To provide our customers with the best possible products & services, we recommend the following guidelines when submitting your artwork.

Please check all files for viruses before sending
Click here to view our help videos.


Printable artwork should be in one of the following file formats:

Corel Draw®:

Convert all text to curves and save as Corel X5 Version 15 or lower.
To convert text to curves using Corel Draw®:

First select all the art be going to Edit -> Select All -> Text on the menu bar. We tell youto select all the artwork to ensure ALL the text is converted.

While everything is still selected, go back to the menu bar and click on Arrange -> Convert to Curves. Or by using the shortcut keys "Ctrl+Q".

**We suggest saving a second file instead of saving over your original. Once the text is changed to outlines, the text can no longer be manipulated.


Adobe Illustrator®:

Convert all text to outlines and save as Illustrator CS6 Version 16 or lower.
To convert text to outlines using Adobe Illustrator®:
First select all the art by going to Select -> All. We tell you to select all the artwork to ensure ALL the text is converted.

While everything is selected, go back to the menu and click on Type -> Create Outlines.
**We suggest saving a second file instead of saving over your original. Once the text is changed to outlines, the text can no longer be manipulated.

Bitmaps: Most files with the extensions .jpg, .tif, .gif, and .psd can be used. This art will only be used as guides for art services. Recommended resolution for bitmaps is 150 dpi to 300 dpi.

Other Formats: Pro World accepts other formats and art other than those listed above, such as faxes, cd's (and other storage devices), T-shirts, mail, and e-mails. Generally art submitted in formats other than. eps are considered unfinished art and will have to be recreated at an additional charge.


Avoid printing issues by following these guidelines:

Artwork must be vector art. What is a vector file? Art made up of paths which are defined by points, lines and curves and represented by mathematical equations. Vector art can be scaled to any size and retain its sharpness and detail at no loss in quality. EPS, PDF , AI , CDR are the vector formats we accept. However, a file with that extension is not necessarily a vector file. We would have to inspect it and confirm.

All fonts used in the design must be converted to curves/outlines. To avoid errors in missing fonts and altered formats, please provide all text converted to curves/outlines.


Please use the following standard colors:

Standard Colors

Keep in mind that computer screens will not accurately represent the colors we offer. The PMS numbers listed for our stock colors are listed as a reference, are not exact matches and you should only use them as a guide.

  •       
    Black
  •       
    Bright Blue: 306C
  •       
    Bright Green: 375C
  •       
    Brown: 476C
  •       
    Burgundy: 194C
  •       
    Champagne: 4525C
  •       
    Chestnut Brown: 7515C
  •       
    Columbia Blue: 299C
  •       
    Dark Green: 5535C
  •       
    Fuchsia: 226C
  •       
    Gold: 1235C
  •       
    Grey: 7543C
  •       
    Hot Orange: 21C
  •       
    Hot Pink: 232C
  •       
    Kelly Green: 348C
  •       
    Light Blue: 2995C
  •       
    Navy: 654C
  •       
    Orange: 172C
  •       
    Pink: 1905C
  •       
    Purple: 2685C
  •       
    Red: 187C
  •       
    Royal Blue: 287C
  •       
    Spring Green: 361C
  •       
    Texas Orange: 1525C
  •       
    Turquoise: 7467C
  •       
    Vegas Gold: 4505C
  •       
    White
  •       
    Yellow: YELLOW

Custom Colors

We can print non-standard PMS colors for an additional charge of $30.00 per color. Any artwork that contains custom PMS colors are always backed up in white which will be an additional color and priced accordingly. Keep in mind that our custom chart and our proof files can only provide a close approximation of a spot color which can vary depending on the age and type of monitor used. To ensure an exact match, we recommend that you look at a Pantone Color Guide.

Minimum line thickness is .014" (or 1 point). We also request that the minimum knockout space be .028" (or 2 points).


1 Point Stroke

Stroke Thickness

All strokes in artwork must be at least 1-point to ensure the design prints properly.


Check Stroke Thickness
  1. Make a line in your document I and change the color so that it stands out against your artwork.
  2. Set the stroke to 1 Point.
  3. Test the line throughout the document, making sure all thin areas of your artwork are at least as thick as your line.
  4. Once you are finished checking your artwork, delete the line from your file.


Minimum knock-out space is .028" (or 2 points in Adobe Illustrator).


2 Point Stroke

Knockout Space

Having a 2-point knockout throughout the artwork ensures that all detail in the design will be maintained once it is pressed on the garment.


Checking Knockout Space
  1. Make a line in your document and change the color so that it stands out against your artwork.
  2. Set the stroke to 2 Point.
  3. Test the line throughout the document, making sure all knock-out areas of your artwork are at least as thick as your line.
  4. Once you are finished checking your artwork, delete the line from your file.
  5. Halftones and Gradients should be solid editable vector art. Halftones and gradients should not be broken into smaller parts or expanded.


All gradients, half tones and/or shading must be formatted as a solid shape. As a rule of thumb, gradients can be achieved when using a solid lighter color and applying the darker color over as a gradient ,creating the effect needed (i.e. fire, flames can be recreated using Red Gradient on solid Orange or Yellow). Consider using a solid color (standard or PMS color) rather than using a gradient to achieve a specific color. Check that artwork does not contain 0% of a color as it will not print. Check for unwanted gradients present in artwork. *KEEP IN MIND that gradients are achieved on a case by case basis depending on the colors used and your artwork. We reserve the right to have a final decision when printing your job in order to meet our quality control standards.


ColorTrans

For our ColorTrans (4 color process) products to be of the highest quality, the following guidelines below should be followed.

  1. Resolution should be 300 dpi or larger for ColorTrans to ensure maximum quality.
  2. Color should be in CMYK to get a more accurate representation of color.
  3. Create a vector clipping mask around the entire art area. This step is important to ensure that all intended areas of your art get printed.
  4. Text located anywhere in the artwork must be at least a point size of 35 to print clearly. This size is based on a standard block fon (ex. Arial). Different typestyles may require to be larger.
  5. Text outside the design must be vector and converted to outlines/curves.

Sublimation

For our Sublimation (4 color process) products to be of the highest quality, the following guidelines below should be followed.

  1. Resolution should be 300 dpi or larger for Sublimation to ensure maximum HD quality.
  2. Color should be in CMYK to get a more accurate representation of color.