Artwork Ready

Artwork Ready

If you have your graphic artwork ready to go then great. Simply email the files and we will review at time of quoting.  If you are unsure about your artwork, simply send it through for our team to review and help you get print ready.

Before we proceed be aware.

Insufficient artwork files require varying degrees of adjustment in order to ensure a high-quality print. Luckily, we’re design experts! No matter the state of your source artwork, we can make it work, but that doesn’t mean it’s ideal. We’re good but we cannot perform miracles even when we want to.

Although we can make poor quality files work, they are not recommended. Often if simple enough we can clean things up but depending on the complexity of the artwork, there may be an additional charge. The best thing to do is be certain your artwork is created to print specifications.

All artwork is preferred in vector format at full size as Adobe Illustrator or Illustrator pdf files with all fonts outlined. Raster graphics must be created at full size and at 300 dpi or higher. We accept the following hi-resolution file formats: eps, ai, svg.

If your artwork has been created on a design platform like canva, please ensure you send through the ‘print pdf’ – often a paid subscription is needed.

For stickers we can except these files.  pdf, psd, tiff, and hi-resolution jpgs.

***Vector file format artwork is required for most print jobs.

All fonts must be converted to outlines, or the font file(s) must be included with artwork. If you have questions regarding the print readiness of your artwork, please contact your graphic designer or send through for us to review. Please do not send any Microsoft documents for printing. There are no Microsoft programs that allow users to create hi-resolution graphics for professional printing.

Please also note that simply placing a low-quality image into Illustrator and re-saving it does not by any means turn your design into a quality, print-ready design file.

Illustrator = vector-based art

Illustrator can utilise pixel-based graphics from Photoshop, but not edit them with the same ease. Instead, Illustrator creates vector graphics. These are graphics that are NOT resolution-dependent—like pixels—and instead are comprised of points and lines that connect in a variety of ways to create line art. This line art can then be filled with or outlined with colour. Since most print options utilises spot colours, and not much process printing, vector graphics are the perfect source file type.

Vector graphics are extremely versatile and very simple to manipulate. Their size can be changed without any concern about pixelization or loss of detail. This is the preferred method for creating artwork for HTV printing as it also gives us a nice hard-line edge, resulting in crisper images on screen and ultimately on garment. Common file types for vector-based graphics are .ai, .eps, and some—but not all–.pdf files.

At the end of the day, if you need help and struggle with the above guidelines, please let us help you through your options. Feel free to send us an enquiry – Contact Us