KODE Direct to Garment Printers - dtg artwork

By: Kode Garment  09-12-2011


 

Raster artwork

Raster artwork is best used to represent continuous tone photographs.
Opening a vector-based file in a photo editing program rasterizes the artwork.
All artwork captured with a scanner is raster-based.

Monochromatic Raster Artwork

  • File Format: TIFF (must have .tif as extension in filename)
  • Colour Mode: BITMAP for line art using only black (no gray)
  • Resolution/Size: 600 ppi at final print size (100%)

Black and White Raster Artwork

  • File Format: TIFF (must have .tif as extension in filename)
  • Colour Mode: GRAY SCALE for black and white photographs
  • Resolution/Size: 300 ppi at final print size (100%)

Colour Raster Artwork

  • File Format: TIFF (must have .tif as extension in filename)
  • Colour Mode: CMYK (preferred) or RGB for photographs or medical imaging
  • Resolution/Size: 300 ppi at final print size (100%)

 

Vector artwork

Vector artwork is best used to represent line art.
Vector file formats can contain imported raster images, but these must satisfy the same requirements for raster artwork below. All text created in a drawing program must be converted to outlines.

  • File Format: EPS (must have .eps as extension in filename)
  • Colours: All colour should be specified as CMYK (gray should be specified as a percentage of black only)

 

Typography

All type must be converted to outlines/objects.

Imported Raster Images

Must meet the above requirements for raster artwork

Conditions:

  • All filenames must contain the figure number and proper extension (e.g. Graham Figure 1.tif or
    Graham Fig1.eps).
  • Note that only one period should appear in the filename to separate name and extension.
  • Multipart figures are best supplied separately, and must be labelled appropriately (e.g., Graham Figure 1a.tif).
  • It is not necessary to compress files, however, TIFF supports a loss-less compression scheme (LZW).
  • Supply all TIFF′s with layers flattened.
  • Artwork will be assumed to be final size and cropped as supplied.
  • All labels must be part of the file.
  • Files will not be accepted from programs that cannot meet the above requirements (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word).


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