Graphic Printing Instructions:
Send us your designs via email or Drop box invitaion and we will sublimate them into our top end materials
Step 1 - You design your graphics. Any number of colors, any design
Step 2 - Send us your files via e-mail or on CD (see below for specs)
Step 3 - We sublimate your graphics onto top of the line topsheets or sintered bases.
Step 4 - Build your board with fully professional graphics
We recommend you design your graphics in Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw or other graphics software at full size and at least 200 dpi. To send us the files you can send us a CD/DVD/Flash disk, email the file if it is under 10 megabytes (or if the file is larger than 10 megabytes you can save it as a JPEG at high quality to reduce the size). PLEASE DO NOT SEND FILES USING THE CONTACT US LINK ON THE WEBSITE - IT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY FOR ATTACHMENTS, USE YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ACCOUNT. For larger files that you want to send electronically, DropBox, i-cloud, Google drive or similar services work well too - set up an account upload your files and send us a link so we can download them for printing.
We do not guarantee hitting pantone colors exactly but get pretty close in most cases.
Any number of colors is fine (art, photos etc are OK) - you simply design the graphic in whatever program you have and save it at the correct size and resolution in one of the above formats
NOTE We recommend that you use RGB colors for rich dark blacks and dark tones as our printer color profile tends to have a little more pop to the color using the RGB RIP driver vs CMYK. (If you do not know what that is, let us know to check your colors and if necessary we will convert your file automatically.
NOTE for advanced graphic artists: if you have designed in CMYK make sure you use a "rich black" along the lines of C=75, M=68, Y=67, K=100. 100% black looks washed out and brownish on sublimation prints.
IMPORTANT!!!! - ski and snowboard materials shrink in size when we sublimate the image, so your graphic needs to be oversized! We recommend designing your graphic rectangular in shape approximately 13" (33cm) wide by approximately 3" (8cm) longer than your board size to allow for shrinkage and bleed. Our material is 33cm wide so we cannot generally print wider images. Topsheet graphics usually shrink about 2 - 3 cm in length and 0.5cm in width. For example: a 156 snowboard should have a graphic size of approximately 164cm (156cm plus 3cm bleed plus 3% oversize for shrinkage) This will make it easy for you to fit on your board when laminating because it has lots of bleed, and will also allow for the shrinkage when we sublimate.
Base graphics should be about 8 - 10cm longer than your final image size! Base graphics will sometimes shrink as much as 6 or 7 cm in length and 1 cm in width from your original file size. This is due to the plastic shrinking after being heated.
Please also email us the finished length and width you need the printed material so we can check the scaling.
Cost is $42 including material for most topsheets and $47 for most bases including a white flood coat behind the graphic, Price assumes we do not have to work on your file. If we do, we will contact you with a quote
Turnaround is typically 1 - 2 weeks. email or call us first for firm dates