October 7, 2011

Better Blogging Day 7

A friend asked me to design some t-shirts for her team at work.  All of the members of the team have a thing for penguins so she asked that I include them in the design.  A while ago, she emailed me some images that she had in mind.  I was able to work with those images and the "program that shall not be named" to design a double sided t-shirt design for her.  I'm so excited about the final results.  The design work was done in Photoshop, the converted to SVG and cut from vinyl using "the program that shall not be named" and my cricut.  The vinyl negative was then used and applied to a clean YUDU screen.  I know that there are many ways to use the YUDU, but I have found that Perminant Outdoor vinyl gives me the best and most consistant results.  For the shirt back designs I used my YUDU, but for the front I thought I would try something a little different.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more details on the front of the shirt :)

The design in SCAL

Image negatives in the vinyl.  I cut the names apart so that the screen was set up with the main design and I removed the name after I was finished with it, washed the screen, then applied the new name.  It took a fair amount of time to dry the screen between each shirt, but in the end I am very happy with the results.

Applying the vinyl to the YUDU SCREEN.

Pulling the screen.

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