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alex delfont
Designing T shirts, need some advice...
on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:58:28 am

Hi guys

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I didnt know where else to ask.

I like to draw, just with a black pen and paper, quite intricate mandala style drawings. Some people asked me if I could design some T shirts for their business. I am just wondering what the best way to do this is.

I want them to look hand drawn to some extent, so I dont want to use a tablet or do it on a computer. I was thinking I would just draw them on A3 paper, at actual size, then scan them. How would I then get this ready to be printed on a white t shirt for instance. Obviously I want everything that is not black ink to be see through, so they can print them wherever they like.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks


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Jeff Hinkle
Re: Designing T shirts, need some advice...
on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:27:11 pm

The first consideration is how the shirts will be printed: will they accept raster art or do they require vector? If they will take raster, what size/resolution/color space do they require? A five-minute phone call before you start can save you hours of work.

Also, be aware that not every printing method will properly reproduce "intricate" designs. Sending your selected vendor a sample of your proposed art to get their feedback on how it will ultimately print can help dodge a lot of roadblocks.

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alex delfont
Re: Designing T shirts, need some advice...
on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:28:39 pm

Hi,

thanks for the advice. Yeah I dont use photoshop much or illustrator, I just like to draw, so Im not too savvy with this stuff.

I will get in touch and ask them more about how they want to do it :)


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