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T-Shirt Patterns

So now that spring is in the air, even if it doesn’t feel like spring outside (it’s currently gray skies in the DC area and my teammates are complaining about the lack of sunshine), it’s time to start adding fun, colorful, flair to your wardrobe and to your custom tees. I look to Jayme’s monitor, and then to Erin’s (our art specialists), and they are both working on similar concepts for their customers’ orders.

Today it’s all about patterns. Read more –>

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Summer Camp T-Shirts

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how much money you can save when ordering different items if you place the order all at once. Since we can use the same stencil on different shirts, we can group the order and pass the savings to you. Now let’s talk about how you can get even more flexibility in your order based on your design.

Most people think they are limited to one front and one back design. While the Design Lab showcases only one at a time, with the help of our customer representatives, we can mix and match different sides together to give your order more versatility.

For example, you can have your camp name on the front of a t-shirt with designs for each cabin on the back. I’m going to use this example to walk you through the process… Read more –>

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2011 High School Seniors Class Shirt

Recently I spent a week updating our Senior Class shirts to 2011, and of course making some new designs.  I took a peek at some of the recent designs by our customers to spot any new trends.  It makes me feel less old knowing that one trend is still going strong among the upper classmen… Seniors RULE!  More specifically, they are the royalty of the school.  That’s what I decided was missing from our templates, kingly designs befitting those looking to assert their supremacy on the lower serfdom.  And for those of you still working your way up… I have a few designs to help you band together against the monarchy! Read more –>

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Custom College Group T-Shirt

I spent this last week working on new design templates for College Groups and Clubs.  As you can imagine, there are a lot of groups out there!  Volunteers, Student Advisors, Law Students, Pre-Meds, Model UN, Exercise Clubs, Drama Societies, Dance Teams, Campus Journals, Music Groups, Singing Groups and, of course, Tailgating Fans.  I tried to make some general designs that could be adjusted for any group… but I had to add one for my own people… the artists spending all night in the studio! 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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