Artwork Guidelines

 Images and Pictures

There is a huge variety of different file types and can accept most of them. Image files fall into one of two categories: vector images and raster images. A vector image is made up of lines and shapes and is commonly used for corporate logos and text. The great thing about vector images is that they can be resized without looking "blocky" or pixelated. Meaning our machines will do a really good job of reproducing smooth lines and curves in your atwork. If you have a file that ends in .AI, .SVG, .EPS or .PDF then it is most probably a vector. The other are raster. These are commonly used for photographs. There's a limit to how much we can enlarge these before we lose quality, so if you want to upload one of these, we suggest that you upload the image directly from your camera without resizing it. The higer the file size the better the image therefore better the quality of the print. Files ending in .JPG, .JPEG, .BMP or .PNG are raster images.

Add an image to your artwork

Click on the "Add Picture" icon to select an image file to upload.


Adding Text

We've joined teams with Google to provide you a great selection of fonts. Just click on the "T" for text icon. Once you have entered your text, you can then position text by dragging with your cursor. You can change the font, colour and font (bold/italic) using our toolbar.

Add text to your artwork

Click on the "Add Text" icon and start typing your message.


Customise your text colour, font and size

Use the text toolbar to customise the appearance of your text.


Working with layers

Our layer adjustment tool helps decide which elements of your artwork appeat at the front or at the back. Lets say you wanted text to appear at the front of a picture and not disapearing behind. Click on the text to select it. A dotted line will then appear with little boxes (handles) in the corner to resize. Move your cursor to the toolbar and click the "Move To Front Layer" icon. You could also select the image in the same way and click the "Move To Back Layer" icon. Having both icons is useful if you're working with three or more elements.

 

Move layer to front

Move any element to the top layer.