Prior to items going into production, a high-resolution file (of at least 300 DPI) that matches the artwork displayed on your product is required.
To crop and resize high-resolution images in Photoshop, please follow the instructions below.
Designers can also use Pixlr or any other online image editor to crop and resize.
Please click here for a tutorial.
Please make sure to work on sections (in the uploaded image) that will be used in production
Provide a high-resolution image for the design you created on the Product Preview.
(See Figure A)
Crop your image by using the “Marquee tool” to select the area you wish to use in your design. To crop in Photoshop, choose “Image” then “Crop” from the taskbar dropdowns: (see Figure B)
(Figure A) (Figure B)
Now we will change our Image Size to match the print requirements.
In Photoshop: Press "Shift+Ctrl+I" (Windows) or “Cmd+Option+I” (Mac) to open the Image Size dialog box. Make sure to switch from “Inches” to “Pixels” and compare the results to the guidelines we have listed on the High-Res Uploader page:
Modal Scarves and Cashmere Scarves
Due to the elongated length of our Modal and Cashmere scarves, stretching your image to the given dimensions will likely result in low quality printing. To assure a high and clear quality of your image is uploaded, your design will be arranged in a pattern dependent on its size and look, as well as the Product Preview you originally created. We will then mirror your design to fit the scarf dimensions. This is why we suggest to not resize your design to fit the given scarf size unless it is very long.
Please note that if you have a very long scarf design, we will make sure your images print well at scale.
Quality Tops and All Other Essentials
If you are using the pattern repeat feature, try to match the size of the repeated pattern. Please note that the design does not have to match the dimension ratio perfectly. If you are uncertain at any point of the process, kindly provide us with a raw high-resolution photo of your artwork.
Below is a visual example of why having the right size of the product image is important. Our team will open your high-resolution image in a template file that the printers use. The photo on the left, A, is without resizing, and the photo on the right, B, is after resizing. Resizing a raw image rather than an already compressed image makes things a lot sharper!
To save your image in the TIF or TIFF format in Photoshop, go to “File” then “Save As,” and from the dropdown of “Format File-types” choose “TIFF” (Figure D)
You will then see an options dialogue box asking about your image compression. Since the image is for printing please select “None.” If you have layers, please discard them, as they will add to your file size. (see Figure E)
Follow the link below to access the high-resolution uploader:
Please upload your file and wait for a response detailing the completion of this stage!