Photographs can be printed on full-color “tube” bandanas, but not square/triangular or screen printed bandanas.
In order to prevent fuzzy or unclear prints, the photograph or artwork must be a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, AI or PSD file above 300 DPI. If you are unable to provide a high resolution photograph digital image meeting this specification, we cannot recommend printing a photograph onto your bandana.
For full-color digital printing of designs that are not photographs but have many colors and/or color gradients – like logos or artwork – we still suggest that you provide a hi-resolution digital image meeting the above requirements. Our design team can provide complimentary assistance in in digitizing/vectorizing these images. Occasionally this process will add to your turnaround time.
Sure thing! There are recommended minimum sizes for each decoration method, that ensure your text comes out legible.
Embroidery: At least ⅓ inch tall
Screen/Full-Color Printing: At least ¼ inch tall
It depends on the style.
Full-Color Printing: Yes.
Tube Bandana: Yes.
Screen Printed: No. Due to the printing process, your printed design must maintain a margin of at least 1 inch from the hemmed edge.
Since our bandanas span a range of fabrics and decoration methods, there is no one-size fits all answer to this question. The best way to get the information you need pertaining to your own project is to ask your Creative Specialist. That being said:
Screen printing generally has maximum number of colors, dependent on the size of the design. At certain sizes, this may be limited to one color, and will never exceed six. Screen printing is always limited to solid colors only, with no color gradients, and it cannot print to the edge of the bandana. The description of each style indicates the imprint size and number of colors allowed.
Full color printing allows for unlimited colors and color gradients, and can do edge-to edge printing, but is limited to our full-cotton bandanas. Full color printing can only be applied to one side ofthe bandana. You will be able to see the “bleed-through” on the reverse side, which is simply the image’s inverse.
Embroidery is generally limited to an absolute maximum of 9 colors, but we advise a maximum of three colors.
Full color bandanas can be printed all the way to the edge. But screen-printed designs must keep an unprinted border of approximately ¾” – 1½”, depending on the design.
No. Bandanas can be printed on one side only. This is true for tube bandanas, also — we can only print on their exteriors.
Yes, we can do embroidery, with some limitations:
Like most things involving custom clothing, this one’s best explained visually.
Here’s an image where we’ve placed all the vital information and graphics on a sample image within a zone called “safety,” but extended the image past our desired “trim” point into the “bleed.” Read the following and you too will be able to speak industry jargon:
This is the the perimeter around your image that will be cut off but gives us working space. Please include a .125″ bleed around your images — this would turn a 6″x4” item into 6.25”x4.25”.
This is where we cut the “bleed” off to achieve the desired size. To ensure legibility and a better aesthetic vital graphics and text should not run up against the trim.
This is where all vital graphics must go to guarantee their not being cut. “Safety” is .125” within your desired trim point; you’ll see we’ve placed all our vital text within this zone.
Yes. At the end of the complementary design process, in which you’ll have unlimited control over the creative direction, you’ll receive a digital mockup. This is exactly what we’ll send to the factory and is provided within one to two business days after payment of your invoice or before if you request it. If it’s not exactly what you were imagining, send it back for further perfecting — and if it’s exactly what you want, send it to our factories immediately by approving it.
You can choose any size you want for your full-color bandanas. They most commonly range from 19½” – 22″ squares (with 27½” – 31″ diagonal).
Our custom tube handkerchiefs come in one size only: ≈9 3/4”W x ≈19 3/4”L.
Our screen printed bandanas come in standard large and small sizes only: 14″ square with 19 ¾” diagonal for small, 21 ½” square with 30 ⅓” diagonal for large.
We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications — i.e., how much printing or other graphically-related work does the project require? The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!
No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum bandana producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom bandana’s set-up across however many that you order.
That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.