With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick T-shirt screen printing software guide, to help you identify and buy (or use for free!) the best T shirt printing software available. Let’s start with some free options and work up to the professional print design software.
Web Based Design:
Many custom T shirt printing services are now offering web based tools to help you select t shirt fabric and color, and then to upload and compose your own designs onto these t shirts before printing. Of course, you are still required to create your own design for uploading, but all the complexities of the printing are taken care of by the service provider. Check out websites like: Streetshirts and Zazzle for examples of these programs.
A powerful vector art package from Adobe, perfectly capable of complex and precise t shirt design. Vector art is ideally suited to creating infinitely scalable images, specifically for logo’s and very large print, but it’s also keenly suited to creating designs for accurate screen printing. Use of vector graphics will ensure your t shirt printing is always accurate and crisp, whatever the size.
One part illustrator, two parts Photoshop. CorelDraw is a vector based design program with excellent usability and is capable of exporting files and formats perfect for precision screen printing and DDGP. While CorelDraw has existed in the shadow of Illustrator for many years, recent iterations make it the superior software when it comes to design for screen printing, custom t shirt design and DDGP.