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    image for new fixie t-shirt

    hey guys i run a screenprinting buisness and im trying to find a good quality image of the "share the road" sign. to put on tshirt. and if anyone has this or has any good ideas for a new fixie shirt and you dont mind sharing them ill be happy to make those shirts as well. thank sfor the help.
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    double post sorry

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    thanks i tried that but i need something that is going to be at least 300 dpi quality.. anything on a wbsite is 72dpi at most usually. im trying to find a fixie photo as well... with a plain white background as well.. so i can invert the image and half tone it.. i have a sweet idea for a shirt but i just ccant get the image that i need

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    dpi is meaningless when talking about run-of-the-mill display graphics. It only makes sense when committed to paper, cloth, etc.

    How large do you want the image on the shirt to be? Now multiply those dimensions by 300 dpi in either direction and that's the resolution of the image you're looking for.

    Example, let's say you're looking for something that will be 8 inches across and something less than say 11" inches tall. That's a comfortable size for a full frontal graphic. You'll want it to be 2400 pixels across and less than 3300 tall.

    Here's one that almost fits those dimensions. (You'd actually have to bump up over 300 dpi to get it to fit on a shirt.) http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/~karplus/bik...oad_600dpi.gif

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    find someone with a vector graphics programme [macromedia fireworks, adobe illustrator, etc.] and they could knock you one up in a couple of hours.

    ask me nicely and tell me what dimensions you want it in, and i could be persuaded...

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    Yeah, none of those signs would be horribly difficult to reproduce as vector images, given the right motivation. You shouldn't be limited by what you find on the google search, just use those as ideas. Photographic images are pretty hard to reproduce on a silk screen anyways.
    The wild geese do not intend to cast their reflection,
    The water has no mind to receive their image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieIG
    Photographic images are pretty hard to reproduce on a silk screen anyways.
    and they look shi+ when the paint starts cracking.

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    bostontrevor never ceases to amaze me with his range of knowledge. Superconductivity, graphic design, thermodynamics, and on....

    Or maybe he's just very well acquainted with wikipedia.
    Last edited by adamkell; 07-29-05 at 12:55 PM.

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    that image was HUGE

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    well thanks everyone i have some ideas, i have some pics iv bbeen mesing around with... anyone have any "slogans" i guess you could call it, or sayings(which is basicly the same thing) i cant think of what to write. i have a few but they are eh.. ok..

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    someone mention this the other night after the dcc/chicago race


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    Here it is in eps. took about 5 minutes in illustrator. Also, for screen printing you really don't need to be working over about 150 dpi.

    http://www.jeremycox.com/stuff/share_the_road.zip

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    It always cracks me up when people who should know better (photographers working with a lot of digital media, every art/design "instructor" I've ever had, etc) relate dpi to quality. I've yet to be able to convince any of them (admittedly, I don't try very hard) that the term DPI means nothing unless you know the size the image needs to be produced at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobs
    DPI means nothing unless you know the size the image needs to be produced at.
    very true.

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    I have run into plenty of those people myself, including an instructor or two. I was referring to the final output not needing to be over 150 dpi, whatever size it is. But, it depends on how many lpi your screen is, so it wouldn't hurt just to do it at 300dpi.

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    I blame Photoshop.

    In some cases it actually makes sense. I believe TIFF includes physical dimensions in the file format and obviously so does Photoshop. This is useful when using those formats to design for print as you can tell Photoshop, I want to make a 8x10 at 300dpi and it will do the rest of the work for you.

    Additionally, true WYSIWYG systems like the original Macs had a standard 72 dpi (1 pixel = 1 point, more or less) display so you knew if you had a display graphic, it would be shown at 72 dpi at 100% scale. Treat it as a 72 dpi print graphic and it will display and print exactly the same on those displays.
    Last edited by bostontrevor; 07-30-05 at 09:36 PM.

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    well as you all just burn me for no reason... im sorry .. but i also run a button co. and the image i need is less then 1 inch and nothing under 300dpi would work out as for my knowlegde, i also used to work for kinkos and nothing under 300dpi printed would print clearly. thats all.so im just going off of what i know, so im sorry for not know ways around it ....anyway here is a shirt i designed kinda still messin with it.. so tell me what you think....

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    I like the design but maybe drop the one gear no brakes @ the bottom
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    try searching www.brandsoftheworld.com ... they have a lot of road signage, etc in vector format.

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    ok cool thanks for your input... i will try that out and see how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refuze
    ....anyway here is a shirt i designed kinda still messin with it.. so tell me what you think....
    What if your fixed gear has brake[s]?

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    fire up that os 9 and streamline it.. no need to redraw

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    What if your fixed gear has brake[s]?
    Every fixed gear has at least one.

    m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    Every fixed gear has at least one.

    m.
    mine doesnt...

    unless you count my legs as i slow down, or skid/skip to a stop...

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