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Professional Tips For Killer Clothing Prints and Designs

 October 23, 2015  /  Comments Off on Professional Tips For Killer Clothing Prints and Designs

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Printed and embroidered hoodies are pretty big deals these days, but at the same time it’s becoming more and more difficult to find anything on the market that is genuinely unique or inspiring. So it’s technically unsurprising that more people than ever before are turning to DIY design and garment printing at home, as a means by which to come up with their own 100% unique designs the likes of which are genuinely one-of-a-kind. That being said however, there’s a very big difference between a 100% unique design that’s totally killer and a 100% unique design that nobody would ever want to buy even if they were given the opportunity to do so.

Which begs the question – how can the latter be avoided? Well, as far as the professionals are concerned it really doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Creating something that’s 100% personal to you is really all that matters, unless of course you’re actually looking to sell the garments you produce in which case it’s a wholly different story. But when it comes to creating your own unique designs for you and you alone, a little inspiration and a few expert tips are really all that’s needed to create something truly killer.

Professional Tips For Killer Clothing Prints and Designs

1 – Take Your Time

For example, perhaps the single most important and commonly overlooked tip of all is that of taking your time…and plenty of it. There’s really no sense in rushing things to completion as in doing so you risk undoing any and all efforts invested. If your priority is coming up with something that is genuinely unique and something to be proud of, it is something that is worth taking your time with. So rather than having a set date in mind by which your project will be complete, simply go with the flow and see what happens.

2 – Get Busy Brainstorming

You may not have tried brainstorming before now, but it can be a great way of bringing to light all manner of inspiring ideas the likes of which you may otherwise have never come across. It can often be as easy as sitting with a few sheets of paper or perhaps a blank document on the computer screen and letting your instincts take over without investing a great deal of thought. To let your hands, wrists and eyes do the work can be quite revealing to say the least as you never know when something may appear in front of you the likes of which is pure gold. Professionals use brainstorming day in and day out – these guys know what they’re doing.

3 – Know Your Purpose

Another important tip and indeed a tip to be aware of before even getting started is to ensure you have a clear purpose with regard to what it is you intend to do.  For example, if you are planning to start a new line of clothing that will eventually be sold commercially, you’ll have a very different vision than a person looking to promote their new heavy-metal band. Exactly what it is you intend to accomplish can and will influence every step of the design process.  Or in other words, you cannot expect to get the results you want unless you first work out exactly what it is you want.

4 – Print It, Pin It

Try to remember that no matter how the design looks on the screen in front of you, there’s a pretty strong chance it will look nothing like this when it is printed on to the final garment. As such, one of the most important and indeed simplest tips of all is that of printing your design to its actual real-life size and pinning it onto the garment to see how it will look in the flesh.

5 – Sleep On It

If you are fairly sure you have come up with the exact design you want to transfer to your garment, one of the very best things you can do is give yourself a good 24 hours or so before going ahead with it. The reason being that the longer you spend staring at a design and making minor adjustments, the more you effectively become somewhat blind to it as a single concept. As such, it is always in your best interests to step away from the project, sleep on it and see if it’s still as killer when you lay eyes on in the next day.

6 – Seek Input

Last but not least, it’s always difficult to trust your own judgment when it comes to a project that you yourself have been working on entirely independently. As such, prior to going ahead with the final transfer you might want to think about seeking input from at least a couple of other people just to gauge their reactions and first impressions. From friends to family members to prospective customers and even professional printing houses, it’s always worth seeing what others have to say about your work.

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  • Published: 2 years ago on October 23, 2015
  • Last Modified: May 19, 2016 @ 7:24 am
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