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Vector files are ideal for screen printing, we prefer them to be saved in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format. Try to avoid raster or bit-mapped images as they may cause problems in processing art. If that's all you have insure that all raster files (or linked images) are saved at 300 dpi minimum. All art should be at the exact size you want it to appear on your garment.. Outline any type layers. Leave your background color transparent, or match it to the apparel color in your order. If your files do not meet these requirements -- or if your artwork is not optimized for the screen printing process -- please consult with us to make sure your images are printed accurately
We prefer that a Pantone number be given for each color being printed. To find out more on Pantone colors please visit their website PantoneThis helps us choose the correct colors as variances on computer monitors may display colors inaccurately.
SCREEN PRINTING QUESTIONS
An underbase is a layour of white ink that is printed as a base for the other colors to be printed. It assures a clear print & bold colors.
Simulated or spot process screen printing is a technique that breaks down images with complex colors into a set of colors that is manageable for screen printing. When all the colors are printed together they achieve a full color image much like an inkjet printer uses CMYK to print images.
Spot process screen printing is the standard method in which each color is separated into its own screen and colors are printed one by one, to achieve the final print.