If you are designing an image for your clothing then you need to think about how is it being applied to the clothing – as depending on the application technic, the reproduction levels vary, along with the cost per colour.
Is the design being used on different coloured garments? If yes, then check you like the look against different backgrounds. It might be that you need to add a surround to finish the design against some colours.
To ensure your design can be used in the future, not just for clothing, but even for posters, books, signage even vehicle wraps it is best to create the file in a vector format right at the start. Vector format files can be scaled to any size without the need to be redrawn which makes them a great futureproofed format. These will be created using programmes such as Illustrator or CorelDraw and be supplied as .eps / .ai / .pdf / .svg to us.
The design should be created to scale (the size you wish it be be produced at) so everyone knows what to expect.
Please note that bringing a photoshop file into a vector programme such as Illustrator does not change it into a vector file. If you are creating something in Photoshop please check with us that it will be suitable for your chosen clothing embellishment.