Heat PRessing Design Guideline

Pricing

Heat Transfer Vinyl

Heat Transfer Vinyl pricing is based on the amount of vinyl, type of vinyl, colors and layers being used per design.

Full Color Transfer

Full Color Transfer pricing is based on the size and amount of ink being used per design.


Placement

FRONT

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BACK

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Colors

Heat Transfer Vinyl

We offer a selection of color and finishes - standard, glitter, metallic foil, textured foil, holographic, and reflective.

Full Color Transfer

There is no limit to the amount of colors being used. The images print in CMYK color format.

We offer 2 types of finishes - standard and performance.


Artwork files

Heat Transfer Vinyl

  • For Best Results

    • Vectored Artwork (.AI, .EPS) or high resolution .PSD, .SVG, and .PDF. with layers and transparent backgrounds

    • Resolution of 300 dpi or higher

    • Design uses solid colors and has clear color separation

  • Low resolution designs may have to be vectorized by a graphic design artist

  • The vectorized lines used in your design must be at least 1 pt or .013 inches for the design to be visible and cut out properly


Full Color Transfer

  • For Best Results

    • Vector Artwork: (.AI, .EPS) or a high resolution (.PSD, .SVG, and .PDF), with layers and transparent backgrounds and RGB color format

    • Acceptable Photo Files: .JPEG, .PSD, .EPS, .TIFF

    • Resolution of 300 dpi or higher, to ensure the highest clarity

  • Converting artwork from 72 dpi to 300 dpi may not produce good results and will result in pixelation or low quality image

  • Low resolution designs may have to be vectorized by a graphic design artist


SIZING

The below are typical dimensions used for reference. Dimensions may vary dependent on the surface or garment.

  • Standard Adult (11 x 11”)

  • Adult Max (11.25 x 14”)

  • Youth Medium/Large (10.5 x 10.5”)

  • Youth Small (8.5 x 8.5”)

  • Toddler (5.5 x 5.5”)

  • Standard Left Chest (4.5 x 4.5”)

  • Max Left or Right (5 x 5”)

  • Pocket (3.5 x 3.5”)

  • Standard Cap (4.75 x 2.75”)

  • Max Cap (5 x 3”)

  • Leg (2.5 x 14”)

  • Standard Sleeve (2 x 11.5”)

  • Max Sleeve (2.5 x 14”)

  • Bags

  • Cups

LIMITATIONS

A flat surface is needed to get the best quality transfer. Heat pressing on seams, collars, or zippers provide an inconsistent surface and won’t adhere properly.

Common ISsues

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Use of Low Resolution Artwork

If a low resolution artwork file is used to for heat transfer vinyl, the image will come out messy or pixelated instead of sharp and clean. Avoid this by making sure the image is vectorized or is 300 dpi.

Heat Transfer Vinyl: There needs to be clearly defined lines in order to cut out the artwork from the heat transfer vinyl.

Helpful Tips

Heat Transfer Vinyl

For the best result, use Vector Artwork (.AI, .EPS) or a high resolution (.PSD, .SVG, and .PDF) of 300 dpi or higher, with layers and transparent backgrounds and clear color separations.

Full Color Transfer

For the best result, use Vector Artwork (.AI, .EPS) or a high resolution (.PSD, .SVG, and .PDF) of 300 dpi or higher, with layers and transparent backgrounds and RGB color format.

If the above is unavailable, there are steps that can be taken to make your artwork file work.

Vectorization is the process of converting a raster image to a vector image. The image can be hand-traced or auto-traced by a computer program.

  • Vector images are mathematical calculations from one point to another that form lines and shapes.

    • Created with vector program and are common for images that will be applied onto a physical surface

    • When zoomed in, the image will appear the same

    • When enlarged, the mathematical formulas stay the same, the image will stay the same regardless of size

    • It is scalable to any size and will not lose quality

    • Can be printed at any size or resolution

    • Common Uses: Logos, illustrations, technical drawers, specialty signs, printing, engraving and etching

    • Common File Types: .AI, .SVG, .EPS, .PDF that originated from vector programs

    • Common Programs: Adobe Illustrator

  • Raster images are made up of pixels - a single point or the smallest single element in a display device.

    • Created with pixel based programs or captured with a camera or scanner and are typically appear on computer screens

    • When zoomed in, little squares will appear

    • Is made up of a specific amount of pixels. When enlarged without changing the number of pixels, the image will appear pixelated or blurry

    • Common Uses: Photography

    • Common File Types: .PSD, .EPS, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG., .TIF, .BMP and .PDF that originated from raster programs

    • Common Programs: Photoshop, Paint

 


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