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Three Cord - March 20, 2017

So, you are considering different options to get your next t-shirt printing project done? Are you struggling to find the perfect method to convert this project into a huge success? If yes, then you are not alone. A lot of the projects struggle with their first custom t-shirt printing projects, mainly because they do not know what criteria to consider before making an initial inquiry. Today, we are going to highlight 4 things to consider before your first custom print project.

It is always helpful to have a semi-developed vision for your project before placing an initial order.

One of the most important points things consider before initiating your custom t-shirt printing project. Quantity is going to directly affect three major components of your custom print project. First, the amount of time it will take to complete your order. Second, the itemized cost per t-shirt. Third, your overall budget including shipping costs. For these reasons, it is an excellent idea to accurately reflect and consider exactly how many shirts you'll need in order to complete your print project.

Style of shirt:
Screen printing has made the custom printing process very fast and accurate. For this reason, you need to decide your t-shirt style before placing the order. Some small orders are completed overnight, so you can not go about changing the t-shirt design after the printing company has started working on the project. Just like the quantity, a wrong t-shirt style can easily cause your project to fail or exceed its originally intended budget . In addition, certain styles of shirts require different print methods. For instance, most t-shirts react well to a screen printing process that transfers a subject to the shirt, however, if you are looking to add some formality to your company golf outing, embroidery is most popular when it comes to a golf polo.

Color of the shirts:
This is a question of paramount importance. It is a tricky one too. You need to select some particular colors for the t-shirts while placing the printing order. Customers usually like to have different choices for one product. If you are targeting a bigger market, then selecting a broad color range is always helpful in creating a vast array of options. However, some designs look good with certain colors, and you cannot just select random colors for a particular design. It indeed requires planning and good design consultant.

The Total Number of imprints:
So, you have sorted out the quantity, design, and color of your t-shirt? Excellent, but there is one more step that you need to go through to get the most out of your custom t-shirt print project. You want to consider the number of imprint colors on the front, back, and sleeves of your t-shirt. With so many color shades available for a single color, and with a difference in the color saturation of different printers, the particular cost of a print project increases with each variety of color that is added to the overall design. Furthermore, each time you select a new image or logo for your t-shirt a new screen and frame must be developed for the screen printing process.

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