T-Shirt Printing — 3 things to keep foremost in mind. These three inexpensive tips are easy to follow, easy to use and will give you lots of satisfaction when you wear your personalized t-shirts soon.
Lets start out with the end in mind. Instead of flowing polo shirt printing off in a hurry and ordering t-shirts online to be printed I would recommend beginning with the end in mind.
Why do you wish to print a shirt? Is it for work or is it for a celebration? Maybe it’s for a fun run soon or just as a gift for someone? Will it be as a memory of a trip recently taken?
Each of these events above may result in selecting a different garment for the individual to bear in mind. Maybe the climate around you may determine what you wear. It is important to keep this in mind while deciding to print designs on t-shirts. A hoodie as a gift in summer may not be as acceptable as a crew neck T-shirt. So lets begin!
Tip 1: Why Do you wish to Print Your own Shirt?
This is an important question because it will lead us to the intention of the shirt, the fabric it is made off and whether it’s a Shirt or Hoodie for winter wear or a Sleeveless T-shirt or Scoop Neck shirt for a hot summer event.
Let me give you three examples here to help you know how this planning stage is essential before you run off buying t-shirts randomly online.
Example One! Lets imagine you’d like a bucks night out one Sunday soon with the boys. It’s all about the bridegroom as its his special day out with the guys. The bunch of friends decide that the theme will be around the groom’s football team.
Your choice is that everyone will wear a T-shirt custom printed with characters of the footy idols with a twist. Each footy player will be done up as a cartoon character instead of using the players’ images. This could be a great party with increased t-shirts. Get a video designer to think of some drawings of characters for the whole party.
Example Two! You have a chain link event happening around fitness. Your fitness club needs t-shirts with art logos printed on the front and back as well as the masturbator sleeves. The club wants a polyester shirt and needs the t-shirts to be cost-effective. Now because the t-shirts are not cotton I would recommend thinking about screen printing the art logos and designs onto the T-shirts instead of digitally printing the images on. To get the best prices most printers claim that a minimum of 20 t-shirts must be printed at a time. So once you got your t-shirts sorted out all you need then is to go onto tip #2 to get quality t-shirts printed.
Example Three! Imagine you’d like a celebration for a 6-year-old girl. There are going to be 30 kids coming along and you want t-shirts to match the party theme. You can either go for a T-shirt or a sweatshirt to suit the kids. Ordering in bulk will be cost-effective for you as most printing companies offer discounts for large bulk orders. Once you know what the aim is for its time to move on to tip #2 below.
Once the type of shirt is known now its time to decide what you like printed on tip. We have either images, designs or TEXT. Here we will focus on the image or photo we will print on the clothing. This leads us to Tip #2.
Tip 2: What Images Sizes Are Best For Printing?
I find that most people who approach me to get their T-shirts printed do not have the proper photo size to begin with. What most people do is they grab free images off Google or Facebook. Though these graphics may look OK on a small screen they hardly ever are the right size to print on a much large surface such as a shirt or jumper.
The images online are reduced in size and are around ninety six dpi resolution or around 5 cm by 5 cm in proportions. These images will not be big enough to even look good on the breast pocket of your polo business t-shirts.
If you were to try extending the image across the back or front of the First tee you will get a pixelated image printed due to the poor quality of the image you used.
The solution is going for big file size images. The recommended resolution for good images is a minimum of 300 dpi or about 30 cm by 30 cm in proportions. Three times what is mentioned above. These are large files and if expanded will easily produce great quality printed t-shirts when you print the graphics onto the outfits.