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Embroidery
Our embroidery files are digitised in-house, using wilcom Embroidery Studio software. To produce a file for Embroidery, we accept logos in pretty much any postscript or photshop format, for example any file ending in either of the following - jpg, bmp, png, tif, eps or .psd. From any of these files we can digitise your design to make it suitable for our embroidery process, however if you have your design in a DST or native embroidery format, there will be no charge.


File Format
The following file formats are accepted as print ready artwork, below are our print guidelines to ensure we print your artwork without delays and to the highest of standards.
PDF Format 
Adobe .pdf’s should be saved in CMYK colour format, high resolution files with all fonts converted to outlines / curves. Artwork can be supplied at full size. Most major graphic manipulation tools will allow graphics to be saved as a .pdf.
  AI / EPS Files and InDesign Files    
We can accept print ready artwork as both ai. and .eps files, please make sure all fonts and outlines are saved as curves. Please ensure any embedded images are supplied.
  CDR CorelDRAW Files   
We can accept print ready artwork as a CorelDRAW file, please make sure that all fonts are converted to curves and any outlines are set to scale with image.

  File Formats Not Accepted
The following Microsoft programs are not design packages and if supplied as artwork these formats will require converting and may incur an artwork charge.

 

  Fonts 
Due to the vast amount of fonts available, all fonts must be outlined or embedded before sending the artwork. Failure to do this could result in your artwork printing with automatically substituted fonts and appearing different to intended.

  Resolution      Photoshop Files
To ensure high quality print, artwork or images need to be supplied at 300dpi (dots per inch) or higher at actual size. Enlarging smaller images will result in loss of quality, Anything lower than this may result in blurry, bitmapped or pixelated print. Images from the internet are 72dpi and appear fine on screen but they are not suitable for full colour printing.

 

Colour
The colour format of your artwork is determined by the the print process, please check below which format you require.

  Screen Printing (Vector Graphics) 
Screen printed graphics use pantone colour references for matching purposes so all colours should be supplied with pantone reference numbers.

 

  Digital Printing (Full Colour Graphics)
Colours should be set to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and spot colours should be converted to CMYK process.





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