April '18

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 1 8 A P R I L P R I N T W E A R || 19 "stain," we used a reduced clear with a touch of black for a tone-on- tone approach. We went oversized with this one-color version of the logo and output at a frequency of 25 lpi. We laid the shirt sideways on the platen and printed across the full chest for an all-over-print look. We also used a 10 lpi version with a discharge treatment. We handled the soft white print much the same way but in reverse. We utilized the white printer from the original. The shadows and recessed areas were dramatically reduced. Using pieces of the same white imagery, we distressed and added the classic "Property Of " for the practice jerseys as well. Finally, we created some specialty foil applications for that bling thing as well. The dye sublimation and direct-to-garment prints were probably the easiest of the options from the art perspective. We basically used the original colored version in high resolution and saved them as flattened images in RGB color mode. (GDG provides these files) For an additional dye-sub look, we added a crop area to a number and moved the Hornet around a bit to fill the space properly. Some smaller transfers were made for coffee cups and mouse pads. We out- put the D2 version in a couple of sizes for variety. The digitizing of our Hornets mascot for embroidery created chal- lenges in maintaining some of the finer details for the smaller sizes, so some detail was compromised a bit. We used the logo on the left chest for coaches' shirts and warm-up tops and combined the type version for some interesting locations as well. We broke up this design into multiple versions and used parts and pieces for garments and other products. Of course, we can cre- ate a sleeve print or tag print and the same could be done for the text on its own, but we put together a multitude of combinations, effects, and treatments using one template of the Hornets mascot. The possibilities are limitless. As they say, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." Or a Lion, or a Tiger, or a Bear, or a Hornet, as the case may be. Sublimate Your World REQUEST A FREE SAMPLE AT MUTOH.COM Mutoh's dye-sublimation family just got bigger and faster with the new four-head ValueJet 1948WX printer. With blazing fast print speeds up to 2,199 sqft/hr, highest quality engineering and Mutoh Smart Printing Technologies, you can create custom apparel, promotional items, flags and much more quickly and easily!

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