The Beginners Guide To Tshirt Printing (Finding The Starting Point)
Tshirt Printing for Sporting Events and Activities
Thsirt Printing 101: Film Positives - After your artwork is created and/or separated you will need to convert it to all black and produce what are known film positives. This is simply your design in all black on a clear film like overhead transparencies but much more opaque. If your art has more than one color, you will need a film positive for each different color. This is where you print the film separations out onto your clear film. It is this film positive that you will use to make your screen. This step will require a computer and a printer as well as inkjet or laser film.
Whether you are a big sports enthusiast or not, you must be aware on what every team players wear during games – apparels or shirts that are customized for the team. Just by looking at the logos printed on the shirts, one can easily identify what team it is even from afar. This has indeed become the latest sporting uniforms regardless of the sports; with the unique designs, uniforms are seen at a new light. But more than that, these printed apparels can do so much more as it conveys a feeling of being united as a team with the way it expresses a number of people believing in the same thing.
Multi-Color Custom Tshirt Print Sequences: When printing multi-color prints on light shirts you generally print the lightest color to darkest color OR the smallest print area to the largest area. This sequence, along with the right ink viscosity will help minimize ink picking up on the screen bottoms. This is called build-up and is a common problem in multi-color printing. The easiest way to line-up screens on a multi-color print is to make a print of the outline or main color and just line-up the other screens to the print. Sure you may get a little ink on the bottom of the screen but guess what? It will wipe right off.
A Brief Rundown of Tshirt Printing
With the use of the digital technology, there are now online shops that offer apparel printing through the internet. This works by simply uploading the logo of your choice, selecting the right color for it and adding a few more details such as the names and numbers that you want to see there as well. So what used to be just a plain and boring shirt, can be turned into fierce and strong sports shirt you have always wanted.
There is still a lot to learn and know about custom printing, aside from the popular method of customizing shirts. It can also consist of different types of sports apparels from basketball jerseys, baseball shirts and numerous other sports apparel. T-shirts are the most common and popular but there are still other materials to consider. Wearing the same print tops or shirts is also a way to make the game more enjoyable among friends who are playing for fun and pleasure. If you want to take it to a higher level then make use of other apparel such as pants and jackets – with the t-shirt print you have, why not extend it to these sports clothing as well? For sports team going on long travels, the custom-printed jackets are just perfect.
Thsirt Printing 101: How To Hold and Move the Squeegee
Another debatable area. A lot of printers use the standard "two-hand, top grip, pull towards you" stroke. While this works good, it can cause some problems if printing all day long. Not only will the tips of your fingers and thumbs be sore (and maybe numb!) you may also feel tenderness in your wrists. What you are getting is a repetitive motion disorder known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Some people can print all their lives and never get this. I am one of them. Others print only a few hours and have a problem. To minimize this problem you should use one of the special ergonomic squeegees that force you to hold your hand wider. You can also pad the handle with foam and tape or purchase the new squeegee pad made specifically for this industry. Carpal Tunnel is a very real disorder that should not be ignored.
Getting Down To Basics with Tshirt Printing
Naturally, the custom-printed apparels are made for the players, the coaches and other sporting staff. But not only that, the said shirts can also be given to the people and supporters rooting for the team. Fans and supporters feel and show their support by also wearing shirts with the team logo printed on it; this is probably the reason why many people sell such shirts, as they see the great demand for this especially during games and competitions. Many charitable institutions also make use of this to raise funds for good causes.