Top 5 T-Shirt Design Tips

Designing t-shirts, while fun, can sometimes seem daunting. You want your shirts to look good but maybe you’re just not sure where to start. We’ve rounded up these 5 simple tips to help your t-shirt designs reach the pinnacle of quality! Here are our Top 5 T-Shirt Design Tips.

1. Keep It Simple

Good t-shirt design starts with a simple message. Big bold text that’s easy to read from a distance is key when designing shirts. Also, if you’re using art on your shirts make sure the art looks good. Like the text, your artwork should be readable from a distance and not confuse the person who’s looking at it. Finally, don’t use too much text in your design. You’re making a shirt, not writing a novel. Make your statement in as few words as possible.

2. Consider Your Colors

When you’re working on your designs, it’s important to consider the colors that you’re using. Your design should ‘POP’ off the shirt and catch the viewer’s attention. Using garment colors that are similar to the colors in your design (color on color) will lessen the effect of your print or make it impossible to see. Simple color theory, contrasting colors, complementary colors, etc., can make a huge difference in your design. Try experimenting with the colors in your design!

3. Scale & Size

What does scale & size mean? Basically, it means your design should be proportionately sized on the shirt and centered or balanced. Avoid stretching and distorting your image to make it fit. A properly sized, scaled, and centered design is your ticket to awesome tees.

4. Quality Uploads

The best part of on-demand direct to garment (DTG) printing is the ability to easily print beautiful, vibrant, full-color photos on to almost any kind of shirt. That is, as long as you’re using large high-quality images in your designs! Try to avoid low pixel count, blurry, or generally poor quality images when making your shirts. They’ll look equally low quality once they’re printed! We recommend at least a 1000×1000 pixel upload when using your own artwork, logo, or photograph.

5. Fabric Matters

When you’re choosing which shirt to get your print on, take some time to read the product information. 100% cotton produces the best prints, it’s the fabric that most inks are designed for. However, if you want something that’s a little more comfortable and you’re willing to sacrifice a little vibrance with your print, a tri-blend tee may be what you’re looking for. We use filters in our design center to simulate how your image will print, so if it looks faded when you’re designing, expect it to look faded when it arrives!

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For August 2020

How was your July? It’s wild to think we’re in the final months of Summer already! But here’s some good news, you can save money on Customized Girl for the entire month of August with this coupon code!

Whether you’re buying some last-minute custom crop tops to soak up the rest of the summer sun, or planning your fall wardrobe with some custom hoodies, Customized Girl has the style for you. Use coupon code AUG10 to receive 10% off your total order.

The best part is that this code is good for the entire month of August! Use it as many times as you like until 11:59pm, August 31st.

Happy Designing!

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Your Words, Your Message

The beauty of on-demand custom printing is the ability to print any message in any quantity for any person or group. You’re not stuck with 600 shirts that all say the same thing. You can make 600 different shirts for 600 of your closest friends and family with unique messages on each one! That’s what truly separates us from other custom apparel printers.

This leads us to a question; what is your message? Is there a political issue on your mind? Are you wanting to stand up for social justice? Maybe you just have a really funny idea for a novelty shirt, or you want to share some inspirational quotes with those around you. Whatever your message may be, we are here to help you spread that message. Put it on a shirt, mug, hat, or bag and show the world your words.

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For July 2020

Fireworks, the 4th, and full-blown summer heat are a few things people will be celebrating in the month of July.

Whether you’re making custom shirts for your socially distant backyard bbq, or custom hats for your virtual fireworks display, there are still tons of reasons to make some custom gear for you and your group.

And with tons of reasons to celebrate come tons of reasons to save! For the entire month of July, you can use promo code JULYBB to get 10% off your entire order. The code is good for the entire month of July, so use it as much as you like!

Here’s hoping you and your crew have a happy and safe July!

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Group Orders On Customized Girl Just Got WAY Better

Customized Girl has always been your go-to site for custom on-demand printing. Our ‘no minimums’ philosophy has made us arguably the most competitive printer for single and low run print campaigns.

We’re proud to announce that we have completely reconfigured our group pricing strategy in an effort to save our customers as much money as possible.

Our new pricing structure will generate even more savings with every additional shirt you buy, above and beyond what was possible previously. The more you order, the bigger your overall discount percentage becomes, up to 72% off! Now that’s the definition of cheap custom shirts.

Now, when you place a group order with Customized Girl, you get all these benefits at no extra cost:

  • Instant Quote – Don’t worry about calling us to get a price on your order. Just start adding the 6 or more items to your cart and see the savings instantly change before your eyes.
  • Artist Services – Every order that comes through our door gets looked at by a professional artist. They’ll make sure your design is set up for the absolute best print quality possible at no additional cost to you.
  • Concierge Service – When you place a group order, we closely monitor it through the production process and reach out to you if any issues come up. Rest easy knowing we’ve got eyes on your order!
  • Free Shipping – All orders above $70 on our site qualify for free shipping. Chances are, your group order will put you over that amount, which means free shipping for you.
  • Full-Color Printing – Don’t worry about how many colors you want to be printed. With Customized Girl, our prices won’t increase with your color count.
  • No Setup Fees – We’re always prepared to print for your group or business. We won’t ever charge you extra set-up fees.
  • Individual Designs – Want every shirt in your order to be different? No problem. We won’t charge you extra for making each shirt in your order unique.
  • Individual Styles – Your group discount isn’t tied to one specific style of apparel. As long as you have 6 items of any kind, you’re guaranteed a discount.
  • Additional Savings – Want to order more than just what your group needs? Buy them with your group order and those items will be included in your discount.

With so many benefits to group orders on Customized Girl, we’re pretty sure you won’t need to ever go to another custom shirt site again, in fact, we would argue we’re the best custom shirt site.

So what are you waiting for? Start your group order today!

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Tips for Uploading Traditional Art In Our Design Center

We love it when our customers use their custom shirts to express themselves! That includes uploading their personal art onto tees, tanks, and more. Over the year’s people have asked us a lot of questions on the best practices for uploading their artwork. We put some of those questions, along with our handy tips, in this article to try and help designers with their designs.

How will pictures of paintings work out from a printing standpoint?

Pictures of paintings should work just fine, as long as the digital image of it looks good. You can upload your digital image of the painted picture right into our design center and you will see a preview. Files can be PNG, JPEG or GIF formats. 

How do you get something the has been hand-drawn onto a shirt?

You can simply just take a photo of it with your phone or camera. You can use the editing app on your phone to make any adjustments like cropping. Then you can upload it in to our Design Center!

How do we crop, put a border, or add text to our art?

If you want to crop the photo down, you will want to do that in the editor on your phone. It will be easier that way!

To add a border or a frame, just hit our Add Art tab and search “frames”. You’ll find lots of great options. Position your image where you want it, choose your frame, and then drag your frame on top of it.

The same is true for adding other clipart, just hit Add Art then search for whatever type of clip art you want to add.

To add text to your design, hit the Add Text tab and type in the available text boxes. You can add additional lines of text by hitting the + Add Another Line Of Text button.

How can I get the background lighter? It’s grey in the design preview?

We can remove that for you prior to printing, no problem. You can leave a note in the special instructions section at checkout to remove the grey background. 

Does the shirt have to be white, or can it be any color shirt?

Yes, we can certainly print the image on any color shirt you want! Just keep in mind that white shirts will provide the best-looking print most of the time. Also, keep in mind that you don’t want to put similar colors on top of each other as they become difficult to see. So if your art has a lot of green in it, you may not want to put it on a green shirt.

We hope you found these tips useful! As always, feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions that weren’t answered here.

Now get back to decorating some awesome custom shirts!

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NNEMAP Food Pantry & Customized Girl

Customized Girl is teaming up with the Columbus, Ohio based NNEMAP Food Pantry to help provide additional meals to families in need in the Columbus, Ohio area.

In unprecedented times you’re forced to stop and reflect. What really matters? What is actually important in our lives? For us the answer was simple. Those we love and those in our community.

We decided we wanted to do something to help those groups. It was an easy decision to make. We knew we had a connection to a local food bank, the NNEMAP Food Pantry, and we knew that we could print inspiring shirts with local appeal.

We put two and two together and came up with a special storefront on our site called the ‘Buy A Shirt, Buy A Meal‘ storefront. We made some special unique designs you can only get on this storefront and decided that all the profit that comes from these sales will go directly to the NNEMAP food pantry to help keep their shelves stocked.

In difficult times, unity becomes more important than making a sale and we wanted to feel that unity with our community. We hope you feel the same and will buy one of our fun and inspiring designs. You’re not just supporting us, a small local business in Columbus, Ohio, you’re also supporting community resources that keep people fed.

Thank you for your support! We are all in this together.

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Customized Girl Coupon Code for June 2020

The sun is out, the heat is up, it’s time to go outside and celebrate the first day of summer!

In between all your fun outdoor activities, why not take the time to make some fun custom shirts for you and your crew?

For the month of June, you can use coupon code 1SUMMR to receive 10% off your entire order! That coupon will be good until June 30th at midnight, so use it as many times as you’d like.

Now get back outside and have some fun! Don’t forget to stay hydrated!

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2019 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest

We’re a little late to post, but we wanted to share our winners from the 2019 Customized Girl Statement Makers Scholarship contest!

Our Statement Maker contest is centered around those who are looking to make a difference by sharing a powerful message with the rest of the world. Our job is to help bring that message to life by spreading it around. For the past 6 years, the Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship has helped students achieve their academic goals.

For 2019, we changed things up a bit by picking just two winners. We asked ‘What is your “statement for the world” on Instagram.

We had so many entries yet again this year, and these were our top two favorites and the winners of the Customized Girl Scholarships for 2019.

Erin M.

Statement: Shine so bright that others are attracted to your light.

Sarah S.

Statement: Stay Uncomfortable. Nothing has even been accomplished from a cocoon of blankets.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted to the scholarship contest for 2019!! We know the year hasn’t ended the way it should have for many seniors. We know you’ll do great things and are so proud of you and your accomplishments! Congratulations grads!

We combed through so many amazing and powerful statements this year, as we do every year, really! You’ve really inspired us and we’re sure many others.

For 2020, there will again be two winners. $500 each. We’re asking you to post your “statement for the world” on Instagram. We can’t wait to read more statements from our budding young adults during this time.

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Customized Girl Coupon Code for May

As Justin Timberlake famously said: it’s gonna be May.

Use code GONNA for 10% off all orders. This code is valid throughout the duration of May, which is to say, it expires on May 31st.

Many of us are still at home in quarantine, but you can always send the hug you can’t give. Make personalized teddy bears, t-shirts, and more, and send them out to your friends and family to let them know you are thinking about them.

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