T-shirt design tips: Avoid these 8 common mistakes
Designing a t-shirt is an engaging task for any t-shirt designing company. Trendy t-shirts are always liked by men across all age groups.
Colourful basic, stained, rugged: there are many types that people love to wear and experiment with. T-shirt designing is an interesting process at Himkar.
Use of organic cotton, premium material for colours, stitching etc makes the design even more engaging.
T-shirt designing gives an opportunity to our in-house designers to showcase their skills and creativity. Our artists have an artistic approach and proficiency to design the best cotton t-shirts.
It is difficult to achieve the perfection. However, by avoiding some common mistakes, one can create great t-shirts.
We make the best use of our organic cotton to produce creative designs. Here, we share some common challenges that we face while designing t-shirts. While some tips might look obvious, some of them can be news to you.
Read the most common mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
1. Use of poor-quality fabric
Whether designing a t-shirt for daily wear of for any occasion, quality matters the most. Compromising on quality is never a good idea.
One should not compromise the quality for cost as it results in low quality fabric, stitching: ultimately giving a bad garment experience.
Fabric is the base of the t-shirt, that decides the quality. Always invest in a quality fabric to differentiate from the poor quality t-shirts.
There is a plethora of fabrics in the market today. Top notch, shoddy ones: all of them can be found in the same market.
Do a market survey to find a premium quality fabric or source it from a store or website that is reputed in providing high quality fabric.
2. No to complex design
The best designs are the simplest ones, even with creativity. The idea should be kept in mind while creating a textile design.
A t-shirt overloaded with multiple colours, graphics and texts can match the artistic appeal of the t-shirt. Make the t-shirt simple, with limited graphics and calm, soothing colours.
People should get to know the concept behind your creation with minimal texts and graphics.
3. Use of many colours
Too many colours in one design is a big no! The colours used should be able to justify the design used. Too many colours aggravate the cost of design too.
Three colours in a design is a standard rule to maintain the appeal of a garment. Colours play a very important role in the design and going wrong in this step can be a risk to the final look of the t-shirt.
4. Poor use of contrast
Balancing the contrast is a matter of expertise. New designers often make the mistakes of not balancing the light and the dark shades in the design.
Contrast in design refers to the visual difference between the darker and lighter part of the image. The shades of colour can perfectly sync with the visual appeal and make it look pleasing.
Dark colours on dark colour can match the look of the t-shirt. For example blue text on brown t0shirt can look odd. A combination of red, white, black and blue are perfect to maintain the contrast and stability.
5. Poor image quality
Using images from the internet? Well, this might not be the resolution that suits your design. Web designs are usually low in resolution and can lead to a poor outcome of the whole design.
These images might look attractive on the website, but printing on t-shirts can give a low quality. Image size below 300 pixels can go blur. To make the image more attractive, consider using border or edges to decorate the image.
6. Misplaced elements
Created an excellent design, but placed it in the wrong orientation? This can be a common mistake- killing the potential of the design. Even if you have an amazing design, wrong placement can kill the potential of the design.
If you are wondering which part of the t-shirt is the best to place the design: front or back of the t-shirt work well for design placements.
It is always best to talk to the printing fellow to seek their expert opinion on where the design should be placed.
7. Outdated styles
Being in the trend is such a necessity. Nobody wants to wear outdated t-shirts, with the same print or conventional text on it. Make sure you know the current trends, colours, designs and patterns. This will help you customise a t-shirt in sync with the latest style and attaract your audience immediately.
8. Poor choice of fonts
Fonts have a role to play too while customised t-shirt. Expert designers categorises fonts as per their significance and characteristics.
Some fonts are professional, some add to the funkiness of the design and so on. Choose the one that matches the purpose of your t-shirt.
For example, a t-shirt design for corporate event, serif fonts work the best. For fun events, you can play around and choose a font according to the event. Maximum three fonts work well to get a flawless print.
Our creators love to experiment; and organic cotton t-shirts have a lot of designing options.
Avoid these mistakes for a better t-shirt design.