When designing a t-shirt, promotional items or other apparel for screen printing, cost is a predominant factor to consider. Hence, if you are on a budget but want your items to look hip or simply elegant and crisp, you can still have that "wow" factor without putting a huge dent on your cash flow. Instant Imprints of Vancouver Washington has been designing and screen printing shirts and other custom apparel for years. So here is our expert advise on what you should keep in mind while you happily design your next hit t-shirt:
1. Stick to one or two color imprint. Trust us, simple is better. We have seen various designs where multiple colors can make a design look too busy and tacky. If you want to have an impact, have a concise and catchy message. To highlight your logo, you can also use cool effects such as the distressed look hugely favored by the young hip crowd if that is your target market. Having a one color as opposed to multiple colors will also save you a lot of money on your screen setup fees. Every color entails a new screen hence an increase in price. Save yourself time and money with simplicity.
2. Consider placing your design in an unconventional location. The most common locations are left chest or a middle or full chest imprint. How about putting your logo on the sleeve, the lower back or on the side of the shirt instead?
3. If you are going for a more subtle look, why not try the tone on tone color blend? Columbia, Nike, Under Armour and all the trendsetters have been settling for this look. For example, you can pick a leaf green imprint on a sage color shirt and so forth.
4. Combine your orders. If you are thinking down the road that you want jackets for the winter but are ordering for your summer gear, why not order those early to take advantage of combined quantity discount? This can typically cut 15 to 35% off your bill.
Consult with us on your next t-shirt design. If you are in Vancouver Washington, Clark County or the Portland Oregon region, let us help you with your next screen printing order. And don't forget to check our website for additional info on embroidery, promotional items and signs and banners. ('’)