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Vintage T-Shirt Screen Printing Techniques: Graphics

This is the second in a series of six posts devoted to the array of techniques used to create a beautiful custom screen printed t-shirt that looks vintage.

Graphics: Make sure the design itself looks like it could be from the good old days. You can have the greatest vintage textures in the world but if your design depicts a smart phone or Lebron James it’s going to be hard to convince people that it was screen printed in 1982.

bountiful brookline waterbased ink screen printed organic natural vintage t-shirt

This waterbased screen printed t-shirt doesn’t have any kind of cracking or other signs of being vintage. But it feels very vintage nonetheless. The frills and art style on the tomato illustration are reminders of a bygone era. It also has beautiful classic letters which brings us to the next point.

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