Graphic Design

Different types of decoration and logo application require different logo files, but don’t worry as we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Embroidery

We use the latest in embroidery tools, equipment, threads and digitizing software to enable us to embroider your logo onto most garments in the Pontoon range. Our outstanding systems ensure that your logo is crisp and professional and makes your team or company stand out from the crowd. Multi-coloured embroidery is ideal for crests, especially on outerwear garments.

Digital Transfers

Digital Transfers are similar to a sticker and are applied using heat to create a permanent bond. Pontoon’s excellent pricing, low minimum order quantity and fast turnaround times mean that digital transfers are a great alternative to traditional screen printing or embroidery. Use as many colours as you like to create a vibrant design that doesn’t crack or fade.

Dye Sublimation

Dye sublimation uses a large format digital printer, heat resistant paper and dyes which are comprised of mini dye ‘capsules’ suspended in a printable base. The dyes are subjected to high temperatures and pressure on a large format heat press which super charges them into a gas, transferring a sharp and permanent image to the fabric.

Graphic Design When Working with Dye Sublimation

All artwork created by us or submitted to us must be a vector graphics file. Vector artwork is generated by plotting points on X/Y coordinates and joining them, much like a connect-the-dots puzzle. This produces nice clean logos and artwork and allows our designers to resize your logos and text without losing any image quality.

To ensure we do the best possible job for you, we prefer vector artwork created in Adobe Illustrator, Freehand or Corel Draw. Please also send us a PDF of the final design along with your artwork when using these programs.

Please note that there may be an additional set-up time if we receive files that are not in the correct format as we’ll need to recreate them in a vector format. Most logos are simple and don’t take long to convert and we normally don’t charge for this. The most important thing is to ensure that your image is clear.

Examples of files that require additional artwork:
  • Photoshop documents
  • JPEGs, GIFs, or TIFF files
  • Anything taken from the internet

Please ensure you have the appropriate permission to use the logo you have provided, we may request written confirmation that you are able to use these logos

If you’re having trouble providing vector artwork, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help.