Welcome to the Lethalfrag Shoppe! Graphic design submissions are not limited Lethalfrag's activities or promotion. Any design that may have appeal to the general viewing audience will be considered. Humor is definitely welcome! Have fun!
For information about the Lethalfrag Designer Shoppe where you can create your own custom products and designs see the FAQ's at the bottom of this page.
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|How to submit your design|
1) Graphics must meet the requirements stated below
2) Name files as follows: yourHandle-friendlyImageName
* Note: firstname.lastname@example.org does not provide graphic art support
5) This agreement text should be copied and
pasted into the body of each email:
I verify and agree that:
4) I understand that the attached graphic design
may be modified to meet use requirements.
|Graphic art submission requirements|
There are two types of techniques that are used in the printing process:
Silk screen for solid color designs, and Digital printing for use with full color graphics (e.g. photos)
Silk screen prints are limited to three solid colors but have greater longevity and durability.
Digital printing offers an unlimited number of colors and is used for full color images. This printing technique is optimal if a "vintage" look is desired. The design looks somewhat washed-out and vibrant colors are not to be expected. Digital prints are less durable and color intensity fades over time.
* Note: If your design consists of solid shapes it is preferred that it is limited to three colors so that the design can be printed in silk screen because of its durability.
It is required that vector files (Such as those produced by Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Inkscape) are submitted in .ai, .eps, .cdr or .svg format for designs that are going to be silk screen printed.
If you are unable to produce vector files for
designs containing 1-3 solid colors,
pixel graphics (JPG, PNG,
or GIF files) can be submitted
for conversion to vector images by the Shoppe,
but must meet the Pixel graphic requirements specified below.
* See FAQ's at bottom of page for explanation of the difference between vector and pixel graphics.
|Pixel graphic requirements|
1) Pixel graphic size must be 3000 X 3000 pixels
If image is not square, at least one of the dimensions (height or width) must be 3000 pixels
2) For best results Pixel graphics should be 300 dpi resolution.
200 dpi is the minimum printable resolution, but 300 is preferred for maximum quality of printed image
3) Pixel graphics can be submitted in JPG, PNG, or GIF format
4) If portions of the design are intended to be
transparent, transparent PNG or GIF formats are required
|Vector graphic requirements|
Vector Graphics (such as those that can be created in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Inkscape) can be contain 1, 2 or 3 colors and must be submitted in EPS, AI (Adobe Illustrator), CDR (Corel Draw) or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) format.
Multiple color vector designs must be submitted with each color on a separate layer (See detailed vector graphic instructions below for clarification)
Vector file scale should be 11 inches x 11 inches
* Note: If you are not familiar with setting exact colors, just submit the design with basic colors
A 300 dpi JPG file of the design should be
submitted along with the Vector file for design review and web posting
|Specifications / tutorial for multi-colored vector graphics for printing|
|PDF Tutorial on how to produce Vector graphics for printing with Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator|
3 Color Maximum
A maximum of 3 colors can be printed. Designs with 3 colors are pressed three times; designs with 2 colors are pressed 2 times etc.
Make Each Color one Layer
Make each color a separate layer in your design. Your design should then have a maximum of 3 layers
The following star design will serve as an example. This vector design
on the left is made up of 3 layers. When printing this design, the first
layer is pressed first, followed by the 2nd and then the 3rd layer:
3) Stamp/cut through
|Mind the gap: The
danger with this variation is that unwanted lines may appear. These lines
are small gaps between the prints where the product's fabric can be seen.
They occur when the different foils are pressed onto the product under
high heat. Sometimes the foils can shift, warp or move slightly from their
original position, thus creating these small gaps:
|On how to avoid gaps,
please refer to section 4
Example 2 – three colors, non-connected
|One possibility here is
to stamp or cut out a small star from the grey and red layers:
|You will be able to achieve the desired results with
three layers, however, small gaps between the foils can also appear here
(between red and grey):
4) Avoiding gaps:
This is how you avoid gaps:
You need to widen the notch of the grey star a bit more so that the
grey area will not penetrate into the red star, even if the designs shift
slightly when pressed:
5) Are the layers of my vector graphics in line?
First make sure that your vector graphics can be set as a full layer (see point 2.) You need to combine all elements of the same color to a single layer (Corel: highlight all relevant curves > Ctrl+L.) If you can still see every element of your design, then it can be printed
If you cannot create the vector graphic as a full
layer, you need to emboss its parts.
A note on line thicknesses
Lines, as well as other parts of your design, need to have a thickness of at least 1.5mm.
The gap between 2 separate areas cannot be less than 1mm.
Tip: If you want to find out whether the lines in your design are thick enough, draw a circle with a diameter of 1.5mm and place it over the thinnest part of your design. As long as the circle does not stretch over the line, you can be sure that the line is thick enough.
Convert everything to
curves and paths
|Frequently asked questions|
|What is the
difference between vector and pixel graphics?
|What is the Lethalfrag Designer Shoppe?|
Lethalfrag Designer Shoppe enables you to choose from hundreds of
products and create custom merchandise for yourself. Most of the designs
used in the Lethalfrag Shoppe are also available in the Designer Shoppe.
So, if you like a design but want it on another type of merchandise, visit
the Lethalfrag Designer Shoppe and create whatever you would like.
Uploading your own custom designs and adding text
You can choose from Lethalfrag designs that are already in the Designer Shoppe, or upload your
own custom graphics and even add text. You can also create "Text Only" designs in
a variety of fonts and font colors
Only pixel graphics can be uploaded to the Designer Shoppe and they must meet the same pixel graphic specifications listed on this page to meet printing requirements. The Designer Shoppe is not limited to production of Lethalfrag related designs, you can use it to create any custom product or design that you want to for yourself.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.. Have fun!