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Artwork Specifications

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- General Artwork Requirements
- Other Requirements (Print Method Specific)
- Useful Information
- Useful Links

Artwork Requirements (for all print Methods):

PREFERRED FILE FORMAT  

(ideal – provides best printing results)

SECONDARY FILE FORMATS

(subject to Mabuzi approval)

Vector Adobe Illustrator Files
(Creative Suite 6 or lower):

Suitable for all print methods.

Requirements:
-Please outline all fonts
-No embedded raster (eg. jpg) files.

File extensions accepted:
- Encapsulated Post Script (".eps")
- Portable Document Format (".pdf")
- Adobe Illustrator File (".ai")

 

Raster Photoshop Files
(Creative Suite 6 or lower):

May be suitable for screen printing, digital transfers, vinyl transfers or direct-to-garment prints – Subject to approval.

Requirements:
- Must be 300DPI
- At size or larger
- CMYK colour mode only

File extensions accepted:
- Photoshop Document (".psd")
- JPEG Image (".jpg" / ".jpeg") - must be minimum 300DPI, at size.

Other Raster Files
May be suitable for screen printing, digital transfers, vinyl transfers or direct-to-garment prints  – Subject to approval.

Requirements:
- Must be larger than 500px on longest side
- File size must be no smaller than 200KB.

File extensions accepted:
- TIFF Image (“.tiff”)
- JPEG Image (".jpg" / ".jpeg")
- PNG Image (“.png”)


Other Requirements (Print Method Specific):

Digital Transfers

Please supply artwork in CMYK colour mode.
If you wish to assign your own vector cutline, please see our transfer cut lines information. Supplied cut lines may need to be altered, if deemed unsuitable for our machinery.
Please note that the maximum print size for transfers is 40cm x 50cm.

Vinyl Transfers

Please supply your desired print (vinyl) colour from our Vinyl Colour Swatches. If no colour is supplied, the closest match will be used.
Vector files are strongly preferred for this method. Mabuzi reserve the right to refuse artwork if the quality is deemed unsuitable for our print methods.
Please note that the maximum print size for transfers is 40cm x 50cm.

Direct-To-Garment Printing

300DPI resolution or higher (at full scale/at size) is preferred. Visual pixellation may occur if artwork is lower than this resolution.
Please note that prints cannot be larger than 26cm x 36cm size.

Embroidery

Please supply artwork in CMYK or Pantone Solid Coated spot colours. The closest thread colour will be assigned to your artwork in all instances.
Please ensure text is no smaller than 4mm in height, this is the absolute minimum size to ensure legibility.

Screen printing

All screen print artwork will be converted to Pantone Solid Coated® spot colours.
In all cases, the closest CMYK colour match possible will be used, but we prefer our client to supply Pantone swatch colours wherever possible.

The maximum print size for your screen print will be limited to the smaller of both dimensions below:
Max Screen Size:
42cm wide x 55cm high
OR
Garment Size:
The width & length of your smallest garment (print must fit within this area)

Useful Information:

Artwork Size (for all print methods)

Please note that if sizes are not provided, our production team will resize your artwork to ensure it looks appropriately sized across your garment spread (as the print size is fixed across your entire garment sizing breakdown).

Mock-ups/Artwork Approvals

Please note that, for all orders of 15 units or more, a digital artwork approval & mock-up will be provided for your sign-off before printing begins.

If you wish to create your own mock-up for our guidance or reference, please download the appropriate template from our blank mock-ups page.

Sending Your Artwork

Please email your artwork to info@mabuzi.com, or the staff member you have been in contact with, if known.

If your artwork is greater than 10MB in size, please send via one of the free online transfer services listed below:
- YouSendIt
- SendSpace

Need to send multiple files? Ask us about setting up a Drop Box account.

Pantone Swatches

View Swatches Online:
We have a list of Pantone® swatch colours available online, but please be aware that on-screen colours do not provide accurate colour representations.

Find & Assign Swatches in Adobe Illustrator:
To open the Pantone Solid Coated® colour library in Adobe Illustrator, go to the top menu bar and select:
“Window” > “Swatch Libraries” > “Colour Books” > “PANTONE solid coated”

Useful Links:

Need a logo: http://www.designcrowd.com/

Screen Printing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen-printing

Adobe Trail Downloads: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

Adobe Help: http://www.adobe.com/support/illustrator/

iStockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php

Free Vector Downloads: http://www.vecteezy.com/

Brands/Logos: http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/

Don’t have what we need?

Check out your options on our Artwork & Design page, or Contact Us for more info.

 

 

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