ART REQUIREMENTS

To ensure quality printing and the quickest possible turnaround time, we need you to have all your artwork in the proper formats. If you have any questions about these requirements, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

ARTWORK PREPARATION

Vector files are the best you can send, as each object in a vector file can be selected and individually manipulated independently from the rest of the image. Easily done in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or other Vector-based software, we ask that you size your image to the size you want your print. If you are unable to provide vector artwork, we need the raster file of at least 300 DPI. The quality of the print is reflected in the quality of the artwork that you provide us! Artwork with halftones images are best if controlled through our software programs, as this ensures top quality prints and helps expedite the separation process, ultimately saving you money.

ACCEPTED FILE TYPES

Preferred Format for Screen Printing

  • Vector files: .AI or. EPS.
  • Sized to the actual size of desired print
  • All text converted to outlines

Additional Formats for Screen Printing

  • .PSD and PDF are second best; .JPG and .TIFF files are last
  • At least 300 DPI resolution, please.

Preferred Format for Embroidery

  • .AI or. EPS. are best; .PSD and PDF are second best; .JPG and .TIFF are last
  • At least 300 DPI resolution, please.

SIZE YOUR DESIGN

Artwork should be sized to the size that it should be printed.
If you’re having a tough time getting started, below are our print size recommendations:

  • Women’s (Full Front): 8″-10″ wide; 10″-12″ tall
  • Men’s (Full Front): 10″-12″ wide; 12″-14″ tall
  • Left Chest: 4″ wide; 3.25″ maximum for circle breast prints
  • Sleeve prints: 3″ wide maximum; 10″ long maximum
  • Toddler (Full Front): 8″ wide maximum
  • Infant (Full Front): 6″ wide maximum
  • All Over Print: Anything greater than a 12″ x 15″ imprint area. This requires its own unique quote, so please enquire within when using this method of printing.

DISCLAIMER

These are only guidelines. We understand the nature of design and we know that your graphic may not fit these sizes perfectly.

Please contact us with any further questions or specifications.

CONTACT US

37 E. Pleasant Street
(inside Amherst Copy & Designworks)
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-253-0987
info@soundscapemerchandise.com