Graphic Design Guides

The complete guide to getting the best out of your designs.


  • Minimum 300dpi resolution
  • Maximum 400 x 500 mm for DTG
  • RGB colour format


  • Minimum 300dpi resolution
  • Maximum 254 x 254 mm area
  • Maximum 9 colours, RGB format

Direct to Garment Printing

For the best results on your sustainable fabric, we require a minimum 300dpi PNG to preserve any transparency you might have in the custom graphic.

In addition, we ask that you use RGB colour values when designing as our print software will convert this to CMYK for print.

The maximum printing area for DTG is 400 x 500 mm, and for text we'd recommend restricting elements to a size of 10pt or more to keep the longevity and quality of your artwork.

Here at Nerd Jar we'd like to make anything possible, however there are some limitations of the current technology. This being said, we love to try new things and would be happy to try and tailor a solution for your business.

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Embroidery requires a specialised digital file that tells the machine when, where and how to place the stitches. We ask that you send us 300dpi SVG or PNG files, which we'll use to digitise your designs. SVG files are preferable as they simplify the punch file design process which means we can digitise the design much faster. But if you don't have an SVG of your design, don't fret – we can work with PNG images as well.

Using our 18 needle machine, we offer GOTS organic cotton and recycled polyester threads in a wide variety of colours that you can use in your design. Don't see a colour that works for you? Request a thread colour.

For more details on embroidery design, see our Embroidery Design Guide.

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