Free Video: Learn T-Shirt Printing and Design

It’stime for another great free video from! This time it’s Sebastian Bleak’s new course, Learn T-Shirt Printing and Design.

I love this topic because as a child of the 70s and 80s, I would proudly sport the iron t-shirt designs of my favorite bands, movies, and shows. Later, as a dad, I enjoyed making custom t-shirts for my kids of their favorite things.


Here’s the official course description:

There’s more to successfully designing and producing a t-shirt than you might think. This course spells it all out, from design through production. Sebastian Bleak explains which kinds of materials—cotton or blends—do best with particular types of designs, and covers various printing methods, design considerations, production challenges, and—of course—budgets and how to get the most out of your design. By walking through potential pitfalls and providing you with the knowledge you need to make smart creative and logistical decisions, he helps ensure that you’ll have a better chance of getting your t-shirt design right the first time.

Topics include:

  • Choosing materials to print on
  • Vectors vs. pixels
  • Choosing a printing method
  • Online t-shirt printing options
  • Designing the shirt
  • Production challenges
  • Location and size of design
  • How your budget affects your methods
  • Specialty colors and inks for screen prints

Check it out!

Direct to garment and image transfers

For members, if you are currently signed in to your account, you can also check out these videos from the series.

Not a member?
Get 10 days of free unlimited access to

Choosing materials to print on

Full color vs. spot color

Designing for screen printing and vinyl

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.