Embroidery - Artwork Requirements
EMBROIDERY – IMAGE FILE TYPES ACCEPTED (LISTED IN ORDER BY PREFERENCE – 300 DPI resolution needed):
1) PSD 2) AI 3) JPG 4) PDF 5) EPS 6) GIF
Please list the logo in size (Centimeter , Millimeter, or Inch), and number of colors needed for the image.
Please note: Hat and Beanie images can reach a max height of 2.15 inches.
EMBROIDERY – CLEAN IMAGES VS. SMALL ELEMENTS
Unlike screen printing with how tiny and specific the mesh can be, with embroidery the machine is only able to get so small. A needle and thread can only be so small. If your image is “distressed” or very detailed, or has very tiny elements in it, we suggest slight changes to be made to the image in order to make sure you have the highest quality image ready to be embroidered.
Questions to ask yourself while preparing the image: Do you need the "TM" for trademark? (Typically, they are incredibly small). If you do need it, please adjust the font to be larger in consideration of the thread and needle. The same goes for the small circled "c" for copyright.
If you have any text in the image, are the letters large enough to work well with embroidery?
If you have line work in the image, are the lines bold enough to work well with embroidery?
If alterations need to happen to the image, a graphics charge may need to be included if Convicted Printing needs to do the alterations.
Please send files based on the spot to be stitched and the maximum image size listed below:
Embroidery Sizing Standards:
Standard sizing of all hats and beanies are 120.65 mm x 54.61 mm (4.75"x2.15"). This is currently the max sizing we offer for hats and beanies. If any other size needs to be used on hats or beanies, specific numbers need to be given by the client in order for us to have it digitized in the proper sizing, otherwise we will always maximize the size of the image on the hat/beanie to fit the sizing mentioned above. Therefore, if an exact measurement is not provided, it will result in a maxed out image.
Hat mock ups are very difficult to properly display when it comes to sizing. We try our best to make it look according to the size we estimate it to be, but final product may vary slightly in sizing compared to the reference image.
Again, if you want a very specific sizing, or a very small image embroidered, please provide exact sizing details, whether in inches or in millimeters, and we can digitize it to be that size.
ARTWORK SERVICES (EXTRA CHARGES):
In the event of low quality or incorrectly sized submitted art, alteration, cleaning and/or recreation of the image may be required for a properly printed product. Cleaning and/or alteration of images will result in a graphics charge of at least $10. For in depth alterations and/or recreation, price will be determined at time of image submission.
If the file is not print ready, we will notify you of any fees that need to be paid to make sure you get crisp, digitizable files for your amazing stitches! In the event that an invoice has been paid, but artwork is found to be in need of cleaning/alterations, a separate invoice will be sent including graphics charges unless Customer can provide corrected images as needed. Please be aware, if Customer uploads incorrectly sized/quality files, this may add time to the turnaround process.