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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

Design Makeover Series #4: Real Examples of How To Improve T-shirt Designs

Many of us have been there: struggling with a design that you can’t get to look right. Maybe you’ve sat down to use our Design Studio and found yourself drawing a blank, or not knowing how to improve what you already have. T-shirt design can be a challenge, and even those of us who do it for …

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Last updated November 11, 2019

5 Fantastic Last-Minute Costume Ideas Perfect For Halloween

This month was a busy one, wasn’t it? So busy that you actually forgot that Halloween is coming up. Whether you love the season because it gives you the chance to dress up, or just eat a lot of candy, we have the last-minute costume ideas you need to have a good time.  Pop Culture …

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Last updated October 30, 2019

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

One thing that gets overlooked fairly often in T-shirt designs is how to treat the border of an image or photograph. You may not think it’s important, or even think about it at all. But I’m going to show you how giving some attention to the edges of your images can elevate the design significantly. …

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Last updated October 30, 2019

6 Easy Halloween Maternity Shirts for Every Awesome Mom To Be

If you’re expecting, Halloween figures to be a bit different this year. Your world-famous spiked cider will have to be enjoyed by party goers other than yourself. And you might be the only one indulging in chocolate-covered pickles. But there are still plenty of ways to get in the spirit of the season. Getting dressed …

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Last updated October 29, 2019

5 Couples Halloween Costumes You and Bae Will Love

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Halloween in all my time on this planet, it’s that people love people who wear couples’ costumes. If you want to win the Halloween party every year, boo up with someone that wants to play along. It doesn’t hurt if they bring their own creative streak, too. You …

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Last updated October 21, 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 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 November 11, 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 October 30, 2019

Infographic: The Top 8 Print Locations (And Why They Are Standard)

Since we get asked about this all the time, I decided to make this handy infographic breaking down the differences between the standard locations, along with some basic sizing guidelines, and a pro tip for each one. Feel free to share. Happy designing! -M    

Last updated May 21, 2019

Design Makeover Series 02: Real Examples of How To Improve a T-shirt Design

Many of us have been there: up late at night working on a design that you just can’t get to look right. Or maybe you have sat in front of our Design Studio and found yourself drawing a blank deciding on what direction to go in the first place. Design can be a challenge. Whether it’s …

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Last updated November 11, 2019

Design Makeover Series 01: Real Examples of How to Improve a T-shirt Design

Many of us have been there: up late at night working on a design that you just can’t get to look right. Or maybe you have sat in front of our Design Studio and found yourself drawing a blank deciding on what direction to go in the first place. Design can be a challenge. Whether it’s …

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Last updated November 11, 2019

12 Alternative Print Locations That Will Set Your Design Apart

We’re all familiar with the standard print locations, we’ve seen them all. But when a T-shirt has a unique print location or placement, that can make a memorable impact, especially if you’re crowd is more fashion-conscious (or you would like them to be). In this post, we’ll quickly look at those standard print locations, and …

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Last updated May 08, 2019

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

Distress may sound like a terrible thing, like something you feel at the DMV or a call you make when you’re lost at sea. But in the T-shirt business, it’s a desirable effect for designs and a trend that has persisted for over 15 years now– with no sign of going away anytime soon. In this …

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Last updated May 08, 2019

The Top 8 Screen Printing Locations (and Why They Are Standard)

Who doesn’t love the standards? There’s a reason why the vast majority of T-shirt designs get printed in standard locations. They are tried and true. We’ve tried them all, and it’s true.  If you’re ordering standard locations, it’s important to know about the typical print sizes, placements, and if there are any restrictions based on …

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Last updated May 20, 2019

The Most Unfortunate Print Placement Ever (and How You Can Easily Avoid It)

When we think about what makes a good-looking custom printed T-shirt, we tend to think of the design. But did you know that the print placement can make it or break it? And I mean really break it. In this post, we’re going to look at one of the most unfortunate (and common) mistakes when …

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Last updated October 24, 2019

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

We’ll get to size in a minute. As the term relates to a print, of course. First, have you ever called a company and spoke to someone about their services and had to ask yourself “What the heck are they talking about?” Understanding the terminology is important, especially in the custom apparel business when some of …

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Last updated March 19, 2019

T-Shirt Design Tips: How to Avoid The 10 Most Common Mistakes

Everyone loves a great T-shirt design. I know I do. That’s why I’ve been in this business for 15 years (but who’s counting). So what makes for a great design? What makes a T-shirt that people will want to wear over and over again? Some of the greatest designs are simple. But even the most simple …

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Last updated March 29, 2019

Design Makeover: King Kracken

When a customer sends us a design that he/she wants printed on custom gear, we don’t just print it as is and move on. We wholeheartedly believe in delivering top-quality prints, and that’s why our team of highly skilled artists always work their magic before printing. They review every order to ensure that your design …

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Last updated March 19, 2019

6 Spooktacular Custom Halloween Shirt Ideas

Do you know what’s scarier than the most terrifying horror movie you’ve ever seen? Celebrating Halloween without a costume!

Last updated May 10, 2019

Design Makeover: La Veta Colorado

This order was marked for a standard repair/recreate, which usually means exact. After calling the customer and learning about the purpose of these T-shirts, I wanted to give her something better.

Last updated March 19, 2019

9 Creative Bachelor Party T-Shirt Ideas

Whether you’re the groom or the best man, we’re willing to bet you’ve got the notorious bachelor party on your mind. The perfect bachelor party t-shirt means great pictures, but also acts as an easy way to identify group members whilst more and more drinks get consumed throughout the night.

Last updated November 05, 2019

23 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Shirt

  Sometimes they get ruined by outside elements. Sometimes they become stale and boring. And sometimes you just plain outgrow them. No, we aren’t talking about sour relationships, we’re talking about t-shirts! Everybody has a few; those three or four shirts, hanging out at the bottom of your dresser drawer, just waiting for a chance …

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Last updated November 08, 2019

Some Great Font Resources for Custom Screen Printing

Most designs for custom t-shirts include a text element of some kind. For the best typographical results, font selection is probably the most important factor to consider. Here are some resources from around the internet for your perusal to help steer you in the right direction. Use this codex of web resources to maximize the …

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Last updated November 08, 2019