Yes. You’ll receive a digital mockup at the end of the complementary design process, in which you’ll have had unlimited control over the creative direction. 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 tweaking — and if it’s precisely what you want, send it to our factories immediately by approving it.
Certainly. Our printed pocket squares use a full-color digital printing method well-suited for photographs. 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 Pocket Square.
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.
Many people use the terms interchangeably, but there is a definitive difference. The pocket square is purely for appearance, and belongs in your jacket’s breast pocket; the handkerchief is for blowing your nose, and goes in your back or front pants pocket or inside your jacket’s lower pockets or inside pockets.
In a pinch, it is true that the handkerchief can act as a substitute pocket square, and vice versa. However, anyone who’s invested in a silk pocket square would be wary of using it for a noserag. Handkerchiefs are made specifically to be quite soft with a large surface area, attributes unbecoming for a pocket square. We recommend having a dedicated handkerchief — but if you go about giving it to dames in distress, remember that Humphrey Bogart always had an unused handkerchief in his pocket.
To ensure legibility, letters should be at least 3 mm tall for printed designs, 5 mm tall for Jacquard woven and knitted lettering, and 6 mm tall for embroidered letters.
Our standard pocket square size is 9 by 9 inches. We’ve seen other sizes commonly like 12 by 12 and even 15 by 15. squares. We do those and any size in between or after, if you’ve got unusually-sized suit pockets or a fancy fold. A small charge may apply.
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.
For most orders we do provide a photograph of an actual sample, as a final check before full production of your order. You will receive your sample photo via email 5 to 8 days after your original mockup is approved.
If you need your order faster, you can choose to skip the sample, and we’ll go directly into production after you approve your mockup.
We can also ship you a physical sample to your address before full production, but extra shipping fees will apply and your turnaround time will of course increase.
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 pocket square 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 pocket square’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.
Jacquard weave and knitting for pocket square will only alter what fabric we use, if you happen to specify one or the other. Jacquard weave is specifically for 100% or 100% polyester, no more than five colors per design. Due to the vivid design on the front, you’ll see a slightly altered design on the back with the woven threads. Knitting weave is for 100% wool or cotton and workable for two-sided knitting or a backside will be exactly like the front.