What makes an eye-catching design? Some of the most awesome statement tees appear simple but striking. There are several rules to achieve a great aesthetic and some common mistakes to ensure a hassle-free and fun design process.
Here are some dos and don’ts to consider when planning to customize your basic tee.
- DO coordinate the design colors with the actual shirt
Almost every color will be eye-popping on a basic white shirt. On the other hand, lighter ink colors will be less noticeable once printed, even though they register well on your screen. At the same time, darker hues will be tougher to see on dark cloth, so consider these when you’re in the planning phase.
- DON’T forget to keep the big picture in mind
Using graphic components in your designs can be tricky if you don’t have the right skillset. Some little details print successfully at a larger size or on a product with the proper specifications.
- DO utilize the highest quality art/photo designs possible
High-quality stock photos produce the clearest print possible. At the same time, low-resolution images are more likely to produce blurry prints or prints that have been altered to compensate for the lack of clarity. Use art and photography with high resolution to make your design stand out.
- DON’T overlook the difference between stock images and actual design
While printers can mix hundreds of ink colors, some colors do not transfer well and cannot be duplicated. The most intensely saturated and vibrant shades of blue and purple lack an ink equivalent, so consider this before choosing a color palette.
- DO consider ink constraints
Shirt printing allows you to use a range of inks and methods. These can provide more impact and create an impression of your design, but they demand careful application. If you plan to use any of these ink kinds in your design, some tiny details and text may need to be reduced.
Making your custom shirt is a fun way to express your individuality or promote camaraderie with your team. Keeping these do’s and don’ts will ensure that your design will look fantastic, aside from saving you time and money.
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