Archive | May, 2013

Happy Birthday T-Shirts Infographic

28 May

Happy Birthday T-Shirts Infographic

By some estimates, the t-shirt is turning 100 this year! To celebrate, We put together an infographic showcasing the milestones which have taken us from the development of the tee to the invention of a viable screen printing material (plastisol).

Glitter Ink Rules

23 May

Rules for Printing with Glitter Ink

Here are my three rules for designing and printing glitter ink. In addition to silver and gold ink, jewel tones are available and we can do glitter vinyl.

1. Keep it Simple

You are already going to have glitter, so don’t go overboard with an elaborate design. This is a thick ink so you want to avoid layering it.

2. Avoid Designs with Fine Details

sans serif

Glitter ink has reflective flecks in it and is overall a thicker ink. Because the ink is thicker, you need to use a wider mesh screen when printing the design. Fine detail just won’t work well with glitter ink. Stick with Sans-Serif fonts, which often have “Sans” or “ Gothic” in the name, because they have plain strokes of even width.

3. Limit the Glitz

Stick with one color of glitter or glitter as accents to a solid primary design color. This is more of a personal preference recommendation than a hard-and-fast rule. In high school, I had a shirt printed in silver and gold glitter ink. You can see it here. It’s just unnecessary and it limits your design options.

Color Matching

21 May

We matched the color and design from the faded sweatshirt
on the right on the new sweatshirt on the left.

We never want you to have to settle for less. We can match custom ink colors and item colors across products. We will custom mix our inks to match the colors of an old print, a coordinating item, or anything else.

Keene Koalas Shirt and Bag-text2

From neons to tie-dye, we have all the bright colors for summer!