At SPLATT, our staff work with customers every day to ensure their artwork looks as good as possible when printed or embroidered on a garment. Below are a few key points regarding artwork to help you when placing your order.
Maximum sizes we can print and embroider
The maximum width for print is 30cm. For embroidery the maximum width we can produce is 25cm. The height of your logo or image will automatically be scaled based on the width you select.
Positions we can print and embroider
We can print and embroider designs in a wide range of positions; the positions available depends on the garments you select. Typical positions include left or right chest, full width across the front chest, left or right sleeve, full width across the top of the back and so on. If the positions available aren’t quite right for your needs, we can still help you. Just contact us before placing your order for help.
File types we accept
You can upload your image or logo file online with our easy to use ordering process. We accept the following image types: jpeg, bmp, ai, eps, pdf, png, psd, tiff. The maximum size file you can upload per logo is 10mb.
Customers often get concerned about logo transparency, but there is really no need to be! Our staff are well used to removing the background from artwork files before production and if this is possible, on request this is what they will do. Please be mindful of the suitability of an image if you wish to have the background removed. If certain areas of your design should be transparent, the easiest way to avoid any confusion is to upload your image with transparent sections. Many file formats support transparency such as png, eps and psd.
In general, you should try and upload the best quality version of your logo or image you have to ensure the best end results. We generally ask for files to be 300 DPI or higher. If you upload a file that is too low quality to print or embroider, our staff will contact you to discuss how best to proceed. At SPLATT, we check every order to ensure it will look as good as possible.
How big should my photo or graphic be?
The size of the picture you would like to upload depends on the size of the garment or product you would like to customise. A large, good quality print on an XL t-shirt is approximately 30x35 cm; the picture for a print of this size should therefore have a size of 300 dpi and approximately 3500x4100 pixels. Alternatively, for a good quality company logo of 10x5 cm, we recommend a resolution of 300 dpi and approximately 1180x590 pixels.
Printing and embroidery limitations
There may be certain limitations depending on the customisation type you select. In particular, certain designs cannot be embroidered, such as those with colour gradients or very intricate designs. However, if this should happen, we will work with you once your order is placed to adjust your design so it can be produced as a good quality embroidery.
If you have any questions about artwork, don’t forget you can contact us at any time.