Having custom t-shirts printed is a great way to advertise your business, support a fundraising effort, or encourage camaraderie on a team. There are plenty of shops that will allow you to order a custom shirt and have it printed. The shop should work with you to ensure everything goes well and you are happy with the end result. However, there are a few mistakes you'll want to look out for and avoid along the way.
Mistake: Sending in a low-resolution file.
The custom t-shirt shop will need to blow up your image to have it printed on your shirt. In order for the image to still look clear and crisp, it needs to be in a high-resolution format. If you send in an image that has too low of a resolution, it will come out looking fuzzy. A good baseline resolution to aim for is 300 pixels per inch. If you can go higher, that's even better — especially if you are blowing up a really small image.
Mistake: Placing the image too low on the shirt.
People who have t-shirts printed for the first time often tend to place the image too low on the shirt. There is a tendency to assume you don't want the image way up at the top. But actually, images tend to be really close to the top of the shirt. Placed too low, they draw the eye down; it's awkward to have an image on your stomach! If your shirt company has you arrange the image on the shirt via an app or with their own software, place the top of the image no lower than 2 - 3 inches from the neck of the shirt.
Mistake: Not confirming the colors after the first print.
Colors can be easily misrepresented on screen. So, most t-shirt printing companies will print one shirt and then confirm that you approve of the colors before printing any additional shirts. If your company does not do this automatically, ask if they can do it for you. And look at the shirt carefully. If it's the wrong color, this is your chance to change it before you end up with 100 shirts in an unattractive color.
Having t-shirts custom printed can be a lot of fun, and as long as you follow the advice above, you should get great results.
To learn more about printing custom t-shirts, contact a custom apparel company.
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