This is relevant to anyone looking to design their own shirts or at least have an understanding of just how the preparation of screen print art work is carried out. Now there are many methods but this particular one in the article is a common method.
Since having always had an interest in apparel & looking to improve designs for my own line, Wear Wolf Apparel, I had been brushing up on my design skills in regards to proper set up for printing for a couple of years. Recently, I took up a gig with Crazy Ones Screen Printing & Embroidery in the art department making sure that the artwork is properly set to be burned to screens. There are things I’m still learning about the production process so even I find this particular tutorial helpful for the things I didn’t know about the printing aspect of design.
This article could be helpful enough to save you some money the next time you print by already having your art properly set up depending on the preferences of your shop.
The main thing to keep in mind with your prep comes early on in the article”
“Screen printing is not always an exact printing technique, especially when printing onto fabric surfaces…”
Continue reading at Smashing Magazine- Preparing Artwork for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator