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Logo Guidelines

We want you to get the best result from your logos so consequently we may have to ask you for different formats, or in some cases alter your logo a little, to gain the best results for you. We will always discuss these changes with you and show you a proof to make sure you understand the changes and are 100% happy before we proceed into production.

EMBROIDERY

When providing artwork for embroidery please ensure that any artwork provided is clear, especially in the cases where there may be fine detail or text. If we can’t read or see it properly it’s very hard to trace and recreate it.

Elements we may have to change

Font Size - this may have to be increased, to embroider text clearly it really should be no smaller the 5mm height by 5mm wide. We often have to increase “strap lines”, Ltd and trade mark symbols to reflect this.
Outlines - Where this looks fine on large back logos on small breast logos this can look scrappy, it’s often better to remove these. However we can always try and keep them and remove them after sampling if the outcome isn’t perfect.
Gradients - these have to be interpreted by blending stitches together, this is sometimes difficult as there are limited variations of each colour thread. Normally we would remove gradients and choose a the colour that stands out the most in the gradient. Again if it’s imperative that your logo contains a gradient, we can try for you, test the outcome and let you make the decision as to whether it works well or not.
Drop Shadows - In print these are created by blending black/grey to a background colour. Again interpreting this in stitches can have strange results. So our advice is always to remove them unless it compromises your logo too much.
Colours - Most logos in print appear on white paper, our best selling colours of polo shirt, however, are navy & black. Because of this we sometimes need to change the colours of your logo so that they can be seen on the colour garment of your choice.

Please be assured that any change to your logo requires your full approval before your garments go through to final production.

EXAMPLES OF EMBROIDERED LOGOS

SINGLE COLOUR VINYL PRINT

This print method is produced buy cutting out shapes in vinyl, removing any excess vinyl be "weeding" it out, finally adhering it to the garments by applying heat and pressure. This method of printing is great for large names, numbers or logos that have a contiguous shape, the best type of files to supply for these types of print are eps, ai, pdf or cdr files. These are vector based files and are excellent for making up the correct files for this application.

Elements we may have to change

Font Size - this may have to be increased, to cut out text clearly it really should be no smaller the 5mm height by 5mm wide. We often have to increase “strap lines”, Ltd and trade mark symbols to reflect this if small logos are being applied by this method.
Gradients, Drop Shadows - As this method is based on flat colour shapes/text, if you have gradients, drop shadows or non contiguous complex shapes, it may be wiser to go for a different print method.
Colours - We have a vast amount of coloured vinyl to choose from, however, they may not match your logo colour exactly. We can send you samples of colored vinyl before production to make sure that you are happy with the colour of vinyl selected.

Please be assured that any change to your logo requires your full approval before your garments go through to final production.

EXAMPLES OF SINGLE COLOUR VINYL PRINTED LOGOS

FULL COLOUR VINYL PRINT

We use a Roland Versa Camm printer and cutter to product these logos, the vinyl is a white printable vinyl which is then printed with solvent based inks, this way we can reproduce your logo exactly as a printer could, the logo is then cut out of the vinyl and adhered to the garments by applying heat and pressure. Logos that best suit this method of printing are again contiguous logos that don't have any complexity around the perimeter of the logo.

Elements we may have to change

Make All Elements One Shape - - As the logo has to be printed and cut as one (almost like a badge) we may have to adjust your logo so it will suit this method.

Please be assured that any change to your logo requires your full approval before your garments go through to final production.

EXAMPLES OF FULL COLOUR VINYL PRINTED LOGOS

SCREEN PRINTING

Probably the most versatile print method as its applications are endless, it can be used from single colour print through to full colour logos/designs. Logos/designs can be complex in detail and shape. A screen print is produced by creating a negative acetate which is then exposed to a light sensitive emulsion (which has previously been applied to a silk screen). Once It is complete, the unexposed emulsion is washed away leaving a stencil on the screen. This has to be done for every colour required to reproduce your design. This as you can imagine is fairly time consuming , therefore we do have a minimum qty of 50 garments for this print method and a setup charge per screen colour. However the results are amazing and for large qty of garments the cost of per print is very low. If you would like to see our screen print charges you can do so be clicking here.

Elements we may have to change

Please be assured that any change to your logo requires your full approval before your garments go through to final production.

EXAMPLES OF SCREEN PRINTED LOGOS