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AquaTru Artwork Guidelines

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AquaTru™ screen printed transfers require vector artwork. You can send us vector artwork and we can print it as is or with adjustments.

You can send us bitmap artwork that we will convert to vector. Send us the best artwork that you have.

  1. Size: The maximum image area is 12″ x 19″. Although not required, it is a good idea to send us your file at the size you want it printed.

  2. Convert text to curves: For vector files, convert all text to curves/outlines before sending.

  3. Colors: We use spot colors for screen printing. You can use spot colors when creating art, but it is not required. Use consistent colors in your file.

  4. Line Thickness:

    • Recommended .011″ minimum line thickness for AquaTru without Dye-Block

    • Recommended .059″ minimum line thickness for AquaTru with Dye-Block

  5. Show-Thru Thickness:

    • Recommended .02″ minimum show-thru for AquaTru

  6. Special effects, fades, shadows, shading, etc. are not recommended: Some special effects can’t be produced with screen printing. Consider digital transfers if your art contains these.

  7. No distress or halftones for AquaTru

Acceptable File Formats:

CorelDraw®

Version 11 to X7.
All artwork should be "ON" the page.

Adobe Illustrator® All versions. Best if files are saved as .eps. If using Creative Cloud, save as CS5 .eps. Will accept .ai if saved with "Create PDF compatible file" is selected. All artwork should be on the artboard.
Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) All versions. PDFs can contain vector and bitmap graphics/text. All text should be converted to curves. All artwork should be "ON" the page.
Bitmaps/Jpgs (photos) Most files with extensions .jpg, .tif, .gif, .psd, and .bmp can be viewed. Grayscale and full color bitmaps, such as photographs, can usually be used as provided for digital transfers as long as the resolution is printable quality.
Photoshop® or Corel Photo Paint® All versions. Grayscale and full color bitmaps can usually be used as provided for digital transfers as long as the resolution is a printable quality.
Microsoft Word® These files may contain usable art or they will be used as a guide for recreating the art.