Designing a team shirt is not as difficult as it may sound. Below, we give a step-by-step guide on how you can design the best team shirt. 1. Define Your Budget The first thing you should establish before moving on to the design process is your budget and quantity. How much you are willing to spend and how many t-shirts you need to be printed will impact your design. Your budget will determine how many colours you can use for your design. Depending on the printing method that you decide on, more colours may have additional costs. This is an important factor to keep in mind, especially if you are working with a tight budget.
2. Know Your Printing Options Each printing method will have its own cost, appearance and production time. Knowing and understanding the methods available to you will enable you to make the most informed decision.
Screen Printing: Screen printing is the most common t-shirt printing method. A primer makes original screens of your design and enables you to print in multiple colours and in bulk.
Pros of Screen Printing: It is a reliable method for t-shirt printing, and will deliver high-quality products.
Cons of Screen Printing: You will need a new screen for every new colour design or revision, which can get very expensive.
Vinyl Graphics: Vinyl printing is a method of heated transfer and will offer you more durability. Pros of Vinyl Graphics: You will get durability and high-quality products.
Cons of Vinyl Graphics: If you’d like additional colours, or have a complex design, the cost will significantly increase.
Print on Demand: This is a new method of t-shirt printing that uses inkjet printing, but allows you to print directly onto your fabric of choice.
Pros of Print on Demand: It is very customizable, with a number of colour choices.
Cons of Print on Demand: It is not ideal for dark coloured garments.
3. Designing the Shirt When you are coming up with the graphics that will be put on the shirt, you should start with the colour of the shirt. Determining the colour of the shirt is important, because it will remove the likelihood of your designs getting lost in the colour. You’ll want to make sure that your design and your shirt complement each other. Make sure that your graphics are large and clear, and can easily be seen by all members of the team and your opponents.
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