Design your own T-shirt!
Custom T-shirts are becoming more of a trend now. It started from corporate marketing events and within a few years became increasingly popular. Be it a honeymoon trip or a baby shower; people tend to get at least one to share a moment with their loved ones.
Why do you need a customized T-shirt?
Identifying the purpose of designing will help you channel your strategy to deliver what you have in mind through YOUR SHIRT.
For a starter, list down all the possible key styles, themes, and personality traits you want your shirts to convey. If it’s for a brand, know the character; is it playful or serious? If it’s for a celebration; make sure the brim emotion is conveyed.
To get the top-notch design that hits the audience right on point, it’s ideal to let go of your preference and envision your design from a client’s perspective. For instance; a custom t-shirt promoting breast cancer has to preferably be in the shades of pink or purple; even if you like the color or not!
Here are a few examples of Custom T-shirts that can help you through the T-Shirt Design Process:
Internal Company Use: These shirts can work as uniforms for a group of people, representing a common department, or serving a common cause.
Promotional Giveaway: It has become a common marketing strategy to giveaway T-shirts bearing the logo of the brand or the product.
Twinning with Friends and Family: From bridal showers to honeymoon trips, people enjoy wearing Custom T-shirts, to savor the moment.
Know Your Budget and Quantity
As important as your design can be, the implementation is impossible if you don’t have a budget! It’s quite fair to say, the money you spend on your T-shirt can have a huge impact on your design.
For instance; the printing method, the quality of the fabric, or the depth of design.
As for the quantity; knowing beforehand how many pieces you might need can help you calculate the cost per piece, helping you come up with a smarter budget plan.
Explore your Printing Options
The printing option you choose says a lot about how the Custom T-shirt might turn out! The factors you need to keenly consider are; cost, quality, appearance, and production time.
The most commonly used printing options can be;
Screen Printing: For orders larger than 20, screen printing can be the most reliable method. It delivers a high-quality product at the most affordable price.
Vinyl Printing: If durability is your prime concern, vinyl printing can be the method of choice.
Print on Demand: Also known as Direct-to-Garment uses the freedom of Ink-jet printing and is highly customizable. It’s ideal for small batches.
Special printing techniques for garments:
Like every other print medium, t-shirts also have their unique ink options; such as plastisol, novelty, High density, gel, and water-based.
Conjure Up your Design
The goal is set, and now that the printing option is selected. Here comes the fun part; The Design.
It’s time you manifest all the planning into the final product.
Following are the few selections to be made;
T-shirt style or type: You know the target audience; make sure the t-shirt is comfortable enough to wear. If you want to follow what’s trending and aesthetics is your goal, take ideas from the GRAM (Instagram), if needed.
Typography: What goes on the t-shirt and how it’s printed says a lot about your cause. The text or logo printed shouldn’t be too insignificant to go unnoticed, yet not too in-the-face to offend the audience.
T-shirt color: The first element that gets the attention is the color of the T-shirt. Bring your A-game!
Need a Designer?
It’s time you execute the plan!
Choosing a designer can be the first step in designing a custom T-shirt. But, it’s always better that you go to them with your homework done. Also, when you have worked on the budget yourself, the choice of the designer becomes easier.
If it’s a project close to you, a reliable designer that delivers quality work is all you need.
Seemore Shirts and Tees are the veterans in the industry producing quality Custom goods all over Florida.
From small family celebrations to big corporate events, Seemore Shirts and Tees have got you covered!