Artwork Guide

If you are bringing us a digital file we can read most standard formats including PDF, jpeg, Tiff, Gif, Bmp, Png, PSD (Photoshop) and EPS. Word documents are also usually fine as long as we have the correct typeface. Files should be formatted for PC rather than Mac.

Ideally images should be at least 200 dpi at the size you would like the final print. (Higher for screen-printing or designs with small text or complex detail) Please note that logos taken from the internet are often low resolution and can give a pixelated result when enlarged.

We can accept files via email (max 6MB please), CD or USB memory stick.

We are also happy to produce simple designs for you. This can include lettering, pictures and logos and is usually free of charge – more complex design work will be quoted for in advance.

We can scan paper copies and photographs as long as they are a maximum size of 19cm x 27cm.

Certain formats are better for some processes, below is more detail:

Embroidery
– any of the above standard formats. Although we can’t guarantee to match Pantone colours exactly if you can supply them it will help.

Laser and Laser Dark printing
– any of the above standard formats.

Colour cut printing
– preferably a vector PDF or EPS with any text converted to outline. Otherwise any other standard file format as long as the resolution is high enough.

Screenprinting
– preferably a vector PDF or EPS with any text converted to outline. Otherwise any other standard file format as long as the resolution is high enough.

We can match Pantone colours fairly closely if you supply them.

If you are using a programme such as Photoshop we advise setting your canvas size to about 25cm x 34cm and the resolution at least 400dpi before you start designing (600dpi if there is a lot of detail). If you have any small text it is often better to supply this via email or as a Word document separately.

For prints of more than one colour each colour should be on a separate layer.

Full colour transfers
– as for standard screenprinting except that a flattened Photoshop file is usually OK.

Individual names and numbers
– these are usually best either just as emailed text or as a Word document.

You will always be asked to check a proof before we go ahead with your order.