How to prepare a file for printing

Preparing a file for printing consists of several basic steps. See how easy it is!

Basic information


  • Design on a scale of 1 to 1. The maximum file size is 80MB. Please send us larger files via FTP.

  • Use RGB Adobe 1998 color scheme

  • Always design at 300 dpi per inch

  • Remember to save the report. Unless you consciously design the panel pattern.

  • Save the file in the JPG extension, thanks to which you can easily load it into our system.

  • Remember what you are creating a pattern for and what products it will be on. Its scale depends on it.

What does that actually mean?

Pattern

Reportable

A pattern report is a repeatable fragment of a pattern that can be duplicated on any plane. Thanks to this, it creates the impression of a whole.

The report can be of various sizes, from a square centimeter to large areas, even over a square meter. It all depends on the purpose of the designed pattern.

As a standard, most of our clients create a report in the size of about 25cm x 25cm. This is its most popular version.

Ultimately it all depends on the product you want to sew.

In the case of very small toys or slippers, for example, the report can be as high as 5 cm x 5 cm.

The most common mistakes:

The pattern at the edges has a white or transparent line. When duplicating the image, a line is formed that makes the fabric unsuitable for sewing a full-fledged product.

The report duplicates incorrectly and its elements are truncated.

Time for specifics!
See how we do it.

On the right, we present a video showing how we submit our reportable report ourselves. We use the PHOTOSHOP program to create patterns.

The latest version of Photoshop has an add-on that makes our work much easier: (view -> Pattern view). Thanks to this, creating correct reports is very simple and quick, and additionally allows you to see the final result immediately.

What does that actually mean?

Pattern

Panel

A panel pattern is a project prepared for a specific width of the material.

Panel patterns include all files that do not report in width or length.

Therefore, it is often more expensive to sew the finished product.

In practice, panel patterns are used for the fronts of clothes that should have a specific pattern, e.g. sports shirts, but also for products such as children's panel blankets.

The most common mistakes:

The panel is not adjusted to the width of the material. In case the fabric is shorter than the length for which the panel was prepared, a piece of the pattern will be cut off.

Preparation of panel patterns is simpler than reports. But much more difficult to sew :)

But much longer to sew

Watch a short video! This is how we put together our panel designs. The most important thing is the width of the material on which the panel will be printed. This value determines the working area on which we can work.

The width of the available materials can be found here.