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Artwork Specifications

Screen Printing Artwork Specifications

To achieve the best results with screen printing we need to use Vector Graphics. Vector Graphics don't use pixels to create the image they use mathematical equations, which in short means you can increase the size of the image as much as you like without losing any quality. Vector images can be created in programs such as Adobe Illustrator and are often referred to as eps files. In a lot of cases we can create the vector file for you from your artwork, the higher resolution your original artwork is, the better the results we can achieve. Complex and low resolution artwork may incur a charge to create the vector file for printing.

If you can only create your artwork in bitmap format, jpeg, psd, png, gif etc., then it needs to be high resolution. Ideally we need it to be created at a minimum of 300dpi and at the actual size it will be printed. With pixel based artwork if you increase the size of the image you will lose quality and the image will become blurred, so it's always best to create your artwork at full size to begin with. If your design includes gradients and blended colours it may incur a separation charge. Separations are a way of re-creating full colour images with screen printing.

For colouring matching we use Pantone Solid Coated. You can either supply us with Pantone Solid Coated references or we will try and match your colour as closely as possible. We will provide a digital proof including your colours, but as all screens are different we recommend using a Pantone book to check your colours.

Downloads

Screen Printing - Unisex T-shirt Template (PDF)
Screen Printing - Unisex T-Shirt Template (PSD)

Embroidery Artwork Specifications

Embroidery is a very different process to screen printing. Your artwork will be turned into a DST file, this is a format which plots the stitch pattern for the embroidery machines. Because of this we can accept most image file types for embroidery, but we still recommend supplying the highest quality image you can.

It's not possible to match all colours exactly, but we have a large range of thread colours available and we will match as closely as possible.

Downloads

Embroidery - Cap Template (PSD)
Embroidery - Cap Template (PDF)
Embroidery - Cap Template (Ai)
Embroidery - Turn-Up Beanie Template (PSD)
Embroidery - Turn-Up Beanie Template (PDF)
Embroidery - Turn-Up Beanie Template (Ai)

Direct to Garment (DTG) Artwork Specifications

Direct to Garment printing uses the same kind of technology as inkjet printing onto paper. This means we can use either vector or pixel based artwork. For the best results your artwork needs to be created at 300dpi and at the actual size it will be printed. Preferably artwork needs to be provided in CMYK not RGB, as RGB colours can not be replicated accurately.

Downloads

DTG Template (PDF)
DTG Template (PSD)
DTG Template (Ai)

Woven Label Artwork Specifications

Woven labels are similar to embroidery in the fact that your design will be plotted in a special program for the loom to then weave your design. We can accept most image file types for woven label manufacture but we still recommend supplying the highest quality image you can.

All text needs to be at least 10pt (approx 3mm high).

Downloads

Which Woven Label Is Right For Me? (Information PDF)
Garment Finishing Options (Information PDF)

Loop Fold Neck Label Template (PSD)
Loop Fold Neck Label Template (PDF)
Loop Fold Hem Label Template (PSD)
Loop Fold Hem Label Template (PDF)
Mitre Fold Label Template  (PSD)
Mitre Fold Label Template (PDF)
End Fold Label Template (PDF)
End Fold Label Template (PSD)
Single Cut Label Template (PSD)
Single Cut Label Template (PDF)