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Vinyl Graphics Assembly (T-Shirt)

Due Date: May 18

  • Create an illustration in Adobe Illustrator -Photoshop is not be used
  • Your design must be vector (Illustrator shapes and paths) NOT Photoshop raster (bitmap) images.
  • Your design must be three colors (minimum)`
  • Make sure all of your colors are separated out onto different layers
  • Do not leave Text as text. Instead, right click on your text and select "Create Outlines"
  • Text and most logos must be mirrored (reversed) - Use Illustrator's "Transform" command under "Edit"
  • Overlapping shapes should be United or Merged using Path Finder
  • Scale your illustration appropriately in the software (8" x 8" minimum / 12" x 12" maximum) - Use Adobe Illustrator's "Rulers" to make sure the size is correct
  • Save your file as an Adobe Illustrator document (select the Illustrator 8 option when the window pops up and asks for the version)
  • Use the LXI vinyl cutting software to import your PDF file
  • Cut and Weed your vinyl creation
  • Use the heat press to apply the vinyl to your t-shirt. 
  • Make sure the heat press is set to 375 degrees F
  • Lay a Teflon sheet down on top of your design and shirt before pressing - NOT DOING THIS WILL DAMAGE YOUR VINYL AND MAY DAMAGE THE MACHINE
  • Press for 15 seconds
  • Allow to cool to room temperature before removing the plastic application material
  • Repeat this process for the remaining two colors
  • Submit to your instructor for approval and your grade (Be sure to take a photo of your shirt and save it to your folder where you keep all of your Vinyl Graphics Assembly)
  • Wear proudly and loudly