All artwork must be in digital format.
Your artwork MUST be: Created and saved to full printing size (100% of the planned print size).
(A 4” x 6” logo on a t-shirt must be saved as a 4” x 6” file).
Artwork will be assumed to be final size and cropped as supplied.
We prefer the artwork to be saved and presented as an Adobe Illustrator file (.AI), EPS (.EPS) format or PDF files (.PDF).
In some cases we can also accept these formats: .TIF .WMF .BMP .GIF .PS .PNG .JPEG.
Artwork should be created in CMYK colour. Preparing artwork in RGB mode is not recommended, as colour matching is problematic. The Brother and Kornit printers are CMYK printers.
It is very important that all fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or outlines, otherwise all fonts used must be supplied along with the file.
If you need to find fonts please visit www.dafont.com
These fonts are easy to download and do not have viruses attached to them.
Let us know what font you require and we will download it for you.
Illustrator is used for vector graphics and Photoshop is used for raster graphics (pictures).
Text should not be created in Photoshop unless special filters or effects have been added to the text.
Effects in Illustrator and InDesign should be avoided for printed jobs as these effects are more geared for the internet and not for print use. But if it is necessary to use these files, they must be supplied as a 600 dpi TIF format with no LWZ compression.
Please supply a high resolution PDF file similar proof or mock-up of your proposed print job.
The print resolution must be 600 DPI and must be the actual size of the required print.
If you download an image from the internet the image - most likely - will be too small. Images are generally 72 dpi or 100 to 300 pixels.
Images of this quality will not retain the image or line quality necessary for DTG printing.
When sending files via email, all of the above standards still apply. JPEG files are generally not adequate and are low in resolution. A JPEG image will generally result in a poor print result. Ideally, a PDF proof is required and all Illustrator files should be saved as outlined EPS files.
Please ensure that you have supplied all links and fonts in a folder. Ideally this folder would then be compressed using WinZip prior to emailing to our art department.
Kode does NOT offer artwork design and graphic layout services.
If files need to be nudged in the right direction and such changes are simple, Kode Garment will charge $60.00 per half hour.
Please ensure your artwork has been prepared properly.
Kode Garment is NOT responsible for poor graphics.