Direct To Garment and Screen Printing:
Bluewater Graphics' On line designer has thousands of pieces of art to help you design 1 t shirt, or thousands of t shirts, as well as designing named and numbered jerseys for your team. We have well over 30,000 pieces of art and editable templates. Have fun designing your own, or, let our art department do it for you. All of this art is "pre seperated" into colors, and no art charges apply when this system is used.
Bluewater Graphics' art department can take your concept, idea or napkin drawing and create a masterpiece. Art charges will apply.
If you have camera ready artwork or existing artwork that is crisp, clear, and fairly simple, art charges do not apply. Art re-creation fees can range from $ 30 and up. Contact us for a quote.
If your design is multi-colored, it must be separated into the component colors. We allow 1/2 hour of art time no charge after which art time is charged out at $ 50.00 per hour.
We accept PC files using floppy disc, memory stick, e-mail or CD ROMs.
Digital files should be in one of the following formats: CorelDraw X6 (or earlier), Illustrator 8.0 (or earlier), PhotoShop 6.0 (or earlier).
Convert all objects and fonts to curves (Corel Draw) or outlines (Adobe Illustrator). This avoids font matching and resolution problems.
We can open files created in Microsoft Word and use them for one-color imprints only. If we receive your multi-color design in Word, it will have to be re-created for screen printing. Art charges will apply.
If you are sending us photographs or computer art files that contain photo-like images, we usually get the best results with .tif, .psd (Adobe Photoshop) or .jpeg files. We also use .bmp and .gif files. Remember, your best results will be obtained with good clean art.
If you are scanning an image to send, please scan it at a minimum 200 dpi at actual print size. If using a digital camera, use the highest resolution possible. Try to keep your files under 1.5 meg. You can use Winzip to compress your files, or bring them to us on a compact flash drive.
For process or simulated process work When supplying files for full colour (process or simulated process) printing it is essential to supply some form of colour guide. This can be a previously printed item or a laser or chromalin proof. This is essential if the colour match has to be exact. We cannot guarantee an exact match without this information.
We prefer to use a variety of stock colors, however we an match your color. If you are using the Pantone Color Matching® system, providing the Pantone® color number is ideal. Please be aware that different computer monitors display colors differently. Color matching from a digital file viewed on our monitors may be slightly inaccurate. There is a $ 60.00 per color charge to pantone match your color
We use both in-house and outside digitizers to take your idea, image, drawing or digital file and creatie an embroidery machine compatible stitch file. Digital files should be in one of the following formats: CorelDraw 16 (or earlier), Illustrator 8.0 (or earlier), PhotoShop 6.0 (or earlier),EPS, JPEG, TIFF or BMP
We are also happy to accept embroidery disks that were created by another embroidery operation. If the embroidery disk is provided in a Tajima® format and no changes are required or desired then there will be no set-up (digitizing) fee. When using a file from another source, a previously embroidered piece is necessary to ensure accurate replication.
We have thousands of library designs in stock. If you don't have a logo, you can use some of our designs with text to "spruce up" your shirts.