T-Shirt Design

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kammron, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. kammron macrumors 6502

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    i did this for a SOTW competition for a promo t-shirt

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  2. steve jr. macrumors 6502

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    That's kinda cool. Did it actually go into print? The only reason I ask is because I am a textile silk screen printer (print t-shirts (summer job)) and I can't think that the little splotches all over (do they roll over the shoulder too?) could be done without it being hardcore professional. We have a couple large accounts (between 9-13k shirts in an order), and I would have to think that would take some serious equipment besides a normal (semi)automatic gauntlet. The arm logo and normal text are easy, but the overall look is still really cool.
     
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    the splotches, etc. could be done pretty easily, but you'd probably want to use a belt or "flatbed" press. A rotary press (as I'm sure you know) is rather limited in the area it can cover.

    You couldn't really do the over the shoulder thing with a rotary press, and I'm dubious about the chances of getting it done with a flatbed. For that, you'd really want to do piece-work i.e. print the fabric and then assemble the shirt. Not that expensive to have done overseas, but a definite hassle (language barrier, customs, etc.) and not really appropriate for a run as small as this one is likely to be. By "small" I mean less than a few thousand pieces...
     
  4. kammron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    if it wins, i have the oppurtunity to make a larg version of the logos and splotches etc...
    but yeah the over the shoulder would be a problem because therealblackwallstreet gets its t-shirts made at a place called Heroics Clothing,
    and i dont think their screening could handle it.
    id have to change the design a bit
     
  5. bowens macrumors 6502a

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  6. kaboutertje macrumors regular

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    I'm loving it (altough I wouldn't wear it, but that's not what you asked :) ), but I find the L a bit strange, The L looks like a f so I read Five for everything, Die for nothing, which offcourse makes no sense.
    Am I the only one who read this at first sight?
     
  7. mercy macrumors newbie

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    Looks very trendy and cool.
    The younger generation will love it as did so.
    Are you going to paint or print it in the T-Shirt?
     
  8. kammron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it won, but im not gonna get it into production.
    Dj Skee went with his own design.
    but thanks for all the feed, much appreciated
     
  9. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats!
     
  10. triotary macrumors regular

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    :confused: that is as good as not winning kinda sucks...
     

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