Common File Types Used for Printing
Are you getting ready to print a custom tee but feel confused by the many different file types out there? Don’t worry! Here are the differences between the two formats InksterPrints accept to help you choose the right one for your print file.
See how spaces inside the printed area show the tee (like the inside of the circle)? A PNG format will allow transparent space – space that holds no color value for the pixel – to exist in a file. Other file types will do this just as well, but our printer’s program works the absolute best with PNG files.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR: Logos and designs that include writing or complex images (like the one above) that have transparent spaces that the printer should not print.
This design has no transparent space in it so that it can be printed as a jpeg. While JPEGs cannot save transparency like PNG’s, they allow many more compression options than pngs.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR: Square or rectangular images have no negative/transparent space and large file size. Photographs are almost always saved as jpeg.