5 Tips for Creating Quality Artwork for Screen Printing


Artwork is one of the most important factors of screen-printing. In order to create breathtaking prints that your customers will love use high quality art. Misprints can occur, even at experienced shops, however there are ways to avoid them with high resolution art to keep your prints crisp and clear.

Tip #1: Make Clear Guidelines for Providing Artwork to Your Shop.

Do not start your art file with low resolution. The quality in your finished work will not be up to par and you will end up with a mediocre print. I highly recommend adding guidelines for your customers when they send art. If they follow these strict guidelines than your clients will be satisfied with the end product.

Tip #2: Recreate the Design from Scratch.

If clients submit work that is low resolution, there is a temptation to work with what they give you. However, I highly recommend from experience to RECREATE the design.

Tip #3: Use Our Pantone Matching System

The best way to get the specific colors that your customers are looking for is to use our easy to use Pigment Based Matching System. You need a pantone book in order to know the exact colors that your customer wants, as no two monitors are the same. Our formulas for our matching system contain 10% of our pigment concentrate colors and 90% base.

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Tip #4: Proofread your Artwork.

Catch mistakes prior to printing film by proofreading your artwork. Make sure that you double check spelling, halftone specifics, and dot-gain compensations.

Tip #5: Keep up with Industry Standards

Practice makes perfect. Keep up with new techniques and changes, updates, and innovations within the industry. Upgrade your skills through online tutorials.

In order to create a crisp, clear, and bold print that your customers will LOVE, you need to follow this guideline. Our tips will help prevent misprints due to common artwork mistakes.

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