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RushOrderTees: Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day serves as a valuable reminder of the importance of treating our world with respect. At RushOrderTees, we are constantly striving to improve our footprint on Earth by practicing more eco-friendly printing processes in our print methods, ink, product selections, and community outreach. This Earth Day, we thought it was important to go further, …

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Last updated May 26, 2021

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 …

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Last updated March 25, 2021

Ask the Expert: DTG Printing Q and A with Dave Lyman and Gabriel Torres

There are many ways to customize garments, but when it comes to printing there are two big ones: traditional screen printing and digital direct-to-garment printing. Here at RushOrderTees, we are known for our fast, high-quality screen printing, which makes up the vast majority of our production– but our DTG department is the fastest-growing. The DTG printing …

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Last updated November 22, 2019

Glow For It: How To Design a Magical T-shirt Using Glow-In-The-Dark Ink

Of all the various specialty inks out there, only one is visible in a dark room: glow-in-the-dark ink. This effect is all-too-often overlooked, which is odd because it can make a T-shirt design become magical when the lights go out, eliciting ooo’s and ahh’s from anyone in proximity. And if done creatively, it can transform …

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Last updated March 26, 2021

InkMixers Pop Quiz: How well do you know color mixing? Guess the Pantone colors

Everyone loves colors, I know I do. And everyone has their favorite color, as I’m sure you do. But how much do you know about mixing colors? It’s what we do all day every day here at RushOrderTees, and our buddies InkMixers have a whole Instagram about it called The InkLab. Luckily for us, there’s a …

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Last updated April 29, 2019

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 …

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Last updated March 19, 2019

Screen Printing vs DTG: 10-Round Battle for Print Method Championship of the World

Ladies and gentlemen, people around the world, this is the moment you have been waiting for. It’s the “Thrilla in Phila!” Ten rounds for the Print Method Championship of the World. Let’s get ready to rumble! As Direct-to-Garment digital printing has gained popularity and affordability, the question that arises more and more often: how does …

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Last updated January 14, 2021

Monogrammed and Embroidered Gift Ideas For Special Events

Need gift ideas for an upcoming event? Whether it’s a celebration, tournament, party, or charity giveaway, consider customizing your gift with embroidery.

Last updated January 28, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide To Tackle Twill Apparel

We offer a lot of apparel customization options at RushOrderTees.com. Screen printing is by far our most popular print method, but we have other ways of making your apparel stand out.

Last updated March 30, 2021

What Is DTG (Direct to Garment) Digital Printing?

We offer a variety of services at RushOrderTees.com, and we know our customers often have questions about the advanced printing methods we use. Direct to Garment printing (often referred to as DTG or digital printing) is quickly becoming one of our most popular methods of creating custom apparel. Customers love the results of a DTG …

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Last updated April 01, 2021

Embroidery Tips: What Works and What Doesn’t

  Adding an embroidered logo or slogan to a garment always adds a classy touch to it, and automatically elevates your product above common promotional items. When designing an embroidered item, however, there are a few guidelines to follow to ensure your customers have a quality shirt, jacket, or polo that they can wear proudly …

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Last updated November 05, 2019

5 Essential Screen Printing Tools

Screen printing is more than just ink and printing presses, here are the top five tools used when screen printing.

Last updated May 06, 2019

Ways to Prevent Dye Migration on Custom T-Shirts

Rush Order Tees has plenty of experience with the common screen printing issue of dye migration, here we discuss what causes it and how we prevent it.

Last updated January 20, 2020

Common Screen Printing Mistakes and Some Helpful Tips to Avoid Them

Everybody makes mistakes and when it comes to screen-printing, it’s no different. Screen-printing is a tedious process that takes background knowledge and practice to perfect. There are a couple mistakes that even the most experienced screen-printers come by and have to try to avoid. If not caught ahead of time these mistakes could lead to …

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Last updated January 26, 2021

A Brief History of Screen Printing

As an online retailer, we produce thousands of screen printed items on a daily basis. Screen printing is efficient, ideal for working on fabric and other materials, and yields excellent results for our customers. Today, most people associate screen printing with t-shirts – but this printing process has a much richer historical context than most …

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Last updated January 08, 2020