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Old 10-02-2003, 10:28 PM   #1
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Cool Best Program for screen printing???


I am looking for a program to replace corel draw, and adobe illustrator, the important thing here is that I need the layering ability for screen printing, anybody know what program kicks ms's butt in this area for linux ???
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:10 PM   #2
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Screen printing?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:15 PM   #3
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Isn't screen printing something you do onto cloth?

If you mean take a screen dump, Linux has the Screen Capture program (normally found under Graphics). If you want something like Paintshop/Photoshop, then you can't go far wrong with The Gimp.

PS - Corel Draw is made by Corel and Illustrator by Adobe. AFAIK Microsoft only do MSPaint. Anything will kick Microsoft's butt.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:34 PM   #4
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Check out sodipodi.

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:55 AM   #5
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well I appreciate the link for sodipodi, however for my particular application it won't work. Yes screenprinting is how you get pictures onto t-shirts for example. I need to be able to have a layering capability that will allow me to load a picture, and print one color at a time, till the complete picture is on the t-shirt. This example shows exactly what I need to be able to accomplish...
 
Old 10-04-2003, 05:20 AM   #6
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Hey - sodipodi looks good!

Sorry, I did a couple of searches for screen printing software but came up blank. Have you thought of contacting some screen printing companies to see if it exists?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 01:24 AM   #7
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Yes XavierP, actually my sister is getting into the business, unfortunately they only reccomend Adobe Illustrator & corel draw, I have her sold on letting me delete windows, and installing linux, and being able to do what she wants, unfortunately I can not find a suitable program that is made for linux to do this either, guess she is going to have to hack the programs or come up with about a $1000.00 to get these programs they reccomend. I guess this is pretty specialized software she is trying to get her hands on. I did a lot of searching also, just figured some of the masters at this forum here may know of a better program. Anyway if she does have to go this route, maybe I can get her programs to work under wine or wineX, and Slackware.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 01:27 AM   #8
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wine maybe?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:51 AM   #9
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If you go down the Wine path, you may need to check the dlls it requires (and whether they can be run on Win98). Photoshop runs with wine so Illustrator and Corel Draw may also.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 04:09 AM   #10
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If I'm not mistaking your question, you're looking for a program that can manipulate images? And handle layers? The GIMP is what I think you're looking for.

http://www.gimp.org
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:14 AM   #11
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Wuck, you are exactly right, I will look into this immediately, I appologize to everyone, as I don't always make myself very clear. Yes handling layers is exactly what I need to do, I guess I'll have my sister over and We'll have to play with the program a little bit.
 
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And the Gimp works in Windows, for those who fear Linux!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:46 PM   #13
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Then you might want to include .gif support if your country somehow doesn't see it as illegal - gimpwin hasn't got .gif support out of the box.
 
  


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