Artwork

 

Dye-Sublimation is a printing process that uses heat to transfer ink to white fabric, allowing for full-color graphics to permeate the fabric. Unlike screen-printing, dye-sublimation bonds the die to the fibers for a soft-to-the-touch feel.

  • Ideal for complex designs, photographic images, or art with gradients.
  • Vector and Raster artwork accepted.

Acceptable File Types For Digital and Dye-Sub Printing (image is dyed into the fabric):

  • A high-resolution file (200 DPI or more) created to actual size of the product (see the individual product's "Print Graphic Guidelines" on www.yourdisplayexperts.com/art-specs for sizing)
  • File saved as one of the following file formats: ai, jpg, eps, pdf, tif, psd, or eps
  • Have all fonts outlined. (Your designer may not have the same fonts on his or her computer that you have, so outlining the font with ensure that the correct font appears)
  • Embed all images to ensure that they appear when the file is opened.

Thermal Imprinting uses the application of heat and pressure to transfer digital graphics onto the fabric surface. The image is printed onto film, which is then transferred to the finished product. This creates a visually bold image that is strong and durable.

  • Best for solid block lettering and simple graphics.
  • Artwork MUST be vector artwork with the cut lines outlined. This allows the plotter to follow a vector line when trimming the thermal film. If cut lines are not provided, the art will be printed on a white background box that may bubble and peel during application.

Acceptable File Types For Thermal Printing (image is printed on film that is heat transferred to fabric):

  • Must be a vector art file.
  • File saved as one of the following file formats: ai, eps, or pdf. (please note that saving a jpeg as a pdf is NOT accepted for thermal imprinting)
  • Minimum line thickness: 0.125" (8-9 pts. stroke)
  • Minimum font size: 0.25" (30 pts.)
  • Have all fonts outlined. (Your designer may not have the same fonts on his or her computer that you have, so outlining the font with ensure that the correct font appears)
  • Embed all images to ensure that they appear when the file is opened

Vector Artwork is an image created with mathematical algorithms to preserve image quality. Using points connected by lines of various shapes filled with solid or gradient colors, these shapes are combined to make the final image. Because they're based in math these images have infinite resolution- no matter how large you expand or how small you contract the image the math creating it holds up and it will always show clear edges and detail.

Raster Artwork is composed of pixels - tiny colored squares grouped together to make one big image. All pixels in an image are the same size and placed in a grid pattern. When scaled larger the pixels just get larger, making the image appear distorted or fuzzy. To prevent this issue, we recommend making the graphic the size that it will be used at a minimum of 200 DPI. So be sure that everything is up-to-scale when submitting raster artwork.

Vector Artwork vs Raster Artwork

  • Simply put, vector artwork is a format which allows us to edit the files without distorting the image.
  • Raster artwork as a format does not allow editing or increasing the image size, as this causes a distortion or fuzziness of the original image.

In printing, resolution refers to the sharpness and detail of images.

Higher resolution means more image detail; lower resolution means less image detail. It is measured in DPI (Dots Per Inch)- the number of dots that fit horizontally and vertically in a one-inch space. Generally, images with more dots per inch (higher DPI) will result in more highly detailed and sharper prints. We recommend a minimum of 200 DPI for good print results.

Simply contact our design team and we will be happy to help convert the file to the required format. Contact us at Design@yourdisplayexperts.com or call(844) 723-1237 x126 between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm CST, Monday through Friday.

If you do not know what form of printing you need to create the best trade show display possible, speak to our consulting team and they will be happy to help. Contact us at Info@yourdisplayexperts.com or call (844) 723-1237 x128 between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm CST, Monday through Friday.

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