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How to Optimize Any Photo for High-Quality T-shirt Printing

Do you want to print a photo on a T-shirt? Maybe a group shot of your family that will be a gift, or a new company logo that is colorful or photo-realistic. Maybe it’s a big picture of your own face (hey, to each their own). In all of these...

Last updated January 10, 2020

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...

Last updated January 08, 2020


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

How to Optimize Any Photo for High-Quality T-shirt Printing

Do you want to print a photo on a T-shirt? Maybe a group shot of your family that will be a gift, or a new company logo that is colorful or photo-realistic. Maybe it’s a big picture of your own face (hey, to each their own). In all of these scenarios, your image should be …

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Last updated January 10, 2020

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 January 10, 2020

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


Marketing

Unboxing Our New Box Video with Lead Designer Chris Sandman

Unboxing videos are all the rage, so we decided to get in on the action. And what better thing to unbox than another box? Here at RushOrderTees, we recently created a new set of box designs featuring graphics by our resident designer Chris Sandman. In this video, we talk to him about his process and …

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Last updated December 20, 2019

6 Amazing Gifts Your Child Can Give Their Awesome Teacher

It’s the holiday season, and you’re in the spirit of giving. Your children happen to like their teachers this year, which is a pleasant surprise. Maybe it’s a good idea, then, if you got the teacher a little something to show your appreciation. Below are six surefire ideas for teacher gifts.  1. Chocolate Have you …

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Last updated December 20, 2019

The Color of the Year for 2020 Has Magical Powers, According To Pantone

Each year for the past 20 years, the Pantone company– arbiter of all things color and distributor of expensive swatch books– has released their pick for “Color of The Year” to ever-increasing fanfare and influence. Last year, they used their choice “Living Coral” as an odd way to bring attention to our planet’s dying coral …

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Last updated December 12, 2019


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

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