Here you can find info about what we do and photo quality needed for Sublimation and Cake toppers.
What is Dye Sublimation Printing, Why Do I Need It
Dye Sublimation, as a process is really very simple. It is the method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester clothing, using three main ingredients: sublimation ink, heat and pressure.
Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. (Just like dry ice.) The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time. Hard items such as ceramic, fiber board, metals, etc. requires a special coating to accept the sublimation inks. These products must have the coating already on them, it is not something you can coat yourself. When you apply to 100% polyester you do not need any special coating, it is applied directly to the 100% polyester fabric which leaves a superb image.
Printed Cake Toppers
Custom made personalised cake toppers with edible icing could be just the thing for your cake. Have your name spelt out, or names with love hearts - you choose. You can even have a short personalised message custom made just for your birthday, wedding or christening cake.
What is resolution?Resolution refers to the number of dots per inch (dpi), or the amount of detail the image has. Most documents prepared for upload should be 300 dpi at 100% of the final print size. Higher resolution means a more detailed image, and also larger file and longer upload time.
CMYK vs. RGB
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) are the colors used in the printing process, whereas RGB (Red, Green and Blue) are the colours used by screen displays such as your monitor. Please note that JPEG files are almost always in RGB. Your document should be created in CMYK mode so that the colors that you see on the screen most closely match the final printed product. If you create your document in RGB, the colors in your printed product may vary slightly. Many of the bright values produced by your monitor cannot be reproduced in print. Some times may vary.
Digital Imaging You may create printed products using digitized images from a variety of sources.Photos and images can come from a digital camera, scanner, or the Web. Any image you plan to use must be saved at approximately 300-dpi at 100% output size for the very best printing results. It's helpful to know that shrinking an image on a product will increase its resolution. For example, an image captured at 600 x 900 pixels has 150-dpi at 4" x 6". However, it can be printed at 300-dpi by reducing its dimensions on the product to 2" x 3".
Images from a Digital Camera If you wish to use images from a digital camera, before you snap pictures make sure the camera is set at a high enough resolution to result in 300 DPI at the intended photo print size. Most cameras have various settings for resolutions. The highest resolution for your camera depends on how many megapixels it has. You cannot increase the resolution of a photo after it is taken, except by reducing its printed dimensions (after you upload the image). Be careful when cropping a photo after it is taken. Cropping will reduce the number of pixels in the final image.
Images from a Scanner Like a digital camera, a scanner must be preset to the proper resolution before image capture. Many scanners default to 150-dpi. Set your scanner's resolution so that it results in 300-dpi at the image's final print size. If your resulting scanned image is smaller than the recommended size or has less dpi than you need, you should either re-scan your original at a higher resolution, or use the image for a smaller printed area.
Images from the Web Images found on the web are typically at a resolution of 72-dpi. This resolution is much too low for quality printing. In addition, most images on the web are protected by copyright laws. For these reasons, we do not recommend using images from the web unless there free no copyright.
We support a variety of file formats for uploaded designs.
Adobe Photoshop Image (*.psd) (recommended)
TIF Image (*.tif,*.tiff)
JPEG Image (*.jpg,*.jpeg)
PNG Image (*.png)
Bitmap Image (*.bmp)
GIF Image (*.gif)
If you would like to email images on purchases that's is great send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Or if you need to upload the images please let me know in the contact and i can give you a Link to upload to.