A tech pack is an informative sheet that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a product. Typically designers will include measurements, materials, colors, trim, hardware, grading, labels, tags, etc. Any crucial aspect of your design needs to be described in your tech pack. The more detailed a tech pack is, the less room there is for error.
Tech Packs tend to be standardized on a specific format, and they use a combination of expensive CAD design software to create the line drawings of the garments, and Excel to create the worksheet information.
If you don’t have the tech packs, no problem! We ask that you send us final garments in a size run such as Small, Medium and Large. This allows us to review the garment and then we can deconstruct and create our own tech pack and patterns. Also send fabric swatches or like fabrics for us to source.
With thousands of colors to choose from, we suggest using the universally accepted Pantone Matching System (www.pantone.com) you can send us your list of colors so that we match, or download our color swatch chart here of the most used colors. If you don’t understand how to use the PMS chart or don’t see a color you want contact Custom Apparel Source.