Quality Printing starts with Quality Artwork
The following guidelines are intended to assist in preparing digital artwork for submission for screen printing, embroidery and digital printing services. They are not intended to be exhaustive or fail safe, but by following these simple tips you will minimize the risk of some common problems which occur when printing from digital files.
Digital images come in two main types: vector images and raster images. Vector images are usually logos or line art graphics which can be enlarged or reduced in size without affecting the quality of the printed result. Most commonly used images, however, including photographs (Jpeg being the most common file format), are raster images, which means that they are made up of dots or pixels and cannot be enlarged successfully.
For the purposes of screen printing images, all your graphics must be a minimum of 300 dpi or vector to print cleanly. Web graphics and screen grabs are usually only 72 dpi, which is screen quality and looks fine on a monitor, but terrible when it is digitally printed out!
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher) is the most common suite of programs used for generating documents for printing, simply because it is available to most PC users. However it is not designed automatically to generate images which are suitable for printing on garments or promotional products. Your images will need to be manipulated or converted into a suitable format before they can be printed.
All files must be 300 DPI or vector format. The design should be sized to the size you would like it to print. Text must be converted to outlines. Printing can only be as good as the artwork. Ink Frenzy will not be responsible for poor quality printing due to poor artwork. We will advise you against low quality artwork, as well as can recreate for an additional fee.
Ink Frenzy is not responsible for any misspellings, errors, or issues in your art file. We do our best to catch these errors and point them out to you, but we may not catch them all. If it is in your art file and on your approval, that is how we will print it.
All artwork is to be approved via a digital mock-up through email. Artwork must be checked for spelling, color, sizes ordered, placement of the art and accuracy of artwork by the customer. It is very important to look over every detail of the mock-up, as this is how your garments will print.
Ink Frenzy will not accept responsibility for corrections not implemented and/or requested after artwork approval. Any modifications requested after customer approval will result in production delays and could require additional expenses. Any delays in the approval process longer than 24 hours after receipt of the mock-up could result in production delays.