With the current level of technology, making your own custom design on a fabric has become even more fun. But one thing is to create the design you want to place on the fabric, and another thing is to place the design in the right way, thus ensuring that the resulting is perfect.
Just so you do not have to necessarily be a graphic designer, illustrator or professional printer before enjoying the incredible sensation of producing a high quality fabric with your proposed design or design. This does not mean that printing your design on a fabric is easy. It is as complicated as it can be, but we will share with you the most important tips you should know to achieve an incredible result.
Unlike a while ago, when the only way to get a design on a canvas was through screen printing, which consisted of complicated steps to configure the heavy equipment, before burning individual color screens, among other activities.
We live in an era in which there are printing machines available to help you perfectly locate your custom design in a fabric in a relatively short period of time, in addition to consuming less resources and requiring less effort.
The final product:
It is quite easy to get a rough design, but the big question remains; How will the proposed fabric look? Mainly we start with a sketch design, then it is placed on a computer where it will be represented graphically. But this does not necessarily determine how well you will look on the shirt, and believe me when I say that imagining it may not be accurate enough.
The best solution here is to create a mock-up of the proposed graph in a sample of the proposed tissue on your computer. This gives you an accurate view of what you can expect and has the opportunity to make the correct modifications to make the chart perfect before it is finally printed. There are several programs available for this and it is something that you would always want to do before printing anything.
We have our design and we want it on a fabric. Well, just so you know, a simple design will definitely look better on any canvas, compared to a design with so many details. If you want to print your design on a fabric, remove the insignificant details and make it as simple as possible.
This will make the design mix easily with the fabric, and it will definitely look amazing on anyone who uses it. The result of a bulky design in a fabric is not always pleasant.
It’s your design, but the color goes a long way to determine how well it looks on a fabric. Reduce the color details and try a fabric color that can effectively complement your design. When you dim the colors in your design, it opens up to various fabric options and you will not be limited compared to having a design with thick and detailed colors throughout. The contrast of color is key, finding the perfect contrast will go a long way, in addition to taking into account that what you are seeing on your screen is brighter and more vivid than the actual result.
In case you are not sure of the exact color to use, it is always recommended to use shades of gray, as they are formed by black and white colors, and any color can rhyme with those two colors.
An awesome design in a horrible fabric is not a good combination. After taking your time to achieve the perfect design, also take your time to find a matching fabric. A low quality fabric will definitely decrease the quality of your design, which will result in a very poor result. A high quality fabric is intended to highlight the uniqueness of its design without necessarily competing with it or diminishing its appearance.
Cotton fabrics are the best options here and the result is always impressive, as they give your design a firm and solid surface to join, which makes the resulting fabric and its design look complete.
When it is time to print, make sure your design is in any of the following formats;
• BMP -Bitmap File (This is one of the original image formats, it has pure quality with little compression)
• GIF: graphics exchange format (this format is best for small file sizes when converted to clip art)
• JPEG -Joint Photographic Experts Group (This is the best format for images)
• PNG: portable network graphics (this format works for most designs and is becoming an industry standard)
• Image format with TIF tag (this is also one of the most original formats and is mainly produced with scanners and cameras to maximize quality)
When you take your next printing project, be sure to take note of these factors and explore to find.