You can download files once you have purchased a subscription plan. Once you have purchased a plan, log into your account, and select Download next to the stock art you would like to use.
Windows XP Users:
The file will be available in your Download History for the duration of your subscription.
Stock art is available for:
To determine what type of file you need, view a file type details chart (PDF) or read below for more information about printing methods and their corresponding file types.
Images for digital printing are in PNG format. This is the type of file that can be used for all digital printing methods, including Direct-to-Garment, dye sublimation, offset printing, signs, laser engraving, etc.
The PNG file opens in Adobe® Photoshop® or Corel® Photo-Paint&trade software. If using CorelDRAW® software, the PNG file will need to be imported. If using Adobe® Illustrator® software, the PNG file will need to be placed. Open the file in the program of your choice and start creating.
Images for inkjet/laser printing are in PNG format. Select this file type for printing on transfer paper.
Vector images in PDF, CDR, and EPS format are available for vinyl cutting. These files are easy to cut and weed. They can also be used for digital or screen printing.
Raster images with vector cut lines are available in EPS and CDR format. These images are full color and include an extra bleed and cutline.
Screen Printing–Full Color
Raster images in EPS (DCS 2.0) format have been separated for screen printing using simulated process color separations. Each full color screen printing file comes with a spec sheet with important information, such as what line screen, screen angles, ink colors, and print order to use.
Screen printing images can be used in Adobe® Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® software. Download Instructions for the Screen Printer (PDF) for information on importing the files into the appropriate design software program.
Note: When the image is imported, you will see a low-res preview of the image that may be pixelated.
Screen Printing–Black Line
Vector images for black line screen printing are available in AI and EPS format.
If the digital printing image that you downloaded doesn't look right, it is more than likely because the alpha channels that contain the spot color separations are active. To turn off the alpha channels, open the file in Photoshop® software and open the Channels Palette. In the Channels Palette, you will see a channel that is a big black square that says DoNotPrint. If you are screen printing and just want to see the image correctly, turn off the eyeballs. If you are digitally printing, you can delete the DoNotPrint channel and everything below it.
If you are Using CorelDRAW® x3 software or higher, you can open the image in your Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ software and view the channels. Delete the DoNotPrint Channel and everything below it.
All images contain separations for screen printers. Prepare the images for digital preparations by doing the following:
To use separations properly, save the image as a DCS 2.0 file, a type of EPS file that allows CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator® software to read the raster stock art separations. Learn how to do this by following the instructions located under the "How do I prepare my files for screen printing?".
This is normal and expected. You can go ahead and print the image.
Yes; select Ok. You are just flattening the artwork layers that you won't be using for screen printing. You will be using the separations in the channels.
You can attempt to print the separations directly from Photoshop® software if you'd like. However, Great Dane Graphics cannot offer technical support if you run into issues while performing this action. Photoshop® software is unreliable when printing half-tone separations for screen printing. As an alternative, save the image as a DCS 2.0 file in Photoshop® software, and import it into your vector program (Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® software).
Embroidery art files are digitized designs created for smooth runs on a wide variety of embroidery machines, both commercial and home.
Embroidery files come in the following formats:
ART, DST, EMB, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SHV, VIP, VP3, and XXX
Due to machine and hoop restrictions, embroidery designs may not convert to every file type/format listed. Please check the size of the design to make sure it is compatible with your machine.
Select Download and save the file.
Double click on the ZIP file and Winzip will open a window. Select the Extract icon to unzip the file, and select the option to unzip the file to a folder. Save the file's contents to your desired folder. The zip file will remain, but always look for your unzipped files in the folder where they were saved. On newer Windows computers, files can be unzipped using Windows Explorer. Locate the zipped file and right click on it. Choose extract all.