Welcome to our print color community. Here you'll find the latest print-focused Palettes and Patterns, as well as Blog, Trends and Forums to help guide your next print design project.

Channels»Print»Blog
Printing with Patterns: Three Key Points + $75 Giveaway from Next Day Flyers

Printing with Patterns: Three Key Points + $75 Giveaway from Next Day Flyers


Using patterns in print design can really punch up a project. It's nothing new, but I'd like to point out a few different variations you might see as key benefits.

Share this Post Pin It

Single Use Design Pieces

Simplify a project by using patterns. In this design, the abstract pattern with the perfect color palette, truly resembles a feel for the arts. It doesn't restrict the design to a certain type of art where the festival might cover anything from painting, sculpting, fiber arts and more. Using an artistically geared pattern keeps that visual open.

Print Magazine's, Color in Design Awards (2011) / Poster Design by Dave Whitley

Coordinating Design Pieces

Using patterns in coordinating print projects can easily lend a hand in matching sets of items such as wedding invitations which usually contain a main element, the invitation - plus response cards, enclosure cards, save the date cards and thank you cards. Not to mention possibly following through with the design on wedding day programs, seat placement cards, etc.

autumn textile by weddingpaperdivas.com

Reusable & Customizable Design Pieces

When working with products you want buyers to customize, simple two-color patterns make it easy to do so. This makes it a snap for you to go in and adjust the pattern palette before shipping a digital file or physical product off to a client.

Tea Invitation by FLIPAWOO (customizable pattern invitations)

No matter what type of print project you have, these are a few benefits to using patterns to speed up your design or business process, not to mention a great way to add a ton of interest in your work.

Using COLOURlovers Patterns in your designs...

Here at COLOURlovers you can download an .SVG file of your pattern designs as long as you were the original Pattern Template creator. Additionally, if you have Seamless Studio, you can export designs as: .SVG, .JPG or .PNG to be able to use in other graphics software for design.

The Giveaway - How to Earn Your $75

This is a random giveaway picked from those who leave a comment. You have two choices:

Link to and place an image of a project you have designed with patterns. This can be from a yesterday or today, real or fake and must be a complete looking project. Does it fall under one of the three examples above?

OR

Link to and place an image of a print piece or pieces (such as a wedding invitation set) you adore and think is a prime example of one of the above three examples.

In addition, I'd love to know why you like using patterns in your design or why you like seeing patterns in design.

Entries will be collected through Sunday, August 28th, 2011 (by midnight PST). 

Next Day Flyers, the postcard printing specialists will be providing gift a credit of $75 to the randomly selected winner!

***THIS CONTEST IS OVER***


header credit:
citricnonsense_colors


Related Articles

21 Comments
Showing 1 - 21 of 21 Comments

KRepage


Business Card
I chose to use a pattern on my business card that hints at the kinds of art and design that I create. Typically fun, color-saturated mosaics and jewelry and I wished to convey that idea in my printed materials as well.

vibeGirl

I love using textures and patterns in print jobs; they add a depth that solid colors can't compete with!

I used a currency pattern on this business card; the client wanted something that looked like the Pellegrino label for her hair dressing business.



I used a repeatable leather pattern throughout the design of CDs, download cards and website for Urban Prairie Records country-rock act "Smith & Pyle." I felt the leather added to the sense of a dusty western town where the girls might be found performing in a saloon... You can see the entire project at http://www.behance.net/gallery/Urban-Prairie-Records/507228

zenana

It's my birthday card that I designed in Seamless Studio (trial).
What's great - card design is fully customizable.

card

Od wytwory
Team

mollybermea

@zenana ADORABLE Bday card!

PinkSodaPop

PinkSodaPop wrote:


Here are some cards that I created that use a basic pattern
featuring different color variations:




Also another with patterns used:


Team

mollybermea

@PinkSodaPop love the cloud cards! :)

PinkSodaPop

mollybermea wrote:
@PinkSodaPop love the cloud cards! :)


Faeleia

i'll try to submit an entry! :D

keeru

Hai ,
i like to use patterns ansd textures in my design !
Why? simply to add more details in to the design
To add more contrast to the style and nature of the design
There are lots of variety, to create more unique design


Well some colors in above posters are sort of odd but it was a completed project where i used patterns a lot as u can see




Above designs are for some shirt tag i used pattern here to invoke some garmet like feeling to the design


This is ome other poster here also you can see the usage of patterns

jdrost



I love the use of the pattern in varying sizes mixed with the bright pop of orange... and how they mixed different complementary patterns to keep it interesting.

PinkSodaPop

jdrost wrote:


I love the use of the pattern in varying sizes mixed with the bright pop of orange... and how they mixed different complementary patterns to keep it interesting.


Any Palacios

I would use my template-pattern for a Baby shower invitation, a welcome Baby card,
a baby's giftt card and also for an one year invitation party.
SERAFINA_AVAG._Lepape_APC
Team

mollybermea

@Any Palacios love this pattern! I love how the dress is so subtle like it's a little flower. I'm gonna go color a copy right now! :) Would make an adorable matching baby set too!

@jdrost is that your own work?! (doesn't matter for this contest, just curious). GORGEOUS! Love the orange, grey and white together. Love the combinations of patterns - all similar, but different. Great submission.

@keeru love all the subtle patterns and textures in your work. very nice! I like the tag/cloth look a lot, really organic. Great job!
Team

mollybermea

Hey everyone, just a note: the clock on the post looks a little off. it's telling me two hours left and we have a whole day left in the Western Hemisphere here.... so just keep in mind, "Entries will be collected through Sunday, August 28th, 2011 (by midnight PST / OREGON, USA)."

thanks! @fae you still have a bit o time! ;)

keeru

mollybermea wrote:
@Any Palacios love this pattern! I love how the dress is so subtle like it's a little flower. I'm gonna go color a copy right now! :) Would make an adorable matching baby set too!

@jdrost is that your own work?! (doesn't matter for this contest, just curious). GORGEOUS! Love the orange, grey and white together. Love the combinations of patterns - all similar, but different. Great submission.

@keeru love all the subtle patterns and textures in your work. very nice! I like the tag/cloth look a lot, really organic. Great job!


Thanks :) .....this contest make me realize that iam using patterns a lot in my designs ...i can post amost my every design here heheh !

According to your clock this contest ended but i think not according to your above comment so keep on emore last post :) some brochure i made ....use pattern mostly to fill the plain area and add some details and not over populating it :D

Team

mollybermea

Congrats to Jdrost! You've won the $75 for Next Day Flyers! I'll be sending you a Love Note with instructions. :)

- Molly
Community Curator / Blog Editor
Team

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Search The Blog

Subscribe & Share

Our Latest Tweets

Learn about Bootstrap, where to get a great theme, & how to download your theme & get started! http://t.co/y6zlWIDnUD http://t.co/X8JHw5Dudy
about 55 minutes ago
Tweet this ArticleFollow @COLOURlovers

Latest Print Blog Posts

//View More ›

Tags

Latest Print Colors

//View More ›

Latest Print Palettes

//View More ›

Latest Print Patterns

//View More ›