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T-Shirts are almost always a big part of an event. We use them to show support, raise money and create unity with our cause. To make sure that your Event T-shirt is a hit, we have put together this simple guide to help you get off to a great start and focus on the most important things.
Need something other than a T-Shirt? We can help with that too! While this guide is specific to T-Shirts for Events, the general information applies to any custom screen printed garment or accessory.
Here are 5 things you will want to consider
Dates and Deadlines: Events are date-driven and deadlines rule our world! Thinking through the critical decisions and establishing a realistic timeframe are essential to your success. There are often unforeseen “time traps” that can put deadlines at risk and we can help you to anticipate and plan for them. Building in adequate time for art approvals, gathering sizes and quantities, and planning for shipping and distribution are often overlooked. We are totally committed to helping you meet your deadline and we know how to help.
Function: The type of event and intended function of the T-Shirt drives most of your decisions. For example, is this a one-day “cleanup” event or a fundraiser you are going to sell at a premium and expect people to wear for years? You will make very different choices depending on these answers.
Financial: Keeping the cost of your event T-Shirts down is always the goal but the cheapest shirt is not usually the best answer. Depending on the function of the T-Shirt, who is paying for it and its perceived value, there are many options that will allow you to arrive at the “best cost” solution.
Fabrics and Fashion. Like everything else, the T-shirt category has exploded with fabric and fashion choices. While it can be overwhelming, we can help you navigate your options. Fabrics now range from basic cotton to incredible performance fabrics and, there are many weights, levels of softness, durability and performance features. Colors are virtually unlimited and distressed, vintage and “heathered” or textured looks can help you make amazing T-shirts.
Artwork. Artwork is what it is all about and getting it right will make a big difference in the success of your event’s T-shirts. Appropriate artwork is a balance of messaging, locations and colors and is all driven by the intended function of your shirts. For sponsored events where many sponsors want their logo’s displayed prominently you will make different choices than you would for a more fashion-oriented T-shirt that will find its way into a person’s casual wardrobe.
Get Ready for a Fantastic Event!
While it can seem a little overwhelming, don’t panic. We have over 35 years of experience and our team of experts is ready to help you get the perfect T-shirt for your event!