Screen Printing & Embroidery:
How should I setup my file before I send it over?
This means that if you want your graphic to be 12 inches wide, you will need a file that is at least 3600 pixels wide to start with. If you are creating your graphics in Adobe Illustrator or other vector-based software, then you just need to set your document size to the size you want your graphic to be.
A 300dpi flattened TIFF in RGB is the best way to send your apparel graphic. Even if you have it in a layout or vector-based program, outputting a hi-resolution TIFF will be the best way to ensure a speedy turnaround and avoid extra file prep charges. If you are sending a vector-based EPS or PDF, make sure you convert your type to outlines to avoid missing fonts.
Can I select different colors within an order?
Can I mix apparel products in an order and receive the quantity pricing based on total quantity?
If I order 72 apparel items, can I split them into two different graphics and still receive 72 quantity pricing?
Can I change ink colors within an individual order?
Wide Format Printing:
How do I setup my artwork for a job?
- Artwork must be JPEG, PDF, or EPS ONLY
- Artwork should be 300dpi 1/4 size or 100dpi actual size
- No extra charge for hemming and grommets
- NO crop, margin or trim marks
- ALL files should in final format. We do not edit, review, or alter. We print “AS SENT” Please make certain of size, color, logos, spelling, layers flattened, etc..
What color mode should my files be?
What is rich black and how can I get it?
What should I know for my sticker printing file prep?
- Raster files (PDF, JPG, PSD, EPS, TIFF) need to be flattened and set up to size at 300 DPI (ie 4 inches wide needs to be 1200 pixels wide)
- Vector files (EPS, AI, PDF) need to be set up to size with all type converted to outlines.
- Acceptable file formats for Full Color Stickers include: TIFF, EPS, PDF, PSD, AI, and JPG files in CMYK color mode
- Acceptable file formats for Spot Color Stickers (1 ink, 2 ink, 3 ink…) include: TIFF, EPS, PDF, PSD, AI, and JPG files in RGB or CMYK color mode
- Acceptable file formats for Spot Color Custom Screenprinted stickers include a vector based EPS, AI, or PDF files
- Acceptable file formats for CMYK Custom Screenprinted stickers include TIFF, PSD, JPG, EPS, AI, or PDF files that are set up in CMYK color mode
- If you would like a template for any print service, please email us at: email@example.com and we will send it over to you. Just remember to keep it on a separate layer from your artwork in the final file
*Files that are not prepared will be subject to a $35 fee if we can make them print-ready. To avoid this fee as well as production delays, please have your files prepared for output before uploading them.
What are your stocks and how do I know which one is right for me?
Available Standard Stocks:
- Matte Paper – The ideal choice if you need a sticker or label that you can print or type on. This is also the correct choice for producing shipping or mailing labels that need written on. Matte paper stock is available in white, yellow, red fluorescent, orange fluorescent, blue fluorescent, purple fluorescent, green fluorescent, pink fluorescent, and yellow fluorescent. We recommend only printing black ink on the fluorescent and yellow stocks. Not for outdoor use.
- Gloss Paper – The same paper as the white matte, but with a lustrous, gloss finish. This stock can be written on with Sharpie’s markers, but not ball point or rollerball pens. Gloss paper is available in white, yellow, and white with opaque adhesive which can be used as coverup stickers. We recommend printing with black ink on the yellow stock. Not for outdoor use.
- Foil – These stocks have a mirror finish. Foil stocks are available in gold or silver. These do not have lamination on them and are not recommended for outdoor use.
- Clear Polypropylene – This is a 2-mil clear film stock. Very similar to vinyl but a bit thinner and without lamination. This clear stock is normally used on the standard spot color prints. We normally provide a free white ink backer on this type of standard stock print. Not recommended for outdoor use.
- Vinyl with lamination – Our most versatile stock. This is a 4-mil stock with a 1-mil poly film lamination for the highest possible gloss and added durability against scuffing and general wear and tear. The laminated vinyl is normally used with spot color prints and is available in white or yellow. We recommend printing with black ink on the yellow stock. This stock will hold up for short periods of time in weather. If you are interested in the more premium and more durable sticker product just ask about our custom screenprinted sticker products.
- Clear Vinyl – This a clear stock with a medium level of durability. Our standard clear spot color bumper stickers are printed on this stock with a 1-mil lamination. Our standard clear CMYK stickers are printed on this stock with a UV varnish. The stock appears almost crystal clear. We normally provide a white ink backer at no charge on this type of standard product. Adhesive is available on either the face side or back side of the label.
- White Vinyl with UV varnish – This is the stock that the standard white vinyl CMYK stickers are printed on. This stock has a medium level of durability. This stock works well as labeling and as a promo product too. The CMYK stickers are only available on white stock. If you are interested in the more premium and more durable sticker product just ask about our custom screenprinted sticker products.