We have compiled a list of some industry terms that will help you when placing an order:
Bleed: Printing process where the ink extends past the edge of the document.
Digitizing: A process of converting an analog image or map into a digital format usable by a computer
Event Date: The date you are planning to distribute ordered promotional matierials. For example Graduation, Grand Opening or Wedding.
Full Back: Screen printing term where the image is applied to most of the back of a shirt.
Full Bleed: See "Bleed" above.
Full Front: Screen printing term where the image is applied to most of the front of a shirt.
Left Front/Left Chest: Screen printing term where the image is applied to a small area on the left front of a shirt
PDF: PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Capture, or similar products. To view and use the files, you need the free Acrobat Reader, which you can easily download. Once you've downloaded the Reader, it will start automatically whenever you want to look at a PDF file.
Pre-Pro ( or Pre-Production ) Sample: This is an actual example of what will be printed ( cup, coin, padfolio etc ). There is generally a substantial charge for this, as machines have to be set up to run one piece. This is an ideal option when there are concerns as to how artwork will print ( for example: specific color match requirements or any other ultra technical concerns ) . See also "proof" below.
Proof: This is an example of the artworkwork will be printed. Generally supplied as an email or a paper version. See also "pre-pro" above.
Stitch Count: Accumulated total of stitches required to complete and embroidery design.
Vectored Art: created by drawing programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, vectored art is resolution independent and can be scaled to any size and printed without loss of quality. Note: Files with the following extentions are not vectored: .jpg, .pdf, .bmp., .gif, .tiff.
Workable Art: See Vectored Art