The greater the quality of the logos and designs that you supply, the greater the accuracy in the artwork our Design Team can produce, and the quicker your design can be approved and moved forward into production.
CUSTOMER SUPPLIED LOGOS AND GRAPHICS
If you have sourced artwork from the original Designers or Companies then we will require these in a format that our Designers can work with. The Design Team at Impsport currently use Adobe Illustrator CC. Files that are saved in an .ai, .eps, or .pdf format with live vector information where all fonts are converted to paths or turned to outlines are ideal. Please pass this information onto the original source of the logos or artwork that you would like to use in your designs and they will be able to provide our Design Team with what is required.
Bitmap file types such as .jpeg, .psd, .png or .tiff (or any other image file) will need additional work from our Designers and will incur an additional charge as detailed in the Custom Artwork Charges section below.
The illustration below demonstrates how vector based artwork can be scaled infinitely without losing resolution compared to bitmap file types that lose resolution when scaled.
We only match to Pantone Solid Coated colour numbers. We print using a four-colour process (CMYK). We will match the pantone to the CMYK equivalent. Using the CMYK process we are able to achieve a wide gamut of colour options. This allows us to offer unlimited colour options at no additional charge.
If you can not provide a Pantone Solid Coated colour number but instead have CMYK or RGB colours then we can not guarantee a match to these.
All designs are created and printed at one scale in our standard pattern for each garment. This means that more artwork is cropped out on the smaller sizes than on the larger sizes. Special effort is made to ensure that all critical design elements are contained within the crop area for the smallest size.
The illustration below shows the front panel of a 2XS cycling jersey compared to that of a 2XL. Please note that the main logo remains whilst less of the background image is visible on the smaller size.
If you would like to submit your own design, templates for all our Custom Cycling, Triathlon, and Athletics garments can be found on our DESIGN TEMPLATES page or can be requested from our friendly Customer Services Department at [email protected] Where possible please submit vector based files.
If you have any queries relating to this information then please don’t hesitate to get in contact using one of the following email addresses: [email protected]