Why Printers Need to Master Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Screen printing starts with the artwork. You need high-quality artwork to get a high-quality print. To get a clean, pristine design, you need to know how to use Adobe® Illustrator. Depending on your experience and know-how, you might be finding Illustrator a bit daunting. With our new, free Adobe® Illustrator course, taught by Golden Press Studio’s art director Cory Romeiser, you can learn to tackle any design in Adobe® Illustrator. 

An image in Adobe Illustrator 

WHY YOU SHOULD USE ABODE® ILLUSTRATOR

Adobe® Illustrator is a vector-based graphic design software. With vector design, you get the cleanest, sharpest edges, perfect for screen printing. Adobe® Illustrator is the most robust vector design program. It is designed to be very streamlined and very precise. You can design anything you can think of and make it crisp and clean for screen printing. 

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CREATING GOOD ART

Success in your print shop starts with the artwork. Your artwork needs to stand out among thousands of other designs. With Adobe® Illustrator, you can successfully design extremely good art that takes your prints above and beyond. 

But what does it mean to have “good art?” Good art catches the eye without being too busy. It’s clean, crisp lines and complimentary colors should draw you in. 

"Good Art" isn't always just about the design. Sometimes, your client provides art that isn’t top quality. No matter the quality of the artwork, you still have to separate it and set it up for production. The better your design prep is, the more successful you're going to be. This new Adobe Illustrator class is designed to help you create good art again and again. ScreenPrinting.com also offers a new “Support Local” vector pack and a free design download, so you can support your local businesses and create good art at the same time. 

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WHY SHOULD I TAKE THE CLASS?

This class is a much-needed update from our original Adobe® Illustrator course. Illustrator is a ginormous program, making it a bit intimidating if you're new to graphic design. In the course, Cory will teach you about the different tools in Illustrator, how to use these tools, how to design, and how to prepare a design to be printed.

Taking the Adobe ® Illustrator course is completely free. But why? We want to see you succeed. When you thrive, so do we. Good art is a huge factor in quality screen printing. When your customers look good, you look good, and so do we. 

Text reading "Buy Local" in black and red on Adobe Illustrator

Along with the course comes a free digital asset package. In this package, you'll get several vector design elements to use as you follow along with Cory during the course. If you want to see more vector designs, check out what Cory has made. The new online classes allow you to take your time and learn when it’s convenient for you. 

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TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE:

  • Illustrator's interface
  • Setting up a work space
  • Color
  • Pallets
  • Tool bar
  • Image trace
  • Fonts
  • Designing with digital assets
  • Print prep
  • Print output

Taking an online course means you get to learn when it's most convenient for you. Once you've purchased the course, you will be able to access the course on your account.

Two print shop designs, one ready for printing

Once you're done with the course, you'll know Adobe® Illustrator like it’s the back of your hand. What are you waiting for? Watch the course so you can make your ideas a reality.

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