ARTWORK DESIGN & SAMPLING
ARTWORK, DESIGN & SAMPLING
While we prefer to recieve artwork supplied ready to print at Emerald Dreams we understand that this is not always possiable.
We offer our graphic art service at $50/hour. This service includes, conversion to vectors, garment layout/design, colour matching, individual sport numbering and prepairing designs for printing.
We are geared up to help you at any point along the way, from your first solo print project to your company’s latest global venture - we can help! Contact Us.
Why is Vector Better?
Unlike JPEGs, GIFs, and BMP images, vector graphics are not made up of a grid of pixels. Instead, vector graphics are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. A path can be a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. These paths can be used to create simple drawings or complex diagrams. Paths are even used to define the characters of specific typefaces.
Because vector-based images are not made up of a specific number of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and not lose any image quality. If you blow up a raster graphic, it will look blocky, or "pixelated." When you blow up a vector graphic, the edges of each object within the graphic stay smooth and clean. This makes vector graphics ideal for logos, which can be small enough to appear on a business card, but can also be scaled to fill a billboard. Common types of vector graphics include Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, and EPS files. Many Flash animations also use vector graphics, since they scale better and typically take up less space than bitmap images.
File extensions: .AI, .EPS, .SVG, .DRW
If you do not currently have a pattern for a garment that you are trying to develop, we have experienced staff in pattern making that can offer you the assistance you need. From full pattern creation to scaling for sizing.
Alternatively, if you are buying completed garments our standard patterns will be used.
VECTOR DESIGN CONVERSION
Design images should all be created in vector format for the best quality when printing. We can assist with vector conversion of logos and garment designs.