Impeccable design is the main feature of modernity. That is, entrepreneurs spend more time optimizing their products as potential customers are constantly changing their preferences. Today it's important to pay special attention to the quality of the things and unique visual effects that can attract attention.

It seems to be a common thing: new trends in graphic design appear all the time, but for some reason, there are the same mistakes constantly traced.

Well, let's not waste time and discuss them all.

7 print on demand design mistakes people do, and you shouldn't
Have you ever created a perfect design that, after printing, becomes something unimaginable and different from what you saw on a computer monitor?

The text cut off at the edges, and the colors didn't match. Most likely, you made the most common print design mistakes, which we'll analyze further!

№1. Incorrect cropping
Digital printing always leaves white margins on the sheet. To avoid errors when cropping the image, be sure to add 2-3 mm of the background image on each side. In other words, if you plan to make a print on a T-shirt with a size of 297×420 mm, then in the editor file you're working with, it'd have an extension of 300×423 mm. Professionals have a concept of a safe zone (margin): 3-5 mm from the edge of an already cropped image. The crop outline (page) - is the picture view after cutting off the edges. Bleed is the clipping part of the background that goes beyond the format outline (usually 2-3 mm on each side). You'd avoid white fields and stripes in the finished product.

Avoid placing main items close to the edge. For example, in A4 format, it's necessary to retreat 7 mm from the edge: 2 mm allowance + 5 mm safe zone.

№2. Low resolution
Resolution is the tiny dots of color that form an image, measured in pixels per inch or PPI. In the case of a picture for printing, measure its extension in DPI. Often it's calculated in dots per inch. The more there are, the sharper the image becomes. The standard print value is 300 DPI. Be sure to match the correct extension with the image size.

№3. Incorrect color modes
One of the biggest printing mistakes you make is not knowing where this printing will be applied. If you plan to display the design only in digital form, then you must use RGB - a mode with blue, green, and red colors. These are the coloration of light screens used to display a range of colors.

Designers use CMYK mode for printing. It includes cyan, magenta, yellow and black. When creating a design in this range, you see how the printed version will look. This way, you can avoid a situation where colors aren't displayed correctly.

№4. Unreadable fonts
Overflowing the layout with different typefaces and fonts makes it illegible. This design becomes unreadable. Don't use more than two fonts. Also, try to find the spacing between characters using kerning.

Try not to overload your design with text elements. Brevity and clarity are the privileges of successful design...

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Software Development for Your Company's Growth