We will make this part easy for you. This page gives you a basic insight into what's required when it comes to your artwork, but feel free to delve off in different directions if you want to find out more.
This is the most traditional form of printing. It produces the highest quality results, but it's expensive set up costs mean it's unlikely to be suitable for small quantity orders. You can use this technique to print onto almost any type of garment BUT you can't use any type of artwork. Designs which use gradients, shades and complex colours - such as images or photos - are not recommended for screen printing.
The higher the quantity, the lower the price - it really is as simple as that. Prices also increase for additional colours used in your design and when printing onto dark coloured garments (please be aware that to ensure a high quality print, an additional ink base layer is required). Screen printing produces a rough finish, but it is the most durable - this makes it the ideal technique for events and promotional giveaways.
Artwork type Vector graphics
Suggested software Adobe Illustrator
File extensions .ai, .eps, .pdf
Maximum printing size Up to 29.7x42cm (or A3, if you prefer)
Colour space Not important, since it depends on the ink. Accepts Pantone matching, yay!
File handling tips
Convert all text to outlines, in case we don´t have the font you used on it
Preferably provide artwork set to print size (1:1)
If you´re using halftones, make sure you set the PostScript options to: Type = Dot / Frequency = 30 / Angle = 30
Intersecting objects should be subtracted so each print colour can be separated into a different layer
Use consistent colours in your file (i.e.: use the same shade of blue for all blue areas in your design)
Provide Pantone matching colour reference, if you want
All artwork should be saved on the artboard
Have "Create PDF compatible file" checked when saving
If sending Mac Illustrator files, please make sure that the file extension is included in the file name
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