Artwork Design Tips for Screen Printing - Screen print technology requires special considerations when developing your artwork. You will want to become familiar with it's strengths and limitations before completing your design. The information here is intended to help you understand the basic requirements of "screenable" art. The quality of your end product is limited by your original art work.
CD Printing - It is screen printing that puts the picture on the surface of the CD.
Graphics on the Go - New films for transit ads
How To Burn An Image Into A Silk Screen - The most frequently asked question. Now an online tutorial.
How to Expose Photo Emulsion for Silk Screen Printing - When you have a coated screen ready to go, use the best source of light to expose your screen - the sun!
How to Make Hand-Drawn Positives for Multiple-Color Silk Screen Printing - You can think in all the colors of the rainbow - and you can print in all the colors of the rainbow. But you still have to draw in black and white! In other words, it's the ink you use to print the image that determines the color - the art is still created in black and white. Here's how to layer transparencies to achieve multicolor art.
Learn How to Silkscreen - Dozens of photos showing how to make silk-screen t-shirts using Package #1.
Learn How to Prepare Artwork For A Multi-color T-shirt - Tutorial on how to create custom artwork on your computer.
Mirror Image - Because screen printing is a rather specialized medium, we have prepared a tutorial for those that may be purchasing screen printing for the first time, or are just interested in the process
Preparing Digital Files for Screen Printing - Making other types of artwork fit the screen printing mold
Screen Process Printing - Silk screen printers.
Silk-Screening - Silk-screen printing is widely used today for a large array of display materials where the final print run is not large. It is also suitable for large posters and sheets that would be impractical to run on a traditional offset press and for a wide variety of large, thick or heavy materials. At CJPW we have used this process for small-run signs and posters.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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