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It’s stained, it’s ripped in a few places, and it has a hole or two, but you just can’t seem to part ways with your favorite t-shirt. For many people, t-shirts are a way to express themselves—to show what they’re interested in or causes they care about. And for others, t-shirts are free, ongoing advertising! So, how do you ensure you design a t-shirt people will actually wear? We’re breaking it down in today’s blog. After reading this article, you’ll know how to successfully design, print, and order the best custom t-shirts.

Published in Screen Printing

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. With all the questions surrounding the upcoming school year, the team at Out of the Blue wants to take one thing off your to-do list: face masks for school. As your trusted local garment decorator, we now proudly offer ClassMasks, which are protective student face masks designed specifically for PreK-12 students + adults, with easy customization and ordering.

Published in Out of the Blue

Choosing a custom embroidery provider isn’t a decision you should make lightly. Embroidery is a much more intricate art form than screen printing and your vendor will have a significant impact on the quality of the embroidered apparel you get. If you’re on the search for the best embroidery in Denver, here’s a guide to help you choose the right vendor.

Published in Embroidery

As the global pandemic rages on, almost everyone is being forced to self-isolate at home. Schools have taken classrooms online and every teacher knows that it can be difficult to keep your students engaged during this time. We’re all going a little stir-crazy and your students are most likely looking for things to fill their time. You can go the extra mile for your class by organizing a t-shirt design contest with Out of the Blue! We’re putting our custom t-shirts in Denver to good use during this pandemic by hosting t-shirt design contests with local schools. With our support, you’ll be able to raise funds for your classroom and inspire your students at the same time.

Our School T-Shirt Design Contests

We’re proud to announce that Out of the Blue is hosting t-shirt design contests with local schools! When you partner with OTB, you can host a t-shirt design competition for your students who are learning virtually from home. Students need outlets for creative expression, now more than ever. This contest gives your students a creative opportunity during their self-isolation. A winning design will be selected by your school and it will then be sold on your very own virtual storefront, provided by Out of the Blue. As you sell custom t-shirts in Denver, a portion of those sales will be put towards your school or to a cause of your choice.

How The T-Shirt Design Competition Works

When you participate in an OTB school t-shirt design competition, we’ll handle the heavy lifting on our end. Our team of design experts will build an engaging digital contest announcement to send to your students. We can add in any design guidelines or restrictions that you might want to include, like no profanity or a specific design theme. From the comfort of their homes, your students will then develop their own custom designs for the contest.

Whether you want to select the winning design yourself or hold a class vote on the matter, the winner selection process is entirely up to you. Once the winning design is finalized, you’ll send it to us. At Out of the Blue, we’ll then build out a virtual storefront to sell your custom t-shirt design online. Your beautiful site will then be live for up to two weeks to receive online orders. Once all of the orders have come in, our design pros will print your custom t-shirts in Denver and then directly ship them to each customer.

While we handle the back-end logistics of the contest, the marketing process will fall to you. You’ll need to share the storefront via your school newsletter, virtual classrooms, social media, and across other mediums. The more marketing tactics you leverage, the more custom t-shirts you’ll sell and the more funds you raise for your school.

A Fantastic Fundraising Opportunity

Aside from inspiring your classroom with an engaging activity, you also reap fundraising rewards too. For each shirt that’s sold, you receive $10 for your classroom! If enough shirts are sold, you can end up generating an impressive amount of funds for your school. Once the orders are all completed, we’ll send you a check for all the funds that were raised during this contest.

You can put that money to good use for your classroom! From new school supplies to online resources, you have practically limitless options for how to use those funds. Your students will be thrilled to have new learning opportunities in the near future.

Alternatively, you can also donate those funds to the charitable cause of your choice. Local nonprofits and nationwide charities can put your generated funds to good use in a multitude of generous ways. With our custom t-shirts, you can make a strong impact for the greater good right now.

Improve Your Virtual Classroom With Custom T-Shirts In Denver

This tumultuous time places significant stress on teachers everywhere. At-home classes pose a tremendous challenge to keeping students engaged and interested in their schoolwork. A t-shirt design contest could be exactly what you need to inspire your students and keep your class on track. With Out of the Blue, you can provide fundraising support and a creative outlet for your classroom.

Are you ready to get your students started on this creative contest? Then register with OTB today to get the ball rolling for your students’ custom t-shirts in Denver.

Published in Promotional Products

Printing custom t-shirts is becoming a more and more popular way for brands to increase visibility and instill a sense of community amongst their team and clients. Not every t-shirt printing shop is created equally, though. So, when it comes time for your business or team to place a custom t-shirt order, you’ll want to find the right partner. Here’s a few tips for finding the best t-shirt printing in Denver.

What To Expect From The Best T-Shirt Printing In Denver

T-shirt printing is both an art and a science. When you’re getting an order of custom-printed apparel, you want to work with a partner who understands that. Here’s a few signs that you’ve found a provider of t-shirt printing in Denver who can fulfill both your orders and your expectations.

They’re Local

The era of online t-shirt printing has arrived. You can log-on, whip up a design, and send away for your custom printed garments. That’s all well and good until you have questions about your order or theirs an error with the finished product. It’s not easy to get a hold of a real decision maker when your only point of contact is a 1-800 number. We think that t-shirt printing is a personal experience, so being local and available to meet with, get to know, and support our clients is a key part of our operation. When you’re looking for t-shirt printing in Denver, be sure to look in Denver. Not only will you likely get a better quality finished product, but your purchasing experience will be much more positive.

Designer working on vector

They Understand The Design Necessities

If you’re considering working with a t-shirt printing company that doesn’t require a vector file of your design, you should run far, far away. A vector file is a specific kind of design file that can be scaled up and down to fit the garment you’re printing on without compromising the quality of the image. This is absolutely essential to getting a finished product that you’re proud to wear.

If you don’t have a vector file and the printer you’re considering working with doesn’t offer to recreate your image into the right file format, you’re likely to be displeased with the outcome. Don’t hesitate to walk away from a t-shirt printer who doesn’t have the same standards of quality as you.

They Have The Right Equipment

tshirt printing machine

Screen printing has been around for centuries, but, like most things, the craft has evolved significantly since it was first introduced. Look for a t-shirt printing company in Denver that’s comfortable using the latest and greatest technology for screen printing. Why is this so important? The other equipment we use for our garments has evolved, too. Consider your washer and dryer, for example. You’re going to need to wash your custom-printed garments and you don’t want the designs to be cracked, warped, or damaged because they can’t withstand the washing and drying process. To prevent this, you want to ensure that the printing techniques employed to decorate your apparel align with the other machinery that will be touching these clothes, too. Ask the t-shirt printing company you’re going to be working with about the equipment they use before making a final decision.

The Customer Service Meets Your Needs

Last, but certainly not least, when you’re looking for t-shirt printing in Denver, you want to find a company who has the right customer service model for your needs. If you want to come watch your products be produced, find a printer who invites you to be a part of the production process. If you’re going to have a lot of repeat orders, look for a printer whose infrastructure can support that. At the end of the day, you want to spend your time and money with a company that you can trust. Don’t be afraid to ask about their customer service policies and read reviews from previous clients to get a good idea of what kind of service they provide before making the final decision on an order.

Your Partner For T-Shirt Printing In Denver

At Out of the Blue, we pride ourselves on our relationship with our clients. We truly partner with every business, non-profit, school group and sports team we work with to ensure a positive purchasing experience each and every time. When you need t-shirt printing in Denver, give Out of the Blue a call.

Request a FREE quote to get started with your custom t-shirt order today.

Published in Screen Printing