VisionSeps wrote:Also, can I at least include a .gif in the artwork detail (not in the thumbnail) to show the print n the shirt icon (not the big version) I think it's especially nice to show off the separations of the shirt especially to a community that is designing for shirts.
I work as a designer and separator at a print shop and just want to share my knowledge with others.
For the derby, we don't accept photos because there isn't time to evaluate whether the artist has the rights to the photos, or whether we can physically print the design. Even if you prepare it for sim-process yourself, we won't know if it will work for our printers until the last minute. Also, we want a level playing-field in the derby and prefer original art rather than photos in that case.
You can submit designs that use photos to our art directors as "Dailies" though if you'd like. With dailies, we have more time to evaluate the design and prepare it for printing. There are a bunch of successful designs that use photos that were submitted this way.
We used to allow GIFs in the derby thumbnail images but it got out of hand, lol. We banned them because people were misrepresenting their designs and making blinky, flashing things for no reason and it was annoying. =^_^=