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I am a complete newbie on t shirts. My question is I would like to do a simple t shirt design that is mainy text using distessed fonts from dafont.com and simple outline art. Can these designs be made using inkscape and will they work for plastisol heat transfers?

I have attached an image of what I would like to use as far as font and artwork. this is something i just put together right now and is not my design but i do want to use the font and similar artwork.

So will this work and if not what do I have to do and also what would be the best type of heat transfer to use?

It's that I would like to stock a few and not have them dtg or silkscreened trying to keep cost as low as possible till I see what happens.

thank you.
 

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Contact the folks at Dowling Graphics... 727 573 5997 ask for Gwen, she can do custom transfers for you from your art.. reasonable priced, good people and will offer all the help you need.. can order as few as 25 at decent pricing or try the transfer express people who I think are a sponsor on this site but you are on track to success with what you have there
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After a quick search of the major transfer supplier you can submit in Corel draw, Adobe, .eps, jpeg, bitmap to most. If you submit as a raster image make sure is designed at proper size and 300 dpi. Some say they'll do 150dpi but personally I wouldn't. Also with transfer suppliers some have requirements about how small parts of the design can be.
 

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Any art will work and that art can be done in Inkscape, but you will most likely need to submit it in one of Adobe's formats. Illustrator, pdf, or Photoshop psd.


Thank you for the info. But I have another question to this can I create the design in inkscape which is the one I provided then save as a png, PDF , eps and send my file over to one of the companies to get them made. Also could I possibly save as a png, PDF or eps in inkscape then open in photoshop or gimp and save as a psd file?
 

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You do not need an adobe file. Choose your transfer company and look at their artwork requirements. Most will take .eps or other as posted above.
 

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After a quick search of the major transfer supplier you can submit in Corel draw, Adobe, .eps, jpeg, bitmap to most. If you submit as a raster image make sure is designed at proper size and 300 dpi. Some say they'll do 150dpi but personally I wouldn't. Also with transfer suppliers some have requirements about how small parts of the design can be.
This would be fantastic as I use Fireworks as my main platform.

Off to search which transfer suppliers accept raster files.

Thanks.
 
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