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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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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Custom Group Shirts For Everyone

Family Reunion? Charity event? Small business? There are so many reasons to create custom group shirts. You may think creating custom shirts for you group is way too complicated.  It doesn’t have to be! Our design center is full of fun and easy ways to make customizing a breeze.

Customized Girl’s one-of-a-kind design center allows you to save designs and revisit them when you are ready to adjust, complete, or purchase your custom items. This allows the customer to create a design but not order right away. After hitting our “Save” button located in the design center, you will then be asked to sign into your account. Once you sign in, you will be able to save your design. These designs can be retrieved under the “My Account” option.

Why would you choose Customized Girl over your local screen printer? To get right the point, Customized Girl does not offer screen printing. You might ask, why? This way we can give our customers more flexibility and more options at the same level of quality by using direct-to-garment digital printing. Unlike screen printers, your designs don’t have to be identical. Instead we offer custom group shirts at screen printers prices and in doing so we are creating some incredible deals for our customers.

Great deals that start at only 6 items.  This means you can add any six items, featuring any six designs, and you will see a discount in your cart. It doesn’t matter if your items match or if each one is completely different – we’ll still give you the discount. How can we offer this? No set up fees. You can easily personalize each shirt with each person’s name, number, or nickname AND on different styles.

It doesn’t end there. Add as many colors as you want. It won’t cost a dime more. This means you can add full-color art from our enormous library or upload full-color photographs. You can even add up to ten different text colors.  This isn’t possible for screen printers because each new color means a new screen which also translates to more money.

The discount increases at every integer. Buying 7 items gives you a bigger discount percentage than buying 6. 8 items is better than 7, and so on. This great deal continues all the way up to 48. What if you only need 5 items? Customized Girl’s no minimums policy is hard to beat. Our process is the same if you order 1 item or 100 items. We are more than happy to offer great prices for just one item.

We know that designing can be tricky. If  you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact our amazing customer service team. They would be more than happy to help you with your design from beginning to end!

Let us know your favorite reason for designing custom group shirts and share your designs with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @CustomizedGirl!

 

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Custom Family Reunion Shirts

It’s hard to believe that July is almost here but for anyone who has been hard at work planning this years family reunion find themselves scrambling for ideas. Make this years reunion one the cousins will never forget with family reunion shirts!

July is family reunion month and we can see why. It’s the perfect month due to fabulous weather and all the kiddos on summer break.  In general, family reunions are great excuse for cousins and grandparents to see each other and spend quality time together.

Customized Girl wants to help make your occasion extra special for everyone in your family with custom family reunion shirts.  We have tons of designs that you can quickly customize with everyone’s name, the year, and the location of the reunion. It’s easy to outfit all the cousins, nieces and nephews, and even the pups with Customized Girl’s group discount! As soon as you add 6 items to your cart, group discounts automatically kick in. Unlike screen printers, they don’t have to be identical. Discounts are applied to any 6 items or designs.  With every new item you add to your cart, the discount will get bigger, and the price will drop. Amazing, right?

Family Reunion Shirts

We can completely understand if you’re overwhelmed. We promise creating matching designs for everyone in the family is easy. Here’s how:

1. Choose your favorite style of  shirt or if you are starting with a family reunion design you can choose the “swap out item” tab in the top right corner of the design center and choose your preferred style.

2. Start designing by:

 – adding your own text

– adding art from our massive art library

– uploading your own personal image or photograph to select styles

3. Select a size and add to cart!

Show us your family in their custom shirts with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @CustomizedGirl!

 

 

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To Die For Custom Halloween Shirts

Every year fall fanatics are patiently waiting to show their love for all things related to the season. Pumpkin flavored treats make their way into your diet and the orange and black decor graces your fireplace mantle once more. These admirers only have once a year to dress the part and you’ve only got one shot to have the best fall apparel. At Customized Girl, we understand the love and want to give all of those die hard enthusiasts something extra special each and every year.  Celebrate all things fall from tasty pumpkin spice to frighteningly funny puns with custom Halloween shirts!

Are you the cutest pumpkin in the patch or the most basic of witches? Customized Girl has everything that you need for Halloween this year. A trendy crop top for that Halloween bash or adorable matching shirts for daddy and his little monster – we’ve got one-of-kind designs in the following categories:

Onesies

Kids Apparel

Costume Shirts

Undies

Bags

Pets

Maternity

That’s right mummy-to-be’s! We have the best maternity halloween shirts online. Let your baby bump dress the part for your ghoulish girl or boo-ti-ful boy. Choose from classic Halloween art that includes  ghosts, pumpkins, and witches. Customize any design that we offer in our gallery by simply clicking the “start customizing the design now” button and add your own art and text. We offer the biggest and trendiest selection of women’s tops. Want matching group shirts? Our design center is so simple to use that you can effortlessly customize and create matching designs across product styles for men, women, and children.

Custom Halloween Shirts

Make sure to share your custom Halloween shirts with us via FacebookTwitter, or Instagram@customizedgirl for a chance to win $250 Customized Girl gift card!

A special thanks to Twin Musicom for the music in our video!

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Family Reunion Ideas

July if the official month for family reunions and we can totally see why. With school out and warmer weather, summer is ideal for families to get together and reminisce on all the amazing memories they have created.  Sometimes reunions are the only the opportunity individuals have to see extended or even immediate family so it only makes sense to plan the best reunion ever.  Are you the one planning a reunion or the ultimate family vacation? It doesn’t matter if you’re planning your first family reunion or your tenth, Customized Girl has a board filled with family reunion ideas to help you create new memories that will last a lifetime!

Pinterest is Customized Girl’s go-to resource for new and trending topics. We really love seeing what is currently trending among pinners and how they are visually building out their personal boards. It’s not only a great research tool but an amazing way to store all of our concepts in one place. We are constantly adding to our family reunion board with new and fresh ideas.

Then, we pin our own spin on those concepts — we re-mix and we mash-up — into custom family reunion shirts for our customers.

This doesn’t mean Pinterest is only an excellent choice for us but it’s even better for you. We’ve collected all of our favorite tips and tricks and put them all on our family reunion board to assist you in your party planning. No need to search the internet – we’ve already done it for you!

This board is an amazing resource for every kind of family gathering that you can imagine! You can easily find everything you need to plan the perfect party for adults and kids.  If you are still struggling to think of the most perfect additions to any event or party then make sure you check out this board! Customized Girl’s pinterest page is a great source for custom gifts and holiday ideas!

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Get Down and Dirty with Custom Mud Run Shirts

Love crawling beneath barbed wire? Maybe hopping over fire? What about mud? If you answered “yes” to all three then you are destined for a mud run. Unlike a traditional 5K or 10K, mud runs typically demand strength, coordination, and the ability to drop and do 20 burpees at any point in the race. Sounds fun, right? Hundreds of thousands of people participate in different versions of the classic mud run like the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder,  and Spartan Race. To make the event even more fun runners tend to team up with other runners and represent with custom mud run shirts!

Mud run shirts consist of hilarious yet punny names like pretty lil’ mudders and bad brother muckers. Choose a design from our gallery or design something completely unique.  Customized Girl offers a variety of apparel that is perfect for any runner’s style. Our performance wear enhances your ability to workout more effectively with breathable material and moisture wicking properties. It’s pretty much perfect for that thick mud and sweat combo you will be accumulating during the race. Go all out and customize socks and hats to show other runners your team doesn’t mess around.

Custom Mud Run Shirts

Do you need multiple item styles such as men and women’s shirts within the same order? First, choose an item and add your design and names & numbers that will be printed on that specific item. Then add it to your cart. Once in your cart, click the “copy design” button. This will take you back to the Design Center. Click the Swap Out Item tab, and choose your next item style. Go back to the Name & Number tab and enter all the names and numbers you want printed on that style. Click Add to Cart again, and you’re finished!

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Matching Christmas Pajamas For The Whole Family

The Christmas season is upon us and it is time to start thinking about all the little details that will make your holiday both special and memorable. While there are many different ways to make your holidays a little merrier and brighter,  you’ll want an idea that will leave a lasting memory. The solution to all of the above is a cute and classic concept for the entire family. Matching family pajamas, of course! Imagine the surprise on your little ones face when Santa Claus rings the doorbell and leaves gifts with pajamas for the entire family on Christmas Eve. Give your kids another reason to be excited and start a new family tradition this holiday season with matching Christmas pajamas!

Matching Family Christmas Pajamas

Waiting for Christmas morning while wearing your matching family pajamas are memories that become part of family celebrations year after year. Customized Girl’s matching Christmas pjs are great for playing, sleeping or lounging around the tree. We offer seersuckerflannel, and jogger options that are incredibly soft and roomy. Easily create custom flannel and plaid pajama pants from one of our existing designs and adding initials and family emblems. Better yet, completely start fresh with your own unique design. From there select your favorite shirt, tank top, or gameday jersey to fit your sleeping preference.  Once you’ve picked your favorite designs or style of pajamas all you have to do is add your favorite holiday art like classic reindeer, snowmen, or something more trendy like Christmas emojis. That’s it!

Matching Christmas Pajamas

After adding your first design to your cart, simply click the “copy design” in the shopping cart to change names or to swap the product item. Having trouble designs? No worries. The Customized Girl customer service team would be more than happy to help you achieve that perfect design for your entire family.

His and Her Christmas Pajamas

Why stop with pajamas? With our no minimums, no setup fees, and group discounts, you can easily create matching accessories like pillowcases, slouchy sweaters, and knee-high socks to wear altogether or individually! And with so many styles of matching holiday pajamas, we guarantee that you you’ll find the right festive look for your family holiday card this year. 

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Strut Your Stuff With Turkey Trot Socks

Every year November creeps up on us out of nowhere. Thanksgiving will soon be here and before you can truly enjoy it, a rapid countdown to Christmas and New Years begins.  Whether it’s eating pumpkin pie, watching football, or seeing family and old friends  – there are so many reasons to look forward to this delightful holiday. Before officially giving thanks on this day, hundreds of thousands of Americans attend a local Turkey Trot race.  This running event gives participants an opportunity to be guilt free after indulging in all the homemade goodness. Although, the best part about a Turkey Trot is that it’s not just for individual running enthusiasts but is a great chance for families to compete together and create new yearly traditions. It has become so popular that attendees gear up in costumes or custom turkey trot apparel to stand out as family unit during the run.

Turkey Trot Socks

Customized Girl loves when families come together and we love nothing more than helping our customers create memories that will last forever. We offer custom Thanksgiving apparel that ranges from shirts, sweaters, and accessories in a variety of styles and colors.  Trotters favorite ways of showing off their Thanksgiving spirit is with Turkey Trot socks.  We’ve  added some funny and trendy designs to our Turkey Trot socks like “all about that base” and “feast mode” but the option to customize and personalize a design is effortless. You can easily take a design and add your favorite saying or remove any piece of art. How cool would it be to represent how hardcore your family is by create matching socks and shirts for everyone?

Turkey Trot Socks

The average American consumes up to 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving day and with that informative factor, a little running doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Gobble til you wobble or strut your stuffin’ this year with custom Turkey Trot apparel!

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The Best Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival that is held every fall in Germany. People all around the world travel to Germany to indulge in some excellent beverages and tasty treats.  For many beer lovers, making the long journey to Europe isn’t always an option. Cities all over the country do their best to replicate the authentic German festival so everyone has a chance to enjoy the festivities. So don’t miss out on this year’s celebration and go all out with a funny beer themed shirt or custom stein to show off your love for the German culture! Customized Girl has put together a list of the best Oktoberfest shirts to make sure this festival will be one you won’t forget.

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Oktoberfest Shirts

Our gallery is full of the most designs to express your love for all things Oktoberfest but with the ability to customize, you can achieve the ultimate design that will surely make you stand out in the crowd. All you have to do is choose one your favorite design or style of shirt and then click the “start customizing this design” button. In the Design Center, click on the Add Art tab. See the category drop down menu there? Choose the Holiday & Seasonal category and then the Oktoberfest subcategory. In there you will find one of a kind Oktoberfest art that includes beer, brats, and even lederhosen.  Now you can create any Oktoberfest design and be as creative or simplistic as you want. Add your favorite German saying or simply state your love for beer. It’s all up to you!

If you’re attending this year’s festival we would love nothing more than to see you represent in your best Oktoberfest shirt! Share your pictures with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! @CustomizedGirl

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