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FAQs

Artwork Fees:

Screen set-up: ($25/color/location)

Embroidery set-up: ($15/1000 stitches)

Art recreation: ($50/hour, $25 for basic logo edit)


Don’t have the art file we need?

Brandables will convert your provided art file for $25/image. Very detailed artwork will need to be quoted due to its complexity.


What is the difference between jpeg and vector.

When sending your art files to Brandables we recommend that you send vector files, usually .eps or .ai files. If you send in a jpeg it will require additional charges for converting it to a vector file.

The JPEG or JPG format is very popular for images. EPS files, on the other hand, can be enlarged indefinitely without losing quality. EPS is a vector format, meaning the images will not change, or pixelate, as you enlarge the image. Because of this, most EPS files consist of clean illustrations with distinct lines.


Embroidery vs Screen Printing?

Embroidery: embroidery is the use of thread to re-create/stitch a logo or image onto a piece of fabric. Embroidery is best used on simplified images that do not blend colors. Embroidery is also better suited for smaller areas because embroidery pricing is based on the size of the image.

Screen printing: screen printing is the use of ink to imprint an image onto a piece of fabric. Screen printing is better suited for larger images. Screen printing can also replicate blended colors much better than embroidery. Screen printing pricing is based on the number of colors in an image.


What is the difference between apparel fabric?

Pique:

Pique is the most common weave in polo shirts.  It is made of tightly woven cotton or cotton blends and is recognizable by it’s honeycomb appearance.

Herringbone:

Herringbone is most commonly found in dress shirts.  It is recognizable by the zig zag weave.

Wicking/Performance:

Wicking/Performance fabric is becoming very popular these days in different kinds of shirts.  The fabric is made of polyester or a polyester blend and woven to allow moisture to move away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric where it can evaporate.  Wicking is most popular in athletics and warmer weather climates.

Jacquard:

Jacquard is most commonly found in sports shirts.  It is recognizable by its elaborate weave and pattern.

Jersey knit:

Jersey knit is mostly found in t-shirts.  The fabric is tightly woven to create a smother touch than a shirt that has more of an open weave.


How do price breaks at various quantities work?

If you purchase more pieces of the same item with the same logo, we are able to make our machines more efficient which will allow us to drop the prices and give you a better, lower cost deal.


Why do you need a vector image for all your printing proceses?

Vector artwork is great for resizing. It also produces lossless artwork that isn’t pixel based. Type is sharper, edges are smoother.


Why do some items have minimum order quantities?

Minimums are put in place because it costs a lot of money and labor to set up a machine to customize/print an item, so if there are minimums the costs we incur are then spread out through many pieces to make the item less expensive.


Why can I not save my jpeg and bitmap file as an eps or ai and it not work?

JPEG format does not work well for a high-quality print, and re-saving the JPEG as an EPS will not bring the low quality up to the appropriate high quality needed for a print job.  When this is done, you create what is called a “placed” image that is not able to be manipulated for printing.


What’s the difference between spot colors and process colors?

Spot colors such as Pantone (PMS) colors are specially mixed ink colors. Process color is 4-color (CMYK) that uses varying percentages of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and (K)black inks to reproduce colors.


What is registration on printing?

When an image is printed in multiple colors it is necessary that each color lines up correctly on each item.  If one color is misaligned the registration is off an the image can look wrong.


What does PMS mean?

PMS colors stand for Pantone Matching System.  This color matching system was created so that businesses or people can have the exact same color printed/replicated each time on different mediums of advertising.  There is a formula created in order to reach the same color each time.  This creates a harmonious advertising campaign.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantone


Why are there PMS color matching charges?

There are PMS matching charges because a PMS color must be created by mixing the four colors (Cyan, Magneta, Yellow, and Black) to create the exact color needed for printing on an item.  There are over 1000+ PMS colors currently in existence, so it is necessary to recreate the color each time because many companies have their own PMS color that does not necessarily match yours.


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