Where computer screens work with RGB colours, painters with RAL-colours, our printers work with PMS colours.
PMS is short for Pantone Matching System. Why is it important to know that we work with this system? Studies show that using the exact right colour helps increase brand recognition by 87%. That is why we think as a printer it is important to always use the exact same colour.
With Full colour printing the colours can be different. With full colour printing our printers work with CMYK system, so take in account that there could be a difference in colours when using normal printing or full colour printing.
There are a couple printing options available, this also depends on the product and will be shown on the product page.
- Normal printing (max. 4 colours)
- Full colour printing
To be able to print your logo and make a digital sample, we need to receive an AI or EPS file. JPG and PNG files are not suitable because they consists of pixels and make the picture grainy when you zoom in. AI and EPS files can be made with the following programmes:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Quark Xpress
Note: a .jpeg file can not be saved as an .eps file, it will lock in the jpeg file and still be of the same quality.
Text file outline
Are you looking to print text on your product, or does your logo partially consists of text, we ask you to send the text as outlines. This prevents you from receiving the wrong lettering. Some fonts are not in our system, when opening your file, the font will change to a font the computer does recognise. To make sure this does not happen, we ask you to convert the font to outlines and send them as a ttf file. How do I convert my text to a ttf file? Follow the steps below:
: Open Illustrator
: Open your text file.
: Choose the selection tool
: Select your text
: Select the “Type” window, then select “Create Outlines”
: Save your file as a .ttf file
You now have converted your text to outlines. Are you not able to convert your text to outlines? Then please mention the font of the text with your order or enquiry.
It is important that the logo you give us, is of good quality so we can get the best result. DPI, also dots per inch, is a measurement of the quality of your image. It is important that the DPI of your image is 300.
300 DPI images have 300 dots per square inch. So, if we have an image that is 300 pixels by 300 pixels — we can print it at 1″ × 1″ at 300 DPI. If 1” x 1” is the final size, we can go ahead with printing. If the image was intended to be printed as a 2″ × 2″ image, the output would only be 150 DPI. If this was intended to be a 4″ × 4″ image, the output would only be 75dpi and the quality of your logo will be grainy.
How to find out what the dpi of your image is? If you want to print an image that is 800 × 500 (points), you need to divide each value by 300 to see how many inches you can print at 300 dpi.
- 800 ÷ 300 = 2,667″ (width)
- 500 ÷ 300 = 1,667″ (height)