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[Pictures of DTG Printed Garments] What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

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Old June 24th, 2019 Jun 24, 2019 11:22:25 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

I'm use to distressing designs for screen printing using various filters on the design side and certain printing techniques on the production side. That being said, I'm new to DTG and currently use a printing service for one offs.

What is the best way to achieve distress like HERE via DTG?

I'm operating under the impression that I cannot use transparency - same as screen printing. Or is that wrong?
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Default Re: What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

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distress like HERE
 
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Default Re: What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

depends on the software with which you work, in Illustrator is like that https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=WpApKdo9YUc
 
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Default Re: What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

I believe that I would dial back the white ink laydown on the graphic so the printer isn't putting so much ink down. This could be done in software or by speeding up the print to lay less ink. Or have the art be like 50%-75% transparent as a png. We'd probably test a few of these ideas to get to something like that for a customer.
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I believe that I would dial back the white ink laydown on the graphic so the printer isn't putting so much ink down. This could be done in software or by speeding up the print to lay less ink. Or have the art be like 50%-75% transparent as a png. We'd probably test a few of these ideas to get to something like that for a customer.
So I can make the graphic 75% transparent to lay down less ink on DTG?
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Default Re: What's the best practice for distressing a DTG design?

That's correct. Depending on who you have printing your garments for you, they may or may not be able to handle it. But that's what we'd do here. Laying down less ink can have the effect of making the art darker too since there's less white under it on a darker garment.
 






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