Why print your own t shirt?
You may think that having your own customised clothing, personalised to your specification sounds like an extravagance you can’t afford. But perhaps it’s time to think again. Today, if you wanted to design your own t shirt, you would find it a far simpler and cost effective exercise than perhaps you might have imagined.
With the advances in technology, printing personalised clothing has become accessible to all. And whether that involves hoodies, hats, fleeces or polo shirts emblazoned with your personal message, the possibilities for experimenting are endless. Are you a member of a club or organisation? Perhaps it’s time to design your own t shirt and proudly declare your allegiance across your chest!
Of course, there are many useful applications for new garment printing technology. Read on for some ideas you may not have considered…
The power of the uniform has been well documented throughout history. People tend to sit up and take notice of those in uniform – as an employer this can also be useful in creating a unified look amongst your workforce. Workers in uniform are viewed as more professional and trustworthy and wearing a signature outfit that reflects your company’s livery and colours will strongly reinforce brand messages. Less formal uniforms with casual trousers and t shirts consistently printed with the company’s logo give a reassuring and dependable impression and can pull together workforce appearance effectively.
Are you planning a stag or hen night? The chaotic nature of such events makes personalised printed t shirts a really good idea. As a way of keeping your party together during all the revelry, they are a strong visual marker – helping you to find each other, and allowing others to give you a wide berth! Nothing enhances camaraderie better than a common outfit, and a t shirt printed either with the dates of the event or a photograph of the bride or groom to be, is a popular choice of design.
Galvanise the team spirit in your local footie/netball/rugby squad by getting some customised clothing made up. Whether it’s team shirts, hoodies or headgear, it will serve well as clothing for training sessions and on match days. Give supporters the option to show their solidarity too by offering them the chance to buy the team strip – and they can cheer you on from the sidelines, urging you on to victory.
Style at school
With new printing technology, t shirt runs can be much smaller. The practicalities of printing a different t shirt per class or school house are simple. T shirts referring to special school events, trips or dates are also popular. Digital printing methods allow print on demand capabilities, meaning that over buying is never a problem – you only ever get exactly the number of t shirts required. Challenge children to design t shirts as part of an art project – and see them smile when their work is translated into wearable art.
Do you dream of making it big in a pop or rock band? If you are super keen, the chances are you spend a lot of time promoting and pushing your band’s gigs and music on social media. But you need to push your band to the limit in the real world too. When you perform at gigs it’s essential to have band merchandise on sale for fans to show their support. Designing eye catching and bold t shirts that reflect your band’s vibe will promote awareness as well as turn you a profit.
A harmonious look
When large groups of people perform together it helps if there is some visual consistency. Choirs consisting of many singers often follow dress codes so that it is their singing the audience is noticing, not the mis-matched blend of strange outfits they have chosen to wear. A streamlined look created by all choir members sporting the same style and colour t shirt, blouse or polo shirt is by far the most successful solution. Again, a sense of camaraderie and togetherness is encouraged by matching clothing, which probably helps them sing better in total unison.
If you have a personal project you’d like to promote awareness of, such as a charity dear to your heart, having a t shirt printed makes good sense. T shirt promotion can be used effectively for other awareness campaigns such as missing persons situations or even lost pets.
Whatever it is you want to express, promote, highlight or define, customised clothing offers fresh and varied solutions. Next time you need to boost your visibility and polish up your credentials, why not consider donning a self-designed t shirt yourself?