Art work Tips

Artwork and Resolution Tips

Most importantly, ensure your artwork is high resolution, that is, preferably over 300dpi. We do accept files as low as 150dpi but for best results 300dpi or higher is essential.

If you've downloaded an image or logo from the internet or a website it's highly likely that it's low res (usually around 96dpi or lower) These images will give poor quality prints and are not recommended. Our designer App will warn you if the quality of the image is below our threshold, you'll need to agree to the disclaimer shown at the time of upload in order to proceed.

Pleae be aware  "Re Saving" low resolution artwork in a higher resolution copy file doesn't mean this will improve the quality. It simply adds the low resolution image to the new file without improvement. A good analogy is to imagine this as like taking a photograph of another "blurred" photograph. Even though the new pic is high resolution, it doesn't change the original "blurred" photograph, it simply copies it.

File Types

Our preferred file types for any artwork are vector files such as EPS. These give the highest quality results as they can be enlarged and manipulated without losing resolution and have smooth sharp lines. PNG files are also good as they usually have transparent backgrounds. JPEG and PDF files can also be uploaded to our designer and do produce great results. 

Backgrounds

With regard to backgrounds, if you don't want it to be visible ensure this is transparent. You'll usually see this as a grey and white "checkered" effect when opening the file in any popular design software such as Photoshop.

You can easily make the background transparent within the Designer App, All you need to do for example is click the "Remove a color" button underneath the Image upload box and choose the colour you wish to make transparent.

This should delete the color and make transparent! Remember, you'll need good artwork for best results!!

NOTE: If you struggle to achieve the required results with our online designer you can email us at together@urbanidentity.co.uk and one of our graphic designers will amend your art work for you.

Garments

Although we can reproduce super sharp images, as fabrics such as cotton or Poly/Cotton aren't by definition perfectly smooth and flat (like gloss paper for example), very fine lines on very small designs and text may "get lost" in the fabric weave and could appear fuzzy. This is due to the nature of the fabric and NOT the print resolution. Please be aware of this when designing or sizing your text and/or design. We recommend keeping text above 5mm if it contains very thin lines and lines more than 1mm for designs or logo's. 

Final Results

Please be aware, the final print result will only be as good as the artwork you provide.

Please ask us first if you're unsure, email together@urbanidentity.co.uk

What you send, is what we print!!