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7 Things You Need to do Your Senior Year of High School

If you’re a junior in high school, I’m sorry. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. But look on the bright side: after this year, you’ll be a senior! (Or maybe you’ll drop out and become a monk. Tell your mom and dad I’m just kidding.) Being a rising...

Last updated March 19, 2020

Retirement Gift Ideas: How Much to Spend and What to Get

Retirement sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? To get away from the 9-5 grind once and for all is the dream for a lot of us. Which is why we should put our envy to one side and celebrate the people in our lives who are about to do just that. Below,...

Last updated March 18, 2020


Apparel

How a T-shirt Should Fit: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing the Right Style and Size

Choosing the right T-shirt can be a challenge, and finding the perfect T-shirt is an ongoing mission, even for those of us in the industry. There are dozens of major brands, which combined add up to hundreds of styles. Choosing the right fabric is a big part of it, and I’ve covered that in-depth, but …

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Last updated March 04, 2020

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


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

How To Design Youth Baseball Jerseys: Essential Dos and Donts

If you’re a baseball fan, springtime is always right around the corner. And if you’re a coach or organizer for youth baseball, it’s never a bad time to think about how to make your team or league more fun for the kids.  What they wear on the field can go a long way toward informing …

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Last updated March 04, 2020

Famous Tees of History Series: The Story of The Rolling Stones Logo T-shirt

T-shirts are a uniquely American fashion item that spread to the rest of the world, and the famous designs emblazoned on them each have a history of their own. In this series, I’ll be highlighting the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, what made them so popular, then taking …

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Last updated February 24, 2020

Creative and Funny Family Reunion T-Shirt Sayings

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, I’m ready to hibernate. Wake me up for T-shirt weather. Now, if you’re like me, you can’t actually make like a bear and nap your way through the winter– there are student loans to pay. Instead, we’re going to spend as much time as we can planning out …

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Last updated February 03, 2020


Marketing

7 Things You Need to do Your Senior Year of High School

If you’re a junior in high school, I’m sorry. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. But look on the bright side: after this year, you’ll be a senior! (Or maybe you’ll drop out and become a monk. Tell your mom and dad I’m just kidding.) Being a rising senior is a major moment in your …

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Last updated March 19, 2020

Retirement Gift Ideas: How Much to Spend and What to Get

Retirement sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? To get away from the 9-5 grind once and for all is the dream for a lot of us. Which is why we should put our envy to one side and celebrate the people in our lives who are about to do just that. Below, we’ve collected the best …

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Last updated March 18, 2020

The RushOrderTees Guide to Printing on the Top 5 Custom Bags

If you want to step up your merch game, it’s time to look at bags. As a promotional item, they are one of the most coveted items. And depending on what kind you get and how you customize them, they can be surprisingly more affordable than T-shirts and other items. A bonus feature is if …

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Last updated March 10, 2020


Our Journey

Six Shooter Challenge 2019 Recap with Photos, Video, and an Interview With Joe Wolos

Another exciting Six-Shooter Challenge is in the books, and the theme this year seemed to be “expect the unexpected.” From shocking upsets to unconventional techniques, and even a rule change, this year had it all. That includes puppies and dance performances. The ink flowed and the shirts flew off the presses. Everyone had a blast, …

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Last updated January 08, 2020

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


Print Methods

Which Screen Printing Ink is the Best? Comparing Water-based Ink vs Plastisol

In the decorated apparel world, there are many different techniques to print custom graphics, and screen printing continues to be the fan-favorite. But there are two broad categories of inks: Plastisol and water-based. Naturally, the next question asked is: Which one is better? In this post, I’ll compare and contrast the two main types of …

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Last updated February 11, 2020

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