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A Quality Print Starts With Quality Art

Let's Talk About Art

RASTER

File Type Extensions: .jpg, .tif, .gif, .png, and .psd

These file types are images that consist of tiny squares called pixels. When these file types are created, the pixel density is high enough that the pixels fuse into a smooth and clear image.

But when the picture is stretched out (larger than it was originally created in) it can become blocky with stair-like lines. That is pixelation.

 

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LOW RES RASTER

UPSCALING
 

VECTOR

File Type Extensions: .ai, .svg, .eps, .pdf

These file types are paths that are determined mathematically. The paths use anchor points and control handles that define the path on a x and y axis. Because these paths are defined by mathematical coordinates, they are resolution-independent and can be scaled to any size without losing quality or appearance. 


 

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VECTOR

UPSCALING
 

Finished Artwork

When Uploading a Raster Image (.png, .jpg, .tif, .gif, and .psd)

  • Must be transparent. Our printer prints white. This means that if there is a white background behind your image, it will be printed. 

  • Must be a High Resolution PNG at 300 DPI (Dot's per inch-think pixels!) that was originally      sized at or larger than the transfer size you are ordering. Ex. if you create (or have purchased) a raster image and it was originally created as a 4" x 4" square- it may be pixeled if you decide to order this in a 12" x 12" square. See image above. If you are questioning the quality of your image, please reach out prior to ordering for us to check your file.

When Uploading a Vector (.ai, .svg, .eps, .pdf)

  • Must be transparent unless you intend to have a background printed (including white).

  • Make sure your text is converted to outlines.

                                  To convert text to outlines using Adobe Illustrator:​

  1. First, select all art by doing to Select > All.

  2. While everything is selected, go back to the menu bar and click Type > Create Outlines 

General Tips for Both File Types

  • DO NOT MIRROR YOUR ARTWORK. Our software does this automatically.

  • Outlines/Lines must be at least .02 points (or .035 inches) in width or the adhesive cannot adhere to the art therefore, may not adhere to your apparel. Thicken your line or lettering as needed.

  • Maximum width is 22 inches x length of your choosing at checkout.

  • See Through Effects and drop shadows do not work with DTF. If you would like a shadow effect, please create your file using half-tones.

  • We reserve the right to cancel and refund your order for vulgar or offensive words or images.

  • We are not responsible for color as every printer output colors a little different. If you are concerned about matching a color to a specific brand, please ask for a Color Guide prior to ordering large amounts of transfer

Tips When Designing In

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Canva is a powerful resource frequently used by professionals and crafters alike! Make sure if you decide to order Canva generated designs with us, you are set up for success! Please follow these steps!

  1. You must have a Canva Pro or Team Account.

  2. In the top right corner, click Create a design > Custom Size

  3. When prompted to enter your size, Enter 15 x 15 and change the measurement to INCHES

  4. Your new Design Artboard will populate and you are ready to start creating.

  5. Please use as much of your Artboard as possible. Ex. shown below.

  6. Design using all of Canva's graphics and texts.

  7. Once you are happy with your design, in the top right click Share > Download

  8. File Type= PNG     Size= At least 2,000x2,000  and click Transparent Background.

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