So You Want to Design a Custom T-Shirt?
You know RushOrderTees can take care of the t-shirt printing, but what about the design?
Whether you can already take credit for designing your Uncle Joe's awesome 50th birthday shirts, or you haven't doodled since middle school, we believe there's a t-shirt designer in every one of us.
Don't believe us? That's okay. We love a challenge!
If you're feeling bold, you can jump right into our Design Studio and see how easy it is for yourself.
For those of you that want a little help before getting started with your design, we've got some pointers from one of our printing pros to share with you.
Tips for Designing Your Own Shirt:
We've rounded up the highlights for you, but you can get a full run-down of do's and don'ts for making a professional design on our post on how to make a good t-shirt design.
1. Make sure your image files are high quality
This is one of the most common problems we see with t-shirt designs, and the image quality of your art can make or break the final product. We recommend images that are 200 dpi or higher at full size. Vector files (PDF, EPS, AI or SVG file types) are also design-friendly.
2. Focus on your fonts
On t-shirts, how your message looks is just as important as the words you use. No pressure, right? So carefully consider the font you want to use and how it might add or detract from what you're trying to say on your shirt.
3. Location, location, location
A mistake we often see with design placement is what one of our designers calls a "belly print." Belly prints happen when the placement for a standard center front design is too low…and the design ends up (you guessed it!) somewhere closer to your belly area, rather than the center chest where it should be. We've got more print placement tips, including how to avoid the unfortunate belly print, on our blog.
Need some more inspiration? We have a whole gallery of t-shirt design ideas to get those creative juices flowing.
Adding the Final Touches to Your Shirt Design
Once you finalize and save your design with us, it enters the hands of our incredibly talented Art Department. Each design is reviewed, touched up, and proofed to make sure it's the great custom t-shirt that you envisioned.
Want to leave the designing to the pros? Our Art Team is also able to collaborate with you to create a professional, quality design. Give us a call at (800) 620-1233 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start working with our Art Department.