Clothes And Fabrics: The Design Process

The process of transforming a piece of fabric to properly designed material or clothes is quite interesting. This process takes creativity, innovative thinking and computer skills. It also helps if the designer has some inborn sense of aesthetics because this will make things relatively easier for the designer. Now, it does not matter if you are designing towels, shirts, wipeable tablecloth or bedsheets. The process is usually the same. The difference in design is down to the choices of the designer. Below are some things you should know about how the design process works. 

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An Initial Sketch

If you are designing wipeable tablecloth or anything else for that matter, the first step is an initial sketch by the designer. Some people use coloured pens to do this and other use lead pencils. At this point, the designer is not aiming for perfection. The initial sketch is the first step in the creative process and this is why it is done in pencil. There is always rom for improvement and this is why the basic tools are a pencil and an eraser. 

The Artwork

After the initial sketch has been edited and perfected, the designer has the artwork or the graphic design. This artwork is what the shirt, logo or fabric will look like when it is finally produced. At this point, you can use computer graphics to make the design come alive. You can allocate colours to the design and give it some killer effects if you like. 

From Design to Finished Product

Once you are done with the design, the job is almost completed. Transforming the design to a finished product is a simple matter of choosing the most convenient method for mass production. In this case, you have a number of viable options.
Screen PrintingIn this era of high-tech printing, some people consider screen printing outdated but this is not quite true. Screen printing is still an excellent option for things like one-colour jerseys, T-shirts and simple logos. If you are using this method, you just create the mesh, expose the screen then use fabric printing ink to superimpose the design on the fabric. 

Digital Printing

This is the perfect method if you are mass producing T-shirts, fabrics and other large-scale orders. You can use digital printing for full colour designs because this will give you the full spectrum of colours (cyan, magenta, yellow and black).  You can also go for roll-to-roll printing or the direct to garment printing (DTG). Both options will give you top quality productions and also save plenty of time. 

Design with Fruits in It

One of the most popular designs for casual shirts and multi-coloured T-shirts is the one with fruits in it. If you want to get this design on shirts, you need to create a multi-coloured design so that the fruits and plants will show clearly on the fabric. Once you have got the design sorted out, you can use digital printing, direct to garment or even roll-to-roll printing to mass produce the product. Choose the right option and you will get top quality printing all the time.