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12 Company Swag Ideas That Staff and Clients Love

Everyone appreciates receiving a gift, which is why company-branded swag is an effective marketing technique. Creating a gift that appeals to a broad range of people requires a bit of knowledge and some good advice. This guide combines recent...

What Is a Tri-Blend Shirt?

Tri-blends have only been on the market since the mid-2000s, but in that time have become a favorite for those who love soft, lightweight t-shirts. We’ve recently declared tri-blend to be the world’s softest T-shirt material. This...


Apparel

What Is a Tri-Blend Shirt?

Tri-blends have only been on the market since the mid-2000s, but in that time have become a favorite for those who love soft, lightweight t-shirts. We’ve recently declared tri-blend to be the world’s softest T-shirt material. This article provides a quick guide to the tri-blend t-shirt: what it’s made of and the features people love …

Types of Baseball Hats: The Top 5

The baseball hat is the most popular hat type in the world. From its humble beginnings as part of traditional baseball uniforms, the baseball hat has become a cultural mainstay and has grown to become a popular fashion accessory. With an almost unlimited number of style choices, it’s tough to decide which type of baseball …

Bella+Canvas vs. Next Level: Comparing Their Top 5 Tees

Bella+Canvas vs. Next Level is the ultimate battle of the fitted tees. These are two top companies in the blank apparel space and favorites among our customers and staff. We looked closely at five of their top t-shirts and put them together in head-to-head matchups to compare the differences and determine which ones are the …


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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

The Best File Types For T-Shirt Printing

Get details about the best file formats to use when printing t-shirts. Learn about different file types, using transparency, file conversion, and more.

Top 10 Websites for Free Fonts

Plenty of sites offer free font downloads if you’re ready to embark on your journey into the vast internet wilderness to find the perfect fonts for your t-shirt design. Here is our list of the best: 1. Google Fonts Google Fonts is a massive directory of free fonts for websites or other web-based projects and applications, …

15 of the Best Fonts for T-shirts

Font selection is one of the most important parts of a T-shirt design. Fonts convey important information about your brand, group, or event. Much more than the words in the message alone. The best fonts for T-shirt designs are typically bold, distinctive, easy to read and help communicate the message. Our top designers have assembled …


Marketing

12 Company Swag Ideas That Staff and Clients Love

Everyone appreciates receiving a gift, which is why company-branded swag is an effective marketing technique. Creating a gift that appeals to a broad range of people requires a bit of knowledge and some good advice. This guide combines recent market research and our 20+ years of experience to offer 12 company swag ideas that will …

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 are the only way to improve. That’s because so much of softball is about muscle memory. The closer you can get …


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 …