Before we can quote, it would be helpful to see your artwork so we can determine the best method for branding. Please follow this link to submit your artwork.
After you have placed your order, an option is provided to immediately upload your art files. If you don't have your art files at that time, you can also reply to the confirmation email you receive and attach your art file to the email, or use the link provided in the email to upload them. This ensures that we can match your artwork to the specific order you've placed.
Forgot To Send Your File
Do not worry. Simply wait for one of our Customer Care Representatives to contact you promptly after your order is placed and email your files at that point.
Send Special Instructions
There is a box for special instructions on the delivery page. Feel free to give us any information you think we need. Remember, artwork preparation is FREE and you'll receive a digital mock-up for your approval prior to production. Note; for proofing after two times, a surcharge of $25 will be applied.
Accepted File Types
Just send us what you have and we will work with you on the rest. Keep in mind that to keep your order moving as fast as possible, we prefer to receive vector file formats.
Note: Changing the file name to a vector file extension will not change the file type.
Preferred Vector File Types:
• PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
• Embed the fonts used or export as generic .eps. .ai or .eps (Adobe Illustrator)
• Convert text to outlines, embed any linked images CDR (Corel Draw)
• Convert text to curves
What is the difference between vector and raster format?
Vector Graphics - A vector graphic is the ideal format to supply artwork for printing, as it can be easily edited and resized without compromising the image quality. Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines and curves which are all based on mathematical equations to represent images in computer graphics. To test if your artwork is vector, simply open it and zoom in. In true vector art, it doesn't matter if you zoom to 100% or 10000%, the image will stay perfectly clear. Just because a file has an .eps extension, doesn't automatically make it a vector-based file. You will notice that with jpg's and bitmap images that the edges of the image get fuzzy as you zoom in. Bitmap images are composed of a mosaic of colours.
Vector artwork can be supplied in the following file types:
• Encapsulated Post Script (EPS)
• CorelDraw (CDR)
• Adobe Illustrator (AI)
• Portable Document Format (PDF)
Raster Graphics - A raster graphic is made up of grids of pixels and can't be as easily edited or resized and in order to use raster graphics for printing they must first be converted or redrawn as vector graphics. If raster graphics are supplied, we will attempt to make this artwork useable. Note; for proofing after two times, a surcharge of $25 will be applied.
Raster artwork can be supplied in the following file types:
What is a PMS colour?
What colour cad cut vinyl can I use for letters and numbers?
Here's a link to the colours available.
View Vinyl chart
What branding options do you offer locally and what do they look like?
Spot colours on darks
Spot colours on lights
No base vintage look
4 Colour process on darks
4 Colour process on lights
Non woven tote prints
Large format prints
Direct to garment
Screen printed transfers
Cad cuts and numbers
Laser engraved patches
Sport twill applique
Drill vintage applique
Things you should know about branding
Proofs will be sent before branding commences. These must be checked very carefully and if correct, signed and returned. We will not take responsibility for errors or omissions once a proof is signed so please check proofs carefully. Please take special care to check spelling, phone numbers and website / email addresses. We will match PMS colours as accurately as our inks will allow, but we cannot guarantee close matches on anything other than white surfaces. While we will always try to supply the exact quantity of goods ordered. In some cases, branded items may be over or under supplied by up to 5% depending on the product and the method of branding required.
Should I embroider or print my logo?
We tend to advise embroidery over printing for uniforms, as it looks smarter on clothing and will last longer if washed and ironed frequently. There is a one-off program set up charge for your logo, which can then be altered to fit different sized garments. e.g. shirts to caps to bags.
Embroidery pricing works on the number of stitches and units run at one time rather than how many colours involved. Bear in mind that quantity breaks are 1-5, 6-19, 20-99, 100+. We can take your logo from something as small as a business card.
Printing is suitable if you require detail in the logo, a large size logo or high volume. Print prices work on the number of colours and size of print area as well as units run at one time. Each colour needs separate film and plates. Please provide the artwork in EPS or AI format if possible. Transfers are heat applied and can be a handy option if you plan to brand other items at a later stage and need to keep the costs down. We can make up a number of transfers so that you pay the best price based on volume and then use them as required. These can be screen printed, digitally printed or vinyl cut depending on your logo.
What is a transfer print?
Screen-printing is a great process for Tee shirts and the like, but what about nylon material that screen printers either say no to or struggle to print in register? Our digital heat transfer machine is specifically for this process. A digital transfer machine prints your logo onto a vinyl or pvc that can be then applied on to your garment using heat.
We also manufacture screen printed transfers which give a very high-quality finish and a very nice thin print. With this process you print the image on to paper using a screen, and then you heat apply it to the garment. All the colours go on at once, so you have none of the registration issues you normally have when direct printing difficult garments and bags.
Please note that all garments that are pressed have press marks. The colour & type of the garment determines the extent of this mark. The press mark becomes less visible after washing and general wear.