Do you consider yourself a fashion avant-garde and always want to stand out in the crowd? Do you always want to wear outfits that are truly one of a kind, something that cannot be bought easily from a store? If you have some skill with a sewing machine, or even with just a needle and thread, putting together a truly unique outfit will not be difficult for you because you can easily sew your own clothes.
But what if you do not have sewing skills and your fashion ideas cannot be easily fulfilled with just sewing anyway? There is yet one way to see your ideas come to life, and that is by printing your outfits using a wide-format printer that does dye sublimation printing.
Dye sublimation printing is a printing process that works on almost any printing medium, and it is also popularly used in printing fabrics. This printing method works on most fabrics, and it is especially great in printing complicated patterns with different colors. In dye sublimation printing, colors are printed layer by layer to produce sharp details.
What fashion items and accessories can you create using wide-format printers that do dye sublimation printing? Here are a few ideas.
1. Scarves. Scarves are not just protections for your head and your throat when it is windy or cold. They are pieces of fabric that can add drama and flair to an otherwise plain outfit. You can wear scarves with just about anything, whether it is a power suit or a simple outfit made up of jeans and a T-shirt.
You can print your own scarves. If you are handy with graphics software, you can create your own patterns. If not, you can just download a pattern that you want from the Internet. And then, you can use a wide-format printer to print the pattern on your scarf.
2. Jeans. Many people like to jazz up their denim jeans. Some people like to glam up their jeans by embroidering them or sewing in sequins or rhinestones. Others like to tear their jeans up in some parts. Still others like to paint on their jeans. Instead of all these, you can print on your jeans by feeding it to a wide-format printer.
Again, you can draw the pattern that you want using graphics software and have your drawings rendered by the printer. Make sure that you align in so that the printout will be on the exact spot where you want it on your jeans.
3. T-shirts. There are many stores that specialize in selling novelty T-shirts, which are T-shirts with various messages and graphics printed on them. These messages are sometimes insulting, sometimes funny and sometimes outrageous. Many of these T-shirts are printed using silkscreen printing, but you can easily do this with a wide-format printer. Once again, just come up with the image that you want and have the printer render it on your shirt.
There are many ways by which you can use a wide-format printer to express your fashion sense. Dye sublimation printing, after all, works well with fabrics and is fun to do. If you are savvy enough, you can even make a business out of this and earn some money creating your own designs.
This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry Articles.
This Article is written by John C Arkin.
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