Artwork Requirements

Pad Printing Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE:   WHITE AND LIGHT COLOR INKS PAD PRINTED ON COLORED FABRICS WILL FADE/BLEND TO A SHADE OF THE CLOTH. WE CANNOT COLOR MATCH.
                                    IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PRINT METALLIC INKS ON CLOTH.

Vector Artwork

  • Please ensure that all vector artwork is indeed vectorised art and not an image saved as an .AI or .EPS file.
  • Artwork that have been converted into images (most often low resolution images, see Fig. 5) cannot be used due to the fact that the pad printing process requires art to have crisp clear edges in order to produce high quality plates to be used in the pad printing process.
Vector Artwork required for pad printed process
  • Please make sure to outline all text that is added to the artwork. This is important because not all computers or systems will have the same set of fonts available.
  • When the fonts are not outlined, the system (computer / software) will fail to recognize the font that is used in the artwork and will immediately show an error message warning that the font that cannot be recognized will be replaced by the system using a default font.
Font requirement for pad printed artwork