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Every order receives a professional design review from our team of graphic artists and digital printing experts.

 

To start, we ask for the highest resolution image you currently have. The higher the image resolution, the better!

Our designers are happy to work with any image you provide, even if it takes a bit of polishing. We have mastered the art of transforming designs into masterpieces.

When it comes to printing, pixels matter. Pixels are the smallest measurable point in a photo, and together, hundreds of thousands of them (sometimes millions) combine together to make the image you see. Think of mosaic artwork; The greater number of pieces within a canvas, the more detailed and apparent the image will look.

Type of Images

There are two types of images: raster and vector. Raster images use pixels. The higher number of pixels an image contains, the better resolution it will have; better quality prints. Pixels have a direct effect on the scaling capabilities of an image. The more pixels an image contains, the larger it can be scaled without becoming boxy, or “pixelated.”

Many factors affect an image’s digital printability, but a basic rule of thumb is: The higher the resolution, the better. Our machines are the best in the business and produce the highest quality prints available, but those prints are only as good as the photos upon which they’re based.

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Vector

Vector images, however, use mathematical calculations between two different points to create geometrical shapes. The process itself uses lines instead of pixels, and because of that, they are infinitely scalable. No matter how large you scale a vector image, it will not lose its quality. When you view a photo on a computer screen, it usually requires a fairly low PPI (Pixels Per Inch) count – around 72, generally. For digital viewing, that’s fine. But when it comes to printing, both on t-shirts and paper, the higher the PPI count, the better. Ideally, we request customers submit photos at 300 PPI. If that’s not possible, no worries! Our design team is always happy to help. Whether submitting a vector or raster image, here are some of the most commonly accepted file formats:

  • AI

  • EPS

  • JPEG

  • TIFF

  • PDF

  • PNG

  • PSD

  • PCT

When to use DTG

We always would recommend screen printing as the style of printing for your jobs, however there are instances in which screen printing will not work.

If your art has a lot of colors or is detailed, such as picture of a a person, DTG is the best way to go to get all of the details.

DTG is NOT as vibrant as screen printing. With that said, DTG has a more vintage look.

Printing on dark garments do not 'pop' as much either and white ink on dark is faded.

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2730 Monterey St #108,

Torrance, CA 90503, USA

 

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Art Dept.

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P:855-762-2901

Ready to Start the Process?!

Whether you already have a project specification or you just want to learn more about the way we work, don't be afraid to contact us.

We do prefer email so that we can refer back to notes easier.

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