Caring for Your Screen Printed T Shirts


If tasked with organizing a conference, an event, a concert, or any large gathering, it would be helpful to consider giving away screen printed t shirts as a souvenir. Screen printed shirts are great giveaways becauser a large number of these customized shirts can be ordered all at the same time in just a short span of time. One does not need to spend a lot of time and energy finding giveaways that can be given to guests. All that has to be done is to place an order from a shop that offers screen printing services.

Another good thing about screen printing is that any design can be chosen to be printed on the shirt. It can be company logo or name, a specific symbol, the name of a popular band, a slogan, a photo, and so on. It does not matter if ordering 10 pieces or 100 pieces because it can be easily done with screen printing as long as the same design is on all the shirts.

You have probably accumulated a number of screen printed t shirts over the years from all the concerts, corporate events, and large gatherings. What people need to know is how to take care of these customized shirts so that they will last for a long time. After all, they are not just shirts to can wear. They are also mementos of those special events. Check out the following tips to know how to care for screen printed shirts:

• Read the t-shirt label to know how to wash the shirt. Screen printing can be done on 50 % cotton and 50 % polyester. If this is the kind of fabric that the shirt is made of, wash it as someone would any other normal shirts. However, if it is made of, say, 100 % cotton, read the instructions and follow them to a tee to prevent shrinking or deformation.

• Do not use hot water when washing screen printed shirts. Cold water is always gentler and safer on the fabric and also on the print. One should only require washing in hot water if there is a need to disinfect like if working in a hospital or hotel. But, if washing personal clothes, there is no need to wash using hot water.

• When washing screen printed shirts, turn the shirt inside out to avoid damaging the design. It would also be better to wash the screen printed shirt separately from other clothes especially if it is new. Newly printed shirts can bleed color which can affect other cloths. Remember that bleeding color is normal during the first few washes.

• Do not set the dryer too high when drying any screen printed shirt. Just gently dry the shirt to preserve the design. Twisting the customized shirt to dry is also not a good idea. If using a dryer is not needed, just dry the shirt by twisting it gently and hanging it on a clothesline.

The above Screen Printed T Shirts article was written by L. Taylor for Nova Custom T Shirt Printing.

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Starting Your Own Custom Printed T Shirts Business

funny teesOwning a business can be an exciting prospect, but choosing the correct industry to get into isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Deciding which way to go can be as simple as taking a look around to see what is popular, and what is likely to remain that way in the future. Right now there is a definite fashion trend is a big hit with people of all ages, and that is custom printed t shirts. It seems as though everyone has at least one t shirt that bears a funny slogan, a cool image, or a combination of both. All of those options are great if someone is starting a custom printed t shirts company.

It’s one thing to know that there is a demand, but it’s quite another to know where to begin when starting the business. The best way to get going is to come up with a few custom t shirt designs that incorporate a funny slogan or two. If someone at the company is good with graphics, even better. If not, graphic artists are everywhere. Everyone seems to know someone to team up with. Look at different printing companies that can do a test pressing of designs to get an idea of how they will sell.

A good idea for starting a custom t shirt printing business is to try to selling them at local arts and crafts shows in the area.. There really isn’t a need to make a huge test pressing, and it is possible to get started with as little as 6 dozen shirts, which should be more than enough to get the word out, as well as finding out how much people are willing to pay for the custom t shirts. It is not important to have a background in graphic design to get started with a custom t shirt business, but it will definitely help in getting work out to the masses without having to pay someone else to do the designs.

If you choose to take it to the next level, it might be a good idea to invest in a good ecommerce site, especially if expanding the business beyond a local level. This is pretty inexpensive to do by using free ecommerce software paired with a wordpress site. Creating a few different designs for the test shirts will also mean that there will be something to show on the website, but to fully take advantage of this business opportunity, make sure that potential customers have the ability to fully customize the designs by choosing the color that they like for their custom t shirts, and perhaps even allowing them to add their own slogans to your original designs.

There are a whole slew of custom t shirt companies out there, which just goes to show how big the market has become. The way to set the business apart from the rest is to use your unique skills to come up with custom t shirt designs that are completely different from everything else out there. Do the research on the market and see where the fit can be. If doing that, then there is a chance at becoming a major player in the custom printed t shirts business.

Written by L. Taylor for Nova Custom T Shirt Printing

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