T-shirts are one of the most loved and used outfits across the globe. From being comfortable to convenient, stylish, and affordable, there are many reasons for their massive popularity. But one aspect that makes them stand out from the rest of your cupboard is that a T-shirt can be worn in diffident places. A good T-shirt is always eye-catching and trendy, whether at a party, out with friends, or on date night.
Though people wear all types of T-shirts, no one says no to the charm of custom-made t-shirts. They are available in vivid and varied designs. But, of course, the charm of a custom t-shirt lies in its unique and attractive designs.
One vital aspect of creating a custom t-shirt is creating appealing artwork that can be printed on the t-shirt. You can either create the design yourself or take the help of designers, but you should know the print process.
By following the tips in the guide, you will be able to come up with excellent artwork for your T-shirt printing and will be able to avoid any possible errors during the process.
Use PMS color for the artwork
When you design an artwork, most of you will go with RGB (red, green, and blue combination) and CMYK color mode (a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). But to ensure that you have taken the accurate colors, it is advised to use PMS colors (or Pantone Matching system) in your artwork.
You might have noticed that color looks quite different on your computer and off it. So, using PMS color will make the separation easier and more accurate. But make sure that the printer will not charge you extra for using PMS color matching.
Understand the actual size of your artwork
Your design will appear very different on the monitor, but when they are used for printing, there can be variations in sizes resulting in distorted images. To avoid the situation, you need to assign the real size, which means the size in which the artwork should come in the t-shirt.
So, take a ruler, and measure the proportion of the design you will use.
Change all your texts to outlines
For a design to be effective, you might use a unique or custom-designed font. But there are chances for a substituted font in place of the design you have planned. To avoid the issue of this substituted design, you can convert all your design into outlines. By converting the text to outlines, the computer will view the text as an image; thus, there won’t be any substitution issues.
Consider using vector artwork
Whether you are considering which one to use- raster or vector, consider using a vector artwork whenever possible. This is one of the easiest ways to make color separation effortless, and the print will come out with finer details.
Choose the Printing type
In the field of T-shirt printing, there are various types of printing methods. Some popular methods are screen printing, Direct garment printing (DTG), transfer printing, cut vinyl printing, and embroidery. Learn about their pros and cons and see which one fulfills all your requirements. So, make sure to follow these tips to better artwork printing.