A color change is when you change the color of your print from one ink color to another. The advantage of a color change is that you get the price break of the entire order and there is just a small fee ($15) for the service. For example, you might order 25 in black ink, 75 gold ink and you will be ordering at the 100 price break with a $15 charge, which will save you money.
To add our color change we will click on “Edit” next to the word Color Change in the right side order summary column. It is just under the Image Quantity. You will now see your order so far.
Click the “Add Color Change” button and make your color change. In this example we are changing the black ink to gold ink, and the gold shirt color to black. This is a common color change for a school so we have prints for both of their school colors.
You can also use the share feature to show your customer both color combinations, by using the “Choose Design” choice at the top of the preview screen, and changing Base Design to Color Change 1.
Easy View® allows you as a designer to adjust many aspects of a design from colors to size. Changing the size of a the text, clip art or entire design gives you the flexibility to create an unlimited amount of unique design possibilities.
In the video above, we give you a quick overview of how to change the size. Read further to get a step-by-step description of what it’s like to have the power of changing your layout size.
Sizing the design as a whole:
To size the entire design as a whole, first you need to select the design. Left click with your mouse and drag a dotted green box around the entire layout. (see below) You can easily change the size by clicking on any one of the green arrows on the corner of the box and drag out to make the design bigger or drag in to make the design smaller.
If you look to the left column under “Customize Layout” “Edit All” you will see the option to be a little more specific with the size you need. You can type in the width or height and click “Ok” to confirm your selection. Next to these size fields, you will see a “lock” symbol. Clicking this button will allow you to “Lock” or “Unlock” the aspect ratio. This means the proportional relationship between it’s width and it’s height. Keep it “locked” if you’d like the proportions to stay the same, and “unlocked” to not keep the design in proportion to its original set proportions.
Sizing text or clip art in the layout:
To size the text or clip art inside the layout is very similar to sizing the design as a whole. Simply click on the text or clip art you’d like to resize. The green dotted box will appear around your selection and you have two options. Click on any one of the corner triangles and drag in or out to increase or decrease the size. The size will be reflected in the left column under “Edit Text”. The other option is to manually input the needed size in the left column.
Don’t think we’re stopping here! Stay tuned for even more features of Easy View®!
Although we have the largest collection of clip art in the industry, there are times when a school or company has their own logo they want to use in layouts. If you have a unique logo you would like us to add, the custom clip art (CCA) service is available.
To get started, you will first need to use your art in an order. Your artwork needs to be sent through our site, www.TransferExpress.com, by selecting “Send us your artwork”. Once the order with the art is received, our team will process the order. To add the art to Easy View for future orders, just ask your representative to set up a custom clip art. There is just a $15 fee to have this art saved for use in Easy View.
Now when you use Easy View, under Add Clip art, you will see the “From my CCA’s” (custom clip art) option:
The clip art you have saved will then be shown for you to make your selection.
Double click the image and bring it into your layout.
The new Easy View® designer has made it so easy to create custom designs and to make those designs the colors that you need them to be. Check out the above video to get a quick tutorial on how to change the colors in your design. The video even goes as far as to break apart the pieces inside of a clip art and add different ink colors to the various sections of the clip art.
The first step when changing the ink colors in you custom design is to determine whether you would like to change the colors of the full design or just a part of the design. If changing the full design, simply click on any spot in the art board. If you are creating a one colored design, choose the color that you would like to replace black with. If you are creating a two colored design, change the see-through area as well.
When changing individual parts of the design, simply select the section that you would like to change the color of, and change the color in the ‘Customize Layout’ section on the left-hand side of the page. If you would like to change individual pieces in a clip art, select the clip art and use the ‘Un Group’ option under ‘Object’ at the top-center of the page.
This will make it so you can change individual pieces of the clip art. In the image below, the un grouped clip art has several different colors. The un grouping option allows you to make the Viking’s hair a different color than his face, horns, and helmet.
Easy View makes it so easy to create your own custom designs for screen printed and digital transfers! Keep checking back throughout the month for more blog posts providing tips on using the Easy View designer, and keep an eye on the video section of our website for recently uploaded Easy View video tutorials!
We’ve used one of the layouts and changed the text and clip art for our customer. But they now want to add an extra line of text and a clip art. Using Easy View®, this is easy. Shown here is QAL-14. We’ve already changed Compton to MENTOR, the eagle to a baseball and Eagles to BASEBALL.
Adding additional text:
Select Add Text (blue button on the left)
A new text box will be shown:
Type in the text needed, and select the font.
The added font will be shown on your print area.
Move the text to the position you want:
To size, you can use the corners to enlarge or decrease. Or just enter the size. In this case, I made all text 11” wide. Now change the color of the added text to red. Rope the entire image and select “Align to Center” to be sure you have the items centered correctly.
Now let’s add a baseball player inside the baseball, adding an additional clip art. Use the Add Clip Art button. I want to add the baseball player X15a-212. When you select the clip art it will be on your screen.
Now move it and size it as desired. Change the color to match the rest of our one color print.
Your design is now ready to be shared or ordered!
Popular culture creates all kinds of unusual phrases that become popular for a short time. Capitalize on these trends by using them in your Easy Prints® custom transfer designs.
Use Easy View™, our online designer to try some out for your customer. Here are a couple using the eat, sleep phrase and the rock, paper, scissors game. With both layouts, we started with QLS-37 and added our clip art to make it work for a specific team. Once you find a phrase and layout they like, our design team can fine tune the design for you with our new free proofs. A small fee is charged to start the art, but that amount is credited toward your order once placed.
Start with Easy View, and let us know if you want the size of a clip art changed, added text, or a different color placement. Our design team will make your enhancements and send it to you to show your customer. Text can be added at no additional charge above or below any layout, a great place to add a phrase.
Time is running out, and your customer is looking for the perfect gift. Offer to personalize items they purchase with custom transfers. This creates a little extra profit at the end of the season and creates a satisfied customer.
Express Names™, numbers, and single color custom transfers, Easy Prints®, ship the same day when ordered by 11 AM EST so there is still time to order. Or order stock rhinestones or transfers until 3 PM EST for same day shipping. And with our exclusive Speedy Air that arrives in two days, your custom printed transfers will be at your door for that last minute application.
What can you do? Shown is a perfect example of how a custom printed transfer can add personalization to an item to increase value and importance to the customer. These car seat covers were purchased inexpensively at a local retailer and provided to a Transfer Express dealer to personalize. By adding just the name Eagle to the covers, the value was enhanced making it a perfect gift.
In some of our previous blogs we used other retail purchased items like kitchen towels, a potholder, tennis shoes, hats and gloves, and added a custom transfer. So get creative and offer some last minute personalization!
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Are you looking for a way to make your designs look unique but don’t want to spend too much money to get this distinctive look? Try using Easy Prints®! You can use the same look that the Easy Prints® layout already has or make it look completely different while keeping it at Easy Prints® pricing; it’s so easy to do!
Change the clip art, fonts, colors, and what the layout says for a custom look. You can even mix and match different looks using the same layouts. Even with all of these changes these are all still the same layout, QSO-156, and are all priced as Easy Prints®!
Here’s how you do it:
- Easy Prints® layouts – Find a layout that you can customize to your needs
- Easy Prints® clip art – Choose clip art that you can use to replace the current clip art in the layout
- Font chart – Looking to change the font, not a problem, you can use our font chart to determine which font best fits your needs
- Ink Color Chart – Choose your colors! We provide examples of colors that you can use with our Ink Color Chart, though we suggest that you use the Color Selector from the Marketing Kit so that you can see what the colors look like when actually printed
- Use Easy View® to see what your layout looks like with the modifications that you make! (Simply log-in to TransferExpress.com and choose your layout to view it and make modifications in Easy View®)
It is so easy to make unique custom products using the Easy Prints® layouts! Just use the clip art, fonts, and colors that we provide with Easy Prints® to modify layouts and create great custom designs!