Here at Lucky Dog Apparel Pleasantville, we specialize in taking our customer’s vision and turning it into custom apparel. We can screen print on nearly anything — we make custom t-shirts, custom hats, and even tess, sweatshirts, bags and towels! Check out our top-quality screen printing and embroidery products today!
We’ve seen so many different, beautiful projects come together. And because of that, we’ve had a lot of happy customers! In today’s blog we’ll be sharing five pro tips for designing your own custom T-shirt. If you’re looking to place an order but don’t know where to begin on the design front, continue reading!
1. Brainstorm your concept
Get together with other people you’re ordering custom T-shirts for and talk about what you want them to look like. Several brains are always better than one! And it takes the design pressure off your shoulders, which is especially helpful if you’re new to the process.
As you’re choosing your concept and text, make sure to imagine what it will look like on a shirt. We’ve had customers come to us with incredible artwork, but it just doesn’t work on the custom apparel they’re looking for. Often, it’s too complex or too large of an image. A good rule is to print the design in the size you’d like it to be and place it on the object. An image for a custom T-shirt is going to be much different than one for a custom hat!
A good rule of thumb is the simpler, the better. Especially when it comes to the amount of text on the custom apparel — people respond best to things that are short and sweet!
2. Choose your colors
Light colors look best on dark shirts, and dark colors on light. Please don’t deviate from this color rule! Your custom T-shirt may clash or simply be difficult to read.
We also suggest limiting your color pallet to one to three colors, including the shirt! We have custom apparel in multiple colors of fabric, like our tri-color custom hats. If you have a relatively simple design, a black or white print on top of a brightly colored Tee, fleece jacket, or hoodie always looks good.
You should also keep in mind that the colors in the proof may appear differently depending on the monitor you’re using. If you’re concerned about how the colors you’ve chosen will look, we have accurate color swatches in our Pleasantville shop.
3. Proofread your design
You’d be surprised how often a customer comes back and says they ordered shirts with the wrong phone numbers or names! We don’t know the spelling of your first baseman’s last name, so we won’t be able to help you out on the proofreading front.
Our rule here at Lucky Dog are: once you approve the design, we will not be responsible for any errors in the approved artwork of the finished goods. And we can’t say it enough — check everything carefully!
Order your custom apparel from Lucky Dog Apparel
Our custom apparel shop in Pleasantville is your go to place for you custom T-shirts, custom hats, and more! Our employees are always happy to brainstorm design ideas with you. After all, our goal is to make your vision into a reality! Whether you’re looking for custom apparel for a sports team, work events, family reunions, or just because, Lucky Dog Apparel can make it happen. Order screen print and embroidered custom apparel today!
Here at Lucky Dog Apparel Pleasantville, we specialize in taking our customer’s vision and turning it into custom apparel. We can screen print on nearly anything — we make custom t-shirts, custom hats, and even jackets, sweatshirts, bags and towels! Check out our top-quality screen printing and embroidery products today!