Play Tool Basics

  • 1. What is Play Tool?
    • Play Tool is an easy-to-use state of the art platform for customizing and designing your apparel. Using the play tool, you can add your own text, add your own image or choose from the library of art or fonts. You can even add your own signature and Name and Numbers for your team or gang.


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    • The Alma Mater Play Tool offers you a variety of options to help you design and customize with ease. The following explains what each button and option on the Play Tool performs.

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  • 3. Design Area
    • The Alma Mater Play Tool offers you the option to design on two design areas – A4 and A3. The size directly corresponds to a standard A4 and A3 paper. You cannot extend your design beyond the A3 design boundary. Shown below is a reference to explain the A4 & A3 design area.
    • Please Note : When you design on the A3 format, your cost increases by Rs. 15. For more information on costing please refer to the Costing Section in the Play Tool Basics section.

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  • 4. Designing on the Sleeve
    • The Alma Mater Play Tool offers you the option to even design on the right or left sleeve. Shown below is the maximum design area available on the sleeve for designing.


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  • 5. Add Art
    • Alma Mater Play Tool gives you the option to add any art from our extensive Art Library. The Art library is divided into different categories making it easier for you to find the right art. You can also search for the category you’re looking for.

      You can do the following to any Art selected from the Add Art section.

      1. Change Size
      2. Change Color
      3. Add Outline
      4. Choose Outline Color and Thickness.
      5. Alignment
      6. Duplicate Art

      When selecting Mulit-Color Art ,the Alma Mater Play Tool gives you the option of changing the individual colors of each art. Please note, for every additional color in your Art you will be charged an extra Rs. 15.

      For more information on how costing works, please refer to the Costing section.


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  • 6. Add Text
    • Alma Mater Play tool gives you the option of adding text with any font of your choice. Our extensive Font Library offers numerous fonts of different types helping you in creating a great looking design.

      You can do the following to any Text you add :

      1. Change Size
      2. Change Color
      3. Add Outline
      4. Change Text Shape
      5. Choose Outline Color and Thickness.
      6. Alignment
      7. Duplicate Text
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  • 7. Brush Tool
    • The Brush Tool is a unique feature of the Alma Mater Play Tool. Using this, you can draw freehand. This feature also enables you to sign on your Tee especially if you're designing a Graduation Tee where you would want all your classmates to also sign on the Tee.

      The Brush Tool comes with an erase option so you can erase or delete any drawing or signature that you don't like.

      You can do the following to anything you create using the Brush Tool :

      1. Change Size
      2. Change Color
      3. Erase.
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  • 8. Name and Number
    • The Alma Mater Play Tool lets you add Names and Numbers for your team, group or gang. To add a Name and Number, choose the Name & Number option on the Play Tool. You can customize the Font, Size and Color of the Name & Number.
    • For each name, an extra Rs. 50 gets added to the cost. For each number, an additional Rs. 50 gets added to the cost.
    • If you have a lot of Names & Numbers to add just upload a CSV of all the names and numbers and the Alma Mater Play Tool will automatically add the them for you. To check the format for uploading, download the sample format.

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  • 9. Upload Images
    • Using the Play Tool you can upload any image you want. Please note you cannot upload any images for which you don't have copyright. For more information on this refer to the "Copyright Rules section".
    • For uploading images the resolution has to be above 1500 * 1500 pixels. The Play Tool will not accept any images at a lower resolution than this.
    • Once you upload an image you have the option to instantly remove the background as show in the illustration below. You can also convert your uploaded images to a single color as shown.

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  • 10. Upload Images - Copyright Rules
    • The Alma Mater Play Tool lets you upload your own images which we will print for you. The file size limit for each image uploaded is 2MB. If you encounter any problems with your upload, contact us and we'll take care of it for you - free!
    • Please make sure you read the following before you upload any image on the Play Tool.

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  • 11. Save and Share your Designs
    • Alma Mater Play tool gives you the option of saving your designs which you can retrieve anytime by simply logging in. To view your saved designs you can click on the My Design option in the Play Tool. You can also check your saved designs in the My Account section.
    • You also have the option to share your designs via Email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. You can also email your design to multiple email ids.

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  • 12. Costing
    • The Costing for your design depends on three core factors: 
    • 1. Number of Print Colors.
    • 2. Size of Design – A4 or A3. 
    • 3. Individual Name & Number on the back or front.
    • To understand how costing works, please have a look at the illustration below. If you have any doubts regarding costing, please get in touch with us.

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