Marketing

How To Design Company Shirts for Your Business: 6 Tips

Every company needs company shirts. Full stop. From the smallest startups to the biggest corporations, company shirts provide a lot of value to your business: legitimacy, professionalism, branding, and, if done right, style points. Employees get an upgraded look, along with team cohesion, and the feeling of being valued. Plus, hey–a free shirt. But what …

American Flag T-Shirt Design Ideas

If you’re looking for ideas and design tips for creating American flag T-shirts, you’ve come to the right place. Custom tees are one of the best ways to mark the occasions of the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Election Day, but any day is a good day to celebrate the USA and …

The True Story of The Smiley Face

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 their own history. In this series, we highlight the most iconic designs in the T-shirt universe, diving into their origin stories, looking at what made them so popular, where they are …

T-shirt Size Breakdowns: How To Order The Right Quantity

“What shirt sizes should I get?” It’s the question every customer asks themselves when placing larger order that includes a range of sizes. Whether you’re buying in bulk for branded merch, outfitting staff with company logo shirts, planning a promotional giveaway, or organizing an event, you can be at a loss when trying to decide on …

Design Makeovers: 15 Real Examples of How To Dramatically Improve T-shirt Designs

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 …

23 Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas That Your Staff Will Love in 2022

Giving gifts to your employees is a great way to make them feel appreciated– and boost morale. Certain gifts (like company swag) cultivate team spirit and cohesion, so everyone wins. Consider it an investment: 40% of employed Americans say they’d put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often. Source: Harvard Business Review Along with …

The Top 8 Free Alternatives to Photoshop in 2022

“Is that Photoshopped?” It’s clear that a company has cemented itself in history when its name is used as a verb. (Just ask Google.) Adobe Photoshop has long dominated the market for image editing applications, transcending photography to encompass graphic design, illustration, digital painting, marketing, website building, and animation. And that’s just Photoshop. The Adobe …

Guide to Using Pantone Colors and The Pantone Matching System

Choosing colors can be one of the most important decisions for your designs, brand, clothing, or home interiors. The problem is we all experience colors differently– and imagine them differently. We don’t even use the same names. If you tell someone “sky blue”, are you both thinking of the same color? Most likely not. How …

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

T-shirts are more than just clothing– they have undeniably become an important form of self-expression for the person wearing them, and a canvas for the artists who design them. With that in mind, we begin a new series highlighting some of the best T-shirt designers working today. Each season, twelve handpicked T-shirt artists from around …

33 Eye-Opening Apparel and Fashion Industry Stats for 2021

For the global apparel and fashion industries, 2020 was the year when everything changed. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdowns, social unrest, and general sense of uncertainty, the past year has been a rollercoaster ride, especially for the apparel and fashion industries, and continues into 2021. Let’s take a look at some of the surprising …

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

5 Things You Need to Know About Softball

Everyone from kids to senior citizens can enjoy softball. And there’s really never a bad time to introduce yourself to the game. Still, first-timers (and their parents) might want to get acclimated to the game before their first practice. Before you have your first catch, get to know these essential things about the game of …

15 of the Easiest Church Fundraising Ideas

If you’re involved with your church, you’re aware of all the effort that goes into making it a beautiful and comfortable place of worship. With all of the social distancing that’s gone on this year, your place of worship could probably use an extra injection of cash to help with the upkeep. Here are the …

Easy, Affordable, and Sweet Gender Reveal Ideas for Your Baby

If you’re having a baby, you’re probably pretty well tired of hearing this question: “What are you having?” And while you’d like to respond with “ a hamburger and fries, please!” you’ll probably still have to tell them whether it’s a boy or a girl after your attempt at a joke fails. We’ve thought of …

Youth Group Activities to Bring Out the Best in Kids

Running a youth group can be hugely challenging. It’s tough to get preteens and teens engaged in anything, let alone something designed to build their character. That’s why it’s important for youth group leaders to have a deep bag of tricks they can pull from. Every activity below can help you bring out the best …

Your Guide to The Best Teen Birthday Party Ideas

Teenagers are a pain. I can say that because once upon a time, I was one.  Surely you can remember those years of being a hormonal mess, being friends with people who were also all hormonal messes, and feeling like everything sucks.  When Mom asked what you wanted to do for your birthday, maybe you …

Your Guide to the Best High School Graduation Party Ideas

Your high school student has worked hard to get that diploma. Now it’s time to help them celebrate! Make graduation party memories that last a lifetime with these excellent ideas.  Celebrating School Spirit It’s not a graduation party without some nod to school. Whether your grad is done with the textbooks once and for all, …

Retirement Gift Ideas: How Much to Spend and What to Get

Retirement sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? To get away from the 9-5 grind once and for all is the dream for a lot of us. Which is why we should put our envy to one side and celebrate the people in our lives who are about to do just that. Below, we’ve collected the best …

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

Inktober is an annual event that takes place all around the world as people post their ink drawings on Instagram for the entire month if October. It was started by the talented artist Jake Parker, a comics short-story creator, concept artist, illustrator, and animator. Back in 2009, he challenged himself to make one drawing every day …

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

Band merchandise, or “merch” for short, is a huge market. While physical copies of music sales are down (for the most part– we see you, vinyl), fans now have YouTube, streaming services, downloading, and a multitude of other ways of getting their music online. This is why the music business is booming, generating 51.5 billion …

7 Solid Options For Spending Your End-of-Year Budget on Company Swag

  It’s that time of year: when you have money left in your discretionary budget and you don’t know what to do with it. Well, I have the answer. You’re going to get some awesome stuff for your company from RushOrderTees. Taking care of employees is one of the hallmarks of any successful business, and …

How To Find The Best T-Shirt Printing Company

Looking to order custom gear? You’re likely overwhelmed by the number of options out there since the online custom apparel market is saturated with companies big and small. So here’s the big question: how can you differentiate one custom printing brand from another? With RushOrderTees.com being one of the best screen printing companies in the …

Color Matching Your Company Logo on Custom Apparel

Putting your business logo on custom apparel is a great way to advertise your brand; when you’re ordering custom gear for your company, we know it’s important that your logo looks as recognizable and professional as possible. Whether you’re a small startup or a big corporation like Google or Amazon (both of whom are on …

The DIY Guide to Starting Your Own T-shirt Business

When people talk about starting a business, a t-shirt company is statistically one of the first five ideas that come to mind. Why? Well, because people think it’s cool and fun. And largely, they’re right. Creating cool t-shirt designs, selling them yourself, being your own boss, watching people support your work—it’s a beautiful thing. But …

The 7 Best Ways to Promote Your 5k Event

You’ve picked out a theme for your 5k, planned for all the unexpected things that come with planning a 5k, secured a sponsor, and have even planned activities for kids to stay busy on the day of the event. But you know what? You’re not even close to being done. One of the most important …

How to Encourage Customers to Leave Online Reviews

Business owners recognize how important online customer reviews are for maintaining a positive reputation and reaching new customers. After all, what people say about your business has a strong impact on prospective customers. A recent Zendesk survey reported that 90% of participants’ buying decisions were influenced by positive online reviews, and 86% said that they …