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How to Print a Picture on a Shirt – The How-to Guide

How to Print a Picture on a Shirt – The How-to Guide

Posted: September 15, 2020 |

Whether you are customizing blank t-shirts for personal use, personalizing wholesale hoodies for your business or working on any other type of apparel decorating project, there are all sorts of options. You can tie-dye light-colored fabrics to give them a vibrant new look, add words or designs cut from heat transfer vinyl or try your hand at screen printing just about any type of design you can imagine. One especially fun project, though, is adding pictures to shirts.  When it comes to... [ read more ]

Retail vs. Contract Screen Printing: What Is Contract Screen Printing?

Posted: September 10, 2020 |

If you are in the screen printing business–or are thinking about entering it–you’ve undoubtedly heard of both retail and contract screen printing. Retail and contract printing are the two major types of screen printing, and it’s important to understand what each is. Whether you’re customizing blank t-shirts, wholesale hoodies or even working on screen printing of light-emitting devices, both options offer both benefits and drawbacks. Determining which option is right for your business ... [ read more ]

Logo Placement on Shirts: Creating the Perfect Design

Logo Placement on Shirts: Creating the Perfect Design

Posted: September 5, 2020 |

Whether you offer screen printing, embroidery or any other type of garment customization service, you’ve no doubt spent a lot of time stressing over the placement of a design. You’ve probably faced this dilemma many times even if you only customize clothing as a hobby. You don’t want to place the design too high, too low, too far to the left or too far to the right. You also want to avoid crooked image placement, too. And sometimes, even when things look totally right, they turn out all wr... [ read more ]

How to Design T-Shirts: 7 Easy Ways to Customize a Shirt

How to Design T-Shirts: 7 Easy Ways to Customize a Shirt

Posted: August 13, 2020 |

There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to customize a shirt. Maybe you are thinking about buying cheap bulk t-shirts, customizing them and then reselling them. Or perhaps you have a bunch of old tees in your closet that are stained, ripped or otherwise in desperate need of a second life. You might even be thinking about customizing shirts to use as promotional items for your business, organization or event.  Whatever the case may be, there are just as many ways to customize ... [ read more ]

What Do I Need to Print T-Shirts at Home? A Checklist

What Do I Need to Print T-Shirts at Home? A Checklist

Posted: August 4, 2020 |

Whether you are trying to give an old t-shirt a second chance at life, you’re attempting to promote your brand or you want to emblazon apparel with your own custom artwork, printing t-shirts at home is a good way to get the job done. Printing t-shirts is a relatively simple project, and with the right supplies, it’s something that can be done by just about anyone.  In this blog post, we will go over everything you need to print high-quality blank t-shirts at home. Let’s get started... [ read more ]

How Much Does a Hoodie Weigh? Figuring Out Shipping

How Much Does a Hoodie Weigh? Figuring Out Shipping

Posted: July 20, 2020 |

When you run an online business, calculating shipping costs can be a big challenge. Obviously, you want to make sure the project arrives to your customer without a “postage due” sticker, but you don’t want to spend more on shipping than absolutely necessary. Between the actual cost of postage and the amount of money you have to spend on boxes, mailing envelopes, labels, etc., shipping costs add up fast. If you’re trying to find an answer to “How much does a hoodie weigh?” and you’r... [ read more ]

How to Print T-Shirts at Home with an Iron – The Ultimate Guide

How to Print T-Shirts at Home with an Iron – The Ultimate Guide

Posted: July 8, 2020 |

If you think that putting your own image on a t-shirt requires enlisting the assistance of a professional clothing customization company, think again! Whether you have a photo, a piece of artwork or any other type of image you’d like to add to a shirt, you can do it yourself using little more than your printer and a regular household iron. Designing your own apparel is fun, and this t-shirt decorating idea is one that is easy enough for absolute beginners to get right on the very first t... [ read more ]

What Is DTG Printing and How Does It Compare to Screen Printing?

What Is DTG Printing and How Does It Compare to Screen Printing?

Posted: June 26, 2020 |

There are a lot of techniques for customizing clothing. From fabric paint and markers to embroidery to screen printing, the options are seemingly endless. Whether you are looking to start your own apparel decorating business or you’re just trying to save some cash by customizing cheap bulk t-shirts yourself rather than paying a pro, figuring out which technique to utilize can be overwhelming. Currently, two of the best and most common methods of creating high-quality customized t-shirts... [ read more ]

How to Copyright My Clothing Designs and Protect My Brand

How to Copyright My Clothing Designs and Protect My Brand

Posted: June 21, 2020 |

You don’t need to be a legal guru to know that protecting intellectual property rights is a big deal. Mega corporations, like Disney, go to great lengths to protect their intellectual property. Though you aren’t earning billions selling customized wholesale t-shirts emblazoned with your own designs, you should still take steps to protect your intellectual property. If you create your own designs rather than purchasing them from someone else, copyrighting your artwork is a crucial step... [ read more ]

How to Start a Screen Printing Business: The Ultimate Guide

How to Start a Screen Printing Business: The Ultimate Guide

Posted: June 16, 2020 |

If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your regular job in favor of being your own boss, you certainly aren’t alone. In fact, as of 2016, 25 million Americans launched or were already running their own businesses. And around the world, there are more than 582 million entrepreneurs. Joining their ranks takes plenty of hard work and dedication, though. Being a business owner isn’t for everyone, but for those who have the passion and drive to make it work, it can be incredibly rewarding in ... [ read more ]