Personalized wear is all the rage today. By personal wear, that means any article of clothing designed by you. The easiest clothing to design are tee — shirts long and short sleeve both. Here’s how to make a custom “t” that expresses who you are.
What do you want your tee shirt to say? For most people, they already have a design in mind. Here, you want to create a design or pay someone to do that for you —custom art. Custom art is just that — it was made expressly by or for you. It can be based on a drawing you made, a photo you took or any other image that has not been copyrighted.
Vector art is typically used by tee shirt designers who then embroider or screen print the image. When creating vector art, choose the right extension before uploading same: .fla, .cdr, .eps or .ai. Some companies also accept raster formats such as: .png, .gif, .psd and .jpg.
You may have a design in mind, but have little idea on how to take that image and make it a reality. Here, you may need the help of a professional, a person well versed in art work.
Some companies also provide free custom art. With this option you choose a basic design and add various elements to make it your own. For instance, if you find a photo of a mustang, you can add your school’s name beneath the picture. The basic picture is the same, but the writing is your own notes Broken Arrow Wear.
You want to choose the right product to host your design. You can choose either a short- or long-sleeved tee-shirt and its color. White is, of course, the most popular choice. However tee shirts can be had in a variety of colors including red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple. Just make sure that the logo or imagery color does not clash with the shirt.
You should also shop for a tee shirt that will stand the test of time. Likely, you will wash your shirt gently or by hand. Even so, choose a tee shirt that has been preshrunk and is durable. You’ll pay more for a quality shirt, but it will last longer too.
Some companies will ship your tee shirt to you at not added cost. Some, but not all. When determining your style, consider all your costs. You should know that you can get an estimate of your cost before making a purchase. Typically, you’ll pay less if you buy in larger quantities.
Added costs will include: embroidery, rhinestones, special characters in your name, front and back designs and speciality inks will impact your price. Your order can also take longer to be fulfilled with any add ons included.
Customers shopping for custom tee shirts should also find out if they’ll be paying sales tax, special handling charges, a surcharge for quick shipping or an art fee. You should also find out if your product is insured as well as guaranteed. If there is a mistake on the company’s part, how will it be addressed?
Customized tee shirts allow you to express yourself. They also make a great gift for a birthday or Christmas present or to mark a special occasion such as the birth of a new child, a marriage or a school accomplishment. Surprise a loved one this holiday season by taking a favorite design and applying it to a tee shirt that they’ll always treasure.