Good quality artwork is essential to avoid unnecessary charges and delays. Please review our artwork guidelines below to ensure the highest quality embroidery and print customisation possible. Our Graphic Designers will always do their best to embellish your logo in the best way suited to its design and will offer you solutions to any limitations. We will contact you and ask for confirmation and approval of your artwork prior to your order being processed.
Our Embellishment Services:
- Vinyl heat-press
- Image transfer (for photographic images – up to A4 size)
Fabric Restrictions and Embellishment Limitations
- Colour gradient is not possible with vinyl heat press nor embroidery techniques
- Vinyl heat press nor photographic image transfers can be applied onto fabric with a pile eg fleece, towelling
- Embroidery can only be applied to fabrics of 160gsm and above
- Maximum area for embroidery embellishment is 260cm x 260cm
- Maximum size for photographic image transfers is A4
Graphic File Types
We can accept the following high resolution file types:
jpeg, bmp, tiff, eps, ai, pdf, png, cdr
The preferred resolution to produce the best results is 300dpi. Please upload the highest quality image that you have available. We will contact you if your uploaded file type, size, or resolution is not acceptable.
Embedding Fonts and Converting Text Paths to Curves
Submitting artwork in ai, eps, cdr or pdf file format:
If your logo has any specific fonts crucial to your corporate image, then these MUST be converted to paths (or converted to curves - depending on your software package). This simply means that the font is converted to a graphic object and once done, cannot be changed. If the conversion is not done, then when we receive the file and don't have the equivalent font, we won't be able to match your artwork.
If specialist fonts form part of your design please add details to the ‘notes’ section when uploading your image(s).
Vector CDR, AI Files and EPS Files for Personalised Printing
CorelDraw or other vector and eps files are the preferred files types for the best artwork reproduction. It's easy to differentiate between vectors and other formats. If you zoom into a vector, you will see smooth edges and virtually no distortion. If you zoom into a bitmap (also known as a Raster file), the image and edges will look distorted and pixelated. Examples of bitmaps are jpeg and gif files. Adobe pdf files MUST be created from vector files so that editing capabilities are retained.
Vector artwork is different to bitmap files. Our Design team can convert you bitmap files into editable vector artwork to make your garment customisation perfect.
Please ensure you don't create a bitmap file and then save it as a cdr, ai or eps file. It will still retain the properties of a bitmap and would be unusable. We would need to re-draw the image to ensure it is in an editable format.
Artwork for Personalised Embroidery
High resolution jpeg, gif, tiff files are required to produce your embroidered image.
Our Design Team will then convert your logos or graphics into an embroidery format (digitising). Your embroidered artwork will be held on file and can be used for future orders.
Embroidery set-up is free of charge.
If you require any further help or advice on the suitability of your existing artwork for either embroidery or print purposes, one of the WorkwearPlus Team will be happy to help. Just call on 0330 1359 138
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