I just put three new articles on my main Articles page. They are all on computer graphics and they are all topics that I deal with almost daily in doing separations and talking to DTG customers. Enjoy!Preparing Artwork for DTG PrintingStop Ruining Great ArtworkHelping Artists Understand File Formats
This is a topic dear to my heart. Now that I am doing a lot of high-end color separations every day I have a lot more chances to deal directly with artists. I am simply amazed how little they know about file formats, the color separation process or how to tweak artwork to make it Read More
This is a topic that a book could be written about because a lot of things that need to be or could be done to make artwork print better on a DTG printer are the same things you often do to artwork in general – whether you are printing to DTG, sublimation or screen printing. The Read More
This is a topic I deal with every day as I do high-end photorealistic color separations for the industry. The original artwork is often created in vector programs but because of the detailed complex content or photographic element they need to be separated in Photoshop. My best customers send me high resolution files that are at Read More
In 2004 when I first developed the T-Jet printer I was convinced it would be easy for the garment decorating industry to add this process to their bag of tricks. After all, other than the large Kornit printer (at that time), most machines were simply an Epson base inkjet paper printer that was torn apart Read More
This article will assume you already have a basic Photoshop channel separation done as Simulated Process Color. The information here is geared moretowards doing final tweaks after you have separated using one automated separation programs that will sometimes give you too many color choices or they might lose fine subtle detail. Even if you do Read More
This is a short article about printing on jackets. You know, those tricky little guys that can’t even be used to wipe down a screen if you mess one up. The problem with printing on jackets is one of perception. It looks hard, it seems hard and if you screw up it is real hard Read More
UPDATE: The following article was written back in November of 2013. A lot has happened since then. Epson has provided a printer for us to use in our Printers Boot Camp classes and we can say we LOVE this baby! Because we only use it for classes, it will often sit for weeks and weeks. Read More
It is almost impossible to tell everything you need to know about color separating in a short article. But, I feel strongly that if I can point you in the right direction and maybe cut through some of the myths and opinions that you hear – that are wrong – you will break out of Read More
UPDATE: Once again there is an upgrade to one of my favorite programs and once again the upgrade adds a few new features and breaks others. On June 18, 2014 Adobe released a new version of Photoshop CC called CC 2014. This is a stand-alone version that can co-exist along with your current CC, CS6 Read More
On June 4, 2014, The Wall Street Journal had a great article and video titled Finding the Perfect T-Shirt. It was very informative and interesting that they gave this a large spread in the print edition. Check it out HERE.
This is what we have all been waiting for – a shirt that monitors key body indicators. The shirt is called the D-Shirt (for Digital Shirt). This Smart Sensing shirt features built in micro sensors that capture data like heart rate, body temperature, and other vital indicators and transfer them to a capsule on the shirt. Read More
This might be huge – or not. A Digitial T-Shirt called thirt OS 2.0 (that displays images of your choice like a neon sign) has been developed by a wearable tech company called Switch.
Every year T-Shirt printers in certain regions of the country gear up to print Football Championship shirts and then – if the stars are aligned – the final Super Bowl Champion shirts.
This article is like a broken record and the reason I write about basic screen making is I am constantly reminded how confusing it can be to a newcomer AND a seasoned professional