Apparel Graphic Design
The Offbeat Press staff is incredibly knowledgeable in the screen printing process, our equipment capabilities, our custom printing techniques, and we have the creative abilities to make awesome shirt designs and apparel graphics. Good Design can be simple or complex, depending on the details associated with your print project. Check out our design portfolio for samples of our work, contact us to discuss your project, read on for more information about apparel graphic design, or learn about our creative process.
Working with Customer Artwork
We love it when our customers have professionally-designed, quality vector artwork! Because our print quality and capabilities are superior professional designers love working with us, we work with freelance designers, small design firms, advertising agencies, and large marketing departments because our creative customers know that we take the time to understand their projects and we care about the details. If you are in the beginning stages of creating your t-shirt design and you have some creative skills, good ideas, and use of professional graphic design program it can be helpful to contact us early in your design process so you can optimize your design ideas specific to our screen printing capabilities and we can benefit together.
However many of our customers come to us with less than ideal artwork. While we can print from low-quality images taken from your website, its important to understand that anything designed for a website is far from print quality and if you want your logo to go from a 1″ web graphic to a full-front t-shirt print, you do not want to use a web graphic. Your printed garments can only be as good as your original artwork. If you provide us with poor artwork it will take some adjustments to make it print-ready and sometimes those adjustments mean re-drawing your artwork into a professional design program.
Hiring Offbeat Press to create your Designs
Rather than hiring our designers to polish poor artwork that isn’t designed for screen printing, why not take advantage of our creative office to create fresh t-shirt designs specific to your project? Our design and illustration skills go unmatched in our industry. We have created unique apparel designs for hundreds of bands, businesses, non-profits, retail stores and private label apparel companies. We can work with our customer’s ideas, budgets and garment preference, allowing us to maximize design and our print capabilities. Send us an email detailing your design project and lets create together.
Apparel Graphic Design Styles
There are infinite apparel design styles and infinite possible graphic solutions. While we have specific graphic design styles that we prefer as individuals, we understand that our customers are unique and our favorite styles don’t make sense for everybody. For that reason, we prefer to work closely with our customer’s marketing staff to understand the needs of our customers and determine which design styles and creative techniques make sense for you and your budget.
Creating Your Shirt Design
We work with our customer’s ideas to develop unique apparel designs or take your bar napkin scribbles to create professional, print-ready shirt designs. If you have a drawing that you want to use we can scan it, clean it, revise it, and use it by itself or with other artwork, text or design elements.
Whether you have a very specific idea in mind or a vague theme, we can work with your project to create designs that meet the needs of your project. You apparel project is unique and we need to fully understand your project so we can create t-shirt designs that reflect your style, your business, your brand, or your band. Design is communication, if you can clearly communicate your ideas with us, we’ll be more likely to create the visual communication you’re looking for, saving our time, your money and promoting happiness in the process!
If you don’t have a specific idea for your apparel graphic design, that’s not a problem! We have many customers that give us a subject, a quote, a concept, a goal, or a style AND a budget and know that we have the creative skills to create designs that will work for their budget and their creative needs. Shoot us an email and lets talk about it what makes sense for your design project.
Sometimes customer artwork needs more attention than the confines of creative design programs. We love to push the limits and put some ink on paper with custom illustrations, original graphics and even logo designs. While there are many styles and techniques for creating custom illustrations, we start by talking things over. Once we have a clear idea of your design project we can get you a specific apparel graphic design quote for your approval. We begin our illustration process by putting together some sketches for your approval, once we have your approved sketches, we can bust out the illustration pens and throw down some ink and put some magic in your design. Custom illustrations take a good amount of our creative time, so you won’t get them tomorrow and you won’t get them for free. Custom illustration projects generally require an art budget of $250 to get started.