It’s easy and fast to upload files for digital printing at Digital samples can be printed without the cost and delay of having screens engraved. If you don’t have the capability of preparing digital inkjet files, our technical department here at can complete your artwork and prepare it for printing.

Digital printing is ideal when the project’s budget does not support screen engraving expenses. When a project will never need screens engraved, you can print literally millions of colors. Tonal images, watercolor effects, even photographs are not a problem.

For instructions for uploading digital files to American Spandex, email our Information Systems department at either of the addresses at the bottom of the page to receive a user name and password plus step-by-step instructions for logging on to our Drop Box upload the files.

File formats accepted for all applications:

  • INDEXED TIFF – file extension is .tif and image mode is Indexed Color. For images that will be engraved use no more than 12 colors. For “digital only” files, up to 100 colors may be separated.

File formats accepted for “digital only” printing:

  • Indexed tiffs – see description above..
  • PSD – in layers or channels
  • A resolution of 300 pixels/inch or 100 pixels/cm is recommended for art files. For photographic files or images that will be scaled up, higher resolution may be needed.
  • .PSD 

Color specifications accepted:
Setup charges apply for each color separation that is custom shaded with a min charge of $75.00 set up to start and $30.00 per color matching. .

  • Pantone numbers
  • Fabric swatches

For emailed detailed instructions for uploading files, send email request