I am firmly putting on my Sales/Service Representative hat to work through a series of questions I get asked about using your own artwork in a design. What files work best? How do I upload my files? How do I make sure it prints the way I want it to?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about cool things that you can do with a photo, but before we get to that point, we need to start with selecting and uploading your images. I’m going to piece together the process for you, with some quick tips and insights along the way. I’ll start today’s post with a reminder than you can call our sales reps at any time and they can help you through any step, or do it for you.
Let’s begin! *gong*
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As I settle in to write today’s post I am thankful for one thing; I’m not outside. It is January in DC, and that means freezing temperatures, high winds, ice storms, and hopefully no repeats of last year’s Snowpocalypse (cross your snow-shovels). It is too frigid for even my arctic blood, but one thing that makes me feel better is thinking, “Well, at least I’m not up in Canada!”
If I have learned anything from watching copious amounts of HGTV, it’s that Canadians love their cold habitat, and for that I give them a tip of my snow-cap. In their honor, I’m dedicating this entry to how CustomInk takes extra care of our snow-friendly neighbors to the North. Read more –>
There are some things that I’m really great at, like being able to guess the plot to movies before they come out (Seven Pounds; totally called it), or naming all of the kings of ancient Mexico (thank you, Art History degree!). Then there are some things I’m not so good at… like math, dodgeball, and…tanning.
What I’m saying is we’re all adept at some things, and less-so at others. Designing a t-shirt can be a lot of fun for some, for others it may not be their cup of tea.
How do we help those people who need a little extra boost in their design, or who love being imaginative but are looking for something a cut above? Creative Services! Read more –>
The Bottom Line
Screen-printing is great for orders of 6 or more with solid colors, and can achieve photographic quality prints at higher (50+) quantities. With its thicker ink application, screen-printing lends itself well to printing vibrant colors on dark shirts.
Digital printing gives us the flexibility to print designs and photographs at lower quantities that would otherwise be out of reach due to extensive setup. With its fine, precise ink application, digital printing allows us to capture all the subtle details in your design. And if you are looking to place an order for a single shirt (stocking stuffers!), digital printing is the method of choice.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the difference between digital and screen-printing methods!
At CustomInk, we pride ourselves on producing perfect t-shirts every time. And we have a great guarantee to back that up. Our artists double-check your design, we send you a picture proof email, and we even give you a call if we have any questions. But we understand that sometimes you just need a little extra to help put your mind at ease.
So when you really need some assurance that the product you are getting is going to be all that you want it to be, we offer a Pre-Production Sample free on orders of 250 or more pieces (or $2,500). We understand that seeing is believing. That’s why we give you the chance to view and approve a physical shirt before we print your entire order.
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