But did you know?
Certain items will allow you to add both ink and specialty foils!
This is true for any of our Promo Tees, Raglan Tees, and Promo Sweatshirts.
Here’s how it works:
Choose one of those items and visit our design center. In the Add Text and Add Art tabs, you will see a color menu.
Certain colors will have (+$3) or (+$6) next to the name. These are specialty foils!
Choose one of these options, and you will see a pretty sweet rendering. For example, choose Gold Metallic. Move your text around, and you will see it glimmer and change as you move.
Here’s the trick: these specialty foils are only available on the first tab within Add Text or Add Art.
Why only the first tab?
Well, it’s not ideal if multiple pieces of foil are layered on top of each other. It can get thick, and it’s not a great feeling on your soft t-shirt. One layer? Super thin and comfy. Two or three layers? Starting to get uncomfy.
So we had to limit it to one type of text foil and one type of art foil. To do that, we limited it to the first text tab and first art tab.
Why is this limited to certain items?
You might have noticed that our Basic Tees, Raglan Tees, and Promo Sweatshirts all have something in common: light colored bodies.
It’s an easier process to get dark ink onto these light colors. Foils will overlap on top of this ink and it will work nicely.
However, if we are printing light ink onto a black t-shirt, we use more processes, including pretreatments and a base layer of white ink. Foils do not want to stick when overlapping this ink.
But again, the basic tees and some other items work great. Which means you can upload your own full color photo, get a beautiful print in ink, and then surround it with a fun foil, like metallic, glitter, opal, or neon!
Here is an example with an uploaded photo and our “gunmetal” vinyl for the text:
So much potential!
Think of it! Need a funny birthday tee for someone with a glittery personality? Upload a photo of their face, and add glitter text saying “Sarah Sparkles! Happy Birthday!”.
We’ll print the photo in ink, and we’ll decorate the text using our glitter-sparkle foil.
That’s why we love the onesie above that says “Mommy’s Little Firecracker”. Shouldn’t “firecracker” be written in a super-shiny Red Metallic Foil? We think so.
Use it for emphasis.
We’ve been selling these Your Text vs Everybody shirts for a while, but now you can take that design, put it on a promo tee, and really emphasize the most improtant part. Your part. The custom text.
In this example, we’ve changed the custom text to an Opal Rose foil for only three more dollars.
One important note:
Group discounts are not applied to specialty film & foil upcharges. If you are getting 5 or fewer shirts, yeah, go nuts with the glitter, the metallic, and whatnot. But if you are placing a larger order, we recommend skipping these specialty colors.
What specialty foils are available?
- Gunmetal (in the Nurse Squad design above)
- Pearlescent (Opal Rose, Pearl White, etc.)
- Metallic (Gold, Silver, Copper, Blue, etc.)
- Glitter (Gold, Black, Green, etc.)
- Neon (Yellow, Raspberry, Orange, etc.)
Customize some of our ink and foil designs here.