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What is the best vector software for screen printing?

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What is the best design software?

Adobe Illustrator
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54%
Macromedia Freehand
2
5%
Corel Draw
14
36%
Other
2
5%
I am NOT a designer
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What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby ROADSIDE » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:08 am

Another poll to keep things interesting......
.... I can give you my opinion but I can't tell you if it's right or not.
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Postby ROADSIDE » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:57 pm

Post what you use to do your designs for screen printing in here!

90% Illustrator
18% Photoshop
2% Other apps like flash or freehand or photobooth
.... I can give you my opinion but I can't tell you if it's right or not.
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Postby make_edit » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:34 pm

Steep learning curve but i have to say illustrator!
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby d fleming » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:38 pm

I use corel, signlab and photoshop if I have to.
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby Texafud » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:08 pm

I am a self proclaimed Corel idiot

That said, I have an abundance of programs I use to open files and convert them to eps

People love acrobat files (pdf) I get more now than ever before, I open them in Acrobat and save as eps because Corel "gets" that

I hate :twisted: Microcrap Word

Word files never ever do what they're supposed to

By the way, Adobe has owned Corel for a couple of years now
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby Sanityjuice » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:18 am

Definately Illustrator. Wouldnt use anything else...and then import into Photoshop for finishing touches.

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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby d fleming » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:28 pm

I believe the question was VECTOR based software. Photoshop is not a vector program. :D
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby Tom V » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:31 pm

I use freehand becasue thats what I learned on. I also have Illistrator but i haven't figured it out yet. I guess for me freehand work well enough for the things I need to do with it. Sucks though, its hard to find anyone else that has experance with it.
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby taglessthreads.com » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:31 am

We use both Illustrator and Photoshop. We get by just fine with photoshop though. Just make sure all artwork in Photoshop is at least 300 res at the size you or your customer wants the printed image at. Majority of our customers come to us with artwork at 72 resolution which we then have to vector trace.
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby 2ampress » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:23 pm

I too chose CorelDraw just because I'm not as familiar with the trace option from Illustrator, even though I haven't worked with Corel since '05 and have been using Adobe ever since...just have never had a need to use the trace feature in my area of business.

Looks like I will be using it more often now, so I will be using Adobe from this point forward.
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Re: What is the best vector software for screen printing?

Postby kapilv » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:31 am

i think adobe illustrator will be a best option for those who want to have specialized software that can make your printing attractive and if you do not want to use adobe illustrator then corel draw will be the second best option even it is slightly cheaper from illustrator.
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