How do I make a printable vector graphics file?
Vector graphics consist of lines, circles and curves, which means that enlarging or decreasing their size can be carried out without quality loss. Several software programmes help you create vector graphics, e.g. Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
Please be sure to heed the advise below when creating them. Once you’ve uploaded your design, we will run an automatic check to see whether it meets our criteria. We may need to make minor changes. For example, we adjust parts of the design which are too small to print on a T-shirt. In case automatic changes aren’t possible, it will be pointed out when uploading. That’s not a problem, though. In this case, please refer your Design ID to our Customer Service.
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SizeWe recommend a maximum size of 28x28cm to make your design suitable for any product. The maximum size possible is 38x38cm
Line weight / widthLines and other parts of the design need to at least 1.5mm thick. Margins between 2 different design elements need to be smaller than 1mm.
Tip: In order to make sure that the lines are thick enough, use a circle with a 1.5mm diameter and mouse over the thinnest lines of the design.
ColoursYou can use up to 3 colours. Colour gradients are not possible.
PathsAll printable objects and parts of it need to be rendered into paths. Pixel graphics (e.g. jpg) cannot be used.
FormatsWe support the following data formats: .svg and .ai. .Cdr data type files are best exported as .svg. You can also use the following online software to convert .png, .jpg etc. into .svg: https://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-svg. Please note: this free online service does not validate aforementioned criteria.