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An introduction to colour modes

Posted September 24, 2014 by Tom Hughes & filed under Tutorial.

Before sending your artwork off to print, it’s always worth double checking the colour mode of the file. This is important, as it affects the way the colours will look when printed.

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An introduction to Embroidery

Posted August 19, 2014 by Tom Hughes & filed under Tutorial.

As well as being a great alternative to printing, embroidery is the perfect way to produce personalised, durable garments such as polo shirts and caps. 

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An introduction to Screen Printing

Posted July 28, 2014 by Tom Hughes & filed under Tutorial.

Screen printing is just one of many services we offer. As well as t-shirts, the screen printing process is also ideal for producing personalised hoodies and tote bags. But how exactly does it work? As the name suggests, an important part of this particular process is the screen itself. This is basically a polyester woven…Read More

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10 Top Tips For Perfect Type

Posted March 4, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

These typography tips will ensure the type within your piece of design is a success – whether it is paper based, for the screen or for t-shirt screen printing… TIP ONE – Be aware of type “trends”. Know that much like trends in fashion and style, typefaces too are effected in the same way. It’s…Read More


CMYK vs. RGB file types. How will it effect my t-shirt printing outcome?

Posted January 24, 2013 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

  Sometimes it can seem that colours within your printed t-shirt haven’t come out as vibrant as you were perhaps expecting. This is not usually down to a fault with the printing, but down to what colour mode the artwork was created in. There are two different colour modes – RGB and CMYK.


How to Create Custom Type T-shirt Artwork

Posted December 11, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tutorial.

This is a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to create custom typography for T-shirt artwork…from scratch. So, if you’re after a slightly more bespoke piece of design, but can’t quite find the font you’re after – this is the post for you. This will also help if you have a logo you have sketched out…Read More


How to Create Vintage and Distressed Styled Artwork for Custom T-shirt Printing…

Posted November 14, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tutorial.

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…Read More

5 Things to Consider When Creating a Logo

Posted August 20, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration,Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

Whether you are a small boutique brand or a large, corporate business; you’ll know how important it is to have a strong logo and brand identity. Almost everything we print here at Icon Printing, relates to a brand or logo in some form or another. Maybe you’re thinking about a re-brand, or you could be…Read More

What is digital DTG (Direct To Garment) Printing?

Posted June 28, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

In a nutshell, how does this print process work? Direct to Garment printing is the newest and most exciting way to print onto garments. DTG digital garment printing involves the use of a highly modified inkjet printer with specially formulated garment inks which are heat set with a heat press or tunnel dryer. Unlike screen…Read More

Why Promotional Products are Effective Marketing Tools…

Posted June 18, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Inspiration,Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

Here at Icon Printing, we customise clothing to cater for a wide range of needs – from specialist resale items to sports team-wear. One of our most popular requirements is promotional clothing and garments, as they provide extended brand exposure. Unlike traditional advertising, promotional products are difficult to miss. A tote bag with your logo…Read More

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