This time every year, we get a huge wave of requests to make logo t-shirts and other apparel items for events such as benefit walks. This process often includes securing sponsorships, and including those companies’ logos on your customized items. We’ve put together a list of quick tips to help you make ordering those shirts just a little easier:
- Select a blank shirt that you would like to decorate. Decide between long sleeves or short sleeves, and then pick a color.
- Get an idea of what quantity you’d like to order.
- Decide on your imprint: will you have design on the front only? Back only? Both front and back? How large do you want the imprint be?
- Ask your sponsors to send their logos:
- In high-resolution – a resolution of at least 300 DPI will allow the image to look crisp on screen printed items
- Using spot color – Spot colors are a specific custom ink color, and they need to be included in the original logo artwork.
- In an EPS or PDF file type – These types of file formats are vector, which means the image will look very crisp on the finished product.
- Decide on screen print or embroidery: Generally speaking, event shirts, especially those with sponsors listed on the back, are screen printed. Embroidery works well for decorating a shirt with one or two logos, but if your message needs to be fairly large in size, screen print will be the most attractive and cost-effective way to decorate.