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Help

We have created this page to help you in our store.
You will find here all the necessary information on the topic
"How do I create my own wonderful simracing product".

If you have further questions, or need help with the creation of your desired design, then please contact us in the #shop channel in our
Discord https://discord.me/THRacing

FAQs about shipping, etc. can be found here:
https://shop.thracing.de/pages/easy-faqs



Buy pre-designed items

There are some sample items in our shop. 

We tried to assemble some nice looking products, like this one.

If you like them just choose the Color, Size and Quantity and "Add them to your Cart" or simply Click "Buy it now".

Make your own

In our store you are not limited to the already existing products.
Instead, you can create your own T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Accessories, etc.

If you want to use an existing product as a base, just click the "Customize" button on the product page.

If you'd rather start from scratch, click "Make your own" on the top right menu.

After the Customizer is started, you can use the following functions.

Buttons explained below

Products

You can choose any product our print partner has in it´s catalogue.

Designs

You can choose different high quality graphics which we have uploaded for you.

Most images are PNG files, but some of them are Vector files.

Both graphic types have different advantages and can be used for different print techniques wich are described below.

Quick overview of the differences:
PNG:
- The Image can have multiple colors (photos are possible, too).
- They get printed in the colors that are stored in the PNG.
- Can be used for these print techniques:
Digital Direct, Thermo sublimation, Digital Transfer/Laser Transfer
(The print partner decides which print technique fits to which product.)

Vector:
- The Image can only have 3 colors
- You can change the color of the item. Depending on the Vector graphic, you can change up to 3 colors.
- Can be used for these print techniques:
Digital Direct, Flex Printing, Flock Printing and Special Flex Printing.
(You decide which technique is used for the clothing.)

Vector files can be recognized by the name of the file. Just click on one of the graphics and on the right side you will see if the name starts with "Vector_" or not. (if not > it´s a PNG file)

There are also hundreds of designs available from our printing partner.
Our [THR] Designs can always be found at the top of the list, or simply by reopening the design window.


Uploads

Of course you can also use your own graphics.
(It would be great if we share great images in the #shop channel in Discord.)



You want isolated images, or a mesh version of your cars?

                                        
Isolated? > Follow this link Mesh? > Follow this link


Requirements for your pixel design
:

  • PNG, JPG, BMP or GIF file format
  • Maximum file size 10 MB
  • Image resolution at least 200 dpi for apparel
  • Image resolution at least 400 dpi for non-apparel
  • Maximum size 4000 x 4000 pixels
  • Design is isolated

Vector design requirements for printing:

  • We support SVG, AI, and CDR file formats.
  • Your design must not exceed 15 x 15 inches. We recommend 11 x 11 inches as the ideal size.
  • Lines and other parts of the design must have a diameter of at least 0.06 inches.
  • Maximum 3 colors: we can print up to three colors with vector files as plot print (flex, flock, special flex). Vector files with more colors will be printed with Digital Direct.
  • Please create each color in your design as a separate layer.
  • All objects and text to be printed must be converted into paths.
  • Make sure that all curves are completely closed and do not overlap each other

 

Using our Designs or your own images

Pixel images (PNG, GIF, JPG):
You can resize, rotate, move, or delete the graphic from the shirt.

You can also place additional images to the product.
Quick note:
The last one added is on top of the old images.

Vector images (AI, SVG):
You can resize, rotate, move, or delete the graphic from the shirt.

You can also change the colors for the vector graphic.
(The vector graphic can have three different color tones if it is prepared for this).

By clicking on the plus icon you can choose and select the desired print type. (Digital Direct, Flex Printing, Flock Printing and Special Flex Printing. The different print techniques are explained below.)

Add text

You can also bring your own text on the product. Choose the font, size, style, color and alignment.

Different Print Types

Digital Direct

In computer-controlled production, design colors are sprayed onto the product. Digital Direct is a fan favorite and standard print method.

  • Available for all file formats
  • Vivid print results
  • Design surface feels smooth
Digital Direct

Thermo sublimation

Thermo sublimation

The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then put onto the product by means of thermal evaporation.

  • Available for all file formats
  • Minimum resolution for pixel graphics: 400dpi
  • Used to print on accessories like mugs and phone cases
  • Results in a colorized product surface

Digital Transfer/Laser Transfer

Laser Transfer

The design is initially printed onto transfer foil and then printed on the product by applying heat. White products use a transparent foil, colored products use a white transfer foil.

  • Available for all file formats
  • Used to print on accessories like bags and caps

Flex Printing

Smooth (flex print)

The design is printed onto matte foil and then heat-pressed on the product.

  • The design must be in a vector graphics file
  • Maximum of three colors per design
  • Suitable for text and smaller designs (e.g. logos)
  • Once printed the design feels smooth

Flock Printing

Velvety (flock print)

The design is cut out of a velvety foil and then heat-pressed onto the product.

  • The design must be in a vector graphics file
  • Maximum of three colors per design
  • Once printed the design feels velvety

Special Flex 

special flex

With a similar Flex printing process, this special method is used for special effect foils, like glitter or glow-in-the-dark.

  • The design must be in a vector graphics file
  • Suitable for text and simple designs
  • Only one color per design is possible

Please note
For all plot prints (flex, flock and special flex printing), an extra $2.50 / 2,50€ will be added to the product price when they are selected. This is a one-time charge per product, not per design or print area.

Laundry test for best print results

Before products are added to our range, we make sure they live up to our high standards with thorough testing. Products and prints must go through a cycle of ten washes without losing color saturation, before we consider them satisfactory for our customers. We accept nothing but brilliant prints with realistic color reproduction. This is the best way to establish quality assurance.