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Design Studio Help

Artwork File Formats
For most accurate product sample and finished product results, use artwork saved in Adobe Illustrator .eps file format. Bitmap (.bmp, .jpg, .tif) files may also be used. For other file formats, contact us at 1-877-272-6337 or click here to email us.
Uploading Artwork
From your disk
The Design Studio gives you access to the file navigation controls in your computer’s operating system to find and select graphics. Files may be located on a floppy disk, hard disk or CD-ROM connected to your computer/network. If you’re having trouble locating your graphic, use your computer’s find feature to confirm its location, then return to the Design Studio to select it. Branders.com supports the .eps, .tif, .bmp, .pcx, .gif, .pict (limited support) and .jpg file formats.

From Art Library
Your Branders.com Art Library stores and displays your graphic files. Any of these graphics may be viewed in thumbnail format and selected for use in new projects. If you don’t see the artwork you are looking for in the Saved Artwork section of your Project Folder, it may still be located on your local computer/network.
Preparing Artwork
Traps, Chokes and Bleeds
For special imprinting requirements call your Branders.com Specialist at 1-877-272-6337 or click here to email us.

Entering PMS Information
Accurate color information may be entered in the Verify Color field using the Pantone Matching System. Enter each PMS color code on a separate line (no commas or other delimiters are required).

Image Resolution Issues
For most accurate photo sample results in the Design Studio:

* Set your display color palette to 16 or 24-bit
* If using a bitmap image, set its file area to at least 600 x 600 pixels

Selecting Decoration Methods
Only the decoration/printing methods available for the product you have chosen will be available to you in Design Studio. For example, engraving will not be an option for any fabric apparel items. For special decoration requests, contact us at 1-877-272-6337 or click here to email us.
Uploading Large Files
You may upload files up to 3MB in size. To use larger files, contact us at 1-877-272-6337 or click here to email us.
About Color
Pantone v. RGB v. Spot
The Branders.com Design Studio allows you to accurately input color information using the Pantone Matching System. Input PMS data in the Verify Colors field provided at Step 2.
Saving Art to your Project Folder
Your Project Folder stores images of your decorated products. To save a project, click save from the design studio. Name the project and the folder where you would like it to be stored. Select save and return to design studio to continure working on the project, or save and quote to receive a quote for the project.