as others provide specific image requirements such as transparency. Once again if there are any questions you may have contact us and we can resolve any issues

Screen Printing FAQ's

Spot process screen printing is the standard method in which each color is separated into its own screen and colors are printed one by one, to achieve the final print.

Simulated or spot process screen printing is a technique that breaks down images with complex colors into a set of colors that is manageable for screen printing. When all the colors are printed together they achieve a full color image much like an inkjet printer uses CMYK to print images.

An underbase is a layour of white ink that is printed as a base for the other colors to be printed. It assures a clear print & bold colors.