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DTG Printing on a Canvas Tote Bag

Posted October 9, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Case Study.

  One very popular item we often find ourselves customising, is the trusty tote bag. We are based in Shoreditch, east London – and in this area you can’t walk two minutes down the road without seeing one dash past you. Londoners love them. That’s why they make such great promotional items, merch and give-aways….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

5 Tips on Designing Artwork for Screen Printing…

Posted May 16, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks,Tutorial.

Here are a few important pointers on what not to do when creating your artwork. By following these guidelines it will maximise the quality of your screen printed garment. 1. Web Images Using images from the web can be handy, but note that most of the time these images are very small and set to…Read More

TUTORIAL: Photoshop Secrets! Part Two.

Posted April 19, 2012 by Alex Econs & filed under Tips and Tricks.

This is our next installment on a series of posts about undocumented Photoshop shortcuts and tricks. For our previous 5 pointers – click here. 1. Hide Other Layers By holding down Opt whilst also clicking on the visibility icon, this hides all other layers. 2. Navigate layer blending mode This is a super quick way…Read More

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