What are Gang Sheets?
If you’re new to heat transfers, you may have come across the term “Gang Sheet,” which refers to the practice of printing multiple images on a single sheet of paper or printing area. A gang sheet typically contains several logos or art files, which can either be identical or different, as long as they have the same printing specifications. It is important to note that arranging the art files at the desired size ensures optimal utilization of the gang sheet. When creating a gang sheet, it is recommended to leave a space of 0.5″ between each image for easy separation before application.
Gang sheet options are available with various ink formulas and are priced per sheet. The more images you fit onto a sheet, the lower the price per image. This is particularly beneficial when you require different sizes of the same logo for items such as team uniforms, which may have different print locations.
Gang sheets are an excellent solution when you have multiple images that use the same colors and require different sizes of the same design.
How to Create a Gang Sheet
To create a gang sheet, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Determine Your Document Size
Choose one of the available sizes (4″x6″, 6″x9″, 9″x12.75″, 12″x12″, or 12.75″x19″) in your preferred drawing program, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Adobe Photoshop.
Step 2: Set the Document Color Mode
Ensure your document’s color mode is set to CMYK.
Step 3: Arrange Your Images
Place your images onto the sheet, making any necessary adjustments to ensure all images fit comfortably. Remember to leave at least 0.5″ of space between each image for ease of cutting. It’s important to note that gang sheets are not pre-cut.
Step 4: Embed and Save Your Art File
Select all the images on your sheet and access the “linked images” panel. Choose the “Embed All” option and save your art file.
Once you complete these four easy steps, your gang sheet is ready for upload.
For cutting the images apart using scissors, we recommend leaving at least 0.25″ between each image. If you plan on using a cutting board, leave at least 0.5″ between the designs and align the images in straight cutting lines.
Determining the Number of Transfers on a Gang Sheet
The number of transfers you can fit on a gang sheet depends on the size of your images and the selected sheet size. We offer four different sheet sizes: 4″x6″, 6″x9″, 9″x12.75″, 12″x12″, and 12.75″x19″. To determine the best option for your needs, consider the number of transfers required, the number of design variations, and the size of each artwork. Place the artwork on one of the available sheet options and calculate the per-piece price by dividing the total number of pieces on the sheet by the cost per sheet.
Available Sheet Sizes
Here are the available sheet sizes for gang sheets: