Artwork requirements for Screen Printing, Pad Printing and Digital Printing
Star Apparel requires artwork to be presented to us in a finished format. Electronic files such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator EPS are the most suitable.
We require electronic artwork in vector format with all fonts supplied or converted to curves/outlines. We prefer all art as Illustrator EPS or PDF files optimised with your logo to size.
If it is not possible for you or your company to supply artwork in vector art finished format, then we can do this for you for a fee.
Artwork requirements for embroidery
As well as the artwork files mentioned above we can also accept JPG, PDF or TIFF electronic images for embroidery.
What is 'Vector Art'?
Vector Art is a technique, not a style.
Perhaps a better term would be "vector-based art," meaning art created in a vector-based program. Vector art consists of creating paths and points in a program such as Illustrator or Freehand. The program keeps track of the relationships between these points and paths. Vectors are any scaleable objects that keeps their proportions and quality when sized up or down. They're defined as solid objects, and can be moved around in full, or grouped together with other objects. Vectors can be defined by mathematical and numeric data. So vector art is anything that's created in Illustrator, Freehand, Corel Draw, Flash or other "vector" illustration programs. (Vector programs: Illustrator, Freehand, Corel Draw, Flash, etc.)
See our Pantone colour chart for Screen Printing colours
The other side of the coin is raster art. Raster art consists of pixel information, where every pixel is assigned a RGB or CMYK value. This can create smoother and more detailed images for photos and paintings, but if the image is scaled, the program has to create new information resulting in that distorted look. (Raster programs: Photoshop, Painter, Fireworks, MS Paint, Gimp, etc.)