Design Specs

Use of Registered, Trademarked, and Copyright images and Logos.

It is illegal to use any Copyrighted or Trademarked images without the permission of the right holder. We will request that you have proper approval from any company or corporation if you are requesting their images/logos on your gear. Once the approval form is signed, you will be taking full responsibility for the use of the images on your apparel.

Vector vs Raster

 

Graphics and logos will generally fall into one of two categories—vector or raster. We wanted to make sure you knew exactly what makes them different to understand what we need in order to make you look your best out there!

TL;DR? We need VECTOR files!

Vector

Vector files are made up of points and lines to create paths that can be scaled up and down without losing quality and allowing for easy manipulation of colors to suit any color combination. This makes vector files the best format for graphic assets such as illustrations, icons and company logos, as the same file can be used for designs ranging from a mobile app, a large billboard, or some amazing custom gear without sacrificing quality or increasing file size.


Typical File Extensions Include:

 
.eps    Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS)
.svg    Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
.ai    Adobe Illustrator File
.cdr    Corel Draw File
.pdf    Portable Document Format (PDF)*

*Note: Both Vector and Raster file types can be exported to a pdf format, so these files can be
either vector or raster or a combination of the two.

Raster

Raster images on the other side are made up of many tiny squares called pixels and are often referred to as ‘bitmap’ images. When zoomed in closely, the individual pixels can be observed. The resolution of a raster file is referred to as DPI (dots per inch) or PPI (points per inch), and is the main determining factor for increasing file size. Essentially all digital photography is raster-based and most graphic files found online are also raster-based, saved for a screen resolution of 72 DPI and usually compressed for faster viewing.


Typical File Extensions Include:

.jpg    Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
.png    Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
.gif    Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
.tiff    Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
.psd    Adobe Photoshop File
.pat    Corel Paint File
.pdf    Portable Document Format (PDF)*

*Note: Both Vector and Raster file types can be exported to a pdf format, so these files can be
either vector or raster or a combination of the two.

Don’t have the vector file and still want to use the image or logo?

Raster images can be redrawn into vectors. It is a very time-consuming task which is not included in our free design but, in most cases, we can do this as a service for a $25 fee. Feel free to let us know at the time of your order if this is the case and we will confirm if this is possible based on the original image. When we convert your image into a vector file, you will also get the source file for you to keep and reuse.

Want us to match your colors?

We will do our best to match any colors. However, how you see colors on your screen are hugely affected by your screen settings and in the case of sublimation, by how the fabrics can reflect light.

Should you know the PANTONE® color codes you’d like us to match, you can use the PANTONE® Solid Coated Color Swatch Book for reference and send us the color codes you’d like us to use. You could also use the PANTONE® Color finder but please bear in mind that screen versions of the code might still have differences with their physical standards.