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Imri Merritt

About the Author

A graduate of the Multimedia program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Imri Merritt is an industry veteran with over 20 years of graphic design and color separations experience in the screen printing industry.

4 Important Features of Custom Gym Shirts

Wearing the right custom gym shirts can make all the difference in achieving fitness goals. When creating branded workout gear for a company, team, to sell, or just for yourself, there's a lot to consider–but don't sweat it. Learn the 4 most important features of a great custom gym shirt, along with examples and expert tips to get you in shape.

How To Make Custom Patches

Learn how to make custom patches that will up the professionalism of any uniform, hat or garment. See different styles and how to make designs for each.

How a T-shirt Should Fit: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing the Right Style and Size

How should a t-shirt fit? Learn about t-shirt construction, fits, and principles of what makes a great fit. In addition, get our recommendations.

6 Logo Placement Options for Safety Vests

Safety is the most important factor in workwear, but there's also a great branding opportunity. Customizing safety vests can be more challenging than other types of apparel. This article covers six common logo placement options for various types of safety vests, along with design tips and examples.

15 Family Reunion Shirt Ideas

Find the top family reunion shirt ideas and dozens of slogans, inspirational quotes, and funny sayings, plus 15 new and exclusive design templates.

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

Understand the different types of t-shirt fabrics to determine which is the best for you. Get details on cotton, polyester and blends to get the pros and cons of each.

Inktober NYC Event Recap: Artwork, Photos, and Exclusive Monster T-shirts from RushOrderTees

Inktober is an annual, worldwide event founded by artist Jake Parker. Check out our experience of 2019's contents.

Ask the Expert: Manual vs Automatic Screen Printing

What are the differences between automatic and manual screen printing machines? We interviewed our in-house printing expert Tom Ingling to get all the details.

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

Learn about how to make your charity event t-shirt a more effective tool. From raising awareness to volunteer support, we cover it all.

The True Story of the I Love New York T-Shirt

Learn about the history of the famous I Love NY logo. Get the inside scoop on this iconic image.

Choosing The Best Custom Hoodies: 7 Expert Tips

Learn about the different hoodie styles, fabrics, and fits. Get tips to make sure you'll make the best choice for your project.

16 Tote Bag Design Ideas: Easily Create Your Own

We've compiled sixteen of them you can use to promote your brand, gift to your staff, or sell as merch. Plus, you can use some tote bag design tips, answers to the most common questions and templates to get you started.

Types of Baseball Hats: The Top 5

With an almost unlimited number of style choices, it's tough to decide which type of baseball cap is the best for you. That's where we come in. We've assembled this guide to summarize the top 5 types of baseball hats, explain the characteristics of each and make recommendations on how to best customize them.

The Best File Types For T-Shirt Printing

Everything you need to know about the best file formats for t-shirt printing, including the differences between vector and raster, using transparency, how to convert files, and more.

33 Eye-Opening Apparel and Fashion Industry Stats for 2021

See how 2020 changed everything for the apparel and fashion industry with these statistics. We've assembled fascinating stats and offer predictions for the future.

The Complete Guide to Comfort Colors Shirts

Get insight into the Comfort Colors brand of t-shirts. Learn about the brand that pioneered the garment-dyed, soft-wash style.

Hi-Vis Clothing: What You Need To Know

A guide to understanding hi-vis safety clothing, including what it is, classes and types, and uses for business and recreation. Plus, helpful tips on creating your own custom branded high-visibility apparel.

How to Design Custom Shirt Sleeves

The sleeve is an outstanding print location that is often overlooked. Ideal for a range of brand messages, it can accommodate everything from a simple logo on a short sleeve tee to an intricate design on a long sleeve shirt. In this post, we cover the basics of t-shirt sleeve design.

Which Screen Printing Ink is the Best? Comparing Water-based Ink vs Plastisol

Learn the differences between Plastisol and water-based screen printing ink. Understand the pros and cons of each type to pick the one that best suits your need.

Bella+Canvas vs. Gildan: Comparing 5 of Their Top T-shirts

Deciding on what t-shirts to get? Bella+Canvas and Gildan are two of our top-selling brands. They both make high-quality apparel that’s great for customizing. But they are not the same. We put some of their top shirts in direct, side-to-side comparisons. This article breaks down the differences, giving you the expert advice you need to make an informed decision based on your purposes. 

T-Shirt Size Breakdown for Group Orders: How To Order The Right Quantity

Buying a variety of sizes for large orders is easy. Get our recommended size distribution ratio and proper breakdown that works for any bulk apparel order.

How To Wash Your Favorite Hat Without Ruining It

Learn how to keep your favorite hats clean and looking good. We tested the top four hat-washing techniques to determine which is the best. Get step-by-step instructions with before-and-after photos.

6 Ideas for Printing Personalized Holiday Gifts That Everyone Will Love

Receive our recommendations on how to surprise your friends, family, or coworkers with unique and thoughtful custom holiday gifts.

Easy Stain Removal Hacks for Clothing that Actually Work

Learn about the tools and techniques to remove almost every kind of stain from your favorite t-shirts. Get tips for removing stains with everyday items, home remedies, and products.

How to Design a QR Code T-Shirt

Creating a great custom t-shirt requires finding a balance between appearance and communication. Using a QR code in your design is a simple way to provide more information about your event, business, or organization. This article shows you how to create a t-shirt with a QR code.

RGB vs CMYK: What is the Difference?

Learn about the fundamental differences between these two color models. Get an easy-to-understand explanation with tips on how to use each.

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

Learn how to prepare any photo to get the best results when screen printing t-shirts. Get tips on image color, resolution, cropping and more.

How To Design Company Shirts for Your Business: 6 Tips

Well-made company shirts can drive profits and boost morale. Create an effective and professional design for your business with these six simple tips.

Recycling T-Shirts: What To Do (And Not Do)

Get tips and tricks on what to do with your old t-shirts. Learn about sustainable alternatives to simply disposing of your used t-shirts.

The True Story of The Rolling Stones Logo

Learn about the history of the notorious Rolling Stones Lips and Tongue logo.

Does Size Matter? Learn These 9 Printing Terms To Help You Place The Perfect Order

Learn about screen printing terminology when it comes to location, placement, print areas, and more.

12 Company Swag Ideas That Staff and Clients Love

Find company swag ideas that are most appreciated by employees and most effective for promoting your brand.

How to Design Custom Running Shirts

Learn about the important aspects of designing custom running shirts for your team or event. Get design tips & 5 running shirt design templates.

How Much Do Custom T-Shirts Cost?

How much custom t-shirts cost is one of the most common questions we get, and there is no single answer because it depends. Knowing the variables involved will help get you the best bang for your budget. This article briefly explains each factor that goes into the cost of custom tees so that you can apply that information to your needs. Let's break it down.

The 14 Best Fonts for Embroidery

Looking for the perfect fonts for your next custom embroidery project? You're in luck because we've rounded the 14 best font styles for embroidery, from clean and simple block fonts to cursive fonts and more. Plus, a list of font styles to avoid, expert tips on choosing the right ones for your embroidery designs, links to templates, and answers to common questions.

Fanny Packs Forever: The Unlikely Endurance of an Infamous Fashion Accessory

Get a light-hearted look at the ever-popular fanny pack. From origins in the stone age to the excellent 80s, it's still a popular promotional item.

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

Get our take on the best band merchandise ideas to maximize profit. See merch ideas that will fit well with your offline and online presence here.

The T-shirt as a Blank Canvas: RushOrderTees Featured in Wearables Magazine Annual Fashion Issue

See RushOrderTees' contribution to Wearables Magazine's annual fashion issue. The theme? A floral T-shirt design inspired by the idea of “the T-shirt as a blank canvas”.

10 Borders, Outlines And Frames To Make Better Photo T Shirts

Get 10 techniques to finish an image or photograph on your custom t-shirt. Learn how it can elevate your t-shirt design.

How to Wash and Dry Screen Printed T-Shirts

Learn about how to care for your screen printed. Understand how to prevent fading and cracking to make sure your t-shirts last.

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

Which is better, Bella+Canvas or Next Level? We compare the top T-shirts from each brand in side-by-side comparisons to evaluate fabric, fit, softness & more.

What Is a Tri-Blend Shirt?

Get the basics of tri-blend shirts. Learn about the fabric, how it's made, why it's become a favorite, product recommendations, and more.

Six Shooter Challenge 2019 Recap with Photos, Video, and an Interview With Joe Wolos

The Six-Shooter Challenge is RushOrderTees' in-house screen-printing competition. See 2019's shocking upsets, unconventional techniques, and results here.

Does Polyester Shrink? [Surprising Test Results]

We tested 3 of our top-selling shirts to find out if polyester shrinks. Get the surprising results and much more.

Types of Beanies: The Top 5

Learn all about one of the most popular hat styles and how they can be customized. Get tips on styles, beanie design and more.

10 T-Shirt Design Tips for Better Results

Get the top 10 design tips to get the best results from your t-shirt designs. Find examples and pro tips, to help improve any custom print.

Logo Placement Guide: The Top 8 Print Locations and Why They Work Best

Learn about the top 8 standard t-shirt printing locations. Get advice with examples on the perfect logo placement on your custom t-shirts.

The Essential Women’s T-Shirt Size and Fit Guide

Get a detailed look at how to find the right fit and sizing for women’s T-shirts. See detailed size charts, fit comparisons, examples and more.

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

Learn how to save money when printing custom apparel. Find easy ways to trim costs and understand the tradeoffs.

How To Fix a Broken Zipper

Learn how to fix common problems with a Zipper. Get tips on how to correct zippers that are jammed, separated, have a detached the puller , and more.

American Flag T-Shirt Design Ideas

Get ten exclusive T-shirt design ideas featuring the American Flag. Receive ten free templates, find flag etiquette and receive general guidelines here.

Top 10 Websites for Free Fonts

See our compilation of the top ten websites featuring thousands of free, high-quality fonts you can download for T-shirt designs and more.

Guide to Using Pantone Colors and The Pantone Matching System

Learn about the Pantone system. Understand how it works, how to use it, and more. Plus links to online tools.

15 of the Best Fonts for T-Shirts

Find 15 of the best fonts for T-shirts, with examples, paring suggestions, and links to custom templates presented by our top designers.

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

Get our selection of the top t-shirt designers for 2021 from around the world. Each was chosen based on talent, originality, skill, and more.

23 Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas in 2023

Find ideas for appreciation gifts that employees will appreciated. Great for co-workers, clients, customers, and prospects, these ideas can be used for individual giving or a buy-one-for-everyone strategy.

How To Design a Logo for Embroidery

Learn how to design and simplify a logo for custom embroidery. We offer a brief overview of the process and provide recommendations.

In Loving Memory T-Shirt Design Ideas

Create a memorial shirt for a recently departed friend or family member using these design tips and ideas. Acknowledge their life with a custom shirt.

Comparing The Top 3 Gildan T-Shirts: Ultra Cotton vs. DryBlend 50/50 vs. Heavy Cotton

We break down the most popular Gildan t-shirts. Get the details on the Gildan G200, G800, and G500 t-shirts by material, size, color, and more.

The Distress Effect: How To Create a Vintage Look for Your Custom T-shirt

Get tips and real examples from a printing expert on how to use different distress effects to get the perfect custom vintage t-shirt look.

What Is The Softest T-Shirt Material?

We compared over a dozen of our softest T-shirts to find out which material is the softest. Learn about cotton, CVC, and tri-blend fabric.

Hanes vs Gildan: Comparing Their Top T-Shirts

Which is better, Hanes or Gildan? We compare the top T-shirts from each brand in side-by-side comparisons to evaluate fabric, fit, softness & more.

15 Real Examples of How To Improve T-shirt Designs

Get step-by-step advice on how to improve T-shirt designs, using real jobs from real RushOrderTees customers as examples.

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

Learn about glow-in-the-dark ink and how to use it when designing a custom t-shirt. Get creative ideas to create a truly unique glow-in-the-dark shirt.

The Top 8 Free Alternatives to Photoshop in 2022

We tested and compared the latest and greatest competing apps out there, and picked out the best so you can forget the rest.