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ELIEL ART GUIDELINES

Follow these guidelines to make sure your kit looks super-appealing

COLORS

Colors print differently on different types of cloth and especially so from how they look on paper. Even Pantone® or CMYK colors may not print with exactness. As a result, we’ve created our own proprietary Eliel Fabric Color Swatches. We list our colors based on the names we’ve given them. We’re happy to say they have been dialed in over many years, so we can ensure an exact color match. You can ask your friendly and talented Eliel Account Manager to send you an Eliel Fabric Color Swatch.

Below you can access the design templates (Illustrator .ai files), where you will find a Color Palette. We would work with you to apply the Eliel colors according to the colors you have chosen from the Eliel Fabric Color Swatches.


CUSTOM ART TEMPLATES

Files below are in vector format. If you wish to open in a PDF please download the file and open in preview mode.

Men’s Bib & Jersey
Speedsuit
Women’s Bib & Jersey
Color Pallete

  • If creating your own art please use the Eliel Cycling team’s color palette.
  • The Eliel art team does not use Pantone® or CMYK colors when creating art given to us by clients. This is because each fabric takes color differently. We list colors based on Eliel naming conventions.
  • A color chart printed on fabric can be sent to you in order to see how it will look on your team’s garments.

LOGOS AND IMAGES

We politely ask that logos and artwork for your team kit be supplied in vector format (Illustrator .ai or Freehand .eps). We ask this because a vector graphic will retain its clarity at varying sizes. Non-vector graphics, or bitmap graphics, do not retain clarity when scaled and will become pixelated or blurry—that’s just not cool. We should point out, bitmap graphics placed into Adobe Illustrator and then saved as a vector file are still raster images. Just thought you should know...


IF YOU MUST USE BITMAP GRAPHICS

If you are adamant about bitmap graphics in your artwork, they should have a min- imum of 250 dots per inch (dpi) at actual jersey size (which is approximately 7000 pixels wide across the chest).

We ask that they be saved on a transparent background as a .psd, .png, .ai or .eps file format. Bitmap graphics saved as a .tif, .gif, .jpeg, or .psd will always print with a white background. That white background will appear on your garment. That’s usually not cool either.

If the color in your bitmap graphics needs to be exact, a color print of the bitmap graphic should be sent to your account manager so we can match as closely as possible.

bitmap vs vector

GRAPHICS & LOGOS

  • Graphics must bleed to the largest garment size
  • Graphics will not line up across seams on all sizes
  • Guide box lines in the guide layer are suggested placement for logos. They can be enlarged as long as they do not cross seam lines.
  • Eliel logos are not to be moved unless approved by the Eliel Account Manager
  • Refer to our Eliel Garment Templates for required Eliel logo placements
  • Sponsor logos can only be used on your team gear if you have written permission from the Sponsor

FONTS

Please make sure to convert all your text to outlines in Illustrator or include your font files. Otherwise your fonts may be automatically converted to something considerably less cool than the ones you desire.

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