Now that we know what we print t-shirts for, we are ready to design t-shirt prints. You have two choices when designing your t-shirt:
-Screen printers can design your artwork.
While you can choose the first option, it is important to know your Custom t-shirt design for several reasons:
– The screen printer may charge you a fee to design the artwork.
-Not all can be printed, there are some limitations.
– You have to decide what design elements you want for your artwork (broken look, contemporary, traditional/conservative, classic).
When designing artwork for your shirt, you should first establish the basics:
-What is the main message I want to convey with my t-shirt?
Do I just want to put a logo on my t-shirt to identify band members with my organization, or do I not want to advertise my company, organization, etc.?
– What design elements or themes would you like to use?
– You need to know if your shirt has a more conservative look (usually for companies), a modern look (for groups, youth organizations), a classic look (high schools and universities usually fall into this category) – just to name a few.
-You have to decide which image you want to use for your t-shirt (if any). It is often advisable to take a look at what your screen printer has to offer as it can more easily provide a higher quality image.
-Many screen printers have their own talented graphic designer or become members of an art club where they can download graphics from the Internet at discounted prices.