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Posted by on in T-Shirt Printing Community

There is a glut of information on the Internet, from articles to YouTube tutorials, explaining the process of printing your own T-shirts. It’s advertised as easy, fun, and inexpensive. It’s actually difficult to find any evidence on the Internet to the contrary. This post is designed to give some balance to that perspective.

Don’t get me wrong. I firmly support the pursuit of your creativity, and screen printing is a good avenue for creativity. If that is what you’re after, then get down to business. If, on the other hand, you’re thinking you can cut corners by doing it yourself, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind.

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Posted by on in Artwork and Design

When it comes to typography, it’s all about style, or more accurately, it’s about making content stylish. The subtle differences in typographic components convey volumes. Decisions you make in terms of typography have enormous impact on customers, even if they don’t know it. Don’t gloss over typography. It’s as important  as every other part of your design. Here’s a quick look at some fundamentals of typography.

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Posted by on in Educational Resources

In this post we’re exploring the history of screen printing, which appears a murky topic until the last century, when the process really took off.

Most accounts put the birth of screen printing in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE), while there are strong claims for the origination of the technique by other cultures around the Mediterranean. During the Song Dynasty, the screens/stencils that were used for prints included block shapes held in place by human hair in a wooden frame. Hair is sufficiently strong and fine to support the stencils, while allowing ink to reach the substrate.

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Posted by on in Artwork and Design

In this post, we are going to venture into another graphic design nerd-out. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you in the dust with techno-babble. This stuff is pretty interesting, and I hope to translate these sometimes difficult topics to laypeople, who might not even know why to care about these things.

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Posted by on in Artwork and Design

 

Between the time when you send your design to DFC and the beginning of production, your design spends some time in a mythical land called the Art Department. There, skilled artisans practice dark arts to perfect your image before it reaches production.

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