Using our templates
How to use our templates
We’ve put together a simple video to show you how to use our template and setup your artwork for print.
Please be aware that we will not send you a proof before sending your order through to production. This is because your artwork should be set to our artwork template and therefore the proof file would look exactly the same as the PDF you supply to us.
We do, however, check that all artwork is print ready before sending it through to production. We check the layout is correct and the resolution of any images used is high enough for print. If we spot anything which isn’t quite right we won’t send your artwork throgh to print and will get in touch with you to rectify the issue.
Please note that if your artwork is not print ready, it could delay the production time. Our lead time begins when your order is pushed through to production.
Artwork should be supplied at 100% size and should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Ink levels up to 300%
- Images 50 – 150dpi
- All fonts converted to outlines
- Minimum 10% tints
- Save as a high resolution PDF. Make sure that all template layers are switched off as if they are on your final PDF, they will print.
- The purple line represents the trim line and therefore the finished size of the fabric.
- The blue area is the QuietZone and is prone to production tolerances, keep logos, text and important imagery out of this area. All important elements of your design should be comfortably within the safe print area in the centre of the template.
- Respect the QuietZone. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned, this is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material
- The space between the edge of the art board and the purple trim line is the bleed, make sure your background colour/pattern fills this area
Have you used the correct colour mode?
When saving your file, ensure that you have set the artwork up in the correct colour mode. Our chair fabrics are produced in CMYK process colour. If RGB or LAB colours are found they will be converted to CMYK which will result in some colour shift. We do not recommend supplying files in RGB or LAB as it’s unlikely they’ll print as expected. Pantone Colours will also be converted to CMYK (where applicable) with the same results.
Colour variation is inherent in any print process, unfortunately an exact colour match cannot be guaranteed and should not be expected.
Check your image resolution?
For CMYK process printing, your colour images should be set to 300dpi @ 100% size.
To get the best idea of how an image may look when printed, view your print ready PDF at 100%.
Need Some Help?
If you would like more information or advice when setting up your design, drop us a line:
0843 289 7944