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The Top 8 Free Alternatives to Photoshop in 2021

“Is that Photoshopped?” It’s clear that a company has cemented itself in history when its name is used as a verb. (Just ask Google.) Adobe Photoshop has long dominated the market for image editing applications, transcending...

8 Tips for Saving Money On Your Next Custom T-shirt Order

Are you about to place a custom apparel order and looking to save a few bucks? You came to the right place. This post will give you a whole series of tips to bring your cost per item down and help you place the order that’s right for your budget,...


Apparel

8 Tips for Saving Money On Your Next Custom T-shirt Order

Are you about to place a custom apparel order and looking to save a few bucks? You came to the right place. This post will give you a whole series of tips to bring your cost per item down and help you place the order that’s right for your budget, along with the trade-offs to …

How To Fix a Broken Zipper and Other FAQs About Our Favorite Fastener

We’ve all had a zipper problem at some point. Zippers can get stuck, separate, come undone, refuse to close, the puller can come off, and more. You struggle with it, you make it worse. Don’t get stressed– and definitely don’t throw it out. At least not yet. Because we’ve got some easy zipper hacks for …

Does Polyester Shrink? [Surprising Test Results]

Once a fashion punchline, polyester has grown to become the #1 synthetic fabric in the world. The popular material is known for its performance and moisture-wicking properties and is used in nearly half of all clothing. Yet many don’t know how to properly care for polyester apparel and there is confusion about whether it can …


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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 all your friends and bridesmaids at your destination bachelorette party! Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, or the city for a girls’ night out, make the outing extra-special with custom bachelorette party shirts for your squad. To …

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. …

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 …


Design

The Top 8 Free Alternatives to Photoshop in 2021

“Is that Photoshopped?” It’s clear that a company has cemented itself in history when its name is used as a verb. (Just ask Google.) Adobe Photoshop has long dominated the market for image editing applications, transcending photography to encompass graphic design, illustration, digital painting, marketing, website building, and animation. And that’s just Photoshop. The Adobe …

Guide to Using Pantone Colors and The Pantone Matching System

Choosing colors can be one of the most important decisions for your designs, brand, clothing, or home interiors. The problem is we all experience colors differently– and imagine them differently. We don’t even use the same names. If you tell someone “sky blue”, are you both thinking of the same color? Most likely not. How …

Top 12 T-Shirt Designers in The World to Watch For Fall 2021

T-shirts are more than just clothing– they have undeniably become an important form of self-expression for the person wearing them, and a canvas for the artists who design them. With that in mind, we begin a new series highlighting some of the best T-shirt designers working today. Each season, twelve handpicked T-shirt artists from around …


Marketing

Giving Tuesday Ideas That Will Drive The Most Donations

This year has been unlike any other. It’s enough to stress anyone out, but especially if you’re in charge of fundraising for a cause. All the normal staples of a charity’s calendar– the special events, the volunteer opportunities, and the gala celebrations– either looked very different or put on hold this year.  As such, your …

The Best Marketing Strategies for Plumbers Today

Being a plumber is one of the hardest jobs around. It’s only more difficult if you’re running a plumbing business all on your own. It’s enough just to take care of the jobs that come your way, never mind the scheduling and administrative work that never goes away. And then there’s marketing. I can hear …

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 …


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 …

Founder Mike Nemeroff Talks COVID, Business Philosophy, and Startup Tips with Hayut Yogev on Reach or Miss

Our Founder and CEO Mike Nemeroff is quite the in-demand podcast guest these days. A while back, he sat down with Jeremy Ryan Slate for an interesting conversation about the success of RushOrderTees.  Most recently, he was the featured guest on Gaia VSM CEO Hayut Yogev’s Reach or Miss podcast. On it, he talks about …

Listen to Founder Mike Nemeroff on Create Your Own Life with Jeremy Ryan Slate!

Ever wanted to get a glimpse inside the mind of a successful business owner? So did Jeremy Ryan Slate. He’s the creator and host of the podcast The Create Your Own Life Show, where he interviews people who are the best at what they do, from authors, to athletes, to RushOrderTees’ very own founder, Mike …


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 …

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 …

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 …