Are you preparing designs for your latest custom t shirts and hoping for a perfectly polished professional finish? Perhaps you’re attempting to create a t shirt design that every retailer wants to stock? Well whatever you’re looking to achieve with your custom t shirts, and whoever will hopefully be eventually wearing them, we have ten great tips to ensure that you produce the very best custom t shirts!
1. Creating your own graphics?
Think about using a professional design service, rather than downloading design software. Graphic design is a misleadingly complex business and one that can command years worth of experience.
2. Don’t rush the initial design phase
When making your design choices don’t be tempted to rush. This phase is the most important to get right, so be sure to continue developing your ideas and prototypes until you’re happy and always
seek outside input as to what designs may be most effective.
3. Happy with your logo or artwork? Then it’s time to play with the placement
Artwork and logos can look drastically different as according to where they are screen printed on the t shirt, as well as how large the graphics are. To this end you or your designer should create a range of options. Play around with the placement as well as the size of the artwork with screen printing in mind.
4. Use plenty of tools when picking your color palette
Your color palette is inherently influential upon the eventual look and feel of your custom t shirt design. So draw inspiration from existing logos and t shirts and search through dedicated color palette websites to potentially grab a great pre-made color palette. This technique works especially well for screen printing.
5. Don’t underestimate the importance of a quality t shirt
High quality material tees are not to be underestimated. They often provide a superior base upon which to screen print, as well as providing a better fit and feel.