How to Design Your Own Custom Clothing

When designing your own custom clothing, you want to think about how you will design, what color shirts you are designing for and where you will print it. These are vital for the design and print process.

When considering how you will design your custom clothing, you should be thinking about using Photoshop or Illustrator. Photoshop is great for having lots of detail, and, if you know exactly how large you want your design to be. With that said, you’ll want to avoid using too much detail as it will complicate printing on cotton. If you aren’t sure how large you want your design to be, the vector based Illustrator is the way to go. Using Illustrator will allow us to resize your design and separate the colors easily. Vectors are generally better for screen printing for this very reason. You can find out more about pixel vs. vector design here . If you don’t have Photoshop or Illustrator you can use our online designer to create simple, professional looking designs without difficulty. There, you can choose from the many designs available and customize them however you like.

Now that you have the ‘how’ down, let’s focus on the ‘what’. What are you going to design? Is it going to be just one color or will it be several colors? You’ll want to avoid using too many as the cost will go up for each extra color. It’s best to stick between one and three colors. This will give you a decent range to work with and keep the cost down. It’s a win-win situation. Another aspect of designing your own custom clothing is to know what color shirt you will be designing for. Most people get black or white shirts. If you go this route, knowing what colors work together on black and white will help you immensely.

You have the ‘how’ and the ‘what’; now it’s time for ‘where’. You’re happy with the work you’ve done and want to get it printed. Finding a place in Toronto that will give you a good price and a quality product can be daunting. There are so many booths and shops which will print a shirt for you. We find a lot of places skipping the quality assurance step. The part that keeps your design looking great for years to come. The screen printers at Zipgraphix check and test your shirts as we print them. We do this to make sure you’re getting the best we have to offer. If you have any questions about our design process, contact us and we’ll help you through the wonderful process of creating custom quality clothing!


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