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Why 3D Ideas Don't work on 2D Garments

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Why 3D Ideas Don't work on 2D Garments

So you have an awesome idea to have your print wrapping around a shirt, over a seam or shoulder like our mock up? This is so unique and amazing you wonder why no one else has done it before?

We often get these requests and 99% of the time they are from large agency designers without an apparel design back ground. Looks great on a Photoshop mock up like our example above, but screen Printing is a 2D process and unfortunately we can’t print around a 3D object and printing over seams is just horrible.

If you want the look of a wrap around side print the best way to achieve this is print the front and back separately. To do this we need the print to be no closer than 15mm-20mm to the side seam. This avoids ugly ink build up close to the seam

Before spending time on your amazing new t-shirt project we suggest checking out our online print guide to know what is possible and work within these boundaries. We love working on out of the box designs, but it’s always best to talk to us first.


if you really need the seamless wrap around shirt, there are only a couple ways to achieve these designs and unfortunately none are workable on stock cotton blank garments.

Off shore production where the panels are printed before the garment is assembled. This generally requires a large orders, developing your own garment fit and long lead times. This is why you see these styles of prints on mass market garments only and never on stock tees like Anvil, AS Colour, Gildan etc.

Printing over seams is time consuming and always resulting in a sub par print . Because the shirt has creases, double layer seams etc, the print can come out with crease lines, missing in areas or ink where ink builds up in thick ugly layers around the seams. It looks horrible.

 

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Halfway Down Dominion road

We created this design based on a plaque in the footpath just outside our showroom. We used a process called simulated process printing. This method is perfect for multicolour graphics designed for black or dark garments. This process uses the dark shirt as a part of the print and we only need to print the highlight colours. The ideal print for this method is one that has strong highlights and black shadows.  

Halfway Down Dominion Road

Get inspired and check out some great examples of what can be done with this process. 

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NEW OVERSIZE & FULL BLEED PRINTING

In addition for our oversize prints, we can now offer print full-bleed (edge to edge), over the seam, over the collar, or over the pocket. Usually it's best to limit this process to 1-2 colours to avoid registration issues. This process is ideally suited for halftone or line work rather than solid block colours. We have done 3-4 colour prints, but the graphic has to be carefully designed around the registration issues involved with this process. We can advise how to best make use of this print technique.

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