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.

If you have any feedback on how this page could be made more helpful, please email comments to: store.lethalfrag@gmail.com

 

  How to submit your design
 

1) Graphics must meet the requirements stated below

2) Name files as follows: yourHandle-friendlyImageName

3) Multiple images can be submitted but must be sent in separate emails

4) Submit graphics attached to emails to store.lethalfrag@gmail.com

* Note: store.lethalfrag@gmail.com 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:

1) I (the sender of this email) created the graphic design attached to this email.

2) The attached graphic design is original artwork and does not contain any elements created by a third party.

3) I assign full, unrestricted, irrevocable rights of ownership and use of the attached graphic design to Matthew McKnight.

4) I understand that the attached graphic design may be modified to meet use requirements.

5) The Attached graphic design is provided free of charge and I understand that I will receive an item of merchandise as compensation for my design if it is chosen for use, but no other claim will ever be made for any other form of compensation relating the attached graphic design.

6) I accept that the inclusion of these terms in this email is legally binding.
 

 

 
  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.

Specifications / tutorials for multi-colored multi-layered vector file setup for printing are provided 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
If design is not square, at least one of the dimensions (height or width) must be 11 inches

The RGB values listed the VECTOR RGB color chart should below be used for the color fills in the graphic

  * 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 purposes

 

 
     
 

                                 VECTOR RGB Color Chart

Color R,G,B Values   Color R,G,B Values   Color R,G,B Values
Black 0, 0, 0 Chocolate 51,51,0 Royal Blue 44,64,139
White 255,255,255   Red 204,0,0   Powder Blue 157,200,217
Cream 255,255,204   Magenta 204,0,102   Forest Green 33,200,217
Yellow 255,204,51   Pink 255,153,204   Green 0,125,68
Gold 255,204,0   Lavender 204,204,204   Teal 0,126,128
Orange 255,102,0   Purple 85,27,118   Light Green 183,237,111
Maroon 102,0,251   Navy Blue 20,23,84   Silver Gray 151,160,154
 
     

  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
  1)  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.
 
 
 
 
 
  2)  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 designs

Example 1 three colors, connected layers

An other way to print the star is this one:
 

 
         
 
 
  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 layers
Sometimes it isn't possible to set every color as a full layer, as seen in this example:

 
 
 
 
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.
*Be aware of overlapping (see point 4)

 

  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

Objects and texts selected for print must be converted to curves and paths. Pixel graphics cannot be used as part of vector printing projects.

 

 
  Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between vector and pixel graphics?
 

Vector Graphics


The image represented by a vector graphic is composed from geometric forms like points, lines, circles or curves.

The image displayed is mathematically defined using these geometric forms. This is how a vector graphic can be enlarged (scaled) without a loss of quality, as the image is recalculated each time the size is changed.

Vector graphics can be created with graphic software programs like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Inkscape.
   


Pixel graphics

A pixel graphic is a computer graphic in which the image is represented by raster forms made up of individual pixels (points of color).
Each pixel represents one color (like a photograph).

When a pixel graphic is enlarged, the individual pixels are also enlarged. Therefore, the more the image is enlarged, the more it will look coarse, angular or "pixilated".

 
 
     
     
  What is the Lethalfrag Designer Shoppe?  
     
  The companion 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
"on the fly" that do not require any graphic uploads.

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!