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We've provided a few things to think about when design...

Think about the placement

When it comes to deciding on placement for the design,There are a few things to consider. The strap holes, and where the strap overlaps the sole is the first thing. Often, people make the mistake of centring the design on the flip flop, meaning that part o the text or design is hidden by the strap. Shuffling the design up slightly towards the top of the flip-flop helps avoid this. Secondly, having the design in the centre where the arch of the foot is, rather than on the heel means that the design is last longer, as it is less of a pressure point. If the design is an all over print, make sure you leave a bleed of 2mm around the edges.

Clever designs

Please remember the artwork needs to be designed so it works for all sizes otherwise additional setup costs will have to be charged for each size.

Have artwork ready in correct format.

For personalised and customised flip flops we ask for your artwork or logo to be sent to us as a vector image rather than raster. The reason we ask for vector files is because this format means that any colours are already split into spot colours, rather than process colours (see image). Most of our flip flops are printed one colour at a time. If you want to make images appear multi coloured you can use half-tones. This means there will be a number of small dots which when looked at from far away merge into one object. You can also generate fading patterns using this technique. For DyeScribe flip flops raster images (normal photos) are fine. We can print the images out straight away without having to separate the colours first. We just ask for high resolution images (300dpi or better).

Understanding the different between Vector vs Raster

Raster images are made of pixels. A pixel is a single point or the smallest single element in a display device. Vector images are mathematical calculations from one point to another that form geometrical shapes. Raster image - more detail A raster graphic is an image made of hundreds (or thousands or millions) of tiny squares of colour information, referred to as either pixels or dots. Raster Graphics are most commonly used for photographic imagery and edited/created in Adobe Photoshop. Popular raster file format extensions include: jpg/jpeg, psd, png, tiff, bmp and gif. Vector graphics - more detail A vector graphic uses math to draw shapes using points, lines and curves. So whereas a raster image of a 1” x 1” square at 300 dpi will have 300 individuals pieces of information, a vector image will only contain four points, one for each corner; the computer will uses math to “connect the dots” and fill in all of the missing information. Vector Graphics are most commonly used for fonts and logos and created and edited in Adobe Illustrator Popular vector file format extensions include: eps, ai and pdf.