Artwork Design and artwork for screen printing, the best results are achieved when designing for the process.
Design for screen printing is an art in itself. Textile design will always benefit from a different approach to that of paper, or web based design.
Everything is possible in terms of what can be printed on to T shirts, but what is practical and cost effective for the client is another very important consideration. The images shown here are for a fictional skate brand, they were created by illustrator & designer Mark Mayers for a photoshop tutorial.
The design uses only three print colours, but still allows for the image to be printed across a full range of background colours. The waterbased discharge inks used to create the print require no under base, this saves on screen costs and the softer print is ideal for the size of the image.
Mark Mayers T shirt design also makes good use of a photoshop engrave plugin, this is a great alternative to tones made up of standard photoshop lines, ellipses, diamonds etc. A very powerful plugin which is ideal for screen print.