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Trend Watch: The 3 ‘Rs’ of Fashion?

As my most recent birthday approached, I took some time to think about what I would receive as gifts. Socks were my first thought, followed by undershirts.
 

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Color: In the Eye of the Beholder

When a customer asks you for a custom gallon of sky blue ink, what color are they really asking for? 

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Enhancing the Focal Point

 Follow these tips to manipulate the main element in a design to better showcase it.

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In the Details

This year marked the 35th annual Impressions Awards, and it represents our showcase of the industry’s  best designs from decorators of all sizes and experience levels. 

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Solving the Customer Artwork Dilemma

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every piece of artwork a screen printing shop received was ready to be printed? Unfortunately, as any experienced shop owner knows, this rarely happens.

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How to Create Killer Black Shirts

We are asked a lot of questions when it comes to artwork and screen printing, but the most popular subject still is black shirts.

 

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How to Use Clipping Masks in Photoshop

One super-easy trick to add some interest to any design you’re working on is to do a clipping mask using Adobe Photoshop. 

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Screen Printing Artwork for Beginners, Part 2

Artists who work for screen printers (or screen printers who also double as artists) must handle several tasks that are more complex than the basics, such as copying artwork and adjusting images for production.

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Screen Printing Artwork for Beginners, Part 1

Starting out as an artist (or as a printer who wears an artist’s hat) for a screen printing company can initially seem a bit overwhelming.

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