Mickey Mouse and clipping paths

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    This is a shirt that I saw riding beside me when I was on my way somewhere in HCMC peak hour traffic ...

    "These rendered files have a smail amount of bleed added outside the clipping path. To use this image, first make a selection from the clipping path and copy image."

    Ape Lad, Nick Cueva, mokolabs, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Kevin Skinner 87 months ago | reply

      I work for a company that licenses Disney properties and I can tell you that was surely the instructions on one layer of the Photoshop file for whatever image of Mickey happens to be on the front of the shirt.

      Incidentally, I would buy this shirt in a heartbeat...

    2. dcecil805 87 months ago | reply

      Saw you on boingboing.
      I want the shirt too.

    3. The Kruger 87 months ago | reply

      Nice! Reminds me of the greeking text I found on the box of a toy I bought.

    4. Mark Grealish 87 months ago | reply

      I want this three.

    5. Kevin Skinner 87 months ago | reply

      dcecil, you saw me on boingboing? Or you saw the shirt on boingboing?

    6. JOF71 87 months ago | reply

      The shirt is on boingboing. Funny!

    7. Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches 87 months ago | reply

      There's nothing more annoying than a smail amount of bleed. And when it's added outside the clipping path? Fuggedaboutit.

    8. codeman38 87 months ago | reply

      Found this through BoingBoing... This seems like the perfect sort of thing for the Engrish pool. There's no way that would've gotten on the shirt had a native speaker been involved...

    9. c0nn0r 87 months ago | reply

      h ah a! At least it's not a tattoo!

    10. S.S.K. 87 months ago | reply

      This is so good, I want one!

    11. Irregular Shed 87 months ago | reply

      Awesome. My new favourite thing ever!

    12. Xymon 87 months ago | reply

      I wonder if the original source for the text really said "smail" instead of small...

    13. bonechieftain 87 months ago | reply

      it's always interesting to see what different cultures find to be the epitomy of american culture, in this case graphic art production instructions from one company to another... it's kind of like getting a t-shirt with ikea furniture construction instructions.

      the only engrish in the phrase is "smail" which should probably have been "small". might have been the san serif type that caused this typo to be visually perceived.

      aside from the small spelling mistake, the rest of the text seem to be correct instructions to the printing or prepress organization that was receiving image files to be manufactured into some product. bleed is a term often used in printing to indicate that the edge of an image which is being cut off extends beyond the cut off point, so that any slop in the manufacturing equipment won't produce a white gap on the edge of the page/printed product. in this case putting a clipping path around an image with bleed prevents white pixels from being selected when copying the image.

    14. comebacktomorrow 87 months ago | reply

      that's fantastic :D

    15. m-arx 70 months ago | reply

      yeah, asian shirts rock!

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