We used to offered this option however it has now been discontinued.
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
PANTONES should be referenced from the “pantone textile color libraries”. The pantone “coated and uncoated” color mixes are intended for laser and lithographic printing which are not suitable for textile printing. Pantones should be created within a CMYK color space. Whilst we try to closely match pantone, due to the nature of our printing an exact match is not always possible. If an exact pantone match is essential please contact us prior to ordering.
MONITORS VS PRINT
Keep in mind that only specialist graphic monitors under strict lighting conditions will be able to reproduce printed colors. Your average laptop or PC screen will look great, but will not necessarily be accurate and a lot of the colors are so bright that printers cannot reproduce them. For further reading search for “subtractive color vs additive color” to understand the limitations of colors on monitors and printed media.
If you place repeat orders remember to keep your color space and profiles consistent. We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1).
BLACK AND WHITE
To get best neutral black and white we advise uploading your file as a grayscale file.
Our design interface will accurately enough advise whether your uploaded design is of sufficient quality to print at the physical size you selected.
Do make sure to only upload JPG, PNG or flattened TIFF files. Uploading unflattened tiffs can cause unintended changes to your design, which you will not see in our preview and for which we cannot cannot accept liability.
On the design interface, if you see an orange low quality warning you have a few options to ensure your print is as sharp as possible:
WORD OF CAUTION: This can also further reduce the quality of your design, and should be used as a last resort only. Recapturing the original image at a much higher resolution is best practice if at all possible. Do not simply increase the dpi/resolution of a file as it will only confuse online systems into believing the updated image is of good quality when it actually still is not.
Use the image size dialogue in Photoshop or any other design tool and you can re-sample your design/graphic/image via Preserve Details (enlargement) or Bicubic Smoother (enlargement) > then do increase the resolution or width/height.
Resampling your image also means that what was originally one pixel is enlarged into many more. This will increase the size of your graphic (in terms of file size, physical size and resolution) but will not necessarily increase the actual quality, and straight lines as well as fine details can become fuzzy. Careful sharpening after enlarging can bring detail back into focus.
Photoshop plugins such as “Real Fractals” can do a better job of enlarging, there are many more available for a small fee or free of charge.
If your graphic is simple enough (low details, low number of colors) you can import into a tool like Adobe Illustrator and use its image trace preview, playing around with the settings to get an accurate trace of your image.
Always export your image at max quality, using formats such as tiff or PSD when editing, and only saving to a JPEG when you are uploading your file for print.
This information is intended for designers and is only about fabric printing.
For your information, we print your artwork in the orientation that you design in our online preview. Imagine the preview is a roll of fabric running from top to bottom, the width of the roll is left to right.
This is especially important for fabric destined to become clothing as the stretch on our jerseys runs across the width of the roll. If you make the width wider than the fabric selected we rotate by 90° in order to fit it on the roll.
We offer four finishing options for fabric orders:
As it comes: We cut around your image, leaving an uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread: We can hem your fabric with black or white thread, which affects the print size.
Cut on the line: We cut neatly on the edge of your image.
Hemming options are available for a small fee, either a folded hem (single or two-fold) or an overlock hem in black or white thread. Some fabrics work better with one type of hem, and a suitable option will be provided. Hemming will reduce the finished piece size, so adjust your print size accordingly.
Average fabric shrinkages by type are as follows:
Light Fabrics and silks: 6-8mm 2-fold hem, minus 12-16mm per side.
Medium Fraying Fabrics: 15-20mm 2-fold hem, minus 35-40mm per side.
Stiff, Heavy, & Non-Fraying Fabrics: 15-20mm 1-fold hem, minus 15-20mm per side.
Please consider these approximate shrinkage values (2-8%) along with your chosen hemming options.
If you are a student, you can receive 30% discount on Fabrics (except samples and hemmed fabrics - minimum cart value $30). Here is how to redeem the discount: