ARTWORK & DESIGN

WHAT ARTWORK FILES SHOULD I SEND?

We need to be able to open and work with your art in Adobe Photoshop. Clean crisp images at 300 dpi the size you want it to be printed. Common file types: pdf, jpeg, psd, tiff, ai, eps, png, etc.

For all vinyl work or screen printing we require Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw files. Please send along an .ai or .eps file, with your fonts outlined, or converted to curves or send us the font with your file. 

I NEED A DESIGNER TO BUILD ART FROM SCRATCH

Please contact one of our customer service reps by email. Please attach any notes or examples of what you’re after. If our company can’t help you — our people still can. We can assist with designing you a graphic design and we can meet with you and work one-on-one to tune or fine-tune your concept(s). We charge a fee of $50 for artwork designed in house. We also depending on the design may out source it to suit your needs. 

MY IMAGE IS PIXELATED CAN YOU FIX IT?

Our design team will notify you if your artwork exceeds normal pixilation, which would result in a poor quality print. Images taken from the internet are only 72 dpi, but a file at 300 dpi will ensure a crisp, clean print. When file(s) require a complete re-build, at the discretion of our art department, we will email you with our assessment of what’s required, and what we would charge to rebuild it.

DIGITAL MOCKUPS

Once we start on your artwork, you’ll be happy at how easily it all seems to come together. We design the artwork and make a digitial mockup for you to see how the design will look when printed. With screen printing it will be really close to the design please check spelling and placement and approve the design or comment with notes, wants approved we start the printing process.    

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY DESIGN?

Once we start on your artwork, you’ll be happy at how easily it all seems to come together. Your mockup is almost always complete after two revisions. (This is only concerning placement of art on the apparel). You will be allowed two additional sets of revisions free of charge to your initial mockup. Any additional revisions past that point will incur an additional art charge.

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY DESIGN?

We will only print your logo for your shirts. It remains your intellectual property and it is safe with us. If you hire us to create artwork for you, you are strictly paying for the labor and thought process to produce the artwork. You are not paying for the ownership and rights of the artwork but for the creation fees. You or its rightful owner, not Steel Town Graphics, own any artwork you submit to us for printing that is not being created by Steel Town Graphics. We will not reproduce your artwork, trademarked or not, without you or the rightful owner’s consent.

SEARCHING FOR FONTS

For a library of 10,000 great fonts, please visit DaFont. Type your text into the preview window, select the style of fonts you’d like to choose from and enter to preview your text in up to 100 fonts at a long glance. You can download fonts into your own computer at no cost. For our use, we would only need to know the font’s name.

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