Vinyl

VINYL CUTTING – Designing Decal and T-shirts  (2 Assignments)

Vinyl Cut Decal Instructions
VINYL CUT DECAL INTRODUCTION

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

You should be comfortable around Illustrator at this point. Now you get to create a sticker for your laptop or phone.

– Create DESIGN that you would like to put on your phone, laptop or a car window.

– your design must work in ONE colour!

– Best is to create the design from scratch, using the tools you used

– You can ‘live trace’ existing images and modify them.

– Any copyrighted design needs to be modified before you can use the image.

– The more unique your image, the better your mark.

– The vinyl cutter only sees OUTLINES, so switch to outline view in Illustrator to see if your image ‘works’

– check the ‘how to’ guide for details

Submit your image for cutting

– When cut, remove the unwanted parts and adhere to your object using transfer tape and a squeegee

KEY CRITERIA: Complexity of Design, quality of ‘weeding’

Vinyl Cut T-SHIRT Instructions

INTRODUCTION

Create a two-colour Vinyl design for a T-shirt you can wear. Check for available colours before you start!

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

– Create DESIGN that you would like to put on a t-shirt.
– You can start with existing images and add to them, or do your own.
– When looking for images, try to find VECTOR images not BITMAPS so you do not have to rely on ‘live trace’.
– Any copyrighted design needs to be modified before you can use the image.

If the colours in your design touch, create an overlapping design, to make registration more accurate
– The more unique your image, the better your mark.

– Images need to be converted to OUTLINES, so the Vinyl Cutter can print them,

– Switch Illustrator to outline view to see how clean your images are

– use the Shape Builder tool to clean up your image

– Outline all text so it can be cut by the plotter.

– if suing more than one colour, make sure each colour is on its own layer

– check the ‘how to’ guide for details

Submit your image for cutting

– When cut, remove the unwanted parts and heat transfer to your t-shirt

KEY CRITERIA:

Complexity of Design, quality of ‘weeding’

How to Guide & Video

Gallery of Samples