1. Garment Selection
This guide will assist you should you wish to design your own garments, or if you need to send us artwork.
First, browse through our products, to select the type of garment you would like to have made up. Should you wish to do the draft (also referred to as the CAD) yourself, kindly drop us and email via the contact page and request a pdf with the CAD outlines. This is a 3d representation of the actual garment once made up. It is important to choose the correct type of garment to speed up the process. When choosing a garment, have a look at the sleeve types, as well as the additional extras like pockets etc that you would want on the finished product. When requesting a 3d CAD file from us, it will also enable us to give you advise on the design to make sure you eventually get the most awesome design and garment you could wish for!
When designing on the 3D cad, always remember that we will still take the 3d design, and interpret/convert it onto the flat panels as we need to print them in the final production stage. Therefore all logos, trademarks, and graphic elements must be supplied in vector format seperately. If you do not have everything in vector format, you can send us high resolution images and we can convert them for you at our standard design rate of R 250.00 per hour (Ex VAT).
File formats we accept:
All of the above file types can be converted and imported into our design software.
Please don’t design in any microsoft office application (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Paint etc) These applications are not compatible with the software that we use. We can not accept any artwork in these formats, and will have to charge our standard design fee when we have to redo artwork.
All designs should be done in CMYK. We do not accept ANY artwork in RBG. You can also use Pantone colour as reference and we will match the colour accordingly when printing and manufacturing the garment. To order a printed colour swatch from us, kindly send us an email and request a “PRINTED COLOUR SWATCH” For the best possible result, always refer to a pantone colour. This is an international colour matching system, and is the most consistent.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CMYK AND RGB?
When a user generates graphics on a computer for printing, or wishes to print images from a digital camera, it is a common mistake to assume that the colors seen on the screen will look the same in print. As a result of this mistake, files for printing are often erroneously sent in the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) format for printing. The issue lies in the fact that the computer screen and many photo editing programs show colors in RGB mode, while images are printed on paper in Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black (CMYK) format. Sometimes the conversion from RGB to CMYK works without any problems arising, and a printout will look identical to what shows up on the computer. In other cases, there will be noticeable differences between the shades of color. The key to avoiding this potential problem is to convert all graphics to CMYK format during the layout design phase.
RGB Color Mode
RGB is the color scheme that is associated with electronic displays, such as CRT, LCD monitors, digital cameras and scanners. It is an additive type of color mode, that combines the primary colors, red, green and blue, in various degrees to create a variety of different colors. When all three of the colors are combined and displayed to their full extent, the result is a pure white. When all three colors are combined to the lowest degree, or value, the result is black. Software such as photo editing programs use the RGB color mode because it offers the widest range of colors.
CMYK Color Mode
Printers print color onto paper using the CMYK color mode only. This is a four color mode that utilizes the colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black in various amounts to create all of the necessary colors when printing images. It is a subtractive process, which means that each additional unique color means more light is removed, or absorbed, to create colors. When the first three colors are added together, the result is not pure black, but rather a very dark brown. The K color, or black, is used to completely remove light from the printed picture, which is why the eye perceives the color as black.
4. Provide clear instructions
Always be clear in you instructions when ordering your garments. Have a look at what options are available on the product page, and clearly indicate them as you place an order. This refers to pockets, collars, bibs etc that you would want on your sportswear. If you are not sure about the finishing, kindly speak to one of our trained staff members and they can assist you with the various options.
If none of the above mentioned makes any sense, don’t sweat, just contact us