Some of the greatest designs are simple.
But even the simplest designs need to do some things right and avoid the most common mistakes to achieve that greatness.
In this post, I’ll talk things you should be thinking about as you design your printed masterpiece.
Some of these might seem obvious, others could be news to you. Read on to find out
There may be things in life where size does not matter. In T-shirt design, it matters a lot. And yet, most people tend to go with standard sizing most of the time.
Here’s the thing: size should be decided based on the nature of the design, and the properties of the garment to be printed. There should be some thought put into it.
Depending on the shape of your design, it can look much bigger than it should. For example, square or circular shapes tend to look better when they are sized smaller than standard.
Some people print out their design at home on regular paper and hold it up to their shirt to get an idea of how it will look, and I fully support doing this.
Another thing to consider: Does one size does fit all? Depending on the size range of your garments, and the size of your order, you may want to consider using a reduced size print for the smaller items, such as ladies and youth.
Print placement is sometimes conflated with location, but really, it’s the specific measurement of where to print the design within the location.
Your design could be so amazing that it turns heads– but get the placement wrong, and heads will be turning for the wrong reason. A common mistake is the belly print, which is never flattering. In an upcoming post.
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