High Resolution Pictures

Is my picture good enough for Dye Sublimation Printing?

(skip to : How to search high-res pictures in Google)

To ensure that your images can be used in your shirts, please check the following:

  1. Image was not transferred via Facebook , Viber, or other social media apps
    • Facebook will compress the image and lower its quality making it UNUSABLE for printing.
    • Please use e-mail, file sharing (dropbox/google drive), or wetransfer service.
  2. Dimension is more than
    • For Background images: 3,000 pixels / 30 inches in width or height
    • For Logos:  1,000 pixels / 10 inches in width or height (as placed on the shirt)
      • if logo will be placed at the back of the shirt, please use requirements for Background Image
      • Skip to Best File for Logos for more info.
    • This is to ensure that pictures are not pixelated when stretched on the shirt
      • XLarge shirt size : 22.5 inches width,  by 31 inches length
    • To check:
      1. View image on file explorer
      2. On the file, Right Click > Properties
      3. See Details tab
      4. Check Dimensions field
    • admin-howto-picture-dimension
  3. Another step is to view the file from Adobe Photoshop to see if the image you like fits the requirement in inches.

 


 

How to search high-res pictures in Google

  1. Go to Google Imageshttps://images.google.com/
  2. Search for the image you want.
    • Useful keywords are:
      • Wallpaper
      • high res
  3. Go to Tools
  4. Select SizeLarger than
  5. Choose any image that is 4 MP or above.admin-howto-search-images

 


Best files for Logos

 

A. Layered Vector / Path / Shapes format in Adobe Photoshop (.psd) or Illustrator (.ai, .eps)

  • to check:
    1. Open file in Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
    2. Make sure that layers are present
    3. Each layer was drawn using SHAPE tool, represented by the square symbol on the layer
  • How To - Shapes

B. Large files of logo if vector is not available. we will use the image as is on the shirt.

  • Canvas size:
    • Width & Length : as big as you want it to be seen on the shirt
      • Minimum is 10 inches width
    • Resolution : 300 px
  • to check :
    1. zoom in your image to 100% (1 inch of image size = 1 inch in real life)
    2. Make sure that image is not blurred. that’s the actual thing sizes
  • How To - File

 Why do we need this?

  • Allows images to be stretched to large sizes
  • Allows recoloring of individual colors from the screen to the actual shirt.
    • Regular computer screen make use of RGB colors, while our Printers make use of CMYK colors

 

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