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6 Ideas for Printing Personalized Holiday Gifts That Everyone Will Love

If you’re looking for a great way to surprise your entire family with customized gifts that are memorable, valuable, and even funny– you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled a few ideas to use as a jumping-off point for your...

Last updated December 06, 2019

Ask the Expert: DTG Printing Q and A with Dave Lyman and Gabriel Torres

There are many ways to customize garments, but when it comes to printing there are two big ones: traditional screen printing and digital direct-to-garment printing. Here at RushOrderTees, we are known for our fast, high-quality screen printing,...

Last updated November 22, 2019


Apparel

The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Ordering Custom Hoodies

Every year around this time, people get excited because it’s “hoodie season”. Yes, hoodies are so popular in this country that they have their own season. And people get excited about it. I know I do. There’s something fabulous about wrapping your upper body in a soft, fleece garment– with an attached hood– that will …

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Last updated October 30, 2019

How To Choose The Best T-Shirt Fabric: Cotton vs Poly vs Blends

The humble T-shirt. So simple, so classic, and more popular than ever. Everyone is in search of the perfect T-shirt. The problem is there are a thousand different types to choose from (give or take a few). Between the dozens of major brands, hundreds of styles, a wide variety of fabric types, plus new blends …

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Last updated October 30, 2019

Pop Quiz: How much do you actually know about T-shirts? Part 2

We love T-shirts! And we know you love T-shirts, but how much do you actually know about T-shirts?     I’ve put together another short, fun quiz to test your level of T-shirt knowledge. You’ll have 30 seconds to answer each question, and the correct answers will be provided after each question as you go. At the …

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Last updated May 15, 2019


Archive

Bachelorette Party Shirt Ideas: What’s the Destination?

Your wedding day will be here before you know it—but first, it’s time to celebrate with with all your friends and bridesmaids at your destination bachelorette party! Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, or the city for girls’ night out, make the outing extra-special with custom bachelorette party shirts for your squad. To …

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Last updated November 06, 2019

The Best of Orthodontist Office Custom T-shirts

In the competitive field of orthodontics, the doctors who truly stand out are those who go beyond what is asked or expected. They deliver exceptional service, treat customers like family, and may even throw in some freebies. The most common freebie is t-shirts. T-shirts act as dual action brand-lift for your orthodontist or dental practice. …

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Last updated September 16, 2019

Top 5 Street Art and Streetwear Collaborations

Street artists and streetwear have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly, salt-n-pepper, and aerosol cans and freshly painted walls.  “Street art” has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. Today it includes countless mediums, materials, and styles. Its most prominent artists have risen through the ranks of the art world to earn high respects, both …

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Last updated March 19, 2019


Design

6 Ideas for Printing Personalized Holiday Gifts That Everyone Will Love

If you’re looking for a great way to surprise your entire family with customized gifts that are memorable, valuable, and even funny– you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled a few ideas to use as a jumping-off point for your own custom holiday gifts to make everyone on your list happy. Get your order …

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Last updated December 06, 2019

5 Simple Rules for Using the Best Fonts in Your T-shirt Design

One of the biggest decisions to make on a T-shirt design– on any design– is the font, also known as a typeface. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of fonts out there, and your job is to choose the best typeface for the job,  arrange it in a way that is graphically pleasing, and conveys your …

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Last updated November 18, 2019

Design Makeover Series #4: Real Examples of How To Improve T-shirt Designs

Many of us have been there: struggling with a design that you can’t get to look right. Maybe you’ve sat down to use our Design Studio and found yourself drawing a blank, or not knowing how to improve what you already have. T-shirt design can be a challenge, and even those of us who do it for …

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Last updated November 11, 2019


Marketing

10 Funny Thanksgiving Shirts That Will Make You the Talk of the Table

Assuming your Thanksgiving festivities are casual affairs, custom T-shirts are the perfect thing to wear. Not only are they comfortable, but they also show your appreciation for the holiday— not to mention your sense of humor and creativity. We’ll help whet your appetite for a fun Turkey Day with these funny thanksgiving T-shirts that might …

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Last updated November 14, 2019

The 10 Best Student Sections in College Basketball

Few things match the tradition and passion of college basketball. A lot of that has to do with the fans, who bring incredible energy to home games. And who brings the most energy? The students, of course. These kids put almost as much heart and soul into cheering for the team as the players leave …

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Last updated November 07, 2019

5 Awesome Ways the NBA Showed Us How to Troll With Custom Apparel

Pro basketball is back in action again, but the league never really sleeps. Die-hard fans know the NBA is as much about what happens off the court as on it. A big part of that has to do with how the players dress. Many of them take every opportunity to show off their unique style …

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Last updated October 25, 2019


Our Journey

The T-shirt as a Blank Canvas: RushOrderTees Featured in Wearables Magazine Annual Fashion Issue

Earlier this summer, Wearables Magazine contacted RushOrderTees and invited us to participate in their annual fashion issue. They tasked seven different custom apparel companies to come up with a floral-themed T-shirt design inspired by the idea of “the T-shirt as a blank canvas”. And ours was to be digitally printed, aka DTG (direct-to-garment). One of …

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Last updated September 19, 2019

Watch: Jerzees’ Marshall Atkinson Marvels at Our People-Powered Operation

Marshall Atkinson is a success coach, consultant, and a veteran of the screen printing business. His video series for Jerzees features visits to custom apparel shops around the country, focusing on their people and process. So naturally, RushOrderTees/Printfly was on his list. And we were happy to have him visit.     Marshall dropped by last month …

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Last updated October 03, 2019

Meet The Team: 18 Questions with Rebecca Ott from Affiliate Relations

Our employees are what truly make Printfly/RushOrderTees a diverse and unique place to work. We have an extremely talented team of creative individuals who have a passion for what they do and we are proud to showcase them. Rebecca has been with us since March of 2016 and is a part of our Affiliate Relations …

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Last updated May 21, 2019


Print Methods

Ask the Expert: DTG Printing Q and A with Dave Lyman and Gabriel Torres

There are many ways to customize garments, but when it comes to printing there are two big ones: traditional screen printing and digital direct-to-garment printing. Here at RushOrderTees, we are known for our fast, high-quality screen printing, which makes up the vast majority of our production– but our DTG department is the fastest-growing. The DTG printing …

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Last updated November 22, 2019

Glow For It: How To Design a Magical T-shirt Using Glow-In-The-Dark Ink

Of all the various specialty inks out there, only one is visible in a dark room: glow-in-the-dark ink. This effect is all-too-often overlooked, which is odd because it can make a T-shirt design become magical when the lights go out, eliciting ooo’s and ahh’s from anyone in proximity. And if done creatively, it can transform …

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Last updated November 04, 2019

Behind The Tees: What Is An Underbase? And Why Is It Important?

The majority of T-shirts people order for printing are black, dark, or color. And of course, they also want bright colors in their print that pop off the shirt. The problem is that most Plastisol inks are semi-transparent, and so simply laying down one hit of ink just doesn’t cut it. On black tees, the …

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Last updated July 10, 2019