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© 2019 Race Merchandise Inc.

Graphic Guidelines

Our goal is to use your art file to create the best print possible.

Contact Design@RaceMerchandise.ca and we'll help answer your design questions.

 

For silk screening, we use STANDARD PANTONE COLOURS

Please provide us with PMS# (solid coated) - we will match as close as possible

SENDING US YOUR FILE

Send us your design as a vector file or a high-quality image file. We'll accept any of the file types below:

   

 

WHAT IS A VECTOR FILE?

Vector files use lines, curves and shapes to create an image based on mathematical formulas.

 

Advantage of Vector:

Vector designs can be enlarged without getting pixelated or blurry.

 

Disadvantage of Vector:

Photographs and images usually can't be vectorized. Vector is best for shapes and text.

 

Which programs use Vector?

Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are two popular vector art programs.

 

Common Vector Problem: Missing Font

 

  Solution 1:

If you are using a rare font, send us the font file (.ttf) with your vector design file (.ai .cdr)

 

 Solution 2:

Alternatively, send us a copy of your file with all fonts converted to curves (outlined).

Be sure to save the original under a different name in case you want to edit the text later on.

WHAT IS A RASTER FILE?

Raster files use pixels to display an image.

 

The advantage of Raster:

Raster files are good for photographs.

It can print well when you set your image size and quality high.

 

The disadvantage of Raster:

Raster files can look blurry when enlarged. Be sure to save at high quality from the start.

 

Which programs use Raster?

Adobe Photoshop is a popular raster program. Most images online are raster files as well.

 

Common Raster Problem: Low-Quality Image

 

  Solution 1: Send a Higher Quality Image

When creating a new document in Photoshop, select Image > Image Size and set the quality to 300 DPI. Note that enlarging a low-quality jpg will not increase the quality.

Once you have a higher quality image, send it to us!

 

 Solution 2: Hire our Designer

For $40 per hour, one of our Graphic Designers will help re-create your design.