when using sublimation printing, white can't be printed, thus, colors just add to the background/canvas color. e.g. when printing on a heather grey tshirt, the tshirt color & heathered look will multiply into the design. is there a way to prepare our svg files accordingly to preview this effect? if no, it would be nice to have a check button to activate this visual preview in the designer
here is a visual explanation of what is needed. i tried around using a foreground images (png with transparency) - didn't work. is there any other workarounds for this?
basically the design canvas and its content should multiply to the background image.
this is only needed for previewing purposes in the app. printing files are exactly the same like normally.
thanks for your help isaac!
Just a suggestion...
Perhaps you can edit your artwork to reflect the transparency to show the substrate (background) through. You can do this with either png or most vector formats. You would need to set anything with a white fill to no fill.
You cannot do it with jpg.
hey maria, thanks!
i tried using transparent pngs which didn' t bring the results i am looking for (see the attachments of my 3rd post). but you're right - i'll try to set all colors to "overprint" in illustrator. not sure however if this will be carried out in a svg at all. not sure of any other settings for vector files that could help, other than "overprinting".
also, setting the original artwork to always multiply / be transparent would cause a problem if users start building mashups with it - the design element would always blend in with what's underneath it...
by now, i really do think that being able to multiply the foreground onto the graphic layer would be the cleanest and easiest way to achieve this wysiwyg-improvement.