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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...

Last updated October 17, 2019

6 Simple Halloween Costumes That Only Need a Shirt

Spooky season is in full swing, and for many people, it’s time to show off their creativity and love for all things Halloween. Meanwhile, it’s time for the rest of us to tear our hair out trying to figure out what costume we’ll cobble together...

Last updated October 15, 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 17, 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 15, 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 May 10, 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 Simple Halloween Costumes That Only Need a Shirt

Spooky season is in full swing, and for many people, it’s time to show off their creativity and love for all things Halloween. Meanwhile, it’s time for the rest of us to tear our hair out trying to figure out what costume we’ll cobble together this time.  On one hand, it shouldn’t be mandatory to …

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Last updated October 15, 2019

Design Makeover Series 03: Real Examples of How To Improve a T-shirt Design

Many of us have been there: working on a design that you just can’t get to look right. Or maybe you’ve sat down to use our Design Studio and found yourself drawing a blank, or not knowing how to improve what you have. Design can be a challenge, and even those of us who do it for …

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Last updated August 13, 2019

The Best File Types For Printing Perfect Custom T-Shirts

Here are a few design tips to let you know what is the best file type to submit when creating a custom tee with Rush Order Tees.

Last updated July 05, 2019


Marketing

6 Tips for Custom Company Shirts That Look Great, Feel Great and Drive Profits in 2019

Every company needs company shirts. Full stop. From the smallest startups to the biggest corporations, company shirts bring legitimacy to your business. Uniforms bring professionalism, consistent branding, and if done right, style points. For employees they bring team cohesion along with feeling valued and looking good. Plus, hey– a free shirt. But what makes for …

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Last updated September 12, 2019

11 Band Merch Ideas Proven To Boost Sales, Fan Loyalty, and Excitement

Band merchandise, or “merch” for short, is a huge market. While physical copies of music sales are down (for the most part– we see you, vinyl), fans now have YouTube, streaming services, downloading, and a multitude of other ways of getting their music online. Which is why the music business is booming, generating 51.5 billion …

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Last updated March 25, 2019

7 Solid Options For Spending Your End-of-Year Budget on Company Swag

  It’s that time of year: when you have money left in your discretionary budget and you don’t know what to do with it. Well, I have the answer. You’re going to get some awesome stuff for your company from RushOrderTees. Taking care of employees is one of the hallmarks of any successful business, and …

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Last updated February 18, 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

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

InkMixers Pop Quiz: How well do you know color mixing? Guess the Pantone colors

Everyone loves colors, I know I do. And everyone has their favorite color, as I’m sure you do. But how much do you know about mixing colors? It’s what we do all day every day here at RushOrderTees, and our buddies InkMixers have a whole Instagram about it called The InkLab. Luckily for us, there’s a …

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Last updated April 29, 2019

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 …

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Last updated March 19, 2019