Do you have a t-shirt that needs some updating or just doesn’t fit right anymore? How about making it into a tank top? Making a tank top is a fun way to revamp an old article of clothing.
When making a tank top, make sure that the shirt you use is not an expensive one (just in case you mess up). Another tip is to make sure the shirt is not too small, considering after cutting and re-sewing it will be a little smaller. And finally be sure you have a pair of scissors and small thread in order to complete the tank top making process.
After the jump are the following five, easy steps you should follow in order to transform your t-shirt into a tank top.
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Contrary to popular belief, t-shirts do have a lifespan. T-shirts stretch, fade, get stained, the owner may have changed his or her sense of style, or may have changed in size (if you get what I am saying). However, you do not have to throw your old, worn out t-shirts away. T-shirts can be recycled. We know that sometimes it is hard to be creative and think out of the box, so below we have listed a number of ways to recycle your t-shirts.
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Some say that there is a big difference in print quality when using an automatic screen printer versus a manual screen printer. Here at Rush Order Tees we believe it has more to do with the job, the amount being produced, and the amount of detail that is going into the design.
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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 a huge loss in money and potentially harming the brand’s identity. Listed below are some of the most common screen-printing mistakes. Continue reading “Common Screen Printing Mistakes and Some Helpful Tips to Avoid Them”
With summer just around the corner, many intramural sports leagues prepare for the busy season. Around the country, many people will participate in leagues for all kinds of activities at all different levels of competition. From team sports like soccer, football, and softball, to more recreational and non-traditional competitive leagues like dodgeball, every team deserves to look as good as they can on the field. Continue reading “Intramural Sports Team T-shirts and Jerseys”
There is no doubt that if you’ve owned a printed t-shirt, you’ve seen the effects of repeated washing and drying on the printed ink. Many people’s favorite t-shirts are faded and cracked from overuse and years of wear, washing, and drying. Here are some tips to make sure your t-shirt lasts as long as possible: Continue reading “Tips for Washing and Drying Screen Printed T-shirts”
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 effectiveness of text on your next order of custom printed apparel. Continue reading “Some Great Font Resources for Custom Screen Printing”
For those who are graphically or comically inclined, printing custom t-shirts and reselling for a profit is a rewarding and potentially very lucrative side income. Businesses like RushOrderTees.com, make outsourcing the printing of your intellectual property easy and cost effective. You can sell custom t-shirts for extra income.
Leave the printing to professionals. Pros can deliver the highest quality products at fair prices with plenty of room to markup for retail purchase. The quality of the finished product directly represents you and your venture. Don’t skimp, since double checking ensures quality! Make sure the shop you select is reputable. They should use the latest industry practices, adhere with CPSIA industry regulations, and, most importantly, don’t contract out their jobs. Finally, businesses that contract out jobs can’t control another shop’s quality and ability to deliver on time. Continue reading “Where to Sell Custom T-Shirts”
For large and medium sized businesses, custom printed garments with company branding is a no-brainer. The cost of screen printed t-shirts or other branded apparel is a small percentage of a robust marketing budget, and businesses of this magnitude are expected to don branding in appropriate places. Companies in this category also probably participate in industry or trade conventions, ventures, and other business-to-business interactions where branded swag is commonplace. The return-on-investment (ROI) of branded swag is fairly easy to estimate in a closed system like an industry convention, where networking contacts made at the event can be tracked for future business opportunities and revenue increases.
But what about for small businesses? The decision to purchase custom-printed apparel isn’t as easy to justify when it comes to companies with more restrictive marketing budgets and fewer networking outlets. Determining the ROI of screen printed t-shirts with a local deli’s name and phone number, for example, isn’t as simple as putting the t-shirt recipients’ contact information into a database and tracking their sandwich purchases. To truly see the value of branded garments for small businesses, we need to dig a little deeper. Continue reading “Ultimate Guide to Custom T-shirt ROI for Small Businesses”