Some people pass their messages by talking, others say it through the written words while others simply use apparel. Custom apparel printing is also a way of making a statement of your personality. Normally, apparels bear messages in the form of photos, patterns, drawings and words. The kind of printed apparel a person chooses is usually at their discretion.
Thsirt Printing 101: Artwork
In general there are four types of artwork for screen printing. Spot color artwork and four color process artwork. You can also have a one color halftone artwork. Combined halftones with spot color art are sometimes referred to as spot and dot.
Spot colors tend to have large open areas as well as lines in the stencil where the ink will pass. There are no dots or line screens.
People have different tastes and preferences, and this is seen in custom apparel printing as well. Custom apparel printing has many designs, and that is the best part for people who like to wear creative designs. The apparels can have highly versatile, high contrast, metallic shades, to puffy and glow in the dark in different designs. Once you have identified the kind of printing you want, you will be on course to getting the best print jobs available. However, there is nothing wrong with trying out something new. People who have never done this before can ask their designers for help.
Most people associate custom apparel printing with companies seeking to promote different items. Different people, including the young, old, men and women can still wear apparel. You can buy them for your kids and pets as well. Credibility of the company becomes more real in the face of potential customers when they encounter company employees donned in well designed company attires.
Multi-Color Custom Tshirt Print Sequences: When printing multi-color prints on light shirts you generally print the lightest color to darkest color OR the smallest print area to the largest area. This sequence, along with the right ink viscosity will help minimize ink picking up on the screen bottoms. This is called build-up and is a common problem in multi-color printing. The easiest way to line-up screens on a multi-color print is to make a print of the outline or main color and just line-up the other screens to the print. Sure you may get a little ink on the bottom of the screen but guess what? It will wipe right off.
That small logo at the front of stunning polo shirt says a lot about the company even before you utter a single word. If it is very stunning chances are that people will be attracted to it. They get to draw curious people who will definitely want to know about the business. They are likened to dozens of walking billboards out there selling your brand. There are very many apparels that can be printed. Such printing looks good on t-shirts, handbags, hats, and so on.
An advantage of custom printed apparel is that they have a very good turnaround time. Some designers will only ask for ten days to get done with the order. The period covers the steps of ordering, designing and delivery, which are all part of the process. Most designers have invested in customer service personnel who hold your hand through the process. Clients get good service from the designers as well. With great customer service, it becomes easy for the client to voice all concerns they might be harboring.
Unlike in other fields, it is not difficult getting designers to print your apparel. It is possible to get designers offline and online without going through a lot of trouble. You can get a good designer by asking people who have printed apparel before. It is important to ask a designer to show you their portfolio so that you can see if they can do a good job. You will not have to worry much about cost when looking for custom apparel printing. Different designers offer different costs, which means you can compare and get the best.
Imagine the design on a shirt: Having worked on both print and web over the years. I know the vast difference between design on screen and a printed piece. Don't be afraid to mock it up on a photo of a model, print it out if necessary and place it on an actual tee, and of course create your artwork at actual size.
A good designer may suggest that you drop some colors to save on cost. When producing an apparel, the designer will take it through the same process as the number of colors. The cost will also come down for people who order in bulk. In some instances, a designer will use some designs that are drawn from other places as well. Using designs from other cultures will make your pieces stand out. This is because they make it easy for a potential customers to seek help from an employee without confusing them with fellow customers. The attires usually make employees to be easily recognized in the store and in turn, enhances good service delivery to customers.
Lastly, the custom branded apparels will serve to reinforce comradeship and a sense of pride among the employees. They get to feel like they belong somewhere and are therefore bound together by the fact that they all represent a common brand.