Guess what? Summer is finally coming! And with it comes warm weather, and the perfect opportunity to break out the short sleeves and tank-tops. This is also the perfect opportunity as a business to refresh your employee’s look, or create the best party favor to hand out at your family reunion picnic. However you look at it, custom made t-shirts are a great way to get your name out there and, with the right design, create a lasting impression.
From start to finish, the t-shirts we make at Center City Print never leave our care. Whether you have your own design in mind or need our help creating it, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We don’t print the shirts in our shop, but through a sister-store. This ensures that we oversee the entire process for quality and quickness.
Why get custom t-shirts for your business? T-shirts aren’t just for bands! More and more businesses utilize t-shirts to create a sense of uniformity for the employee teams, or as giveaways in contests or raffles for customers to wear around and spread their name. Free advertising! Imagine if you or your employee wear one on vacation out of town (or out of state). With the right look, you can create connections and generate questions that build your clientele without needing a single business card.
How do you know what to place on a t-shirt? When it comes to wearable slogans, it’s all about the appeal and message. Here are a few guidelines to help guide the design process.
Keep It Short
No one wants to read a slogan or message a mile long, and no one wants to be stared at uncomfortably either. The best way around this, consequently, is to come up with something that will communicate who you are and what you do as quickly and simply as possible. Thanks to brands like Apple, the current popular aesthetic revolves around symbols and clean, neutral colors. You can use this to your advantage! Try to condense your slogan down to a single phrase or object.
Make It Stand Out
Creating an eye-catching look doesn’t have to mean fluorescent colors and big letters! As mentioned before, the looks that make the biggest impact are often the simplest. Leave bright, busy patterns in the 90s and try for something just as noticeable but less visually assaulting. Generate your text around certain shapes and with attractive, clean fonts.
Consider the Cut
Scratchy, crew-neck cotton is a thing of the past. There are far more options for the cut, colour, fabric, and neckline of your t-shirts than ever before! Some popular choices include v-neck, heathered colors, and (or) softer, jersey-type knits. Are you making t-shirts for your employees? Ask them what they’d prefer! When it comes to fashion and trends, they are both things we unconsciously see and assimilate, especially when we see it on people we admire or respect. This is why two celebrities with a unique fashion sense can create a must-have look overnight without even trying. When you ask a group of people to choose a look or fabric for them to wear, you’ll most likely end up with something aesthetically relevant. Chances are that by getting some input, you’ll have a more wearable product, and a happier team.
If you have any questions, the designers at Center City Print are more than happy to talk with you. We’re even available to sit down with you and create the perfect slogan. Finally, with a focus on affordability, we’re here to make the experience not only a great one but an inexpensive one too.