We prefer Adobe Illustrator or EPS documents. Files created in Illustrator are know as vector files and are required to separate colors within the image and print out the film positives needed to burn screens. These files are
made up of lines (vectors), not pixels. They can be scaled up or down without losing image quality. These files
usually end with ai, or eps. Also convert all text to outlines. Convert all your color swatches to spot colors. Use
Pantone Matching System (PMS) coated ink swatches. By doing this, you ensure color accuracy and speed up the
The easiest way to get your artwork to us, is to e-mail your image to us in
the highest resolution possible. It is also possible to snap a picture of your current
design and email it to us. Depending on the artwork
you provide, there may be a charge for time needed to refine your image.
Colors used to print are from the Pantone Matching System. Plastisol inks can be ordered in all of the PMS colors and will come very close, however batch lots of any mixed product will vary. Therefore, matching your exact colors may not be possible. Your final proof will be sent to you reflecting the Pantone colors which will approximate the color you can expect to see on your completed printed garment.
Keep in mind that even though it is possible to create a color process print, the screen printing process can never make the print completely replicate a photo. Screen printing is not an exact science, it is a hand made printed piece of art, and as such will have some variation that is inherent in all screen printing processes.