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Artwork Guidelines

To avoid unnecessary charges and delays and to ensure you receive the highest quality customisation please review our artwork guidelines below..

Should you not have the artwork in a format suitable for customisation we can convert (re-draw) your file to a suitable type for a fee of £25.00. Of course you will be notified and ask for confirmation prior to this work taking place.

Vector AI files and EPS files

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Vector AI files and EPS files

Vector Illustrator and EPS files are the preferred files types. It's easy to differentiate between vectors and other formats. If you zoom into a vector, you will see no jagged edges or distortion. If you zoom into a bitmap, the image and edges will become blocky.

Don't create a bitmap file and then save it as a AI or EPS file - it's still a bitmap and would be unusable unless we re-draw it for a fee.

Pantone spot colours

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Pantone spot colours

All colours should be converted to spot colours. Within Illustrator and other packages, individual colours can be selected and changed to their Pantone equivalents. Please refer to the software documentation, or browse the Internet for more details. When we screenprint, we first print one colour, then print a second colour, etc. This is the reason why we need colour separated files. We can then easily print out the files in colour separation.

Embedding fonts and converting fonts to paths (or curves)

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Embedding fonts and converting fonts to paths (or curves)

If your logo has any fonts / typefaces, then these MUST be converted to paths (or converted to curves - depending on your software package). This simply means that the font is converted to a graphic object and cannot be changed. If this is not done, then when we receive the file and don't have the equivalent font, we won't be able to match your artwork.

TIF and PSD bitmap files - suitable for single colour prints

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TIF and PSD bitmap files - suitable for single colour prints

Artwork files must be sized to the exact size (or larger) than the actual print size and must be at least 300dpi at the print size. Colours should be separated in layers. This is not a preferred method and may incur extra costs if we have to manipulate the file. NOTE: Not suitable for CAD CUT

Adobe PDF files

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Adobe PDF files

PDFs must be created from vector files and maintain edit capabilities.

Don't create a bitmap file and then save it as a PDF file - it's still a bitmap and would be unusable and would be liable for a re-draw fee.

High resolution JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS, AI

Embroidery

High resolution JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS, AI

All files types are accepted as long as the resolution is high quality. For all first time customers there is a £15 fee for logos or graphics to be converted into a embroidery format (digitising), this is a one off fee and your embroidered artwork will be held on file for future orders. Embroidery text has a £5 set up fee.

Artwork Approval

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Artwork Approval

Once you have submitted your artwork, we will provide an artwork proof for you to check, in order to make sure your artwork is correct.

You can log into your account in order to view this proof, and from there you can approve or request changes to the artwork. We won’t print your order until you have approved the artwork.