Your guide to direct to garment printing (more…)
Direct to Garment printing – what you need to know (more…)
With a keen eye for colour, RhyanRhyan’s unique prints caught our eye. We had the chance to catch up with the 19-year old designer about his colourful illustrations.
We understand you’re often working on a set budget so we always try to help figure out the most cost effective way to get your orders made.
While our prices do depend on many factors; such as, artwork, order size, garment quality, and deadline, we’ve put together a list of some tips to keep your costs down and save a bit of money on your order.
One of our favourite bookstores around London, IDEA Books, is well known not only for its publishing, but also its well designed merch.
Here’s a look into the company and some designs we’ve recently printed for them.
Two members of Icon Printing were away recently…and we couldn’t possibly go on holiday without printing a holiday themed t-shirt could we!? Team Icon’s Alice and Chloe went to Croatia for Love System Festival, armed with two other BFFs and a few themed printed t-shirts…
Right, first of all we just want to say that Love System Festival didn’t have anything to do with these t-shirts coming about, they were created by us, well…just for the heck of it really! I think it was mainly down to the pure excitement of the anticipated sunshine, frivolities and festival fun. Alex (Icon Printing boss man) very kindly said he’d put through a few t-shirts for our time away, so Chloe (that’s me…hi!) put together this little design and we got it direct to garment printed onto some lovely Continental tank tops and cropped t-shirts.
I quickly put together something that had a nice beachy, retro feel to it…with a sort of 90s vibe. I’m not quite sure why I decided on this, I think I felt it was quite fitting for the beach side festival we were about to attend. I knew I wanted my design printed onto white t-shirts and that I wanted to test the abilities of one of our most favoured print processes – Direct To Garment printing. My design started life as a bunch of scratchy letters, (see image below) and I was interested to see just how DTG printing would handle this detailed part of my design. And I have to say, I was seriously impressed with the outcome – but why wouldn’t I be!? This print technique really is pretty great. And will only keep on getting more great, as technology progresses.
Now, unlike the picture postcard at the top suggests, we didn’t actually all rock up to the festival matching, this would have been a bit too much. However, my sister Nicole did turn up wearing her Continental Cropped T-shirt version and got spotted by the festival organizer, Danny – and he loved it! His face was a picture when he did a double take and realised it actually said Love System Croatia all over it and was specifically for the festival. Danny had probably spent a few sleepless nights and a bunch of crazy days putting this festival together (especially as it was the very first one!) and I guess he was probably pretty chuffed to see a t-shirt promoting his Love System “baby”.
Overall, it was a brilliant four days of festival madness. The people really made it what it was, and no one cared one bit that it rained a little and that things were a teany weany bit disorganised. There was a floating stage over the bluest sea we’d ever seen, the boat parties were outstanding fun and I’m pretty sure everyone came away smiling and with 50+ new friends. What’s not to love about that, eh? Roll on next year I say!
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There’s something about a band t-shirt. It’s either a statement of fandom or irony. Or just great taste in design!
There are a few ways to reduce the cost of running a marketing or promotional event without effecting your image. Getting promotional t-shirts and garments printed is probably one of the easier requirements to source. We specialise in creating promotional clothing for events, but we’ve also put together a list of ideas to help reduce the cost of putting on an event.
There are a number of different ways to create authentic looking, distressed styled artwork that’s suitable for digital Direct To Garment printing. My name is Chloe, I’m a Graphic Designer here at Icon Printing and I’m going to show you what I think is the easiest way to create this artwork effect. I shall be using Adobe Photoshop for this tutorial, this is a great way of making your custom t-shirt printing designs unique.