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What has two thumbs, great taste, and stands out in a crowd? You, in your personalized t-shirt or hoodie.

The shirts I love the most are the ones that have my name on them. Except the neon green polos my uncle made for our family trip to Ireland; those were a bit rough.

When personalization is paired with a great design, people who see you will know you are part of something great – whether it’s an awesome rec team, the best cabin at camp, craziest family, or closest group of friends. What they don’t know is how quick and easy it is to make each person in your group shine! Read more –>

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I decided to go through the orders today to find a sports design that could use a makeover.  Our customers have come up with really creative names for their teams. Some of the names are more family-oriented than others, but all of them are important. When it comes to sports, the name defines the team!

I’ve noticed, though, that a lot of people are falling into a t-shirt rut with the very popular line-clipart-line design (seen above as the before).  There are others ways to add clipart to a design without putting it smack dab in the center of the shirt between two lines of text.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes this style can be just what you need for your shirts but I thought I would show another option.  Here is my makeover with clipart supporting the team name so they both stand out.  I mean, when you’ve taken the time to come up with a great name, don’t you want it to look like you spent the same amount of effort on your shirts?

Customize the featured design in the CustomInk Lab: scared hitless

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It seems like overnight the orders for marching band t-shirts and orchestras tripled!  You guys are out there designing shirts for your sections in full force!  And, I have to say, you are pretty darn creative.  Not only do you use the Design Lab to its fullest but you guys are funny too!  Now, I will not attempt to be funny… at best I can do cheesy…and I’ll leave the puns, inside jokes, and creative uses of the musical words to you. But, here are a few new band design templates you can use, improve, or get inspiration from.  Ok, maybe just one punny one… Enjoy… Read more –>

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When I go about my day-to-day life, I try to take time to appreciate the little things. From the soothing siren of my alarm clock, to how well my sunroof dries my hair as I’m running late to work, and even how new construction always seems to be springing up (just for me!). Some might say these observations are weird, but they’re little points I notice. One of these small, but captivating, things…Type. Typeface. Fonts! Read more –>

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For some, Homecoming is a night of dressing up, corsages, and dancing with your best friends. For others (me) Homecoming was a night of food poisoning, bad music, and a slightly orange date.

If there was a highlight of Homecoming, for me it was definitely spirit week. Being able to show class unity, getting to stay at school overnight to decorate the hall, and of course the parade of floats was crucial to making Homecoming special. Read more –>

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