Alberta Embroidery, Printing, Signs, and More
IF I EMAIL OR BRING MY DESIGN IN ON A DISK, WHAT FORMAT WORKS BEST?
We support a variety of file types, however, if you are bringing us a file from a home design program the best format is PDF. Most design programs have an option to export or save as a PDF. This file format is least likely to show design differences from one machine to the next. If PDF is not an option a High Resolution JPG file will work as well. When saving as a JPG please choose 300 – 600 dpi or higher for best results. If you are bringing in a picture from a digital camera it is likely to be in a format that we can open. If you don’t know what format your file is, just bring it in and we will do our best to work with it. If all else fails, print off a hard copy and bring it in as well.
WHAT DOES “FULL BLEED” MEAN?
“Full Bleed” is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.
WHY IS THERE A SEPARATE SETUP CHARGE FOR EMBROIDERY?
Before a design can be embroidered it must first undergo a process called “Digitizing.” Basically what Digitizing does is it determines where every single stitch will be and what color thread to use where. This process does not happen automatically. It takes care and precision to ensure that each stitch is going in the right direction so that your embroidered product will look great when completed.