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5 of the Best Shirts to Wear to the Pumpkin Patch

As we mentioned previously, one of the best ways to have fun this fall is to visit a pumpkin patch. And it’s even more fun when you wear something to celebrate the outing.  Something like a custom t-shirt or hoodie! These pumpkin-themed shirts aren’t just perfect for fall, they’re punny enough to get you plenty …

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Last updated October 14, 2020

Your Guide To a Fantastic Political Campaign T-Shirt

Every election campaign needs good branding. And merchandise plays a big part in that. Do you know what your campaign t-shirt will look like? Whether you’re running for City Council or Student Government, and don’t know where to start on creating an iconic campaign shirt, this is the guide for you. Why Use T-shirts and …

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Last updated October 02, 2020

Tips and Inspiration for On Point Basketball Uniforms

Whether you’re gearing up for another season of summer league ball at the playground, or just want to surprise your kid’s travel team with something new, we have all the basketball uniform info and ideas you need to create something awesome.  The First Decision: Should Your Jersey be a T-Shirt or a Tank? Traditionally, basketball …

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Last updated June 04, 2020

Famous Tees of History Series: The True Story of the Smiley Face T-shirt (part 2 of 3)

T-shirts are a uniquely American fashion item that spread to the rest of the world, and the famous designs emblazoned on them each have a history of their own. In this series, I’ll be highlighting the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, what made them so popular, then taking …

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Last updated May 22, 2020

Famous Tees of History Series: The True Story of the Smiley Face T-shirt (part 1 of 3)

T-shirts are a uniquely American fashion item that spread to the rest of the world, and the famous designs emblazoned on them each have a history of their own. In this series, I’ll be highlighting the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, what made them so popular, then taking …

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Last updated May 22, 2020

The Only Guide You Need to Design Team Uniforms

So you’re in charge of making the team uniforms this year. Lucky you! If you haven’t done this before, you’re about to enter a world of possibilities. That may sound a little daunting right now, but never fear– we’re here to help! Let’s walk through the things you need to consider as you build your …

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Last updated April 06, 2020

How To Design Youth Baseball Jerseys: Essential Dos and Donts

If you’re a baseball fan, springtime is always right around the corner. And if you’re a coach or organizer for youth baseball, it’s never a bad time to think about how to make your team or league more fun for the kids.  What they wear on the field can go a long way toward informing …

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Last updated March 04, 2020

Famous Tees of History Series: The Story of The Rolling Stones Logo T-shirt

T-shirts are a uniquely American fashion item that spread to the rest of the world, and the famous designs emblazoned on them each have a history of their own. In this series, I’ll be highlighting the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, what made them so popular, then taking …

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Last updated February 24, 2020

Creative and Funny Family Reunion T-Shirt Sayings

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, I’m ready to hibernate. Wake me up for T-shirt weather. Now, if you’re like me, you can’t actually make like a bear and nap your way through the winter– there are student loans to pay. Instead, we’re going to spend as much time as we can planning out …

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Last updated February 03, 2020

Famous Tees of History Series: The Story of the I Love New York Shirt

T-shirts are a uniquely American fashion item that spread to the rest of the world, and the famous designs emblazoned on them each have a history of their own. In this series, I’ll be highlighting the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, what made them so popular, then taking …

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Last updated February 06, 2020

Design Makeover Series #5: 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 January 22, 2020

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

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 (And One Bonus!) Perfect For Halloween In 2020

It makes complete sense that Halloween and costumes have slipped your mind until now. In fact, you’ve probably spent the majority of this year in pajamas!  Yet Halloween is just around the corner and, no matter what else, with a chance to dress up and eat candy it’s sure to be a great time. So …

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Last updated September 28, 2020

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 2020 Maternity Shirts (Plus One Bonus!) for Every Awesome Mom To Be

Being pregnant for Halloween can be difficult. You can’t enjoy a drink, your kid isn’t born yet so you can’t steal his or her candy and that witch outfit that you wore last year sure isn’t fitting anymore. It can be hard to think of Halloween maternity outfits at first, but if you feel like …

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Last updated September 28, 2020

5 Couples Halloween Costumes (Plus One Bonus!) You and Bae Will Love in 2020

Though Halloween might be a quieter affair this year– maybe just you and your significant other scaring yourselves with dumb horror movies– getting dressed up is still a total must, right? Plus, if you do happen to be going to any type of (socially-distanced) gathering, I can tell you from experience that being the couple …

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Last updated September 28, 2020

6 Simple Halloween Costumes (Plus One Bonus!) That Only Need a Shirt

Halloween might look a little different in 2020, with Coronavirus limiting parties and putting trick-or-treating in doubt. Yet there are still opportunities to dress up and make the most of the holiday! And who would miss a chance to freak someone out or make them laugh? Whether you’re having a socially-distanced get together with family …

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Last updated September 30, 2020

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 26, 2020

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 October 26, 2020

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