All articles

White Lines at Pattern Repeats.Updated 5 months ago

**Please note - Lines were intentionally added to this pattern to create this article. Purchasing this pattern (My Favorite Shirt), or any other licensed pattern through the Design Tool will result in a print that does not have repeat errors. 

When printing an outside pattern, you must make sure the design does not have repeat errors. Even if a pattern appears to be seamless, or IS seamless in the design stage, these lines can occur when converting file types or when exporting from a Design Program such as Illustrator or Designer. 
When looking at the pattern on your computer, it's sometimes difficult to detect the lines - 

Error Free? One of the best ways to check the file is to use a program like Adobe Photoshop to offset the pattern. This particular tool can be found under Filter - Other - Offset. 

Ensure 'Wrap Around' is enabled

The lines are barely visible

Make sure you zoom into the image to check for lines -
 
Visible Lines are present. 


If you lack a design program with an offset function, you can use the Design Tool, but you need to zoom in and make sure the zoom is set to 100% to give you the closest view possible. You can then check the length and width measurements (found under 'Manage Your Image Size') to locate where the lines may be located. 

 

Was this article helpful?
Yes
No