We all love those flashy printed t-shirts that we see in the stores, but let’s be realistic here. Pulling off a design like that for your event may not fit within your budget. Doing a full color print or using a specialty ink can really make the cost of your shirts jump. Not to fear, we have a few ideas for you to improve your design without increasing the cost of your shirts.

Three Tips to Improve Your Design

Improve Your Design | HalftonesUse Halftones

If your design has multiple colors in it you can bet that it will be one the more expensive side. One way to bring down your cost and cut down on the number of colors used is to create halftones within your design. Halftones use a color that is already in your design, so if you have a couple colors in your design that are similar this is the perfect place to use halftones. Not only will this bring down the number of colors in your design it will also create a little more depth.

Add Texture

Improve Your Design | TextureAnother simple yet effective way to spice up a simple design without adding to the end cost is to add texture to it. One of the more popular options lately has been to add a distressed pattern to the design to give it more of a vintage look.

This is a very simple way to add more detail to your artwork with adding colors and increasing your cost.

Use the Shirt Color

Improve Your Design | Negative SpaceWhen putting your design together think about how you can use the shirt color in the design. Not only will it cut down on the number of colors in your design, but the negative space will make it so your print is not heavy. Using negative space and breaking up the design by using the shirt color makes the print much more breathable.

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