I’ve been creating artwork for the garment-decorating industry since 1986 and I’ve earned every one of my gray hairs because of it. Artwork lies at the heart of all decorating processes in our industry. Without it, we’d be selling blanks.Full Story
Screen Printing: Graphics + Design
It can be scary to realize a print’s underbase is showing when it shouldn’t be. Many times, a design’s top colors should completely cover the underbase, but a variety of things can happen to cause the white print on a dark garment to spread slightly and peek out from beneath the edges of the top colors.Full Story
Use this method for generating unique halftones to deliver art that sets you apart.Full Story
If you are a custom screen printer, you likely will receive numerous artwork sources that need to be converted into workable designs.Full Story
For many screen printers, the thought of drawing a design isn’t appealing. In fact, a lot of experienced artists either don’t draw well or wish their drawing skills were better.Full Story
With their unique properties, decorating fitness garments offers screen printers challenges above and beyond those of a regular T-shirt. To solve these challenges, it’s important to first define a “fitness” garment and its qualities compared to those of a “typical” apparel choice.Full Story
The hoodie is a common staple among customers, especially those ordering custom athletic team apparel. The comfort, warmth and printability of this style have made it one of the most sought-after items for fans, competitors and coaches.Full Story
Owning a heat press has never been more exciting than it is today due to the wide variety of heat-
applied graphics available.
One of the most important factors when it comes to designing for T-shirts is knowing exactly what the customer wants up front. Before you can even pick up a pencil or grab that pen and tablet, you already should have a good idea of what you want to design, as well as what the customer expects.Full Story
As my most recent birthday approached, I took some time to think about what I would receive as gifts. Socks were my first thought, followed by undershirts.
When a customer asks you for a custom gallon of sky blue ink, what color are they really asking for?Full Story
The interaction between needle, thread and garment can seem like a cruel joke to novice embroiderers. The image that is viewed on the screen is almost never the same as what is sewn on the embroidery machine.Full Story
Follow these tips to manipulate the main element in a design to better showcase it.Full Story
We are asked a lot of questions when it comes to artwork and screen printing, but the most popular subject still is black shirts.
One super-easy trick to add some interest to any design you’re working on is to do a clipping mask using Adobe Photoshop.Full Story
Artists who work for screen printers (or screen printers who also double as artists) must handle several tasks that are more complex than the basics, such as copying artwork and adjusting images for production.Full Story