silk-screen / mock-ups / t-shirts / hats / vector

One of the most frustrating things when you’re starting out as a graphic designer – besides overly-enthusiastic clients dropping phrases like “MAKE IT POP?” or “ CAN WE MAKE THE LOGO BIGGER”, kill me now – is apparel design.

Not the designs themselves, those are actually always super fun to make, even though your relatively limited by the size and number of machine heads your silk-screener’s press has…

No, the most frustrating part is accurately representing in a digital framework what the actual, real world, end product will look like in your client’s hands.

When getting started on a t-shirt design for example, you typically have no idea what shirt blank is that you’ll be using. If you do, then often you wont be able to get a nice high quality image of that blank, leaving you to mock-up your bad ass designs on some low rez nonsense image your sales rep sent you last minute. Fuckin sales reps.

Anyway, to that end, we put together a number of vector apparel mock-up templates that you can use as placeholders in your design file, until the actual shirt style and colors, are chosen.

In this file there are a wide range of apparel pieces from basic tees to hoodies, to flip flips for those bodacious spring break mock-ups.

You’ve also got male, female and unisex style options in there, which serve as super helpful guides to use in the design process itself. There’s no point creating some bad-ass design that only fits on a men’s XL and then you gotta pay for an additional set of screens for smaller woman’s sizes. It also sucks to size a deign on a small shirt, just to have it look minuscule on a 2XL.

We’ve made an additional effort to accommodate for sizing ratios on another product you can download for free HERE.

We hope you find this useful. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or if you would like to team up for your next design project.

Thanks and have fun.