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How To Design a Logo for Embroidery

Embroidery is the most professional way to imprint your logo on garments and other items. Of all the customization methods, it’s the most durable–and refined. Custom logo embroidery provides legitimacy to company shirts, added value to branded...

How to Make Custom Glow-In-The-Dark Shirts

When the lights go out, a glow-in-the-dark shirt always gets a reaction. Too often overlooked, a glow-in-the-dark effect is simple to accomplish with screen printing, and it can transform a typical T-shirt design into something extraordinary and...


Apparel

What Is The Softest T-shirt Material?

In the highly competitive T-shirt market, one attribute is more sought-after than ever: softness. People who value comfortable tees have a challenge: with all the brands, styles, and fabric blends out there, how do you know which is the softest? And how do you order online without being able to feel it for yourself? We …

How to Wash and Dry Screen Printed T-Shirts

We all love our T-shirts and want to make them last. We want that concert tee to stay clear and vibrant. The problem is that prints can crack, flake, wear away, or slowly fade with time like the memories of that concert. Meanwhile, the fabric gets roughed up, stretched, and discolored. It’s all very sad. …

Polyester vs. Cotton vs Blends: Choosing The Best T-shirt Fabric

In search of the perfect T-shirt? The problem is there are a thousand different types to choose from (give or take). Between the dozens of major brands, hundreds of styles, a wide variety of fabric types, plus new blends coming out each year, it’s a lot to sort through. How did the humble T-shirt become so …


Archive

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 …

Designer’s Guide to Graffiti Fonts

In many ways, graffiti is humankind’s earliest attempt to leave its mark on the world. By some accounts, we’ve been doing it for nearly 40,000 years. From the charcoal briquettes and crude tools of the prehistoric peoples of North America, ancient Egyptians, and the earliest manmade art in the caves of Indonesia, it has been a long …

Critical Information to Include on a Charity Event Shirt

Planning a charity event is hard work. In order for an event to be a smash hit, you must pay careful attention to every detail. One particularly important detail is the thing your participants will leave with–their event shirt. Charity event t-shirts make for a great wearable on the day of your event, unite your participants …


Design

How To Design a Logo for Embroidery

Embroidery is the most professional way to imprint your logo on garments and other items. Of all the customization methods, it’s the most durable–and refined. Custom logo embroidery provides legitimacy to company shirts, added value to branded merch, and prestige to uniforms. To get the best results from embroidery, design with the limitations of this …

How to Make Custom Glow-In-The-Dark Shirts

When the lights go out, a glow-in-the-dark shirt always gets a reaction. Too often overlooked, a glow-in-the-dark effect is simple to accomplish with screen printing, and it can transform a typical T-shirt design into something extraordinary and unexpected. Let’s look at how to make a magical glow-in-the-dark shirt using simple design ideas. We then provide …

In Loving Memory T-shirt Design Ideas

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we all have to go through. Here at Rush Order Tees, we strive to make it as easy as possible for you to create custom ‘In Loving Memory’ shirts to celebrate the life of the departed. We’ve printed a countless number of personalized in memoriam …


Marketing

What You Need to Know About Copyright Before Designing Your T-Shirt

I bet you have a ton of great ideas for custom T-shirt designs. But are they legal? The last thing you want to do is send your latest creation off to get printed, only to find out it can’t because you’re using something that’s been copyrighted.  You might be thinking, “who cares? Everyone uses copyrighted …

Fun Softball Practice Drills and Team Building Exercises

Ready for this upcoming softball season to be the one where your team runs roughshod over the rest of the league? You’re going to have to practice better. It’s such a cliche, but drills really are the only way to get better. That’s because so much of softball is about muscle memory. The closer you …

5 Things You Need to Know About Softball

Everyone from kids to senior citizens can enjoy softball. And there’s really never a bad time to introduce yourself to the game. Still, first-timers (and their parents) might want to get acclimated to the game before their first practice. Before you have your first catch, get to know these essential things about the game of …


Our Journey

RushOrderTees to Invest $1,000,000 in Cryptocurrencies

RushOrderTees is excited to announce that we’re investing in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a number of other cryptocurrencies. Over the next two months, we’ll convert one million dollars of our cash reserves.  We are using the cryptocurrency brokerage platform Coinbase Prime to process the transactions.  Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are definitely gaining popularity lately, with everyone …

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, …

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 …


Print Methods

DTG vs Screen Printing: What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

DTG (Direct-To-Garment), also known as digital printing, has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Once a newcomer to the custom apparel industry, it now rivals traditional screen printing in quality and affordability. What everyone wants to know is: How exactly do the two print methods compare, and which one is better than …

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 …

Ask the Expert: Manual vs Automatic Screen Printing

Screen printing machines for the decorated apparel market mostly fit into two categories: manual presses and automatic presses. Yes, there are belt printers that do the all-over prints, but they’re pretty rare. For the purpose of this post, we’re comparing the two main types. As you would expect, automatic presses print much faster than manual …